Maria Alexandrovna

1824 - 1880

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Maria Alexandrovna (Russian: Мария Александровна), born Princess Wilhelmine Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (8 August 1824 – 3 June 1880), was Empress of Russia as the first wife of Emperor Alexander II. Legally the daughter of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Hesse, and of Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, she was given a good education and raised in relative austerity, with an emphasis on simplicity, piety and domesticity. Her mother died when Marie was only twelve, and when she was fourteen, she caught the eye of Tsesarevich Alexander Nikolaevich, who was visiting her father's court while making his Grand tour of Western Europe. The couple were married after Marie turned sixteen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Alexandrovna has received more than 7,566 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Maria Alexandrovna is the 89th most popular nobleman (down from 76th in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from Germany (down from 320th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Nobleman.

Maria Alexandrovna was the wife of Alexander II of Russia and the mother of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia. She was also the last tsarina of Russia.

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Among noblemen, Maria Alexandrovna ranks 89 out of 1,415Before her are Ramesses IV, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Arthur, Prince of Wales, Roger I of Sicily, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. After her are Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Fatma Sultan, Pyotr Wrangel, Louise Élisabeth of France, and Élisabeth of France.

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Among people born in 1824, Maria Alexandrovna ranks 8Before her are Anton Bruckner, Alexandre Dumas fils, Gustav Kirchhoff, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Eugène Boudin, and Jean-Léon Gérôme. After her are Paul Broca, Pierre Janssen, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Wilkie Collins, Marie Duplessis, and Carl Reinecke. Among people deceased in 1880, Maria Alexandrovna ranks 3Before her are Gustave Flaubert, and Jacques Offenbach. After her are George Eliot, Paul Broca, Henryk Wieniawski, William Lassell, Ned Kelly, Anselm Feuerbach, Michel Chasles, Emperor Norton, and Bettino Ricasoli.

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Among people born in Germany, Maria Alexandrovna ranks 406 out of 7,253Before her are Joachim Peiper (1915), Julius von Mayer (1814), Hans Luther (1879), Otto Diels (1876), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), and Fanny Mendelssohn (1805). After her are Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Paul Hausser (1880), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Karl Drais (1785), and Anna Magdalena Bach (1701).

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