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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2005, 02:09:38 PM »
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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2005, 02:10:14 PM »
Fay,

what do you think? Was Alexander I handsome?
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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2005, 04:46:07 PM »
Uh.......no.

But probably in those times, he fit the standard of handsomness!

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2005, 01:48:40 PM »
Alexander I was tall, blonde and fit. He was also pretty smart and the ruler of the largest nation in the world, which even then was clouded in mystery by most Europeans.

When you compare him to other rulers of the time - like the overweight Prince Regent of England (George IV), the spindly Prince of Orange, the interbred Hapsburgs and Bourbons and the short egomaniacal Napoleon you can see how he would have stood out.

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2005, 03:30:12 PM »
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Fay,

what do you think? Was Alexander I handsome?


Uh... not so bad ;) Jackie3's put my imaginings into words pretty well. I also heard that he used to wet his trousers so it would show his magnificent shapes better. If it's true, then he must have been quite vain ;D

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2005, 05:48:12 AM »
Oh. Take a glance over Carlo alberto of Savoy, Jerome Bonaparte or Joaquin Murat. These are byzantine discussions

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2005, 01:48:40 PM »
Now, In Hermitage there is a wonderful exhibition about Alexandr I. This exhibition will take place till October.
There are a lot of unique documents, closes, portraits etc. connected with Alexandr and his wife.

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2005, 02:43:14 PM »
Someone must have a portrait of Alex. I in his youngher years.  All those above show his receeding hairline.

I'm not sure I'd call him good looking but he did pose a handsome fiqure and was very pleasant to look upon....

I understand he gave his lady friends a gemstone that would turn color if he found them pleaslng.  Added to this was: The warmer the heart, the better the color.

Now, I'm going to have go did up that data and find the name of the stone, which I think became known with his name attached... Alexandrite

If I remember correctly, Elizabeth, his wife, loved him but it wasn't in love with her until shortly before his death/disaperance  and they had only a short period of time in this marital bliss....

I have a couple of old books and will go and see if I can't find a portrait of him in his earlier years.

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2005, 02:59:46 PM »
Alexandrite was named after the Alexandr II.
This stone was found  approximately when Alexandr II was murdered so the stone name became Alexandrite.

Alexandr I considered as most handsome of Russian Emperors.

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2005, 05:45:53 PM »
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I also heard that he used to wet his trousers so it would show his magnificent shapes better. If it's true, then he must have been quite vain ;D


Alexander I wet his trousers with water, right?  :-/
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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2005, 07:22:44 AM »
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Alexander I wet his trousers with water, right?  :-/


lol Of course, Grand Duke ;D

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2005, 03:20:55 PM »
I just posted under the news thread info on a new exhibition in the Hermitage on Alexander I.  Here's the link:

http://hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/04/2005/hm4_1_103.html

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2005, 07:43:27 PM »
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Uh.......no.

But probably in those times, he fit the standard of handsomness!


???  No one can be judge only by portraits... portraits show anything about the manners, the behaviour, the attitude, the posture, the voice, the gesture, the attractiveness, the kindness ..a handsome man for me is is not only a man with an attractive face.. there are so many things to take in count.  I ever read that Alexander I Pavlovitch was said really attractive. He was said also well-built and healthy... I find it was an handsome and attractive man for a lot of good reasons, not only for his features or his face .

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2005, 05:15:17 AM »
Gandhi. Would you marry me?

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Re: Emperor Alexander I
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2005, 12:24:52 AM »
Even if he were handsom, I doubt he washed a lot :D like most people at the time...too many baths were an excess :P I wouldn't havemarried anyone even if they'd been the handsomest of people and the richest of Russians! Well...maybe if they were rich enough...we all have a price  :D