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Re: Empress Anna Ioannovna
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2006, 01:54:50 PM »
I'm afraid they were all fat.  ;) Catherine I was overweight too.
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Re: Empress Anna Ioannovna
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2006, 07:07:32 AM »
Didn't she have some affairs with Prince Biron von Kurland and his wife born von Trotha-Treyden?

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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2006, 11:59:45 AM »
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Didn't she have some affairs with Prince Biron von Kurland and his wife born von Trotha-Treyden?


Possibly...

In any case it was he who ran the country. His amazing palace can still be visited (in Latvia). He was allowed back to complete it during the reign of Catherine II.
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2006, 06:46:39 PM »
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Possibly...

In any case it was he who ran the country. His amazing palace can still be visited (in Latvia). He was allowed back to complete it during the reign of Catherine II.


Empress Anna's favorite was one Ernst Johann Biren, who changed his last name to the aristocratic French family name of "de Biron" and appropriated this family's coat of arms. The Empress appointed him the Chief Gentleman-in-Waiting at the Imperial Court and prevailed upon the Austrian Emperor for the favour of granting him a noblle title, thus he became a Count of the Holy Roman Empire. Anna arranged for him to take over the Duchy of Courland when the last Duke died without male heirs. The sovereign duke was then styled as a Serene Highness which made many of his rival native Russian princes very jealous and gave the entire Biron family many longtime enemies.

His wonderful Rundale Palace can be seen here:
http://www.rpm.apollo.lv/engl/

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2006, 07:34:14 PM »
It should also be mentioned that Empress Anna I trusted her favourite Ernst-Johann von Biron, Duke of Kurland so much that she declared him the Regent for her grand-nephew, Emperor Ivan VI Antonovich, in her last will and testement.

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2006, 03:49:35 AM »
true but he didn't last long

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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2006, 01:53:21 PM »
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true but he didn't last long


The Duke of Kurland was replaced as Regent of the Russian Empire by the Empress Anna's niece, Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna. Named at birth, Elisabeth Katharina Christina, she was also known Anna Karlovna. Born at Rostock 18 December 1718 and died at Kholmoghori, Russia on 19 March 1746. Daghter of Tsarevna Ekaterina Ivanovna of Russia, born at Moscow 29 October 1691 and died at Saint Petersburg on 25 June 1733 (third child of Tsar Ivan V of Russia) and her husband Karl Leopold Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin born at Grabow on 26 November 1678 and died at-Dömitz on 28 November 1747. She married at Saint Petersburg on 14 Juy 1739 to Anton Ulrich, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, the second son of Fredinand Albrecht II, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Antoinette Amalie of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, who was born on 28 August 1714 and died at Kholmoghori, Russia on 4 May 1774. Thier eldest child, Ivan Antonovich, born at Saint Petersburg on 23 August 1740 and was murdered at Schlüsselburg Fortress on 16 July 1764. The infant was adopted by his aunt Empress Anna I Ivanovna and proclaimed Emperor Ivan VI after her death. The infant had two regents during his short reign which lasted from 28 October 1740 until 7 December 1741. The infant emperor had four younger siblings who all died unmarried and without issue, Ekaterina Antonovna born at Saint Petersburg on 26 July 1741 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 7 April 1807; Elisaveta Antonovna born at Kholmoghori, Russia on 16 September 1743 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 20 October 1782; Peter Antonovich born at Kholmoghori, Russia on 30 March 1745 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 30 January 1798; Aleksei Antonovich born at Kholmoghori, Russia on 10 March 1746 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 23 October 1787.

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Re: Empress Anna Ioannovna
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2006, 03:49:10 AM »
Is this Empress Anna we are talking about?

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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2006, 11:01:58 AM »
Yes, this is the one of the few portraits of Empress Anna Ivanova. The original portrait is thought to have been painted by Lady Rondeau. The portrait that you have posted is probably a copy of a copy because the table on the right side in the original is missing as are the details in the empress' dress. One can only imagine how many copies of the original were made to send to embassies, provincial governors, the ministries as well as to present to diplomatic visitors, etc.

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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2006, 01:33:01 PM »
Yes, that's Anna in her early days as empress, when she was still young and attractive!  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2006, 01:19:56 AM »
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Yes, this is the one of the few portraits of Empress Anna Ivanova. The original portrait is thought to have been painted by Lady Rondeau. The portrait that you have posted is probably a copy of a copy because the table on the right side in the original is missing as are the details in the empress' dress. One can only imagine how many copies of the original were made to send to embassies, provincial governors, the ministries as well as to present to diplomatic visitors, etc.


I see, thanks.

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Re: Empress Anna Ioannovna
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2006, 12:07:23 PM »
Here's a link to Google image search on Anna Ioannovna. My favorite is this nice bronze figure by Bartolomeo Rastrelli:



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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2006, 01:20:10 PM »
That's fantastic, thanks Mike!

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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2006, 01:27:49 PM »
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The Duke of Kurland was replaced as Regent of the Russian Empire by the Empress Anna's niece, Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna. Named at birth, Elisabeth Katharina Christina, she was also known Anna Karlovna. Born at Rostock 18 December 1718 and died at Kholmoghori, Russia on 19 March 1746. Daghter of Tsarevna Ekaterina Ivanovna of Russia, born at Moscow 29 October 1691 and died at Saint Petersburg on 25 June 1733 (third child of Tsar Ivan V of Russia) and her husband Karl Leopold Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin born at Grabow on 26 November 1678 and died at-Dömitz on 28 November 1747. She married at Saint Petersburg on 14 Juy 1739 to Anton Ulrich, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, the second son of Fredinand Albrecht II, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Antoinette Amalie of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, who was born on 28 August 1714 and died at Kholmoghori, Russia on 4 May 1774. Thier eldest child, Ivan Antonovich, born at Saint Petersburg on 23 August 1740 and was murdered at Schlüsselburg Fortress on 16 July 1764. The infant was adopted by his aunt Empress Anna I Ivanovna and proclaimed Emperor Ivan VI after her death. The infant had two regents during his short reign which lasted from 28 October 1740 until 7 December 1741. The infant emperor had four younger siblings who all died unmarried and without issue, Ekaterina Antonovna born at Saint Petersburg on 26 July 1741 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 7 April 1807; Elisaveta Antonovna born at Kholmoghori, Russia on 16 September 1743 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 20 October 1782; Peter Antonovich born at Kholmoghori, Russia on 30 March 1745 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 30 January 1798; Aleksei Antonovich born at Kholmoghori, Russia on 10 March 1746 and died at Horsens, Denmark on 23 October 1787.

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I find Anna Leopoldovna's children bizarrely fascinating. The eldest (after Ivan), Ekaterina, was born while Anna was still regent. They were imprisoned in Russia at first, but later Catherine II allowed them to return to Holstein with their father, where they died - the last being Ekaterina in 1807. She had a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth, Peter III, and Catherine II (not to speak of Paul who may have not been a romanov at all).

Anna Leopoldovna seems to have been a lousy hands-off style regent. She spent all day in bed with her ladies in waiting - admittedly she was pregnant. Her husband Anton Ulrich should have really been more supportive.



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Re: Empress Anna Ioannovna
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2006, 05:46:11 PM »
What kind of prison did they have?Was it really a prison or some kind of a furnished castle with guards allowing them to do many ''normal'' things or...if anyone knows please tell,I am so interested!