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Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (Alix of Hesse)

Princess Irene and Princess Alix of Hesse, Osborne 23rd July 1885. Photographer: Gustav William Henry Mullins.

Alix Viktoria Luise Beatrice of Hesse, and by Rhine, later Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova (6 June 1872—17 July 1918), was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Nicholas II, last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Granddaughter to Queen Victoria of the UK, she was named Alexandra Feodorovna upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonized her as a saint in 2000. She is best remembered as the last Tsarina of Russia, and as a famous royal carrier of the haemophilia disease.

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Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine and his daughters Alix and Ella, 1881

Rare photo of a pregnant Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, right, with Tsar Nikolai II and, far left, Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna, 1899

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Tatiana: 1908. Via The Mauve Room

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Grand Duke Dmitrii Pavlovich and Empress Alexandra. (Dmitrii was raised primarily by Alexandra's sister Grand Duchess Elizavetta after his Father left Russia to have a morganatic marriage. Dmitrii was very close to the Empress (and was a possible suitor of her eldest daughter Olga) but later was involved with the plot to murder her confidant Grigorii Rasputin).

Tsar Nicholas II (seated on the ground left in front of his wife) Empress Alexandra. Grand Duke Ernst (Alexandra's brother) standing on the far right-his wife Princess Victoria Melita is seated by him. Grand Duke Kyrill (who later married Princess Victoria-stealing her away from Ernst-who was gay) is seated on the ground next to the Tsar.

Nikolay II and his wife Alexandra on the hunting , 1915

  • drinavic

    This is much, much earlier than 1915 - Alexandra was pregnant here, and the sleeves are 1890s.

  • Gina White

    Thanks for the info...this is the original pinner's info so it's nice to know differently...

The Imperial Family of Russia, circa 1908.

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