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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2007, 11:02:47 AM »

Excellent!!

I didn't realize, that Charlotte was such a beaty!! :-))

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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2008, 03:13:01 PM »
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Catherine Pavlovna of Russia    Ekaterina had a happy childhood and her education was carefully supervised by her mother. She received the best education and constantly furthered her education through reading new literary publications and personal contacts with various outstanding persons. She was very close to her siblings particularly with her eldest brother Tsarevich Alexander Pavlovich (later Tsar Alexander I). Throughout her life she would maintain a close relationship with him. It was said that she was Alexander's favorite sister and one of the few persons he loved unconditionally. His letters to her are expressed in phrases like "I am yours, heart and soul, for life", "I think that I love you more with each day that passes", and "to love you more than I do is impossible". Ekaterina was reportedly also her mother's favorite daughter.

After Napoleon's divorce from Empress Josephine during the course of the Napoleonic Wars, the French Emperor hinted to Alexander I his wish to marry Ekaterina - a desire mainly to draw the Russians to his side. Ekaterina's family was horrified, and so the Dowager Empress immediately arranged a marriage for her daughter to Duke George of Oldenburg.

Beautiful and vivacious, Ekaterina was married to Duke George of Oldenburg on 3 August 1809. Although their marriage was arranged, Ekaterina was devoted to her husband. George was the second son of Peter, Duke of Oldenburg and it was said that he was not handsome but Ekaterina cared for him deeply and his death in 1812 due to typhoid fever saddened her greatly. The widowed Ekaterina travelled to England with her brother Tsar Alexander I to meet the Prince Regent and again during the Vienna Congress. It was in England where she met the Crown Prince William of Württemberg. It was love at first sight for the couple. However, William was then married to the gentle Princess Charlotte of Bavaria and took the drastic step by divorcing her. William then married Ekaterina in 1816 in Saint Petersburg. Upon her husband's accession as king, Ekaterina, now Queen Katharina of Württemberg, became active in charity works in her adopted homeland. She established numerous institutions for the benefit of the common people.
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Did Crown Prince William of Wurttemberg divorce Princess Charlotte of Bavaria solely to marry Catherine Pavlovna? and for no other reason?



The marriage was unhappy from the beginning, Wilhelm married Charlotte only so that Napoleon could not marry him with one of his relatives.
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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2009, 10:07:44 AM »


Olga

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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2009, 10:09:06 AM »


Katharina

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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2009, 10:13:32 AM »


Bust of Queen Olga

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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 02:12:09 PM »

a  few pictures of queen olga, nee romanov
















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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2009, 02:21:04 PM »
one more picture of olga


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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2009, 01:10:45 PM »
ekaterina pavlovna-the 1790s





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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2009, 01:18:20 PM »
ekaterina pavlovna in mourning. i have an impression that she was pregnant when i looke at her belly.







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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2009, 03:36:28 PM »
She was a fasinating woman with wit and beauty, but also with a sharp tongue too...

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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2009, 07:23:21 AM »
ekaterina pavlovna - 1815



ekaterina pavlovna - 1816





ekaterina pavlovna again





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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2009, 05:50:08 AM »
Never seen those ;) are there any bigger?

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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2009, 06:54:25 AM »
Never seen those ;) are there any bigger?

unfortunately, not. i can`t change the size

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Re: Queens of Wuerttemberg
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2012, 07:10:48 AM »
Queen Pauline. Unknown artist.


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« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2012, 08:51:53 AM »
Lovely,rare and unseen portrait of Pauline...thnx Sveta!