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

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 26 Nov 1894 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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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

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Hi, can you add the Russia Project as co-PM for this profile? Thanks!

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posted by SJ Baty
Hi! I'd like to compare my DNA with Alexandra Feodorovna (Hesse-Darmstadt) Romanov (1872 - 1918).
Isabel Graves 1848-1906 was governess to her mother and later Princess Alix wrote to her saying that she still had the Bible that she had given her and always used it.
posted by Gerard Molyneux A.P.C.
before Mitosearch disappears

My (Jackie Stoddard / Mitosearch.com no. 49CMZ ) MtDNA compare with Princess Alix Hess-Darmstadt Romanov Research Tools > Comparative mtDNA Results

User ID HVR1 Mutations HVR2 Mutations KJBBZ 111T, 357C, 519C 263G, 315.1C, 524.1A, 524.2C 49CMZ CRS 263G, 315.1C, 522-, 523-

Research Tools > Comparative mtDNA Results

posted by Jackie Stoddard
this is my Comparative mtDNA Results with Princess Alexis Romanov ( does a project manager show that for me on the profile and also on Stuart-33 (I manage too please)

User ID HVR1 Mutations HVR2 Mutations KJBBZ 111T, 357C, 519C 263G, 315.1C, 524.1A, 524.2C

Jackie’s Mitosearch.com no. 49CMZ

thanks Jackie

posted by Jackie Stoddard
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?)
posted by Jackie Stoddard
Her autosomal DNA has not been tested.
posted by Peter Roberts
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

posted by Jackie Stoddard
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

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I have temporarily adopted this profile. If you are experienced with European royals and aristocrats then I welcome you being the profile manager.
posted by Peter Roberts

Alix is 19 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 5 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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