Early years of the Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia

Sophie Dorothee of Württemberg was the fourth of twelve children and the eldest daughter of the marriage Duke Frederick Eugene of Württemberg with Friederike Sophia Dorothea of ​​Brandenburg-Schwedt, She was born on 25. October 1759 to Szczecin. She was the sister of King Frederick I of Württemberg's first. and the great-niece of Frederick the Great.

At his request, and Catherine the Great, it came to engagement with the widowed Tsarevich Paul. The ceremony took place in Berlin on 23. July 1776. Ludwig von Hessen-Darmstadt ihr Ex-Verlobter erhielt für die geplatzte Verbindung eine großzügige Entschädigung in Höhe von 10.000 Rubles from the Tsarina.

The author depicts the life of Maria Feodorovna, and also touches on the history of their parents, the career of the Father, family life. An appendix describes the descendants of Duke Friedrich Eugen of Württemberg, on 34 Boards the royal houses of Schaumburg-Lippe and Waldeck-Pyrmont.

Most completely are the descendants of the Wurttemberg Regent House. The branches in the other royal families are on the nature of the Gotha Calendar, usually with the omission of the extinct members, continued to the present time.


Merkle J.: Youth of the Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, born Princess of Württemberg: 1759-1776: Publisher of W. Kohlhammer: Stuttgart 1892 (Download in the Russian State Library)

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