Anna Leopoldovna of Russia

Born Elisabeth Katharina Christine, Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Took the name “Anna Leopoldovna” upon her conversion to Russian Orthodoxy.

After the death of her aunt, Empress Anna Ivanovna, Anna Leopoldovna became regent for her baby son Ivan in 1740-1741.

Daughter of Karl Leopold Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1678-1747) by his first wife Yekaterina Ivanovna Tsarevna of Russia (1692-1733)

Born: Rostock, Mecklenburg 18. Dec 1718

Married: 3. Jul 1739 Anton Ulrich Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1714-1774), son of Ferdinand Albert II Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1680-1735) by his wife and first cousin once removed, Antoinette Amalie Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696-1762).


Died: Kholmogory, Russia 18. Mar 1746 giving birth to her fifth child

Buried: Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Saint Petersburg

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