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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. Marie was 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Alexandrovna has received more than 7,316 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Maria Alexandrovna is the 74th most popular nobleman (up from 76th in 2019), the 320th most popular biography from Germany (up from 350th in 2019) and the 4th 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 74 out of 842Before her are Afonso de Albuquerque, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Philip the Bold, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Elisabeth Farnese. After her are Princess Alice of Battenberg, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dmitry Donskoy, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France, and Pepin of Landen.

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Among people born in 1824, Maria Alexandrovna ranks 6Before her are Bedřich Smetana, Alexandre Dumas fils, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Kirchhoff, and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin. After her are Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eugène Boudin, Paul Broca, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Marie Duplessis, and Wilkie Collins. 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, Emperor Norton, William Lassell, Ned Kelly, Anselm Feuerbach, Michel Chasles, and Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Among people born in Germany, Maria Alexandrovna ranks 320 out of 6,142Before her are Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Valentinian II (371), Sophie Scholl (1921), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Karen Horney (1885), and Robert Bunsen (1811). After her are Simone Signoret (1921), Hermann Fegelein (1906), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), and August von Mackensen (1849).

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