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Re: Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2010, 09:22:25 AM »
Amalia of BAden was revered by her daughter, Luoise, i.e. the Russian tzarina Elizaveta Alexeevna.
She misses her mother deeply and expresses her longing in her numerous letter often calling her mothe "the best of the mothers"

9/20 .06.1793
Today is a big day-your birthday. My God!I can`t be with you.This thought haunts me...Mama, God only knows how unhappy I am! I`m at the age when a girl starts to elizes how lucky she is to have such a mother, I have to be parted with her!...God knows when I see you. It`s so sad to think about this. ...Most probably, there is a ball in Karsruhe on this occasion...I wish I could see what is going on there...


30.10/10.11 1793. st.petersburg

I`d like to talk to you! Mummy, it would be total happiness



10/21.03.1794

Today in the morning they brought a letter from you. I was so excited that  i blushed. Do you know that your letter has preserved your scent? Particularly the spot where your powder fell.



 

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Re: Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2010, 09:26:53 AM »
These feelings are quite understandable because Elizaveta is only 14. It was only after the death of PAul I that Amalia was allowed to come to Russia. She came to Russia before the coronation of ALexander and Elizaveta but she didn`t go to the coronation to oscow. Instead, she went to Sweden, to her daughter Fredericke.

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Re: Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2010, 10:09:12 AM »



All of her children seem to be well married off but it was  not entirely true.

Her most famous daughter, the Russian Empress (1779-1826), led a loveless marriage and lost her 2 infant daughters .

Fridericka (1781-1826) was a Swedish queen, her husband Gustaw IV Adolfa Oldenburg was deposed in 1808. Fridericka and her children had to run away and go to exile.

Maria (1782-1808)-wife of the Grand Duke of Braunschweg Fryderyk Wilhelm. She died at 26.

Karl Ludwig (1786-1818) - grand duke of Baden (1811-1818), married Stephanie de Beauharnais. This mariage was unwelcome in Europe. No male heir.
Wilhelmina Luiza (1788-1836) - (in all probability) unhappy wife of Gand Duke of Hesse  Ludwika II

Amallia (1776-1823) -umnmarried. Lived in St.Petersburg with her sister probably in order to find a suitable match.

Amelia, who died in 1832, survived 4 of her grown up children ( thee was an infant who died in the 1780-s).

As for 1826, she survived Elizaveta Alexeevna but she didn`t live to see the death of Friedericka (who did in september 1826). Aalia died on 21.06.18126