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Maria Feodorovna

(märē`ä fyô`dərəvnə), 1847–1928, czarina of Russia, consort of Alexander IIIAlexander III,
1845–94, czar of Russia (1881–94), son and successor of Alexander II. Factors that contributed to Alexander's reactionary policies included his father's assassination, his limited intelligence and education, his military background, and the influence
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 and mother of Nicholas IINicholas II,
1868–1918, last czar of Russia (1894–1917), son of Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna. Road to Revolution

Nicholas was educated by private tutors and the reactionary Pobyedonostzev.
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. Originally named Dagmar, she was the daughter of Christian IXChristian IX,
1818–1906, king of Denmark (1863–1906). A member of the cadet line of Sonderburg-Glücksburg, he succeeded Frederick VII, last of the direct line of Oldenburg.
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 of Denmark and the sister of Queen AlexandraAlexandra,
1844–1925, queen consort of Edward VII of Great Britain, whom she married in 1863. She was the daughter of Christian IX of Denmark.
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 of Great Britain. She devoted herself to philanthropic and educational activities, especially the Red Cross. Detained (1917) in the Crimea by the revolutionaries, she was freed by German forces and immigrated to England and then to Denmark, where she spent her last years. Her remains were moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2006. Her letters to Nicholas II were published in The Secret Letters of the Last Tsar (tr. 1938).
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The first was commissioned by Tsar Alexander III in 1885 as an Easter gift for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna.
Sean Gilbertson, CEO of Faberge, says: "The story began in 1885 when Emperor Alexander III gifted Empress Maria Feodorovna a Faberge golden egg for Easter.
These had been acquired by the future Paul I of Russia and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, on their travels in Europe in 1781-82, during which time they acquired or ordered vast quantities of furniture, porcelain, paintings and sculpture for their palace in Pavlovsk.
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The latter was once concealed at the centre of the so-called Diamond Trellis Egg, commissioned by Czar Alexander III as a gift for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna, in 1892.
In 1885, Russian Emperor Alexander III commissioned the first Imperial Easter egg from the House of Faberge as a gift for his wife, Maria Feodorovna. Upon Alexander's death in 1894, his son, Emperor Nikolai II, continued this Imperial family tradition, annually requesting one egg for his mother and another for his wife.
In 1914, Russia was led by Tsar Nicholas II, whose mother, Maria Feodorovna, was the sister of King George V's mother, Alexandra of Denmark.
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Faberge created just 50 of his lavish works of art for the Russian Royal family, a tradition started by Alexander, who wanted to present his wife, the Empress Maria Feodorovna, with a special token of his love.
The egg, which has a Vacheron Constantin watch inside it, was gifted to Empress Maria Feodorovna, in Easter 1887, by her husband Alexander III, Sky News reported.
His appointment to London, a key diplomatic position that grew in importance after Russia's defeat by Japan, was due to the connections he had made with the Danish-born Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna during his service in the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen.
Maria Feodorovna, the mother of Russia's last tsar Nicholas II, built a special resort for the country's orphaned girls there in 1913.