Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia

Grand Duchess
Born Dec 24, 1784

Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia was a daughter of Grand Duke, later Tsar Paul I of Russia and his second wife Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. After marrying the son and heir of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin she became spouse to the heir and thus dropped her Russian title.… Read More

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1784 Birth Born on December 24, 1784.


1798 13 Years Old In 1798 the situation in Europe was such that Russia decided for a closer military cooperation with Austria, supported by a consent to the marriage of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna with Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary. … Read More
1799 14 Years Old The formal betrothal between Grand Duchess Elena and the Hereditary Prince of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was celebrated on 5 May 1799. It was customary for European princesses to travel to their husband's homelands to wed; Russian Grand Duchesses were always the exception, as they were all married at home following tradition. On 23 October 1799 Elena Pavlovna and Friedrich Ludwig were married at the palace of Gatchina. … Read More
1800 15 Years Old In September 1800 she gave birth to a son, Paul Friedrich, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1837 till 1842, who was named so after his grandfathers, the Tsar of Russia and the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
1801 16 Years Old The year 1801 had been especially hard for Elena, for she lost two close members of her family in just a few days. … Read More
1803 19 Years Old The following year Elena became pregnant again and in March 1803 produced a daughter whom they named Marie Louise after her grandmothers, the Dowager Tsarina and Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In September 1803, Elena Pavlovna fell gravely ill and died suddenly on 24 September. … Read More
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