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Re: Grand Duke Ludwig IV
« Reply #195 on: January 21, 2014, 04:11:36 PM »
Catherine's father and Madame Kolemine were first cousins so Catherine and she were first cousins once removed.
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Re: Grand Duke Ludwig IV
« Reply #196 on: January 21, 2014, 08:32:57 PM »
I wonder why Catherine pass this scoop in her books...

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Re: Grand Duke Ludwig IV
« Reply #197 on: January 23, 2014, 04:29:10 PM »
Catherine's father and Madame Kolemine were first cousins so Catherine and she were first cousins once removed.

I make it first cousins once removed too, but I think Catherine was actually the first cousin to Alexandrine de Kolomine's mother...:-) Her father was Alexandrine's great-uncle.

The line via two brothers is:

Adam Rzewuski -- Catherine Radziwill
Henrik Rzewuski -- Marianne Rzewuska -- Alexandrine.

The relatively close relationship certainly raises some interesting questions about Catherine's attitude to the Hessians! (she regarded their father as completely stupid and disliked both Ella and Alix strongly, obviously).
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Re: Grand Duke Ludwig IV
« Reply #198 on: January 24, 2014, 01:07:43 PM »
Yes...It comes through in her book on the last Empress.

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Re: Grand Duke Ludwig IV
« Reply #199 on: May 08, 2023, 10:00:36 AM »
In November 1898, an equestrian statue of Grand Duke  Ludwig IV was unveiled next to the Residential Palace in Darmstadt. Military historian Gebhard Zernin wrote a biographical sketch of Ludwig IV on the occasion of this unveiling. It was published as a Festschrift and focuses on his education and military career, portraying him as a soldier in heart and soul who participated bravely in two wars, but also as a humble, kind-hearted, and fair-minded man who cared for his people.

Zernin's old text was recently translated into English for the first time. The translation, supplemented with concise historical background information and an account of the ceremony of the unveiling of the statue, was published in March 2023:

Author, translator and annotator: Petra H. Kleinpenning
Title:                Ludwig IV, Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine. Gebhard Zernin?s Festschrift to celebrate the unveiling of the equestrian statue in Darmstadt - 1898
Publisher:        Books on Demand (BoD); Norderstedt, Germany
Paperback:      15.5x22 cm, 105 pages, ISBN 978-3-7431-5372-1
E-book:            ISBN 978-3-7578-9651-5 (ePUB)
https://www.bod.de/buchshop/catalogsearch/result/?q=kleinpenning
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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"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"