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Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: August 22, 2005, 05:05:01 AM »

Alexandra Pavlovna (the daughter of Tsar Paul I. and Sophie Dorothea von Wuerttemberg) was the 1st wife of Archduke Joseph Anton von Austria and lived 1783-1801.

Please post pics and everything about Alexandra.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 06:00:47 AM »

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 09:40:20 AM »
Is it just me, or did she take after her father very much?

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 11:14:32 AM »
Yes she did,especially on the last portrait!

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 07:59:32 PM »
I have read these entries in the book "the grand duchesses"

Alexandra Pavlovna was the first daughter of Paul I and Maria Feodorovna. She received the usual education of russian princesses and was taught french and german  as well as music and drawing. In 1796, she was engaged to the  King of sweden. She was only 13 years old. But the negociations failed because of religious considerations (catherine II wanted Alexandra to keep orthodoxy even after her marriage). This disappointment was said to be responsible of the heart attack which killed Catherine II in November 1796.

In 1799, to cement the alliance between Prussia and Russia, GD alexandra pavlovna was married to Archduke Joseph, governor of Hungary and younger brother of the emperor FRanz II.

A year and a half later, Alexandre died of a purpereal fever after giving birth to a daughter who died on the day of her birth. Alexandre was only 17. She was buried in Hungary.

A macabre poscript to Alexandra's short life was to occur half a century after her death. Revolution broke out in Hungary in 1848. The priest in charge of the chapel containing alexandra's tomb broke into the tomb and removed jewels from Alexandra's corpse. The priest was arrested and sent to siberia.

I have noticed that the name "Alexandra" is a curse in the romanov family. So many alexandra died in their youngfuls.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005, 10:03:15 PM »
Alexandra's life was pretty tragic.  

She was engaged to the King of Sweden at 13.  The King of Sweden was a relative of Catherine.  Catherine wanted to bring Russia and Sweden closer (2 traditional enemies since Peter the Great's times).  Henri Troyat said in Catherine the Great that Alexandra and the King of Sweden fell in love at first sight.  Originally, Catherine wanted her granddaughter to marry after she turned 16 but since they loved each very much, the marriage was pushed earlier.  Unfortunately as mentioned by Leonora, Catherine would not allow Alexandra to convert to Protestant and so the talks broke down.  

Catherine herself changed religion to marry Peter; however, she would not let her granddaughter to convert for love and political reasons.  :-/


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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005, 06:40:06 AM »

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005, 12:17:24 PM »

Thank you crazy_wing and Svetabel!!! These pictures are wonderful!

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2005, 03:36:45 AM »
She seems so sweet on these portraits.
How did her death affect her husband? If I remember correctly he married twice after Alexandra died.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2005, 03:55:25 PM »
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She seems so sweet on these portraits.
How did her death affect her husband? If I remember correctly he married twice after Alexandra died.

Daniela


Yes, afterwards, he married Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym in 1815.  She also died after giving birth to a set of twins Stephan Franz and Hermine Amalie in 1817.

Then he married Marie of Württemberg in 1819.

Alexandra died in 1801 and he didn't remarry after more than a decade.  Then when Hermine died, he remarried within 2 yrs.   This is kind of strange.


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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2005, 10:37:40 AM »
New book about Alexandra Pavlovna (Budapest. Hungary):

http://dinastia.org

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2005, 12:29:10 AM »
The book had been already published in soft-cover. Very informative book I'd say.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2006, 01:59:28 PM »
Can someone post a photo of A.Dk Josef of Habsburg, pls

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2006, 08:03:05 AM »
ALEXANDRA PAVLOVNA 1783-1801


   
1791 by LEVITSKI:  1792 by LAMPI the Young:
1796 by BOROVIKOVSKI:

1797 with her sister Elena by Elisabeth VIGE-LEBRUN:

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