Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia

Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (Russian: Великий Князь Александр Александрович Романов; 7 June 1869 – 2 May 1870) was the infant son of then-Tsesarevich Alexander Alexandrovich and his wife, Tsesarevna Maria Feodorovna.

Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich
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Post-Mortem Photograph of Alexander Alexandrovich on his bier in 1870.
Born(1869-06-07)7 June 1869
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died(1870-05-02)2 May 1870 (10 months 25 days)
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
HouseHolstein-Gottorp-Romanov
FatherAlexander Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia
MotherDagmar of Denmark

Grand Duke Alexander's father was heir apparent to the Russian throne as the eldest living son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. The Grand Duke was Alexander and Marie's second child, second son, and the younger brother of the future Emperor Nicholas II. Though his father eventually succeeded to the Russian throne as Alexander III, Grand Duke Alexander died before this.

He died of meningitis in 1870, one month before his first birthday. Following his death, his mother wrote to her own mother, Queen Louise of Denmark: "The doctors maintain he did not suffer, but we suffered terribly to see and hear him."[1]

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  1. ^ Zeepvat, Charlotte. The Camera and the Tsars. Sutton Publishing. p. 178. ISBN 0-7509-4210-X.