Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia

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Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich
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Post-Mortem Photograph of Alexander Alexandrovich on his bier in 1870.
House House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Alexander III of Russia
Mother Dagmar of Denmark
Born (1869-06-07)June 7, 1869
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died May 2, 1870(1870-05-02)
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Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (Russian: Великий Князь Александр Александрович Романов; 7 June 1869 – 2 May 1870) was the infant son of Emperor Alexander III–the heir apparent, styled Tsesarevich, to the Russian throne as the eldest living son of Emperor Alexander II–and his consort, Marie Fyodorovna of Russia. He was Alexander's and Marie's second child, second son, and the younger brother of the future Emperor Nicholas II. He died of meningitis in 1870, one month before his first birthday. "The doctors maintain he did not suffer, but we suffered terribly to see and hear him,"[1] his mother wrote to her own mother, Queen Louise of Denmark. His parents had him posthumously photographed and sketched to remember him, therefore it is likely that the photograph to the right, of Grand Duke Alexander in his coffin surrounded by flowers, is the only existing photograph.


  1. ^ Zeepvat, Charlotte. The Camera and the Tsars. Sutton Publishing. p. 178. ISBN 0-7509-4210-X. 

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