Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia

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Name
Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia Gender: F
Friederike Luise Charlotte Wilhelmine
born on 13 July 1798 at 06:10 (= 06:10 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°56' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°56 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°11'



Empress of Russia Alexandra Feodorovna (1836)

Biography

Prussian princess by birth and Empress consort of Russia as the wife of Emperor Nikolai I, and mother of Emperor Alexander II.

Charlotte was the eldest surviving daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, and Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Her childhood was marked by the Napoleonic wars and the death of her mother when she was twelve years old.

In 1814, her marriage was arranged for political reason with Grand Duke Nikolai Pavlovich of Russia, the future Tsar Nikolai I. They married on 1 July 1817. Upon her marriage, Charlotte converted to Russian Orthodoxy, and took the Russian name Alexandra Feodorovna. Ideally matched with her husband, she had a happy marriage that produced a large family; seven children survived childhood.

At the death of her brother in law, Tsar Alexander I of Russia, in December 1825, Alexandra’s husband became the new Russian emperor.

After 1841 her health deteriorated. She spent long sojourns abroad in search for a respite to her frail constitution. As she became largely an invalid, Nikolai I took mistresses, but Alexandra retained her husband's love. She survived him by five years and died on 1 November 1860, aged 62.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1 July 1817 (Grand Duke Nikolai Pavlovich of Russia)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded French news report from "Nouvelles politiques, publiées à Leyde," 24 July 1798, p. 1: "De Berlin, le 14. Juillet. Hier, peu après 6. heures du matin, la Reine eft heureufement accouchée d'une Fille au Château de Charlottenbourg." (From Berlin on 14 July. Yesterday, shortly after six o'clock in the morning, the Queen was happily delivered of a Girl at Charlottenburg Castle); and Dutch news report from "Utrechtsche courant," 23 July 1798, p. 1: "BERLIN den 13. July. Heden morgen ten 9 uuren, wierdt door en drievouwig salvo, uit 12 stukken geschut, den Volke bekend gemaakt, dat haare Majesteit de Koningin , tot blydfchap van het Koningiyk Huis en vreugde vat: het geheele Land, heden morgen ruin: 6 uuren, op bet Lusthof Charlottenburg, vourspoedig van eene Prinfes verlost was." (BERLIN, 13. July. This morning at 9 o'clock a burst of artillery fire announced that Her Majesty the Queen, to the joy of the Royal House and the whole country, this morning around 6 o'clock at Charlottenburg was delivered of a princess).

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (By her husband)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, by marriage)