Talk:Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg)

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How tall was she?[edit]

Apparently she was tall. -G

redirects[edit]

IMO those parenthetical disambiguations are messy. As this "Maria Fyodorovna (Sophia Dorothea of Wurttemberg)" is already very close to Maria Fedorovna of Wurttemberg, please move this to that heading. Unnecessary to use parentheses when one word, "Wurttemberg", instead, makes the same. 217.140.193.123 16:56, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

I find the present title acceptable, and preferable to that suggested above by an anonymous user. Deb 17:52, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

The correct way for this title is "Dorothea of Wurttemburg (Maria Fyodorovna)". Having her birth name in front and the name she accepted in Russia in parentheses. Popov 2000

how can it be that the redirects go from the correct of Württemberg to the absolutely wrong Wurttemburg???--Tresckow 12:26, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Do not look at the spelling. Look at how the names are placed. You have her god given name first and then the name she accepted after her marriage. Look at Empress Consorts of Russia. Popov 2000

yes ok, i did and there it is spelled correctly. Something called Wurttemburg never existed.--Tresckow 08:23, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

It's at "Württemberg" now. Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 23:55, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

The Bust of Paul[edit]

How does a bust of Paul demonstrate he was smaller than his wife? I don't understand. It makes more sense for that picture of the bust - which is important because it shows what Paul looks like - on Paul's page, surely??? LeighBCD 10:46, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

lady-in-waiting[edit]

When was Hedvig Ulrika De la Gardie her lady-in-waiting? Or was Gardie the lady of her daughter-in-law? --85.226.41.42 (talk) 03:11, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

She was lady in waiting in 1820-1822, and as she was named lady in waiting to the empress rather than to the empress dowager, I must assume it was to her daughter-in-law, though the references for Gardies article does not expressively state which empress.--Aciram (talk) 15:15, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Why didn't they change her name to Sophia Feodorovna after her baptisim into the Russian Orthodox Church? Sophia is Russian name. Zoe Palaiologina became Sophia Palaiologina.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 23:58, 29 July 2011 (UTC)