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Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

Monument of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna consecrated

On the square of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Alapaevsk a monument to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (born Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine) was unveiled. The Grand Duchess is a martyr and as such the monument was also consecrated by Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye. Read more about the Grand Duchess here.

Elizabeth Feodorovna
Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

The murder of Elizabeth Feodorovna

Elizabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was born on 1 November 1864 as the second child of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and Alice of the United Kingdom. She was known as Ella in her family. Tragedy struck for the first time in 1878 when diphtheria killed Elizabeth’s youngest sister Marie on 16 November [read more]

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Adelaide of Italy

Royal Saints

Many royal women sought a religious life, especially after the deaths of their husbands or even from their early childhood. I have compiled a list, probably incomplete, of many of those female saints. Adelaide of Italy Adelaide was born around 931 and she was respectively Queen of Italy as the wife of Lothair II of [read more]