An Empress dead.
--A brief line in a summary of foreign news announces that the Empress Dowager
This is the widow of the great Emperor Nicholas, whose bereavement in the spring of 1858, while Russia
was involved in her desperate war with the allied powers, made such a sensation throughout the world.
Her name as Empress was Alexandra Feodorowna
, though before her marriage she was called the Princess Frederika Louisa Charlotta Wilhelmina
She was a daughter of King Frederick William
, and a sister of the present King
and the Prince Regent
of that kingdom.
She was born July 13th, 1798, and was married to Nicholas
(then only crown Prince
,) July 13th, 1817. The Emperor Alexander II.
is her son, and she leaves also five other children; the Grand Dukes Constantine
; the Grand Duchess Dowager
of Louchtenberg; the Grand Duchess Olga
, married to Prince Charles of Wartemberg.--The deceased Empress was a woman of noble character and much beloved, not only by her family, but by the people of Russia
For some years she has suffered from a malady of the most distressing nature, so that her death is not a matter of surprise.