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Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« on: November 13, 2005, 11:12:35 AM »
I've been reading Edvard Radzinsky's book on Alexander II. Twice he mentions Grand Duchess Alexandra dying at age seven. Is this an error in age or a mistranslation? I thought Alexandra Nicholaevna died in her late teens.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2005, 12:33:27 PM »
Alexandra Nikolaievna died in 1844 aged 19 after giving birth to her first and only child, Wilhelm, who died on the same day. She died in Tsarskoe Selo and the wedding between her and her husband Landgrave Frederick I of Hesse-Kassel took place earlier in January that same year. >He remarried in 1853 to Princess Anne of Prussia and together they begot 6 children, the third of whom was Friedrich Karl "Fischy" who married Queen Victoria's granddaughter Margaret of Prussia and was briefly King of Finland.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2005, 02:01:37 PM »
Thank you Cimbrio for the information.

I'm afraid I misread the first citation about Grand Duchess Alexandra in the book. He is actually describing Alexander II's daughter, not Nicholas'.
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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005, 04:58:58 AM »
Ah yes, Alexandra Alexandrovna died indeed at a short age. The fact that the Tsar and his wife managed to have another daughter (Maria, 1853) was a great blessing, but she was spoiled from the very start. She later married the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 02:21:27 PM »
Salve !...


Alexandra Nicolaevna (1825-1844). Daughter of Nicholas 1, she married Landgraft Frederic-Guillaume de Hesse in january 1844 and died in childbirth in august 1844.

I know something exists about A. N. memorials on the site, but I would like to better understand the personality of this young princess. On a website upon St Petersbourg it is said she created orphanages and hospitals.

I would like to know if such houses were created by herself or , after her premature death, in her name...

I would like something about her life in teen age before she married. (it is said she was a good musician and singer and the famous Henriette Sontag went in Russia to help her... Sontag was already a friend of the german Empress Augusta niece of Nicholas 1)

I would like to know when and where she met her husband, if she loved him... if the marriage was a political one...



Purhaps somebody knows something about the life of this poor princess.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 03:54:16 PM »
I apologise with The Forum Administrators : this topic has to be into Imperial Family chapter...

As I am an old absent-minded inattentive duck  :-[... and  :( I don't know ho to remove the thread in an other chapter... :-\


Your desolated  :'(

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 08:08:58 PM »
Salve !...


Alexandra Nicolaevna (1825-1844). Daughter of Nicholas 1, she married Landgraft Frederic-Guillaume de Hesse in january 1844 and died in childbirth in august 1844.

I know something exists about A. N. memorials on the site, but I would like to better understand the personality of this young princess. On a website upon St Petersbourg it is said she created orphanages and hospitals.

I would like to know if such houses were created by herself or , after her premature death, in her name...

I would like something about her life in teen age before she married. (it is said she was a good musician and singer and the famous Henriette Sontag went in Russia to help her... Sontag was already a friend of the german Empress Augusta niece of Nicholas 1)

I would like to know when and where she met her husband, if she loved him... if the marriage was a political one...



Purhaps somebody knows something about the life of this poor princess.

Mr Canard



Hello!

I've been also interested with Alexandra Nikolaievna and the other Romanovs grand duchesses who died very early.

As far as I know, Alexandra was said to be mischievous as a child and was small for her age. Her father considered her not really pretty (at least as a child) but she was nonetheless a sweet child. I'm not exactly sure is she was Nicholas' favorite daughter; there are other accounts that says that Maria was Nicholas' favorite. It was also said that she looked so much like her sister-in-law, Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna, and the Empress cried when she met the princess for the first time.

As for her personality, I think of her as a charming and sweet girl. She was a good musician and she must be full of life. ;)



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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 10:46:08 AM »

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 12:02:49 PM »
Thank you, Dimitri

but I know Wikipedia and I know his text. I would like something more (with references to my questions) about the princess...

Your

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 02:05:53 AM »
I just found a long article about Alexandra Nikolaievna. I can't understand it since it's written in Russian, but I'm quite sure it gives a lot of information about Alexandra and her short life. Anyone can perhaps translate or perhaps give an idea what the article was saying? Thanks.  :)

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 09:03:12 PM »
I just found a long article about Alexandra Nikolaievna. I can't understand it since it's written in Russian, but I'm quite sure it gives a lot of information about Alexandra and her short life. Anyone can perhaps translate or perhaps give an idea what the article was saying? Thanks.  :)


Oh yeah, shame on me, I forgot to include the link. Sorry.

http://s-makarenko.narod.ru/articles8.html

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 03:12:04 AM »
Where I search portraits of Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Adolf, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel? He was a GDss Alexandra Nikolaevna's husband.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 02:56:03 PM »
Where I search portraits of Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Adolf, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel? He was a GDss Alexandra Nikolaevna's husband.

Landgrave Friedrich in the 1860s.

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2008, 02:05:05 AM »
Thahk you.But I have search portrait, when he was yoing. 1843 – 1845 year/

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Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2008, 03:53:45 AM »