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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2010, 02:33:56 PM »
Alexandra with her mother and sisters. 


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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2010, 10:47:16 PM »
Princess A.A. Golitsyn of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, during a visit to St. Petersburg of the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus:
"The future queen lovely. She is 14 years old, she taller than I (went to the mother), she is smart and extremely polite; to her cost as an adult, she is constantly playing in boston with the older ladies. Empress loves her, and showed that she was her favorite. "
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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2010, 10:48:52 PM »
Letter to the Empress Elizabeth Alexeevna mother, margravine Amalie Baden, death of Alexandra Pavlovna:
"Since the death of Emperor it (the Empress Maria Feodorovna) was constantly on his lips:" Alexandrina also die. The two sorrows mingled, one distracts from the other. At least, all is not quite overcome by her being. Poor Alexandrina, so tied to the life, why she had to die? I thought her so happy that she be born child ".
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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2010, 11:05:59 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Alexandrina-Sofia; I never knew that Alexandra was her mother's favorite.  Here is another picture of her:


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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2010, 05:53:09 AM »
This letter was written during the visit of the Swedish king. The Empress, referred to in the letter - grandmother of Alexandra - Catherine II.
This portrait of Alexandra brush Pollack.


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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2010, 05:10:01 PM »
I've been waiting to see that--it's beautiful!

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2010, 06:50:36 AM »
No wonder the Hungarians called Alexandra queen, and now it's revered as a local saint.
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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2010, 11:53:43 PM »


Alexandra Pavlovna Memorial, circa 1911.  I think it was in Pavlovsk and was destroyed during World War II.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2010, 07:34:07 PM »
Does anyone know if this is Alexandra or Elena Pavlovna?  I have seen it labeled as both.


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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #69 on: June 28, 2010, 08:28:30 AM »
Dru, this is a portrait of Alexandra Pavlovna, brush Augustine Ritt.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2010, 01:02:15 PM »
Thank you very much for your help, Alexandrina-Sofia! :)

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2010, 02:22:00 PM »
I've read a biography about Archduke Joseph's third wife Maria Dorothea von Württemberg, and it contained some infos on Alexandra Pavlovna.

- Alexandra was called "Ketzerin" (in english: Heretic) by the catholic court in Vienna, because of her Orthodox faith.

- Joseph's brother, Kaiser Franz I./II. said to him after his third wedding:

"I pray that your new wife will have a long life, I fear your next will be jewish..."


Joseph had married just non-catholics: the Orthodox Alexandra Pawlowna Romanova (1783–1801),
Hermine von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1797–1817) and Maria Dorothea von Württemberg  (1797–1855) were both Protestants.
After Maria Dorothea all non-catholics were banned from marring into the Habsburg family.
That is why a marriage between Olga Nikolaevna (1822–1892) and Archduke Stephan wouldn't take place.
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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2010, 02:45:06 PM »
Alexandra and her favourite sister Helena

And when he shall die, // Take him and cut him out in little starres, // And he will make the Face of heaven so fine, // That all the world will be in Love with night, // And pay no worship to the Garish Sun.

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #73 on: October 14, 2010, 05:07:29 PM »


Artwork of Alexandra Pavlovna, signed "Alexandrine."

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Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2011, 04:05:10 PM »


Engraving of Alexandra Pavlovna lying in state.