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  1. Elisabeth was born on 1 November 1864 as the second child of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria. Though she came from one of the oldest and most noble houses in Germany, Elisabeth and her family lived a rather modest life by royal standards.

  2. Princess Elisabeth Marie Alice Viktoria of Hesse and by Rhine (11 March 1895 – 16 November 1903) was a German Hessian and Rhenish child princess, the only daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and his first wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

  3. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1895–1903), daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and his first wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1821-1826), legal daughter of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, possible daughter of Baron Augustus de Senarclens

  4. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was a German Hessian and Rhenish child princess, the only daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhi...

    • Princess of Hesse
    • Admirers and Suitors
    • Grand Duchess of Russia
    • Religious Life
    • Murder
    • Legacy
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    Elisabeth was born on 1 November 1864 as the second child of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and British Princess Alice. Through her mother, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Princess Alice chose the name "Elisabeth" for her daughter after visiting the shrine of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, ancestress of the House of Hesse, in Marburg. Alice s...

    Charming and with a very accommodating personality, Elisabeth was considered by many historians and contemporaries to be one of the most beautiful women in Europe at that time. As a young woman, she caught the eye of her elder cousin, the future German Emperor William II. He was a student then at Bonn University, and on weekends he often visited hi...

    Sergei and Elisabeth married on 15 (3) June 1884, at the Chapel of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. She became Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna. It was actually at the wedding that Sergei's 16-year-old nephew, Tsarevich Nicholas, first met his future wife, Elisabeth's youngest sister, Princess Alix. The new Grand Duchess made a good first im...

    After Sergei’s death, Elisabeth wore mourning clothes and became a vegetarian. In 1909, she sold off her magnificent collection of jewels and sold her other luxurious possessions; even her wedding ring was not spared. With the proceeds she opened the Convent of Saints Martha and Mary and became its abbess. She soon opened a hospital, a chapel, a ph...

    In 1918, Lenin ordered the Cheka to arrest Elisabeth. They then exiled her first to Perm, then to Yekaterinburg, where she spent a few days and was joined by others: the Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich Romanov; Princes Ioann Konstantinovich, Konstantin Konstantinovich, Igor Konstantinovich and Vladimir Pavlovich Paley; Grand Duke Sergei's secretary,...

    On 8 October 1918, White Army soldiers discovered the remains of Elisabeth and her companions, still within the shaft where they had been murdered. Despite having lain there for almost three months, the bodies were in relatively good condition. Most were thought to have died slowly from injuries or starvation, rather than the subsequent fire. Elisa...

    On 8 June 2009, the Prosecutor General of Russia officially posthumously rehabilitated Yelizaveta Fyodorovna, along with other Romanovs: Mikhail Alexandrovich, Sergei Mikhailovich, Ioann Konstantinovich, Konstantin Konstantinovich and Igor Konstantinovich. "All of these people were subjected to repression in the form of arrest, deportation and bein...

    Her Grand Ducal HighnessPrincess Elisabeth of Hesse and the Rhine (1864–1884)
    Her Imperial HighnessGrand Duchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna of Russia (1884–1918)
    Holy Martyr Yelizaveta Fyodorovna(since 1981)
    Paleologue, Maurice. An Ambassador's Memoirs,1922
    Grand Duchess Marie of Russia. Education of a Princess, 1931
    Queen Marie of Romania. The Story of My Life,1934
    Almedingen, E.M. An Unbroken Unity, 1964

    Orthodox sources

    1. The Life of the Holy Royal Martyr Grand Duchess Yelizaveta 2. Life of the Holy New Martyr Grand Duchess Yelizaveta, by Metropolitan Anastassy 3. Pilgrimage to Alapaevsk 4. Photo Library of Saint Elizabeth 5. OrthodoxWiki:Elizabeth the New Martyr

    Orthodox hymns to Saint Elizabeth

    1. Akathist to the New Martyr Elizabeth 2. Canon to the New Martyrs Grand Duchess Yelizaveta and Nun Barbara

    Secular sources

    1. Murder details 2. The Alexander Palace Time Machine 3. American Reporter Interviews Elisabeth in 1917 4. HIH Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna by Countess Alexandra Olsoufieff 5. Yelizaveta and Romanov Discussion Forum 6. Murder of the Romanovs at Alapayevsk

  5. Grand Duchess Elizabeth was born Her Grand Ducal Highness [1] Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and the Rhine on 1 November 1864. She was the second child of Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and the Rhine and British Princess Alice. Through her mother, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

  6. e. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (Prinzessin Elisabeth Marie Alice Viktoria von Hessen und bei Rhein) ( 11 March 1895 – 16 November 1903) was the only daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and his first wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was named after her paternal great-grandmother ...