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Örjan Martinsson

Regents of Baden

The predecessor to Baden was the county of Breisgau, which belonged to the house of Zähringen. Count Berthold the Bearded was 1061 granted the duchy of Carinthia and the margraviate of Verona as fiefs to himself and his son Hermann, but he lost those fiefs  in the 1070:s because he supported the Pope during the Investiture struggle. Hermann's son with the same name continued however to use the title margrave of Verona until 1112 when he changed the title to margrave of Baden which was the part of Breisgau that he had inherited from his grandfather. Berthold the Bearded's second son Berthold II had himself elected as a pope friendly duke of Swabia 1092 in opposition to the emperor's candidate. He dropped the claim on Swabia 1098 in a settlement with the emperor whereupon he was elevated to duke of Zähringen over his part of the county of Breisgau. When Berthold II's line of the house of Zähringen became extinct 1218 was his fief partitioned between the margraves of Baden and the count of Urach and Kyburg. Thereafter was duke of Zähringen included as one of the margraves of Baden's titles. The part of Zähringen that went to Urach was reunited with Baden during the Napoleonic wars when Baden was greatly enlarged and first elevated to a electorate and then to a grand duchy.

County of Breisgau

-982
982-1006
1006-1024
1024-1078

Berthold I
Berthold II
Berthold III
Berthold der Bärtige (the Bearded)

Breisgau is partitioned between Berthold's son and
nephew and evolves into the duchy of Zähringen
and the margraviate of Baden.

Duchy of Zähringen
(title duke of Zähringen was used first 1098)
 

1092-1111 Berthold II

1111-1122
1122-1152
1152-1191
1152-1186
1186-1218

Berthold III
Konrad
Hugo von Ulmburg
Berthold IV
Berthold V

Zähringen is partitioned between the count of
 Urach and the margraves of Baden

Margraviate of Baden
(title margrave of Baden was used first 1112)
 

1061-1074 Hermann I
1074-1130 Hermann II
1130-1160 Hermann III der Grosse (the Great)

1160-1190

Hermann IV

Baden was partitioned in Baden-Baden and Baden-Hachberg 1190. Thereafter was Baden until 1503 divided between two branches of the house of Zähringen, which in their turn underwent several partitions. The two branches are listed in separate columns below.

Baden-Baden
 

Baden-Haschberg
 

1190-1242 Hermann V 1190-1231 Heinrich I
1242-1250 Hermann VI 1231-1290 Heinrich II
1250-1268

Friedrich I

1290 Parted in Haschb., Sausenb.
1250-1288
1288-1297
1288-1295
1288-1291
1291
1288-1332
1297-1335

Rudolf I
Hesso
Rudolf II
Hermann VII
Parted in Baden, Phorz. and Eber.
Rudolf III
Rudolf Hesso

1290-1330
1330-1369
1369-1386
1386-1409
1386-1410
1410-1415
Heinrich III
Heinrich IV
Otto I
Johann
Hesso
Otto II
Baden-Pforzheim
Baden-Sausenberg

 
1291-1300
1291-1348
1348
1348-1361
Hermann VIII
Rudolf IV
Parted  in Phorzheim and Baden
Rudolf V
1290-1313
1313-1318
1313-1352
1313-1384
1352-1428
1428-1441
1441-1444
1441-1487
1487-1503
Rudolf I
Heinrich
Rudolf II
Otto
Rudolf III
Wilhelm
Hugo
Rudolf IV
Philipp (Prince of Orange)

Baden-Eberstein
 
1291-1333
1333-1353
Friedrich II
Hermann IX

One after one were the different parts of Baden united with Baden-Baden, which was created 1348 when Baden-Phorzheim was partitioned. Baden became once again a single entity 1503.

Baden-Baden

1348-1353
1353-1372
1372-1431
1372-1391
1431-1453
1453-1458
1453-1475
1475-1515
1515-1533
1515-1536
1536-1569
1569-1588
Friedrich III
Rudolf VI
Bernhard I
Rudolf VII
Jakob
Bernhard II
Karl I
Christopher I
Philipp I (Baden-Sponheim)
Bernhard III
Philibert
Philipp II

Baden-Baden was partitioned in B-Baden, B-Sponheim and B-Durlach 1515 and in B-Baden and B-Rodemachern 1536. The branch that ruled B-Baden became extinct 1588 and their territory was then united with B-Rodemachern. B-Sponheim became extinct already in 1533.

Baden-Durlach
1577 parted in Durlach, Haschberg, Sausenberg
 

Baden-Rodemachern
1575 parted in Rodemachern and Rodenheim
 

1515-1553
1553-1577
1577-1604
1577-1590
1590-1591
1577-1622

Ernst
Karl II
Ernst Friedrich
Jakob II (B-Haschberg)

1536-1575
1575-1596
1575-1620
1620

Christopher II
Eduard Fortunatus
Philipp III (B-Rodenheim)
United with B-Durlach
Ernst Jakob (B-Haschberg)
Georg Friedrich (B-Sausenberg 1577- 1604)

Baden was reunited 1620 but underwent a partition already in 1622 when Baden-Durlach was partitioned in Baden-Baden, Baden-Rodemachern and Baden-Durlach.

Baden-Baden
 

Baden-Rodemachern
 

1622-1677
1677-1707
1707-1761
1761-1771
1771

Wilhelm
Ludwig Wilhelm *
Ludwig Georg Simpert
August Georg Simpert
United with B-Durlach

1622-1664
1664-1666
1666

Hermann Fortunatus
Karl Wilhelm
United with B-Baden

Baden (-Durlach)
Electorate 1803-1806 and thereafter a grand duchy

1622-1659
1659-1677
1677-1709
1709-1738
1738-1811
1811-1818
1818-1830
1830-1852
1852-1856
1856-1907
1907-1918
1918-1945
1946-1952
1952
Friedrich V
Friedrich VI
Friedrich VII Magnus
Karl III Wilhelm
Karl Friedrich
Karl
Ludwig I
Leopold
Ludwig II
Friedrich I
Friedrich II
Republic
Occupied by France and USA
Incorporated with Baden-Württemberg

* = Ludwig Wilhelm was also called Türkenlouis after his campaigns against the Turks.

= Swabia = Verona = Carinthia = Austria