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Saint Elizabeth von Hesse Romanov
Birth: Nov. 1, 1864
Darmstadt-Dieburger Landkreis
Hessen, Germany
Death: Jul. 17, 1918
Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian Federation

Russian Orthodox Saint, Russian Royalty. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and Princess Alice, who was the daughter of Queen Victoria. The sister to Czarina Alexandra, she married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, Czar Nicholas' uncle on June 15, 1884. Grand Duke Sergei was the Governor-General of Moscow. After the Grand Duke's murder, Grand Duchess Elizabeth founded the Convent of Sts Mary & Martha in Moscow, which served as a hospital and an orphanage, and devoted herself to charity and ministered to the poor and destitute. During the Russian Revolution of 1918, she was murdered by the Bolsheviks in Alapaevsk, Siberia. Before her murder, she prayed that God would forgive her murders. At that moment one of the Bolsheviks hit her in the head with a rifle butt, knocking her to the ground. She was then thrown into a mines shaft. (bio by: John Hinkle) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ludwig IV. von Hessen-Darmstadt (1837 - 1892)
  Alice Saxe-Coburg (1843 - 1878)
 
 Spouses:
  Sergi Alexandrovich Romanov (1857 - 1905)*
  Sergej Alexandrovich Romanov (1857 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
   Victoria of Hesse (1863 - 1950)*
  Victoria von Hessen-Darmstadt Battenberg (1863 - 1950)*
  Elizabeth von Hesse Romanov (1864 - 1918)
  Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (1866 - 1953)*
  Ernst Ludwig V. von Hessen-Darmstadt (1868 - 1937)*
  Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine von Hessen (1870 - 1873)*
  Alexandra Feodorovna von Hesse Romanova (1872 - 1918)*
  Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldine von Hessen (1874 - 1878)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Mary Magdalene Church
Jerusalem
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
 
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Originally Created by: John Hinkle
Record added: Dec 26, 2002
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Pray unto God for me, O Holy Saint Elizabeth!
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