Category:Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse)

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Princess Maximilienne Wilhelmine Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (8 August 1824 - 8 June 1880) was a princess of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and, as Maria Alexandrovna (in Russian Мария Александровна), Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia. She was born at Darmstadt, the capital of the Grand Duchy, and died at Saint Petersburg. The Mariinsky Theatre and the city Mariehamn in Åland is named after her.

Empresses of Russia:

18th-century: Simple crown icon.svg Catherine ISimple crown icon.svg Anna IoannovnaSimple crown icon.svg Elizabeth PetrovnaSimple crown icon.svg Catherine IIPaul I: Natalia AlexeievnaMaria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg)
19th-century: Alexander I: Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden)Nicholas I: Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia)Alexander II: Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse)Catherine DolgorukovAlexander III: Maria Fyodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark)Nicholas II: Alexandra Fyodorovna (Alix of Hesse)


Maria Alexandrovna 
wife of Alexander II of Russia
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Date of birth27 July 1824
Darmstadt
Date of death22 May 1880
Saint Petersburg
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