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Maria Fedorovna Romanov
Birth: Nov. 26, 1847
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death: Oct. 13, 1928
Hovedstaden, Denmark

Russian Monarch. Born Princess Maria-Sophia-Frederica-Dagmar, she was the second daughter of the King Christian IX. In 1866 she married the Russian heir to the throne, later Alexander III. Upon her marriage she converted to the Russian Orthodox faith and changed her name to Maria Fedorovna. She had 6 children, one of them Tsar Nicholas II. Throughout her life she took part in charity and contributed to improve the Russian education system. During the First World War she made a great effort as chairman of the Russian Red Cross. She spent more than 50 years in Russia, surviving the revolution, which caused the deaths of two of her sons and five grandchildren. In 1919 she left Russia on board a British warship "Marlborough" and, for a while, stayed with her sister, Queen Dowager Alexandra, in England. She later moved to Denmark. When she died, the funeral service was held in the Church of Alexander Nevsky in Copenhagen. Afterwards the sarcophagus of Empress Maria Fedorovna was placed in Roskilde Cathedral. In 2005, the governments of Denmark and Russia agreed to fulfill her will to be buried next to her husband. Her remains were interred in Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral 78 years after her death. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Christian IX (1818 - 1906)
  Louise von Hessen-Kassel (1817 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov (1845 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov (1868 - 1918)*
  Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov (1869 - 1870)*
  George Alexandrovich Romanov (1871 - 1899)*
  Xenia Alexandrovna Romanova (1875 - 1960)*
  Michael Alexandrovich Romanov (1878 - 1918)*
  Olga Alexandrovna Romanov (1882 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
   Frederik VIII of Denmark (1843 - 1912)*
   Alexandra of Denmark (1844 - 1925)*
  George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg (1845 - 1913)*
  Maria Fedorovna Romanov (1847 - 1928)
  Thyra Amalia Caroline Charlotte Anna Of Denmark (1853 - 1933)*
  Valdemar of Denmark (1858 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St. Peter and Paul Fortress
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Plot: Next to her husband, Alexander III
 
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Sep 28, 2006
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Maria Fedorovna Romanov
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Maria Fedorovna Romanov
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Maria Fedorovna Romanov
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