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Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna was the fourth child and second daughter of Paul I and Maria Fyodorovna. She was born in St Petersburg in 1784 and married Grand Duke Friedrich Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in October 1799. The couple lived in Schwerin, where Elena died of consumption at the age of eighteen in September 1803. She was buried in the Elena Pavlovna Mausoleum in Ludwigslust.