It was also here that Maria met Elisabeth's youngest surviving sister, Princess Alix, who would eventually become the devoted and ill-fated wife of Maria's eldest grandson, Emperor Nicholas II. A legend alleges that on a visit to Darmstadt, upon meeting Alix, Empress Maria turned to her ladies-in-waiting with the words, "Kiss her hand.
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: Мария Александровна; 17 October [O.S. 5 October] 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine; she was Duchess of Edinburgh and later Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as the wife of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Maria and her siblings were also taught to view Rasputin as "Our Friend" and to share confidences with him. In the autumn of 1907, Maria's aunt Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia was escorted to the nursery by the Tsar to meet Rasputin. Maria, her sisters and brother Alexei were all wearing their long white nightgowns.
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia (Russian: Елизавета Фёдоровна Романова, romanized: Yelizaveta Fyodorovna Romanova, Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova; canonised as Holy Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna; 1 November 1864 – 18 July 1918), was a German Hessian and Rhenish princess of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt, and ...
Vielmehr verdankte sie den Namenszusatz ihrem Vater, der sich als Angehöriger der abgesetzten schwedischen Dynastie Holstein-Gottorp nicht mehr „Prinz von Schweden“ nennen durfte. Stattdessen gab er sich die Beinamen Wasa und – um seinen Thronanspruch weiterzubekunden – Holstein-Gottorp, mithin also Wasa-Holstein-Gottorp.
Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (11 November 1599 – 28 March 1655) was a German princess and Queen of Sweden as the consort of King Gustav II Adolph (Gustavus Adolphus). She was a daughter of John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg , and Anna, Duchess of Prussia , daughter of Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia .
Maria Pawlowna Romanowa, Großfürstin von Russland (russisch: Мария Павловна Романова) (* 5. Februar jul. / 16. Februar 1786 greg. in Pawlowsk bei Sankt Petersburg; † 23. Juni 1859 auf Schloss Belvedere bei Weimar) war ein Mitglied des Hauses Romanow-Holstein-Gottorp und durch Heirat Großherzogin von Sachsen-Weimar ...