Alexandra Feodorovna (Hesse-Darmstadt) Romanov

Alexandra Feodorovna (Hesse-Darmstadt) Romanov (1872 - 1918)

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Princess Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix) "Empress consort of Russia" Romanov formerly Hesse-Darmstadt aka of Hesse and by Rhine
Born in Darmstadt, German Empiremap
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Wife of — married in Saint Petersburg, Russiamap
Died in Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSRmap
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Biography

Born a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, she was given the name Alexandra Feodorovna upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonized her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer in 2000.

Alexandra was born on 6 June 1872 at the New Palace in Darmstadt as Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Viktoria Alix Helena Luise Beatrice of Hesse and by Rhine, a Grand Duchy that was then part of the German Empire. She was the sixth child among the seven children of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, the second daughter of Queen Victoria and Albert, the Prince Consort.

Alix and Nicholas (Romanov) were related to each other via several different lines of European royalty and nobility: the most notable was their shared great-grandmother Princess Wilhelmina of Baden, making them second cousins via this line; and King Wilhelm II of Prussia, who was simultaneously the great-great-grandfather of Alix and the great-great-great-grandfather of Nicholas, which in this line made them third cousins, once removed. Alexandra and Nicholas were wed in the Grand Church of the Winter Palace of St Petersburg on 26 November 1894, the birthday of Nicholas's mother, now Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna.

The former tsar and tsaritsa and all of their family, including the gravely ill Alexei, along with several family servants, were executed by firing squad and bayonets in the basement of the Ipatiev House, where they had been imprisoned, early in the morning of 17 July 1918, by a detachment of Bolsheviks led by Yakov Yurovsky.

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DNA Tested
Alix Romanov's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Alix or other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Alix (Hesse-Darmstadt) Romanov: Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1af2, Mitosearch KJBBZ

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Princess Alix Empress of all the Russias Image 1
Princess Alix Empress of all the Russias Image 1

Collaboration

On 30 Dec 2016 at 20:58 GMT Jackie Stoddard wrote:

can the autosomal not be done from the same DNA sample that the MtDNA was taken from ; this would help a lot of royal Stuart & Romanov etc descendants , while its still only $59 on FTDNA but only until end of 31st Dec (hopefully thats where it was tested?)

On 7 Aug 2016 at 00:30 GMT Peter Roberts wrote:

Her autosomal DNA has not been tested.

On 6 Aug 2016 at 22:19 GMT Jackie Stoddard wrote:

it would be very helpful if someone can find out if an autosomal DNA test has been done on Princess Alix , and if so load a gedmatch no. does anyone know of it? I,d like to compare our DNA for the Stuart line proof

thanks Jackie

On 15 Jul 2016 at 00:31 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I added the picture of her back as primary photo (so it shows in family trees & as thumbnail at upper left of profile). Feel free to remove it if you'd like (or let me know & I can "unset" it).

Cheers, Liz

On 31 Jul 2014 at 13:32 GMT Peter Roberts wrote:

I have temporarily adopted this profile. If you are experienced with European royals and aristocrats then I welcome you being the profile manager.



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