Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Queen Anna Paulowna Day !

The only known photo of Queen Anna Paulowna

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia (Russian: Анна Павловна; St. Petersburg, 18 January 1795 – The Hague, 1 March 1865) was a queen consort of the Netherlands. She was born as the eighth child and sixth daughter of tsar Paul I of Russia. In the Netherlands, due to nineteenth century Dutch transliteration conventions, she is better known as Anna Paulowna.

In 1809 her brother the tsar rejected Napoleon's offer to marriage Anna!

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1 comment:

  1. You have to wonder if world history would have been different if she had married Napoleon. Perhaps no French invasion of Russia? I also wonder if Anna would have been happier with the pomp of the French court than the casual ease of the Dutch.

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