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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Elizabeth (‘Ella’) of Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchess of Russia

Born: 1 November 1864, Bessungen

Daughter of: Louis IV & Alice of Great Britain (1843-1878)

Married: Serge Alexandrovich (1857-1905 – murdered)

Died: 18 July 1918, murdered by Bolsheviks, Alapaevsk

Was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life. She was tall and slight, of blonde colouring, with features of extraordinary finesse and purity. She had eyes of grey-blue, on one of which was a spot of brown, and the effect of her glance was unusual.” (Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Younger).

She was quite newly married when her beauty burst upon me as a marvelous revelation. Her loveliness was of what used to be called the "angelic" kind. Her eyes, her lips, her smile, her hands, the way she looked at you, the way she talked, the way she moved, all was exquisite beyond words; it almost brought tears to your eyes.” (Queen Marie of Roumania)

Elizabeth of Austria

Born: 1865

Daughter of: Josef Karl (1833-1905) & Clotilde (1846-1927)

Died: 1866

Elizabeth (‘Mavra’) of Saxe-Altenburg, Grand Duchess of Russia

Born: 1865

Daughter of: Moritz (1829-1907) & Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen (1843-1919)

Married: Konstantin Konstantinovich (1858-1915)

Children: Ioann, Gavril Tatiana, Konstantin, Oleg, Igor, Georgi, Natalia, Vera

Died: 24 March 1927, Leipzig

Elizabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Grand Duchess of Oldenburg

Born: 10 August 1869, Ludwigslust

Daughter of: Frederick Franz II (182301883) & Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1850-1922)

Married: Frederick August (1852-1931)

Children: Nicholas, Frederick August, Alexandrine, Ingeborg, Altburg

Died: 3 September 1955, Bad Homburg

“A little woman, limp and sallow in a pink hat covered with poppies.” (Marie Mallet 1899)

Elizabeth, Princess of Wied

Born: 1883

Daughter of: William (1845-1907) & Marie of the Netherlands (1841-1910)

Died: 1938

Elizabeth (‘Erzsi’) of Austria

Born: 1883

Daughter of: Crown Prince Rudolf (1858-1889) & Stephanie of Belgium (1864-1945)

Married: 1) Otto of Windisch Graetz
Children: Franz Josef, Ernst, Rudolf, Stephanie
2) Leopold Petznek

Died: 1963

Elizabeth of Waldeck Pyrmont, Princess of Erbach-Schonberg

Born: 1873

Married: Alexander (1872-1944)

Children: Imma, George Ludwig

Died: 1961

Elizabeth in Bavaria, Queen of the Belgians

Born: 25 July 1876, Starnberg

Daughter of: Karl Throdor (1839-1909) & Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857-1943)

Married: Albert (1875-1934)

Children: Leopold, Charles, Marie Jose

Died: 23 November, 1965, Laeken

“I believe she is pretty and nice.” (Queen Victoria, 1900)

Elizabeth of Austria, Princess of Liechtenstein

Born: 1878

Daughter of: Karl Ludwig (1833-1896) & Maria Teresa of Portugal

Married: Aloys (1869-1955)

Died: 1960

Elizabeth of Stolberg-Rossla, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Born: 23 June 1885, Rossla

Daughter of: Botho & Hedwig Buedingen

Married: 1) Johann Albrecht (1857-1920)
2) Adolph Frederick (her first husband’s brother) (1873-1969)

Died: 16 October 1969, Eutin

Elizabeth Mathilde, Princess of Windisch Graetz

Born: 1889

Daughter of: Hugo (1854-1920) & Christine von Auersperg (1866-1962)

Married: Leone Rosa (1884-1972)

Died: 1983

Elizabeth of Roumania, Queen of Greece

Born: 1894

Daughter of: Ferdinand (1865-1927) & Marie of Edinburgh/Coburg (1875-1938)

Married: George II (1890-1947) Divorced.

Died: 1956

Elizabeth of Urach, Princess of Liechtenstein

Born: 1894

Daughter of: William (1864-1928) & Amelie in Bavaria (1865-1912)

Married: Karl (1878-1955)

Died: 1962

Elizabeth of Hesse

Born: 11 March 1895

Daughter of: Ernst Ludwig (1868-1937) & Victoria Melita of Edinburgh/Coburg (1876-1936)

Died of typhoid 6 November 1903, Darmstadt

I never knew a child who had so much influence on adults. Her inner personality was very strong, and she had a natural quality that protected her from being spoiled.” (Her father, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse)

Elizabeth of Saxe-Meiningen, Baroness von Saalfeld

Born: 1895

Daughter of: Ernest & Katherine Jensen

Married: Johann Durken

Died: 1934

Elizabeth of Wurttemberg

Born: 1899

Daughter of: Albrecht (1865-1939) & Margaret of Austria (1870-1902)

Died: 1900

Elizabeth of Nassau, Princess of Thurn & Taxis

Born: 1901

Daughter of: William (1852-1912) & Marianne of Portugal (1861-1942)

Married: Louis (1901-1993)

Died: 1950

Elizabeth of Turn & Taxis, Margravine of Meissen

Born: 1903

Daughter of: Albert (1867-1952) & Margaret of Austria (1870-1955)

Married: Frederick Christian of Saxony (1893-1908)

Children: Emmanuel, Maria Josepha, Maria Anna

Died: 1976

Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg

Born: 1903

Daughter of: Ernst II (1871-1955) & Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe (1875-197?)

Died: 1991

Elizabeth of Greece & Denmark

Born 1904

Daughter of: Nicholas (1872-1938) & Elena of Russia (1882-1857)

Married: Theodor of Toerring Jettenback (1900-1967)

Children: Hans Veit, Helene

Died: 1955

Elizabeth of Bourbon-Parma

Born: 17 April 1904, Vienna

Daughter of: Elias (1880-1959) & Maria Anna of Austria (1882-1940)

Died: 13 June 1983 Bad Ischl

Elizabeth of Schaumburg-Lippe

Born: 31 May 1908, Bueckeburg

Daughter of: George II (1864-1911) & Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg (1864-1918)

Married: 1) Benevenuto Hauptmann (1900-1965) annulled the year they married.
2) Johann Herring von Frankensdorff (1891-1971)

Children: Sybille, Hans

Died (in childbirth?): 25 February 1933, Gruenau

Elizabeth of Lippe

Born: 23 January 1916, Dresden

Daughter of: Julius (1873-1952) & Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1878-1948)

Married: Ernst August of Solms-Braunfels (1892-1968)

Died: 1955


  1. Am delighted to read some of my Anchestors History

    Baroness Ella Melitta (Melita)

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