© Heinz Schoon 2017
Tsar Alexander I.
Tsar Alexander I. was born on December 23 rd , 1777 (Gregorian calendar) in St. Petersburg and died on December 1 st , 1825 (greg) in Taganrog. His father was Tzar Paul I., a son of Catherine the Great. His wife was born Luise von Baden and was named Grand Duchess Elisabeth Alexejewna after her marriage to Alexander I.. The good connections of Alexander I. to the house of Württemberg stemmed from the fact that his mother, Sophie Dorothee von Württemberg, was the sister of King Friedrich I. from Württemberg. Through good persuasion, his cousin King Wilhelm I. in Stuttgart canceled the spell. Alexander I. helped the Swabians to emigrate. Catherine the Great is often mistakenly accused of bringing the settlers to Bessarabia. That is not correct, however. Catherine the Great lived from 1729 to 1796, and the Bessarabian region did not join Russia until 1812. The territory of Bessarabia was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire for more than 350 years. Katharina has certainly called settlers into the country. That was in 1763, in order to settle the overgrown steppes at the Volga.
Kaiser Alexander I. um 1801, Gemälde von Wladimir Lukitsch Borowikowski
© Heinz Schoon 2017
Tsar Alexander I.
Tsar Alexander I. was born on December 23 rd , 1777 (Gregorian calendar) in St. Petersburg and died on December 1 st , 1825 (greg) in Taganrog. His father was Tzar Paul I, a son of Catherine the Great. His wife was born Luise von Baden and was named Grand Duchess Elisabeth Alexejewna after her marriage to Alexander I. The good connections of Alexander I. to the house of Wuerttemberg stemmed from the fact that his mother, Sophie Dorothee von Württemberg, was the sister of King Friedrich I. from Württemberg. The good connections of Alexander I. to the house of Württemberg stemmed from the fact that his mother, Sophie Dorothee von Württemberg, was the sister of King Friedrich I. from Württemberg. Through good persuasion, his cousin King Wilhelm I. in Stuttgart canceled the spell. Alexander I. helped the Swabians to emigrate. Catherine the Great is often mistakenly accused of bringing the settlers to Bessarabia. That is not correct, however. Catherine the Great lived from 1729 to 1796, and the Bessarabian region did not join Russia until 1812. The territory of Bessarabia was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire for more than 350 years. Katharina has certainly called settlers into the country. That was in 1763, in order to settle the overgrown steppes at the Volga.
Kaiser Alexander I. um 1801, Gemälde von Wladimir Lukitsch Borowikowski