Princess Josephine of Baden

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Princess Josephine of Baden
Princess of Hohenzollern
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Josephine Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.jpg
Born (1813-10-21)21 October 1813
Mannheim, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died 19 June 1900(1900-06-19) (aged 86)
Sigmaringen, German Empire
Spouse Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern
Issue Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
Stephanie, Queen of Portugal
Carol I of Romania
Prince Anthony
Prince Frederick
Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders
Full name
German: Josephine Friederike Luise
House Zähringen
Father Charles, Grand Duke of Baden
Mother Stéphanie de Beauharnais

Princess Josephine Friederike Luise of Baden (21 October 1813 – 19 June 1900) was born at Mannheim, the daughter of Charles, Grand Duke of Baden and his wife, Stéphanie de Beauharnais. Through her eldest son, Leopold, she is the ancestress of the Romanian royal family. Through her daughter Marie, she is also the ancestress of the Belgian royal family and the Grand Ducal family of Luxemburg.


On 21 October 1834 at Karlsruhe, she married Karl Anton Joachim Zephyrinus Friedrich Meinrad, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, son of Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1785–1853) and his wife Marie Antoinette Murat (1793–1847).

Their children were:

She died at Sigmaringen in 1900.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 21 October 1813 – 21 October 1834: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Josephine of Baden
  • 21 October 1834 – 27 August 1848: Her Grand Ducal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
  • 27 August 1848 – 3 September 1869: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
  • 3 September 1869 – 2 June 1885: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hohenzollern
  • 2 June 1885 – 15 February 1893: Her Royal Highness Josephine, Princess of Hohenzollern
  • 15 February 1893 – 19 June 1900: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Princess of Hohenzollern




  • Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin Volume Two, published in cooperation with the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, by Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clarita, California, 1999, volume 2, p. 220.

External links

  • Staatsarchiv Sigmaringen
  • Hausarchiv Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen: Nachlass Fürstin Josephine von Hohenzollern (1813-1900)
Princess Josephine of Baden
Born: 21 October 1813 Died: 19 June 1900
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
27 August 1848 – 7 December 1849
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
7 December 1849 – 2 June 1885
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Succeeded by
Infanta Antónia of Portugal
Preceded by
Baroness Amalie Schenk von Geyern
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
3 September 1869 – 2 June 1885
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
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