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 Karl Friedrich von Baden

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Karl Friedrich von Baden

Birth
Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 10 Jun 1811 (aged 82)
Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Pforzheim, Stadtkreis Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Memorial ID 43820875 View Source
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Karl Friedrich, 1st Grand Duke of Baden was the son of Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Baden-Durlach and Amalia of Nassau-Dietz, the daughter of Johan Willem Friso of Nassau-Dietz.
He ruled as the Margrave of Baden-Durlach from 1746 until 1771, when he inherited Baden-Baden from the Bernhard Line. Upon inheriting the latter Margravate, the original land of Baden was reunited. He was regarded as a good example of an absolute ruler, supporting schools, universities, jurisprudence, civil service, economy, culture, and urban development. He outlawed torture in 1767, and serfdom in 1783.In 1803 Karl Friedrich became elector of Baden, and in 1806 the first grand duke of Baden. Through the politics of minister Sigismund Freiherr von Reitzenstein, Baden acquired the Bishopric of Constance, the Bishopric of Basel, the Bishopric of Strassburg, the Bishopric of Speyer, the Breisgau and the Ortenau. In 1806 Baden joined the Confederation of the Rhine.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 43820875
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/43820875/karl-friedrich-von_baden : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Friedrich von Baden (22 Nov 1728–10 Jun 1811), Find a Grave Memorial ID 43820875, citing Schlosskirche St. Michael Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Stadtkreis Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .