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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #285 on: August 30, 2013, 11:52:57 AM »
I don't know. If it's Miss and not Mrs Cochrane then it is probably Minnie Cochrane who was a friend of Alix Hesse's in her youth. She was also lady-in-waiting to Princess Beatrice--even before Beatrice was married. She was very close to many members of the extended Royal Family.
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« Reply #286 on: September 02, 2013, 02:02:34 PM »
Yes. You got it. It was Minnie Cochrane.

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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #287 on: October 28, 2013, 08:44:43 PM »


The Winterhalter portrait of Princess Anna, biggest I've ever seen it.  Download for full size.

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« Reply #288 on: October 29, 2013, 06:18:50 AM »
The portrait is breathtaking...I have seen it in person two months ago in Schloss Fasanerie,which is btw,amazing...
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« Reply #289 on: October 29, 2013, 10:57:13 AM »
Captured Anna's sad beauty perfectly. It is why Franz Josef fell for her...

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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #290 on: March 14, 2014, 08:20:52 PM »


Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel...



...and his second wife, Princess Anna of Prussia, courtesy of the Royal Collection.

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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #291 on: March 15, 2014, 11:30:45 PM »
Landgravine Anna was friends with Clara Schumann.

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« Reply #292 on: June 13, 2014, 05:58:18 PM »


Eldest son of Friedrich-Wilhelm and Anna of Hesse-Kassel, Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Nicholas Karl.  Courtesy of the Royal Collection.


Does anyone have a larger, clearer copy of this photo of Friedrich-Wilhelm and Anna?


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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #293 on: July 04, 2014, 06:26:23 PM »


Leopold of Anhalt and Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel.

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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #294 on: October 03, 2014, 11:49:05 PM »


Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel, eldest daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm and Anna.

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Friedrich and Margarethe von Hessen-Kassel of Finland
« Reply #295 on: October 09, 2014, 06:08:44 PM »
For some reason, I am very intereted in this couple, but I cannot seem to find any information their turning down the throne of Finland wikipedia pages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Frederick_Charles_of_Hesse and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Margaret_of_Prussia).  Although An Uncommon Woman  the Empress Frederick Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm by Hannah Pakula is about the English empress of Germany Victoria and her children, it just mentions her daughter's marriage to Friedrich, not so much about the throne of Finland.  What did the Finnish people think about this?  Does anybody have any information about this?  According to the wikipedia page, Friedrich was elected to be the king of Finland but turned away when Germany lost WWI. 

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Re: Friedrich and Margarethe von Hessen-Kassel of Finland
« Reply #296 on: October 10, 2014, 07:14:28 AM »
For some reason, I am very intereted in this couple, but I cannot seem to find any information their turning down the throne of Finland

See http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suomen_kuningaskuntahanke. Learn Finnish - or use Google Translate :-)
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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #297 on: October 10, 2014, 09:18:27 AM »
It is not really surprising about the Finnish throne in biographies of the Empress Frederick, since she was long dead by then.

You might find something in books about Mannerheim.

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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #298 on: August 20, 2016, 09:05:35 PM »
http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/147165128305

Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel.

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« Reply #299 on: August 20, 2016, 09:09:01 PM »
http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/106532396625

The Winterhalter portrait of Anna, at long last in good size and quality!