Grand Duchy of Baden

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The flag of the Grand Duchy.
The location of the Grand Duchy as shown within the borders of modern Germany.
The Schloss Karlsruhe the palace of the Grand Duke and his family.

The Grand Duchy of Baden was a former monarchy in Europe. It is now part of modern Germany. The Grand Duchy of Baden (German: Großherzogtum Baden) was a historical state in the southwest of Germany, on the east bank of the Rhine. It existed between 1806 and 1918, the capitol was the city of Karlsruhe.

Originally the grand ducal family were entitled to the style of Highness. The heir to the throne was usually known as the Hereditary Prince with the higher style of Royal Highness.

The state was abolished in 1918 after the German Revolution where several monarchies ended.

List of Grand Dukes 1806–1918[change | change source]

  • Charles Frederick 1806–1811
  • Charles 1811–1818
  • Louis I 1818–1830
  • Leopold 1830–1852
  • Louis II 1852–1856
  • Frederick I 1856–1907
  • Frederick II 1907–1918