Maria of Eicken

Maria of Eicken

Maria van Eicken
Spouse(s) Edward Fortunatus
Noble family van Eicken
Father Joost of Eicken
Mother Barbara of Moll
Born 1571
Died 21 April 1636
Porta Angelica Monastery, Flaumbach Valley, near Treis-Karden

Maria of Eicken (born: 1571 in Brussels; died: 21 April 1636 in Porta Angelica Monastery, Flaumbach Valley, near Treis-Karden) was the wife of the Margrave Edward Fortunatus of Baden-Baden.


She was born in Brussels as the daughter of Joost of Eicken and Barbara of Moll.

On 13 March 1591 in Brussels, she married Margrave Edward Fortunatus of Baden-Baden. As she was not a member of the high nobility, she was not considered a befitting wife for a margrave and their children were never accepted as relatives by his cousin Margrave Ernest Frederick of Baden-Durlach. Nevertheless, their son William would inherit Baden-Baden.

Marie and Edward Fortunatus had the following children:


  • Joachim Kühn: Der Roman der Marie van Eycken, in: Ehen zur linken Hand in der europäischen Geschichte, Koehler, Stuttgart, 1968, p. 105–123

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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