Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich

Born: 1847, Tsarskoe Selo
Died: 1909, St Petersburg

Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich was the fourth child and third son of Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna. He was born in Tsarskoe Selo (1847). He was an infantry general, member of the State Council, president of the Imperial Academy of Arts and honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. He married Princess Marie Alexandrine Elisabeth Eleonore of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854–1920). The daughter of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and a great-niece of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, his wife was known as Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna. She headed the Imperial Academy of Arts after her husband’s death. He died from a stroke in St Petersburg and was buried in the Grand Ducal Burial Vault of the St Peter and St Paul Cathedral (1909).

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