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Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Daughters of Emperor Alexander I
« on: June 05, 2010, 08:37:41 AM »
In the 18 "day of May (1799), our dear daughter-in-law, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Alekseevna was delivered of the birth of our granddaughter, and their Imperial Highnesses the bride's daughter Maria.
From "Memoirs" of Countess V.N. Golovina:
"The Emperor was delighted by the birth of his granddaughter that he had been announced almost at the same time, when a messenger from the army brought him to the enemy flags and news of the victory of Suvorov in Italy. The emperor liked to stand on this kind of circumstance and declared himself the protector of the newborn, to which, as he said, were badly treated because it was not a boy.
In early August, the court returned to Pavlovsk. I hesitate to proceed to the description of the most nefarious plot, arranged at this time. Prince Czartoryski, still continues to be a close friend of Grand Duke Alexander, gave rise to slander, by which tried to discredit the honor and glory of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth. Her mother in law is constantly jealous of her daughter, never missed an opportunity to harm her. Count Tolstoy, playing the role of the zealous and faithful servant about Their Imperial Highnesses, at the same time was the first agent of the Empress, her spy and low servant. Until that time, the Emperor is very well behaved with the Grand Duchess Elizabeth. After the birth, he often questioned her in detail about the little Grand Duchess and urged her to have a son. In the last stay of the court in Pavlovsk empress ordered the Grand Duchess Elizabeth to send her child, although she was only three months and from the house of the Grand Prince to the palace was quite far. I had to obey, and then, when the girl was brought back, the Grand Duchess learned from the ladies who accompanied the child, that the empress wore it to the Emperor. The Grand Duchess, who suspected no storm gathering over her head, was grateful to the empress, considering it simply a desire to teach the Emperor to his granddaughter. She was sadly mistaken, and soon learn this, but the blame for her unhappiness was part of the truth from her and turn her anger on those who least deserve it. Graf Rostopchin and Kushelev were in the neighboring emnate with the cabinet the Emperor, when suddenly she became empress with a little Grand Duchess in her arms. She told them:
- Is not it true, what a lovely child?
They agreed with her, and she went into the office of Sovereign, where she went through a quarter of an hour quite a brisk pace. Kutaisov on behalf of the Sovereign tozval Rostopchina, telling him in Russian:
- Oh, my God, why this poor woman came to upset him with his evil words!
Rostopchin went to the Emperor, and found him in a state of rage.
- Come, sir, and write as soon as possible order link Czartoryski the Siberian Regiment. My wife is now aroused my doubts about an imaginary child of my son. Tolstoy knows this as she is.
Rostopchin refused to obey, and returned his Majesty that he was transferred to a terrible slander and that the reference to Prince Czartoryski disgrace the Grand Duchess, the former as innocent as virtuous. But he failed to shake the Emperor's decision. Rostopchin Then, seeing that it is impossible to dissuade him, confined the statement that he would never agree to write such an unjust order, and left the room. The Emperor wrote to him bake, in which he said all the circumstances that justified given them orders. Rostopchin again refused to obey, and the wrath of the Emperor finally calmed down. Graf managed to obtain the consent of his Majesty that Czartoryski will be removed without the noise and its appointed envoy to the King of Sardinia.

Portrait of the Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna.
Engraving Vendramini a portrait by Louis de Saint-Aubin, 1808.

Small portrait

The author of this portrait of the Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna - Alois Rokshtul, 1817.

 Portrait of the Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna.

Unknown artist of the second half of the XIX century.

Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: May 18, 2010, 06:50:36 AM »
No wonder the Hungarians called Alexandra queen, and now it's revered as a local saint.

Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: May 17, 2010, 05:53:09 AM »
This letter was written during the visit of the Swedish king. The Empress, referred to in the letter - grandmother of Alexandra - Catherine II.
This portrait of Alexandra brush Pollack.

Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: May 15, 2010, 10:48:52 PM »
Letter to the Empress Elizabeth Alexeevna mother, margravine Amalie Baden, death of Alexandra Pavlovna:
"Since the death of Emperor it (the Empress Maria Feodorovna) was constantly on his lips:" Alexandrina also die. The two sorrows mingled, one distracts from the other. At least, all is not quite overcome by her being. Poor Alexandrina, so tied to the life, why she had to die? I thought her so happy that she be born child ".

Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: May 15, 2010, 10:47:16 PM »
Princess A.A. Golitsyn of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, during a visit to St. Petersburg of the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus:
"The future queen lovely. She is 14 years old, she taller than I (went to the mother), she is smart and extremely polite; to her cost as an adult, she is constantly playing in boston with the older ladies. Empress loves her, and showed that she was her favorite. "

nicholas illegitimate? that's a new one!

Letter of Emperor Paul I Fyodor Rostopchin:

"... For me the holy Day of Remembrance for deceased Tsesarevna Natalia Alexeevna, whose bright image will never fade from my memory until my dying day. You, as one of the few people whom I trust completely, bitterly acknowledged that the official attitude towards me Tsesarevich Alexander oppresses. Did not inspire him whether trite fable about the origin of his father, my numerous enemies? The more sad that Alexander, Constantine and Alexandra - my good children. But the rest? .. God knows! ".. It is very hard, ending with a woman all the general in life, to have children by her. In my fervor, I drew a manifesto on the recognition of a son, Nicholas my illegal. But Bezborodko begged me not to disclose it. But still, I think Nicholas sent in Wurttemberg, the "uncles", from my eyes: “Gough furersky bastard should not be in the role of the Russian Grand Duke - an enviable fate!”"

Indeed, Alexandra was against his son's marriage to Mary, but she persuaded the emperor. In the case of the bride's son, Nikolai Pavlovich was where democratic its soft, kind-hearted wife. In addition, experience has convinced him: marry only need to love. Well, if he could not prevent the marriage of his son with his first love - Pole Olga Kalinovskaya, here he felt obliged to help. As for the views of European courts ...
Just let them try to say something insulting about his daughter in law! Alexandra continued to resist. The last argument that persuaded her to surrender, was the story about the origin of the wife of Peter the Great, Empress Catherine I. In comparison, the origin of the Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt could be considered flawless.
In addition, Nicholas, perhaps, he was illegitimate.


Yes, you're right, the portrait it's from 1840, and the artist was exactly Christina Robertson.

In memoir, "Dream of youth," Grand Duchess Olga had mentioned that this is the portrait of Alexandra Feodorovna was the favorite with the Emperor Nicholas I.

Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: February 14, 2010, 02:23:22 AM »
I have some time to upload a portrait of Pollack, scanned from a newspaper article. Immediately lay out.

Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexandra Pavlovna
« on: February 12, 2010, 11:11:43 AM »
Portrait of Alexandra Pavlovna brush Pollack I have not yet received, so instead put the other two.

Portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna as a child against the background of the Cameron Gallery in Tsarskoe Selo. D. Levitsky.

Portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna.

Portrait by V.L. Borovikovsky. 1797.

The second daughter of Grand Duke Paul Petrovich and Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna was born 24 December 1784.
In the spring of 1785, Empress Catherine II to Grimm, Baron said: "... beautiful Helen worthy of its name, because this child is indeed a beauty, that's why I called her Helen."
The Empress was right. In September 1790, in another letter she describes her granddaughter: "She seems to be a beauty in every sense of the word, it has an unusually regular features, it is slim, light, agile and graceful by nature, the character she is very lively and playful , a kind heart. Brothers and sisters are extremely fond of her cheerful disposition ... That's all that while you can say about it."

Portraits of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna.

D. Levitsky, 1791

J.-L. Voile, 1792

Portrait of Grand Duchesses Alexandra and Elena. M.-L.-E. Vigee-Lebrun, 1795

In 1798, negotiations began on the marriage of Elena Pavlovna and Prince, albeit small, but politically expedient States - the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Peter I during the Northern War with Sweden evaluated the profitability of the alliance with Germany's smallest principality, lying in the vicinity of the Swedish part of Pomerania on the Baltic Sea.
As a groom for Elena Pavlovna was chosen as the eldest son of Duke Friedrich Franz I (in 1815 the Duchy of Mecklenburg became the Grand Duchy) and Louise of Saxe-Gotha - Prince Friedrich Ludwig.
Negotiations were successful (no difficulty with the conservation of the Grand Duchess of the Orthodox faith after her marriage did not arise), and in February 1799 the prince arrived in St. Petersburg together with his younger brother Carl.
May 16 was held betrothal Friedrich Ludwig and Elena Pavlovna, and October 23 - married.
Mecklenburg newlyweds departed in December. Their residence was in the city Ludwigslust.
The young duchess and her father soon subdued, and the inhabitants of their new homeland.
Maid Elena Pavlovna also felt for her sincere, German a little sentimental location. This is evidenced by this fact. One of the servants of Elena Pavlovna brought her birthday (in December) a bouquet of flowers and handed it to the appropriate words of congratulations. Such rare in this time of year gift to surprise the Duchess, but even more surprised it is the kindness and sincerity with which this gift was presented. Of course, Elena Pavlovna could thank maid something valuable, but she did what was more precious than gold, - a king's daughter put her arms around a simple Mecklenburg girl. Both stood silently with tears in his eyes ...

Portrait of Elena Pavlovna. P. Zharkov

September 15, 1800 Elena Pavlovna bore a son. The boy received the name of Paul Friedrich.
In 1801, during his stay in Berlin, the Crown won the Duchess residents with its beauty. This is all the more remarkable that the Berliners are proud of their beauty queen Louise. Nevertheless, all paid tribute to the charms and beauties and the younger of the two ladies called "couple roses".
Elena Pavlovna and Queen Louise connected most sincere friendship, and this is even more surprised at the people around them, because we know how jealous of other women to the beauty of her sex.

Portrait of Elena Pavlovna, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. J. Grassi, 1802

In 1803 Elena Pavlovna expecting their second child, and at the same time ever more clearly begun to show signs of deterioration in her health: the vital forces began to leave the very young Crown Princess.
March 31, 1803 was born Princess Mary, and the doctors realized that nothing could be done, though at times and appeared some signs of improvement being Elena Pavlovna. Apparently, two very early pregnancy is completely undermined the fragile body. Apparently, Elena Pavlovna ill with tuberculosis, which at that time were unable to treat.
Elena Pavlovna died in the evening on Sept. 24, 1803. She was not even 19 years.

Material Used Books Albina Danilova "Five Princesses".

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