Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

1853 - 1920

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Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: Марія Александровна; 17 October [O.S. 5 October] 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Alexander II of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine; she was Duchess of Edinburgh and later Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as the wife of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was the younger sister of Alexander III of Russia and the paternal aunt of Russia's last emperor, Nicholas II. In 1874, Maria married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; she was the only Romanov to marry into the British royal family. The couple had five children: Alfred, Marie, Victoria Melita, Alexandra, and Beatrice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia has received more than 1,355,285 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia is the 134th most popular nobleman (down from 127th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from Russia (down from 196th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Nobleman.

Maria Alexandrovna was the daughter of Tsar Alexander II and the wife of Grand Duke Karl Ludwig of Hesse. She was most famous for being the mother of three emperors of Russia: Nicholas II, Alexander III, and Constantine II.

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Among noblemen, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 134 out of 1,415Before her are Béla II of Hungary, Harald II of Denmark, Robert the Strong, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Leopold III, Duke of Austria, and Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici. After her are Ismihan Sultan, Sophia of Hanover, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Maria Goretti, Gian Galeazzo Sforza, and Isabella I of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in 1853, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 13Before her are Carl Larsson, Chulalongkorn, Albrecht Kossel, Aleksei Brusilov, José Martí, and Vladimir Solovyov. After her are Ferdinand Hodler, Errico Malatesta, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Princess Thyra of Denmark, and Oskar Potiorek. Among people deceased in 1920, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 15Before her are Alexander of Greece, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Robert Peary, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Max Bruch, and Jeanne Hébuterne. After her are Inessa Armand, Svetozar Boroević, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Rosalia Lombardo, John Reed, and Nectarios of Aegina.

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Among people born in Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 208 out of 3,761Before her are Vasily II of Moscow (1415), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Mikhail Suslov (1902), and Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851). After her are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Gherman Titov (1935), Igor Tamm (1895), Nicholas Roerich (1874), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), and Gennady Zyuganov (1944).

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