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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2007, 11:39:32 PM »
Anyone have information on him? Any information at all. Especially if they ever found out how he died so young. Maybe SIDS (even though they may not have known it then)?

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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2007, 02:16:20 AM »
Here is a thread on him

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,621.0.html

Little Alexander's cause of death was a bad cold according to a bio on his mother.

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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2007, 12:22:58 PM »
I've merged the 2 threads now.

A 'bad cold'? That seems so simple a thing to carry a child off nowadays.  :( Poor MF to have lost all 4 of her sons--2 to illness and 2 to violence.
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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2007, 02:17:53 PM »
I argee. That's really weird. From the only pic I've seen of him, he seems really cute.

It's really sad that he died .  . . I wonder what would have happened if he survived. If he would have been murdered with the rest of the Romanovs, or if he would have survived, or if someone claimed to be him . . .
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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2007, 02:18:46 PM »
I've merged the 2 threads now.

A 'bad cold'? That seems so simple a thing to carry a child off nowadays.  :( Poor MF to have lost all 4 of her sons--2 to illness and 2 to violence.

Possibly a bad cold turned into pneumonia.

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« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2007, 02:22:28 PM »
As to biographies excluding some children.  I have noticed that does happen.  Alexander Alexandrovich is omitted quite often in bios of Nicholas II and even his parents.  And as someone else said, sometimes he is listed as having been born before Nicholas, but I think that is how some biographers like to see it because Nixa died and Alexander III became heir and if Alexander Alexandrovich had been born first and then died the chain would look unbroken.

I have several biographies of Alexander III and Nicholas II were Alexis Alexandrovich is unmentioned.  Even on the family tree page, his name does not appear. And he certainly didn't die young.  Probably because he had no children and so did not leave any family behind to carry on that particular line.

And if the Romanovs were avoiding the use of "Alexandra" then Nicholas should have let Alix go with Ekaterina as she wanted to.  Maybe that is the jinxed tie in.


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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2007, 12:17:44 AM »
I've merged the 2 threads now.

A 'bad cold'? That seems so simple a thing to carry a child off nowadays.  :( Poor MF to have lost all 4 of her sons--2 to illness and 2 to violence.

Possibly a bad cold turned into pneumonia.

Actually, if the posters are referring to Alexander Alexandrovich, he died of meningitis according to what I've discovered. Not a cold or anything close to that. But something that could have been treated today.

As to pictures, please bear in mind the difference between public and private photos. It is very likely that the death photo was the only public photo in existence as the baby did not live long. Photography at the time of his birth was still very new and very expensive. Taking one's own photos would become more common in the next generation - and there may be private photos of the baby which have never seen the light of day.

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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2009, 02:00:37 PM »
Does anyone have pictures of Alexander II's eldest daughter, Alexandra Alexandrovna?  Do they even exist?  I've only seen one small portrait of her (she's holding her baby brother, Nicholas Alexandrovich).  She died at age six or seven, so maybe this is the only one?

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Re: Alexander II's first daughter & Alexander III's 2nd son
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2009, 12:50:16 AM »
Does anyone have pictures of Alexander II's eldest daughter, Alexandra Alexandrovna?  Do they even exist?  I've only seen one small portrait of her (she's holding her baby brother, Nicholas Alexandrovich).  She died at age six or seven, so maybe this is the only one?

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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2011, 02:57:16 PM »


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« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2011, 04:41:46 PM »
I quite surprised that only one photo of this baby exists : a picture in a bier.

Does it mean that during the first year of his short existence, any photo has been taken ?

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« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2011, 02:21:50 AM »
I quite surprised that only one photo of this baby exists : a picture in a bier.

There is also portrait of little Alexander by Kramskoy, drawn on the same day.
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