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Re: Queens of Denmark
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2006, 04:44:33 AM »
Lovely portraits Kmerov-thank you!You can also see a big change in fashion in just 12 years...

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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2006, 05:08:16 AM »
Oh, marvellous portraits, Kmerov. She was the maternal grand-mother of Queen Louise...wasn´t she? A charming lady.

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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2006, 06:59:21 AM »
Yes, she was Queen Louises grand mother.
The portraits came from one of Queen Louise's rooms at Amalienborg.


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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2006, 04:08:08 PM »
Great room :) Sorry for asking but if there is any posibility of finding and posting other portraits please do Kmerov-sometimes these posts can really make my day!Thank you!  :)

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Re: Queens of Denmark
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 10:26:13 AM »
Paul Gilbert has posted this article on the centuries of links between the Danish and Russian Royal Families:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/news/570news.html
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« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2014, 02:15:32 PM »
Paul Gilbert has posted this article on the centuries of links between the Danish and Russian Royal Families:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/news/570news.html

Interesting article, but I'm a little bit disappointed that the marriage of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel (nephew of Christian XIII) and Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia was not discussed, as I have been researching this pair for years and would have loved another historically accurate source for my bibliography.  If Alexandra had not died seven months after her wedding, she and Friedrich could have been king and queen of Denmark--I believe Charlotte Zeepvat mentions this in her article "A King and Queen for Denmark.  Anyway, Friedrich gave up his rights to the Danish throne in favor of his sister Louise (mother of Empress Maria Feodorovna) and her husband/cousin, Christian IX. 

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« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2014, 12:31:41 PM »
Yes, she was Queen Louises grand mother.
The portraits came from one of Queen Louise's rooms at Amalienborg.



I have seen these portraits in Amalienborg when I was in Denmark,but the room has a glass wall and one can't get closer and see them more in details :(

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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2014, 12:40:33 PM »
Paul Gilbert has posted this article on the centuries of links between the Danish and Russian Royal Families:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/news/570news.html

Interesting article, but I'm a little bit disappointed that the marriage of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel (nephew of Christian XIII) and Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia was not discussed, as I have been researching this pair for years and would have loved another historically accurate source for my bibliography.  If Alexandra had not died seven months after her wedding, she and Friedrich could have been king and queen of Denmark--I believe Charlotte Zeepvat mentions this in her article "A King and Queen for Denmark.  Anyway, Friedrich gave up his rights to the Danish throne in favor of his sister Louise (mother of Empress Maria Feodorovna) and her husband/cousin, Christian IX. 

This is very interesting fact...If someone knows more about this pair and their possible prospect,it would be great...Did the Imperial family know about this possibility prior to their marriage?

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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2014, 02:30:27 PM »
Interesting article, but I'm a little bit disappointed that the marriage of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel (nephew of Christian XIII) and Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia was not discussed, as I have been researching this pair for years and would have loved another historically accurate source for my bibliography.  If Alexandra had not died seven months after her wedding, she and Friedrich could have been king and queen of Denmark--I believe Charlotte Zeepvat mentions this in her article "A King and Queen for Denmark.  Anyway, Friedrich gave up his rights to the Danish throne in favor of his sister Louise (mother of Empress Maria Feodorovna) and her husband/cousin, Christian IX.  

This is very interesting fact...If someone knows more about this pair and their possible prospect,it would be great...Did the Imperial family know about this possibility prior to their marriage?

The Emperor, as the head of the Oldenburg-Holstein-Gottorp line, masterminded all these machinations.

Although he was the most popular heir in Denmark, there are two reasons why Friedrich-Wilhelm's candidature failed:
- With his wife's death he lost the backing of his father-in-law, the Emperor.
- He was the heir to the Kingdom of Denmark proper, but not to Schleswig-Holstein. If he acceeded, S-H would and could break away, against the stipulations of the Treaty of Tsarskoe Selo.
BTW his marriage with the Russian "tyrrant's" daughter made him unpopular in the leading national-liberal circles in Denmark.

The Emperor's next candidates were princes with succession rights in S-H: Grand Duke Peter II of Oldenburg (unpopular in Denmark because of his pro-German stance in the S-H question) and then Christian of Glücksborg.




« Last Edit: February 05, 2014, 02:36:47 PM by Превед »
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
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(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Queens of Denmark
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2014, 05:19:54 PM »
Did the Imperial family know about this possibility prior to their marriage?

Emperor Nicholas I first and foremost married off his daughter to the heir of the Electorate of Hesse, as Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I in 1844 was firmly married to his morganatic spouse the Countess of Schaumburg. But they certainly knew that he was a likely candidate for the Danish throne too, although in 1844 Christian VIII was still alive and his only son Frederik (VII) still married (in a second, childless marriage) to Caroline Marianne of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

As Frederik VII later married Countess Danner, it's funny that Friedrich-Wilhelm might have succeeded two morganatically married monarchs!
« Last Edit: February 05, 2014, 05:27:16 PM by Превед »
Березы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Queens of Denmark
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2014, 06:44:22 AM »
Thank you very much for your answer...

It is so interesting how many options were here in play...all those ifs played a big part in marriage markets around Europe...