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Alexandra of Hesse

Alexandra of Hesse, Alix von Hessen-Darmstadt (25 April 1872 - 16/17 July 1918) was born in Darmstadt, Germany. She was the Tsarina of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia from 1894 to 1917.

Her father was Louis IV von Hessen-Darmstadt, Grand Duke of Hesse and her mother was Princess Alice of the United Kingdom[?], daughter of Queen Victoria.

Alexandra and Tsar Nicholas II were married on November 26, 1894 at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Her husband Nicholas II abdicated as Tsar in 1917. On July 16/17, 1918, Alexandra, Nicholas II and their children were shot in a cellar in Ekaterinburg, Russia.



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