Yelena Pavlovna of Russia

Yelena Pavlovna Grand Duchess of Russia

Named for Helen of Troy

Daughter of Pavel I Emperor of All the Russians (1754-1801) by his second wife Sophia (Maria Fyodorovna) Duchess of Württemberg (1759-1828)

Born: Saint Petersburg 13. Dec 1784

Married: Gatchina Palace 12. Oct 1799 Friedrich Ludwig Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1778-1819), son of Friedrich Franz I Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1756-1837) and Luise Princess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1756-1808)


Died: Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 24. Sep 1803, most likely from tuberculosis

Buried: Helenen-Paulownen-Mausoleum, Ludwigslust

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