Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden

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
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Born(1902-08-01)1 August 1902
Salem, Baden-Württemberg
Died29 January 1944(1944-01-29) (aged 41)
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Spouse
(m. 1924)
Full name
Marie Alexandra Thyra Victoria Louise Carola Hilda
HouseZähringen
FatherPrince Maximilian of Baden
MotherPrincess Marie Louise of Hanover and Cumberland

FamilyEdit

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).

Princess Marie-Louise of Hanover (1879–1948) was a daughter of Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover, claimant of the annexed Kingdom of Hanover.

MarriageEdit

On 17 September 1924, she married her fourth cousin Prince Wolfgang of Hesse (1896–1989). They had no children.

DeathEdit

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.

AncestryEdit