Maria of Eicken
|Maria van Eicken|
|Noble family||van Eicken|
|Father||Joost of Eicken|
|Mother||Barbara of Moll|
|Died||21 April 1636 |
Porta Angelica Monastery, Flaumbach Valley, near Treis-Karden
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
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