Marie Alexandrovna (1853–1920)

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Marie Alexandrovna (1853–1920)

Russian grand duchess and duchess of Edinburgh . Name variations: Maria or Mary Alexandrovna, Mary Romanov; Grand Duchess of Russia. Born on October 17, 1853, in St. Petersburg, Russia; died on October 24, 1920, in Zurich, Switzerland; daughter of Alexander II (1818–1881), tsar of Russia (r. 1855–1881), and Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1824–1880); sister of Alexander III, tsar of Russia (r. 1881–1894); married Alfred Saxe-Coburg (1844–1900), duke of Edinburgh, on January 23, 1874; children: Alfred Saxe-Coburg (b.1874); Marie of Rumania (1875–1938); Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg (1876–1936); Alexandra Saxe-Coburg (1878–1942); Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg (1884–1966).

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