Alexandra Georgievna

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Алекса́ндра Гео́ргиевна
Aristocrat, Knyaz (Prince, Duke), Princess
Tatoi Royal Cemetery

Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (Russian: Алекса́ндра Гео́ргиевна), née Princess Alexandra of Greece (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Αλεξάνδρα της Ελλάδας) (30 August 1870 – 24 September 1891) was the third child and firstborn daughter of King George I and Queen Olga of Greece, who herself was a daughter of a Russian grand duke, and was also a grandchild of Denmark's King Christian IX and Queen Louise. She was a sister to Constantine I of Greece, and thus aunt of three kings and two queens, Constantine's three sons, who all became kings of Greece, and two of his daughters, who were queens, in name, of Romania and Croatia, respectively. She was also a paternal aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Marriage and children

Alexandra, whose nicknames were "Greek Alix" or "Aline", was well-loved by her family. "She had one of those sweet and lovable natures that endeared her to everybody who came in touch with her," recalled her brother Prince Nicholas of Greece. "She looked young and beautiful, and ever since she was a child, life looked as it had nothing but joy and happiness in store for her." She had close ties to the Russian imperial family, being, through her mother, a granddaughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, and through her father, a niece of Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Alexander III.

When she was eighteen years old, she was married to Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, her maternal first cousin once removed and the youngest child and sixth son of Emperor Alexander II and his first wife Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine. They had become close when Grand Duke Paul spent winters in Greece due to his frequent respiratory illnesses. The Greek royal family also frequently spent holidays with the Romanov family on visits to Russia or Denmark.

They had two children:

  • Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna
  • Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich


Seven months into her second pregnancy, Alexandra took a walk with her friends on the bank of the Moskva River and jumped directly into a boat that was permanently moored there, but fell as she got in. The next day, she collapsed in the middle of a ball from violent labour pains. She gave birth to her son, Dmitri, lapsed into a fatal coma, and she died six days later in the Romanovs' estate Ilyinskoe near Moscow. The Grand Duchess was buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg. Her grieving husband had to be restrained from throwing himself into the grave with her.

Her husband later morganatically remarried Olga Karnovich, and her son would be involved in the murder of Grigori Rasputin, a favorite of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorvna, in 1916.

In 1939 when Alexandra's nephew George II of Greece was reigning, the Greek government obtained a permission from the Soviet government under Joseph Stalin to rebury Princess Alexandra in Greece. Her body was removed from the vault in Leningrad and transferred by a Greek ship to Athens. It was finally laid to rest near the Tatoi Palace. Alexandra's marble tombstone over an empty tomb is still in its place in the Peter and Paul Cathedral.

The "Alexandra Maternity Hospital" (now "Alexandra General Hospital") in Athens was later named in her memory by another nephew, King Paul; it was affiliated with the University of Athens with a special remit to research and combat postpartum maternal mortality. Alexandras Avenue in Athens was also named after her.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Titles and styles
  • 30 August 1870 – 17 June 1889: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark
  • 17 June 1889 – 24 September 1891: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia

Source: wikipedia.org

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1George IGeorge IFather24.12.184518.03.1913
        2Olga  Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of RussiaMother03.09.185118.06.1926
        3Dmitri  PavlovichDmitri PavlovichSon06.09.189105.03.1942
        4Grand Duchess Maria PavlovnaGrand Duchess Maria PavlovnaDaughter18.04.189013.12.1958
        5Prince Nicholas of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Nicholas of Greece and DenmarkBrother22.01.187208.02.1938
        6Prince Christopher  of Greece and DenmarkPrince Christopher of Greece and DenmarkBrother10.08.188821.01.1940
        7Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of GreeceBrother02.08.186811.01.1923
        8Prince Andrew of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Andrew of Greece and DenmarkBrother02.02.188203.12.1944
        9Princess Maria of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Maria of Greece and DenmarkSister03.03.187614.12.1940
        10Paul  AlexandrovichPaul AlexandrovichHusband, Cousin03.10.186030.01.1919
        11Николай КонстантиновичНиколай КонстантиновичUncle14.02.185027.01.1918
        12Дмитрий Константинович РомановДмитрий Константинович РомановUncle01.06.186030.01.1919
        13Константин КонстантиновичКонстантин КонстантиновичUncle10.08.185802.06.1915
        14Великий Князь Георгий МихайловичВеликий Князь Георгий МихайловичUncle23.08.186330.01.1919
        15Николай СтаршийНиколай СтаршийUncle27.07.183113.04.1891
        16Olga  NikolaevnaOlga NikolaevnaAunt11.09.182230.10.1892
        17Grand Duchess Maria  Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaAunt18.08.181921.02.1876
        18Nikolajs II RomanovsNikolajs II RomanovsNephew19.05.186817.07.1918
        19Mikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovMikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovNephew04.12.187813.06.1918
        20Andrei  VladimirovichAndrei VladimirovichNephew02.05.187930.10.1956
        21Дарья  БогарнэДарья БогарнэNephew07.03.187005.11.1937
        22Князь Роман ПетровичКнязь Роман ПетровичNephew17.10.189623.10.1978
        23Vladimir  PaleyVladimir PaleyNephew09.01.189718.07.1918
        24Георг IIГеорг IINephew19.07.189001.04.1947
        25Edward  VIIIEdward VIIINephew23.06.189428.05.1972
        26Кирилл  АндросовКирилл АндросовNephew05.12.191507.02.1992
        27Всеволод  РомановВсеволод РомановNephew20.01.191418.06.1973
        28Prince PhilipPrince PhilipNephew10.06.192109.04.2021
        29Boris  Wladimirowitsch RomanowBoris Wladimirowitsch RomanowNephew24.11.187709.11.1943
        30Кирилл ВладимировичКирилл ВладимировичNephew12.10.187612.10.1938
        31Natalia PaleyNatalia PaleyNiece05.12.190527.12.1981
        32Ольга  РомановаОльга РомановаNiece13.06.188224.11.1960
        33Natālija AndrosovaNatālija AndrosovaNiece23.02.191725.07.1999
        34Helen of Greece and DenmarkHelen of Greece and DenmarkNiece02.05.189628.11.1982
        35Princess IrenePrincess IreneNiece13.02.190415.04.1974
        36Марина  РомановаМарина РомановаNiece11.03.189215.05.1981
        37Grand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaGrand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaNiece17.03.188213.03.1957
        38Надежда  РомановаНадежда РомановаNiece15.03.189821.04.1988
        39Princess Catherine IvanovnaPrincess Catherine IvanovnaNiece25.07.191513.03.2007
        40Великая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаВеликая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаNiece06.04.187520.04.1960
        41Princess Marina  of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Marina of Greece and DenmarkNiece13.12.190627.08.1968
        42Princess Elizabeth of  Greece and DenmarkPrincess Elizabeth of Greece and DenmarkNiece24.05.190411.01.1955
        43Alexander IIAlexander IIFather in-law29.04.181813.03.1881
        44Maria  AlexandrovnaMaria AlexandrovnaMother in-law08.08.182403.06.1880
        45Carl Wilhelm  LudvigCarl Wilhelm LudvigSon in-law17.06.188405.06.1965
        Sergei PutyatinSon in-law00.00.189300.00.1966
        47Сергей   ПутятинСергей ПутятинSon in-law19.12.189326.02.1966
        48Princess Françoise  of OrléansPrincess Françoise of OrléansSister in-law25.12.190225.02.1953
        49Maria AlexandrovnaMaria AlexandrovnaSister in-law17.10.185324.10.1920
        50Sophia of PrussiaSophia of PrussiaSister in-law14.06.187013.01.1932
        51Alice von BattenbergAlice von BattenbergSister in-law25.02.188505.12.1969
        52Princess Anastasia of  Greece and DenmarkPrincess Anastasia of Greece and DenmarkSister in-law20.01.187829.08.1923
        53Sophia of  PrussiaSophia of PrussiaBrother in-law14.06.187013.01.1932
        54Сергей  РомановСергей РомановBrother in-law11.05.185717.02.1905
        55Владимир АлександровичВладимир АлександровичBrother in-law10.04.184704.02.1909
        56Сергей АлександровичСергей АлександровичBrother in-law11.05.185717.02.1905
        57Alexander IIIAlexander IIIBrother in-law10.03.184501.11.1894
        58Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичGrandfather25.10.183218.12.1909
        59Konstantin NikolayevichKonstantin NikolayevichGrandfather21.09.182725.01.1892
        60Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaGrandmother20.09.183912.04.1891
        61Александра ИосифовнаАлександра ИосифовнаGrandmother08.07.183006.07.1911
        62Lennart  BernadotteLennart BernadotteGrandson08.05.190921.12.2004
        63Anastasia RomanovaAnastasia RomanovaGranddaughter18.06.190117.07.1918
        64Paul IPaul IGreat grandfather01.10.175423.03.1801
        65Георгий Петрович ОльденбургскийГеоргий Петрович ОльденбургскийGreat grandfather00.00.178400.00.1812
        66Михаил ПавловичМихаил ПавловичGreat grandfather08.02.179828.08.1849
        67Charles FrederickCharles FrederickGreat grandfather02.02.178308.07.1853
        68Leopold BadenLeopold BadenGreat grandfather29.08.179024.04.1852
        69Louis Württemberg, DukeLouis Württemberg, DukeGreat grandfather30.08.175620.09.1817
        70Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of RussiaGreat grandfather06.07.179618.02.1855
        71Maria FeodorovnaMaria FeodorovnaGreat grandmother14.10.175924.10.1828
        72Екатерина ПавловнаЕкатерина ПавловнаGreat grandmother10.05.178809.01.1819
        73Henriette  Nassau-Weilburg, PrincessHenriette Nassau-Weilburg, PrincessGreat grandmother22.04.178002.01.1857
        74Елена ПавловнаЕлена ПавловнаGreat grandmother28.12.180621.01.1873
        75Александра ФёдоровнаАлександра ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother13.07.179801.11.1860
        76Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaGreat grandmother04.02.178611.06.1859
        77George VIGeorge VIGreat grandson14.12.189506.02.1952
        78Prince Nikita  Nikitich RomanovPrince Nikita Nikitich RomanovGreat grandson13.05.192303.05.2007
        79Prince George Duke of KentPrince George Duke of KentGreat grandson20.12.190225.08.1942
        80Grand Duke Nicholas  Nikolaevich of RussiaGrand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of RussiaCousin18.11.185605.01.1929
        81князь Георгий Максимилианович Романовскийкнязь Георгий Максимилианович РомановскийCousin29.02.185203.05.1912
        82Великий князь Пётр НиколаевичВеликий князь Пётр НиколаевичCousin10.01.186417.06.1931
        83Georgy  KonstantinovichGeorgy KonstantinovichCousin23.04.190307.11.1938
        84Igor  ConstantinovichIgor ConstantinovichCousin29.05.189418.07.1918
        85Princess Xenia  Georgievna of RussiaPrincess Xenia Georgievna of RussiaCousin22.08.190317.09.1965
        86Александр ИскандерАлександр ИскандерCousin15.11.188726.01.1957
        87Вера КонстантиновнаВера КонстантиновнаCousin24.04.190611.01.2001
        88Prince Ioann  Konstantinovich of RussiaPrince Ioann Konstantinovich of RussiaCousin05.07.188618.07.1918
        89Gabriel RomanovGabriel RomanovCousin15.07.188728.02.1955
        90Oleg  KonstantinovichOleg KonstantinovichCousin15.11.189229.09.1914
        91Princess Nina GeorgievnaPrincess Nina GeorgievnaCousin20.06.190127.02.1974

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