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Early years of the Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia

Sophie Dorothea of ​​Württemberg was the fourth of twelve children and the eldest daughter of Duke Frederick Eugene of Wurttemberg marriage with Sophia Dorothea Friederike 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[...]