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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2010, 11:25:44 PM »
I read that the relationship between Maria Feodorovna and Elizabeth Alexeievna was not good, especially after Maria Feodorovna became the empress. She didn't like her daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Anna Feodorovna, while Alexandra Feodorovna (Nicholas I's wife) and Elena Pavlovna (Mikhail Pavlovich's wife) were high in her favor. 

I've read similar things--Elizaveta Alexeievna was on the shy side (I don't think Alexandra Feodorovna liked her, either), but I don't know why Empress Maria didn't like Anna Feodorovna, unless it was because her relationship with Konstantin Pavlovich wasn't so good.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2010, 12:38:19 AM »
She didn't like her daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Anna Feodorovna, while Alexandra Feodorovna (Nicholas I's wife) and Elena Pavlovna (Mikhail Pavlovich's wife) were high in her favor. 

Elena Pavlovna was a Wuertemberg Princess, btw,and the Empress personally chose her for her son Mikhail. Also Elena was quite clever, she knew her role. Alexandra Fedorovna was too weak and without any real character to stand against the mother-in-law, if she ever had a reason to stand ofcourse. Both Princesses were welcomed by the Empress as she took part in choosing them, the other case was with Elizaveta and Anna. Those ladies were choice of Catherine II ...

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2010, 12:43:51 AM »
I agree. Paul and Maria had no say about the marriages of Alexander and Constantine. Both girls were chosen by Catherine herself. Paul also didn't like the two girls. I've read that he disliked Elizabeth because she was a niece of his first wife.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2010, 11:37:41 PM »


Maria Feodorovna by Levitzky.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2010, 03:21:52 PM »
The empress through the time:
As a girl

Young

The Dowager Empress

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2010, 03:26:54 PM »
With an elegant court dress

The Empress

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2010, 04:30:24 PM »
Mariya Feodorovna is still remembered in Stuttgart. i was there last august and visited a palace in ludwigsburg, one of the palaces of wurttemberg kings. the palace contains a room with portraits of the russian imperial family including that of maria feodorovna.the guide proudly told visitors that their princess married pavel, the son of catherine the great and on pavel`s ascending the throne she became the empress herself. the guide also mentioned further relationships with the romanovs including vera konstantinovna and olga nikolaevna (the latter the queen of wurttemberg)

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2010, 09:02:08 AM »
A statue of the Empress

Young with Paul

Maria

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2010, 01:14:07 PM »
Empress Maria


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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2010, 11:19:00 PM »


Maria Feodorovna.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2010, 02:49:50 PM »


Maria Feodorovna by Ritt.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2010, 01:53:09 PM »
Wonderful ones Dru!!!
Two gowns used by Marie
Close up

And Full

Satin gown

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2010, 01:55:03 PM »
As Grand Duchess

Early 1800's with Pavel and their children

Their coronation

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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2010, 10:49:20 PM »
The family portrait is beautiful, Kaiserin Alzbeta Sissi.  I especially love the pose of Alexandra and Elena. 

Here's one of Pavel and Maria with Alexander and Konstantin:


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Re: Maria Feodorovna-wife of Paul I
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2010, 12:35:41 AM »
The one with Alexander and Konstantin is new for me...thanks!
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