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Maria Alexandrovna (1824-1880), Empress

MARIA ALEXANDROVNA (1824-1880, St. Petersburg), Empress (from 1856). Nee Maximiliane Wilhelmine Auguste Sophie, Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt. Emperor Alexander II's wife (from 1841)


The Heir Alexander Nikolayevich married Princess Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt and then newly married couple moved to Tsarskoe Selo and settled in Zubov's Wing of the Tsarskoye Selo Palace which became their the favorite permanent residence
Source: Tsarskoe Selo


17 April. The Church of St. Zosimus and St.Sabbatius of the Solovetsky was consecrated in the wooden barrak of the 1st Lafe-Guard Rifle Battalion in the presence of Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna
Source: Tsarskoe Selo


28 November. Empress Maria Alexandrovna received Alexander II's message from Bulgaria about the capture of
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

Alexander II , Emperor (1818-1881)

ALEXANDER II (1818-1881, St. Petersburg), Emperor (since 1855). He was a son of Emperor Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. Tsarevitch (from 1831), General of Infantry (1847), Honorary Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1826)

Alexander III, Emperor (1845-1894)

ALEXANDER III (1845, St. Petersburg — 1894), Emperor (since 1881). Second son of Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna. From 1865, he was heir to the throne and Tsarevitch. He married the Dutch princess, Dagmar (see Maria Fedorovna)

Her Majesty’s Cuirassier Life Guards Regiment

HER MAJESTY’S CUIRASSIER LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT a cavalry guards regiment, raised in 1704 as the Dragoon Regiment of Portes, from 1708 was known under the name of Nevsky Dragoon Regiment, from 1733 known as the Life Cuirassier Regiment

Imperial Burial Vault

IMPERIAL BURIAL VAULT. A final burial place for members of the Imperial Family had not yet been ultimately determined during Peter the Great's reign. The Tsars' kin were most often buried at the Holy Annunciation Church Burial Vault