Person:Charlotte of Prussia (1)

Alexandra Feodorovna
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Name Alexandra Feodorovna
Alt Name Princess Charlotte _____, of Prussia
Gender Female
Birth[1] 13 Jul 1798 Charlottenburg, Prussia
Marriage 13 Jul 1817 Saint Petersburg, Russiato Nicholas I of Russia
Alt Marriage 13 Jul 1817 Saint-Pétersbourg,,,, Russieto Nicholas I of Russia
Death[1] 1 Nov 1860 Tsarskoe Selo, Leningrad, Severo-zapadny, Russia
Reference Number[1] Q57207?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Alexandra Feodorovna, born Princess Charlotte of Prussia (13 July 1798 – 1 November 1860), was Empress consort of Russia. She was the wife of Emperor Nicholas I, and mother of Emperor Alexander II.

    Charlotte was born the eldest surviving daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia, and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Her childhood was marked by the Napoleonic wars and the death of her mother when she was twelve years old.

    In 1814, her marriage was arranged for political reasons with Grand Duke Nicholas Pavlovich of Russia, the future Tsar Nicholas I. They married on 1 July 1817. Upon her marriage, Charlotte converted to Russian Orthodoxy, and took the Russian name Alexandra Feodorovna. Ideally matched with her husband, she had a happy marriage that produced a large family; seven children survived childhood.

    At the death of her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander I of Russia, in December 1825, Alexandra's husband became the new Russian emperor. Alexandra enjoyed her husband's confidence in affairs of state, but she had no interest in politics other than her personal attachment to Prussia, her native country. She was the obedient and admiring supporter of her husband's views. Her personality was completely overshadowed by Nicholas I's strong character. As empress consort, Alexandra Feodorovna had no interest in charity work. Her chief interests were in family affairs, dancing, balls and jewels.<ref></ref> After 1841 her health deteriorated. She spent long sojourns abroad in search for a respite to her frail constitution. As she became largely an invalid, Nicholas I took mistresses, but Alexandra retained her husband's love. She survived Nicholas I by five years and died in 1860.

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  2.   Friederike Luise Charlotte Wilhelmine Prinzessin von Preußen, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.