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Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« on: June 27, 2008, 05:20:59 AM »
Charlotte Sophie Christina, Dss of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel is born in Braunschweig 29 Aug 1694.
Her parents was Rudolf Ludwig of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel and Christina Luise of Oettingen.
She has 2 sisthers:
Elisabeth, wife Emperor Karl VI of Austria
Antoinette, wife Friedrich Albrecht Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
25 Oct 1711 in Torgau, Saxony Charlotte will marry the Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, son Peter the Great and his first wife Yevdokia Lopukhina. She was 17 years old and Alexei was 21 years old.
She was allowed to keep her lutheran faith.
This marriage was unhappy.
Charlotte and Alexei have two children:
GD Natalia (St.Petersburg 3 Aug 1714-Moscow 3 Dec 1728)
PETER II, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russia 17 May 1727 (St.Petersburg 23 Oct 1715-Moscow 30 Jan 1730)
Charlotte  died a few days after the birth of her son,  in St.Petersburg 2 Nov 1715. She was 21 years old.

Portraits Charlotte of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 10:02:14 AM »
Poor girl, she had a very sad life...When I was reading Peter the Great, by Massie, I felt a deep pity for Charlotte, since she was the first germanic princess marriying into the russian imperial family and she found nothing but a broken heart and, I suspect, a tortured mind.

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 01:44:58 PM »
In the second and a litle in the third portrait you can see that she looked very much like her sister Elisabeth Christine,mother of Maria Theresia...

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 11:08:12 PM »
Poor girl, she had a very sad life...When I was reading Peter the Great, by Massie, I felt a deep pity for Charlotte, since she was the first germanic princess marriying into the russian imperial family and she found nothing but a broken heart and, I suspect, a tortured mind.

During this period and after, it was practically a death sentence for European princesses to be part of a Russian marriage....
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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 04:13:01 AM »
Alexei treated Charlotte with the utmost neglect for the sake of a Finnish Mistress named Euphroysne!  Still She must have been terrible mistreated  to welcome her end with joy after the birth of the second child. Would you say She was a meek Person?

ttp://books.google.com/books?id=mxcEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=charlotte+Sophie+Christina,+married+to+Alexi+son+of+peter+the+Great+of+Russia&source=web&ots=Eb_IjbVNos&sig=PmWCbXJih_nf2TT46xZg5ZiKpoI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPA94,M1


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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 09:11:08 PM »
What did Yefrosina look like as pretty as in the movie

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 07:54:12 PM »
In the second and a litle in the third portrait you can see that she looked very much like her sister Elisabeth Christine,mother of Maria Theresia...

Yes, in fact she even reminded me of a young Maria Theresa. Perhaps this has been posted, some portrait on some old thread but are there any portraits of her daughter Natalia, the sister of Peter II and daughter of Tsarvitch Alexei? I can't recall what caused her death at 14- been so long since I've read about it and nothing in front of me- was it smallpox?
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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 05:23:28 AM »
Tsarevitch Peter Alexeevitch (future Peter II) with his sister Natalia Alexeevna. Louis Caravaque, 1722



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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 07:34:14 AM »
Children are painted as Diana and Appolo, that´s nice...

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 04:31:03 PM »
Thanks! I have never seen that portrait. They were very close, brother and sister- both died so young, Natalia two years before Peter. I can see a resemblence in Natalia to her cousin Maria Theresa, etc.But also to the Romanovs. Any other photos welcome. Charlotte and her two children certainly had tragic, unfulfilled lives- as one could say Tsarvitch Alexei did as well.
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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2008, 08:43:58 PM »
It is a wonderful portrait of the two children.  The future Peter II is a very handsome boy.  It's sad that they had such a difficult early childhood though at least they had each other to turn to for comfort.  I read somewhere that when Peter the Great died and his wife Catherine became Empress she felt sorry for the children and arranged for them to receive kinder treatment.  When someone asked the future Tsar what he wanted most he burst into tears and replied "never to be separated from Natalia". 

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 09:14:28 AM »
Portrait Charlotte of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, G. D. Molchanov, 1772


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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 08:14:24 AM »
Portrait of Charlotte, Dss of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Unknoun painter, 1710 year (color version).


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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2009, 06:00:50 PM »
I love this one...she was looking pretty in those portraits...I wonder was she considered beautiful?

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Re: Family of Tsarevitch Alexei Petrovitch
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2009, 08:52:20 PM »
Hi,

I actually think that she resembles Elizabeth Petrovna (Empress Elizabeth) who would have been her sister-in-law....
Elizabeth was considered a beauty in her day and noted for her beautiful blue eyes.
I wonder how Charlotte and Elizabeth got along?  Or did they associate with one another?

Larry