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Offline gogm

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2006, 09:56:50 PM »
Catherine II "The Great."

Elizabeth for second place.

I agree with Mandie that Maria Fedorovna was a great consort.[smiley=smiley.gif]

I don't know very much at all about the consorts between Catherine the Great and Maria Alexandrovna.

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 12:01:09 AM »
I think that Catherine the great was a better empress of her time and she did help Russia with the welfare for the people with health and homeless problems.

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2007, 07:05:33 PM »
Catherine the Great!!!!

Offline ivanushka

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 03:54:27 PM »
I agree.  Catherine the Great!

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2008, 06:43:56 PM »
Her female predecessor Elizabeth was pretty great too if you examine the fact that she survived and also her building record. For a woman being a ruler is always tough.

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2008, 06:15:23 PM »
I would have to agree with the majority on Catherine The Great being the foremost of the reigning empresses.

As to best consort, I wonder if anyone can make an unbiased opinion.  Much more is known about Marie "Minnie" Feodorovna than the other consorts, not to mention her connection to a family with an iconic status, that it tips the scales unfavorably in her favor.  But I pose a question as to why she might not be the best consort.  Nicholas II was obviously an ineffective tsar; as his mother, does she not bear some of the blame (for his upbringing)?

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2008, 05:41:20 AM »
Alexandra Feodorowna - Prinzessin Alix von Hessen und bei Rhein (und wehe es widerspricht jemand von euch Pöttelköppen...)
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2008, 04:50:02 PM »
Alexandra Feodorowna - Prinzessin Alix von Hessen und bei Rhein (und wehe es widerspricht jemand von euch Pöttelköppen...)

???  :o
I think the translation of the phrase in brackets in the above quote would be: "Woe betide you if any of you "Pöttelköppen" disagrees with this" - "Pöttelköppen" probably being a kind of term of abuse in local Darmstadt dialect.
Why this threat and name-calling? 
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"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2008, 05:13:08 PM »
Thank you for your proper translation, Helen.
Why? Well....Thomas has written it. There was never something good coming fr. Thomas's hand I guess.
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2008, 01:08:16 AM »
I would like to add another vote for Catherine the Great, who seems to be the favourite. She was the only Russian Monarch to have a specific style of beer made just for her! (believe it or not)

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2008, 11:41:44 PM »
Again, a vote cast for Catherine the Great.  Not only did she seize the throne from her rather ineffective and offensive husband, she added huge amounts of territory to Russia, considered some pretty amazing reforms for her time, was incredibly well-read for a woman, basically started the Hermitage art collection (yes, Peter I bought the first art, but Catherine was the first to be systematic about it), and was, for the most part, religiously tolerant.  There is the whole area of what she did NOT manage to accomplish (freeing the serfs, turning Russia into a constitutional monarchy, etc.) but her record is, for this period, pretty remarkable.

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2008, 06:11:55 AM »
Yep I agree Catherine the Great followed by Elizabeth.

Who on earth would think that A.F. was the best Empress? Or am I missing something?

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2008, 10:02:34 AM »
I think Marie Feodorovna the elder (wife of Paul) is a good consort! 

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2008, 05:57:22 PM »
Catherine the Great!!!! Go Cathy Go!!! LOL

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2008, 03:58:01 AM »
I think maybe Ekatarenira Velikaja(Chatereina the Great) or Elisabeth Petrovna.Of empress consourt maybe Maria Alexandrovna.She do Red cross in Russia,and do school reform.