Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden
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Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden (Marie Alexandra Thyra Victoria Louise Carola Hilda; 1 August 1902 – 29 January 1944) was a Hessian princess by marriage.
|Princess Marie Alexandra|
|Princess Wolfgang of Hesse|
Crown Princess of Finland
|Born||1 August 1902|
|Died||29 January 1944 (aged 41)|
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
|Father||Prince Maximilian of Baden|
|Mother||Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland|
She was the only daughter and elder child of Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867–1929) and Princess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland. Her paternal grandparents were Prince Wilhelm of Baden (1829–97) and Princess Maria of Leuchtenberg (1841–1914), a daughter of Maximilian, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817–52) and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1819–1876).
On 17 September 1924, she married her fourth cousin Prince Wolfgang of Hesse (1896–1989). They had no children.
Princess Marie Alexandra was killed in an attack by the U.S. Army Air Forces during an air-raid on Frankfurt am Main on 29–30 January 1944 during World War II. She and seven other women, who were aid workers, were killed when the cellar, in which they had taken refuge, collapsed under the weight of the building, rendering Marie Alexandra's body barely recognisable.
|Ancestors of Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden|