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Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia

1853 - 1920

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Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (later Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Russian: Мария Александровна; 17 October [O.S. 5 October] 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and his first wife, Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine. She was the younger sister of Alexander III of Russia and the paternal aunt of Russia's last emperor, Nicholas II. In 1874 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna 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: a son, Alfred, and four daughters: 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 718,138 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia is the 130th most popular nobleman (up from 152nd in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from Russia (up from 249th in 2019) and the 11th 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

Among noblemen, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 130 out of 843. Before her are Isabella d'Este, Leopold III, Duke of Austria, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Miguel I of Portugal, and Béla II of Hungary. After her are Hugh the Great, Setnakhte, Robert the Strong, Isabella I of Jerusalem, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, and Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1853, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 14Before her are Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, Ferdinand Hodler, and Albrecht Kossel. After her are Errico Malatesta, Hans Christian Gram, Alphonse Bertillon, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Oskar Potiorek. Among people deceased in 1920, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 15Before her are Alexander of Greece, Max Bruch, Anders Zorn, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. After her are Inessa Armand, Rosalia Lombardo, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Svetozar Boroević, John Reed, and Eleanor H. Porter.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia ranks 215 out of 2,688. Before her are Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Vasily Stalin (1921), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), and Gerhard Barkhorn (1919). After her are Vasily Smyslov (1921), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), Bruno Taut (1880), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Vasily Blyukher (1889), and Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904).

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