Today in History - January 22nd. 1536 - Philibert, Margrave of Baden-Baden

January 22nd. 1536 marks the birth of Philibert, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

Philibert, Margrave of Baden-Baden: Source picture: Wikipedia


His parents had been Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden and
Franziska of Luxembourg.

On January 17th. 1557, Philibert married Mechthild of Bavaria, they would
have five children.

Mechthild of Bavaria was the daughter of Duke William IV of Bavaria, who
was a strict Catholic. Despite the wish of his father-in-law,
Philibert became a protestant.

Philibert fought in the Imperial army and died during his duty 
on October 3rd. 1569 in Montcontour (France).