Hermann Fortunat

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Grave of Hermann Fortunat von Baden-Rodemachern and his 2nd wife Marie-Sidonie von Daun-Falkenstein in the church of Rodemack

Hermann Fortunat von Baden (born January 23, 1595 in Rastatt ; † January 4, 1665 in Kastellaun ) was Margrave of Baden zu Rodemachern .


He was a son of Margrave Eduard Fortunat of Baden and Maria von Eicken († April 21, 1636), daughter of Jobst von Eicken. The father died as early as 1600 and his cousins ​​from the Baden-Durlach family challenged his and his brothers' right of succession, since the father's marriage to Maria von Eicken was considered inappropriate. The guardians, Archduke Albrecht and Count Salentin von Isenburg , campaigned successfully for the right of inheritance with the emperor, whereby political denominational backgrounds played a role: The House of Baden-Baden was Catholic, while the House of Baden-Durlach was Lutheran.

Hermann Fortunat followed his uncle Philip III, who died childless . as Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern, while his brother Wilhelm took over the Margraviate of Baden-Baden .

In the Thirty Years War he fought first in Spanish and later in imperial service. In 1633 he was involved in the battle near Breisach, to which his commander Ernesto Montecuccoli fell victim.

He died in Kastellaun in 1665. His tomb is in the St. Nicholas Church in Rodemachern . When the parish church was rebuilt (1779–1783) the limestone tomb was moved under the Holy Cross altar.

Marriage and offspring

Margrave Hermann Fortunat married Antonie Elisabeth von Criechingen († January 12, 1635), the daughter of Christoph von Criechingen, on April 18, 1627 . The following children were born from this marriage:

Margrave Hermann Fortunat married Marie Sidonie von Falkenstein (* 1605, † 1675), the daughter of Count Philipp Franz von Falkenstein . The following children were born from the marriage:

  • Philipp Balthasar (born February 10, 1641 in Useldingen / Luxembourg, † 1662)
  • Marie Eleonore Sofie († April 18, 1668), she married Count Johann Franz Desideratus von Nassau-Siegen in 1665 (* July 28, 1627; † December 17, 1699)

See also:


  • Johann Christian Sachs : Introduction to the history of the Marggravschaft and the Marggravial old princely house of Baden . Third part. Lotter, Carlsruhe 1769, p. 311–313 ( limited preview in Google Book search).

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Notes / individual evidence

  1. partly also referred to as Joost van Eycken
  2. s. Sachs p. 311
  3. Short guide 2012 of the parish
  4. Pfarregister in Useldingen / Luxembourg: Baptism of Pfilip Baltazar FORTUNAT, son of Herman Prince and Margraw to swim.
predecessor Office successor
Philip III Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern
1620 - 1665
Karl Wilhelm Eugen