History - OnThisDay - November 10th. 1704 - Margravine Auguste of Baden-Baden

Auguste was born on November 10th. 1704 at Schloss Johanisburg in


Her father was the imperial army commander Louis, William, Margrave
of Baden-Baden. See link 

Her mother was Duchess Sibylle of Saxe-Lauenburg.
See Link

Love and Marriage

Auguste 's mother tried to find a suitable wedding candidate for her
daughters. She proposed two candidates:

- Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Thurn und Taxis (German);
- Prince Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (French).

Auguste preferred the German prince but her mother wanted a French
wedding and Auguste agreed. The marriage took place on June 18th. 1724
in Baden-Württemberg and on July 13th. 1724 in France.

They would have 2 children.


She became very popular at the court of Versailles and was known as


Auguste died on August 8th. 1726, shortly after giving birth of her
second child.

Source picture: Wikipedia

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