Alexandra Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess of Russia

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Name
Alexandra Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess of Russia Gender: F
born on 24 June 1825 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n56, 30e18
Timezone LMT m30e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°52' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 29°09'



Grand Duchess of Russia Alexandra Nikolaevna (1860)

Biography

Russian Grand Duchess, as the youngest daughter and fourth child of Tsar Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, and his wife, Princess Charlotte of Prussia. She was a younger sister of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.

She was the namesake of her paternal aunt, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, who died in childbirth along with her stillborn daughter in 1801, but in the family she was known by her affectionate nickname, "Adini".

Alexandra was famous in Saint Petersburg society for both her wit and her lively personality. She was also the musician in the family. A serious student of vocal music, she was talented enough to qualify for lessons from the famous soprano Henriette Sontag.

On 28 January 1844, Alexandra married Prince Friedrich Wilhelm "Fritz" of Hesse (1820–1884) in St. Petersburg. Alexandra became acutely ill with tuberculosis shortly before her wedding, and this complicated the pregnancy which soon followed. She was never well enough to travel to Hesse and take up her new position with her husband. They stayed in St. Petersburg, where her health rapidly declined.

She went into labor prematurely, three months before the child was due, and gave birth to a son, Wilhelm. The infant died shortly after he was born, and Alexandra died later the same day, 10 August 1844, aged 19.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 28 January 1844 (Prince Friedrich Wilhelm "Fritz" of Hesse)
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  • Other Death 10 August 1844 (Following childbirth, age 19)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided news report from Journal de la province de Limbourg, 16 July 1825, p. 1: "Francfort, le 10 juillet. L'empereur Alexandre est arrivé à Pétersbourg le 25 juin. Le même jour, une salve d'artillerie a annoncé aux habitans de cette capitale que dans la nuit précédente, S. A. I. Mme. la grande duchesse Alexandra était accouchée heureusement d'une princesse qui portera le nom d'Alexandra. Le soir , la ville a été illuminée."

A time of 9pm is speculative.

(Frankfurt, July 10th. Emperor Alexander arrived in Petersburg on June 25. The same day, a salvo of artillery announced to the inhabitants of this capital that the night before, S. A. I. Grand Duchess Alexandra had happily delivered a princess who will bear the name of Alexandra. In the evening, the city was illuminated).

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son, short-lived)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 19)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Romanov, Russia, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hesse-Kassel, Germany, by marriage)