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People/Characters: Maria Nikolaevna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg

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Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna and Her Palace in St.Petersburg by Zoia Belyakova
The Grand Duchesses: Daughters and Granddaughters of Russia's Tsars by Arturo E. Beéche
Die Herzen der Leuchtenberg. Chronik einer napoleonisch-bayerisch-europäischen Familie by Adalbert Prinz von Bayern
Honour and Fidelity: The Russian Dukes of Leuchtenberg by Zoia Belyakova
Romanov Autumn. The Last Century of Imperial Russia by Charlotte Zeepvat
Unter Zaren und gekrönten Frauen by Egon Caesar Conte Corti

Character description

Maria Nikolaevna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (1819–1876) was born a Grand Duchess of Russia as daughter of Tsar Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra (Princess Charlotte of Prussia). In 1839, she married Maximilian, Duke of Leuchtenberg, a grandson of Josephine de Beauharnais. The tsar agreed to this unconventional marriage on the condition that the couple live in Russia. He built the Mariinsky Palace in St. Petersburg for them. Marie became an art collector and President of the Imperial Academy of Arts.

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