Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Grand Duchess of Romania
Born Jan 17, 1882

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia 17 January 1882 – 13 March 1957, sometimes known as Helen, Helena, Helene, Ellen, Yelena, Hélène, or Eleni, was a Russian grand duchess as the daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She was the wife of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia.


1882 Birth Born on January 17, 1882.


1899 17 Years Old She was initially engaged to Prince Max of Baden, but Max backed out of the engagement. Elena's mother was furious and society gossiped about Elena's difficulty in finding a husband. At one point in 1899, the seventeen-year-old Elena was reputedly engaged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, however this came to nothing as he fell in love with Countess Sophie Chotek.
1900 18 Years Old Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece, first proposed in 1900, but Elena's mother was reluctant to allow her daughter to marry a younger son with no real fortune or prospects of inheriting a throne.


1902 20 Years Old She finally agreed to let Elena marry Nicholas, who was Elena's second cousin through his mother Olga Constantinovna of Russia and her father Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, in 1902 after it became clear that no other offers were on the horizon. The couple were married on 29 August 1902 in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. … Read More


1934 52 Years Old Princess Olga of Greece married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia; Princess Elizabeth of Greece married Count Karl Theodor zu Toerring-Jettenbach, son of Duchess Sophie in Bavaria and scion of a rich Bavarian mediatized family; and Princess Marina of Greece married the Prince George, Duke of Kent in November 1934.
1938 56 Years Old Grand Duchess Elena became a widow early in 1938, as Prince Nicholas suffered a heart attack and died suddenly.


1957 75 Years Old 1 More Event
She remained in Greece throughout the Second World War, dying there in 1957. … Read More
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