Prince Maximilian of Baden

Maximilian, Margrave of Baden (Maximilian Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm; 10 July 1867 – 6 November 1929),[1] also known as Max von Baden, was a German prince, general, and politician. He was heir presumptive to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Baden, and in October and November 1918 briefly served as the last chancellor of the German Empire and minister-president of Prussia. He sued for peace on Germany's behalf at the end of World War I based on U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, which included immediately transforming the government into a parliamentary system, by handing over the office of chancellor to SPD Chairman Friedrich Ebert and unilaterally proclaiming the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II. Both events took place on 9 November 1918, the beginning of the Weimar Republic.

Prince Maximilian of Baden
Max von Baden in 1914
Spouse
IssuePrincess Marie Alexandra of Baden
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Names
Maximilian Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm
HouseZähringen
FatherPrince Wilhelm of Baden
MotherPrincess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg
Chancellor of the German Empire
In office
3 October 1918  9 November 1918
MonarchWilhelm II
Preceded byGeorg von Hertling
Succeeded byFriedrich Ebert
Minister President of Prussia
In office
3 October 1918  9 November 1918
MonarchWilhelm II
Preceded byGeorg von Hertling
Succeeded byFriedrich Ebert
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Prussia
In office
3 October 1918  9 November 1918
MonarchWilhelm II
Preceded byGeorg von Hertling
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1867-07-10)10 July 1867
Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died6 November 1929(1929-11-06) (aged 62)
Salem, Weimar Republic
Political partyIndependent

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