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Aleksander and Alexandra

Birth of Tsarevich Aleksander Aleksandrovich

May 18, 1868

Birth of Princess Marie Alix Elizabeth Irene Viktoria

April 16, 1872

18th Birthday Ball of Tsarevich Aleksander

May 18, 1886

Tsarevich Aleksander has a huge 18th birthday ball

16th Birthday Ball of Princess Marie

April 16, 1888

Princess Marie has a tiny birthday ball

First Meeting between Tsarevich Aleksander and Princess Marie

July 9, 1889 - August 9, 1889

Tsarevich Aleksander Aleksandrovich and Princess Marie Alix Elisabeth Irene Viktoria meet for the first time when the Russian Imperial Family takes a tour of Europe and visits Hesse

Second Meeting of Tsarevich Aleksander and Princess Marie

September 12, 1889

Princess Marie goes to Italy for Princess Maria Amelia Luisa Antonietta Carolina’s 16th birthday ball where she kind of meets Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina. Tsarevich Alexander is there as well, where they are forced to dance

Death of Tsarevich Alexander's father, Tsar Aleksander III

May 28, 1890

Tsarevich Aleksander Aleksandrovich becomes Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias after the death of his father

Tsar Aleksander visits Hesse

June 2, 1890 - June 20, 1890

Tsar Aleksander leaves Russia for Hesse on June 2nd and stays until June 20th where he goes back to Russia

Engagement between Tsar Aleksander and Princess Marie

June 16, 1890

Tsar Aleksander Aleksandrovich Ivankov and Princess Marie Alix Elisabeth Irene Viktoria become engaged at the New Palace in Hesse

Princess Marie Leaves and Arrives in Russia

July 1, 1890 - July 20, 1890

Princess Marie Alix Elisabeth Irene Viktoria leaves for Russia July 1st and arrives in Russia on July 20th

First Meeting between Princess Marie and Princess Isabella and Princess Alice

July 21, 1890

Princess Marie Converts to Russian Orthodox

August 20, 1890

Princess Marie converts from Lutheran to Russian Orthodox becoming Grand Duchess Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia

Marriage of Tsar Aleksander and Grand Duchess Aleksandra

December 3, 1890

Tsar Aleksander and Grand Duchess Aleksandra marry at the Grand Church at the Winter Palace and Grand Duchess Aleksandra becomes Tsarina Aleksandra

Coronation of Tsar Aleksander and Tsarina Aleksandra

June 16, 1892

Tsarina Aleksandra becomes ill

October 19, 1892 - November 6, 1892

Tsarina Aleksandra gets diphtheria in October and breaks the fever in November

Tsar Aleksander gets caught by Tsarina Aleksandra

December 11, 1892

Tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna catches Tsar Alexander VI in her bedroom

First Real Conversation between Tsar Alexander and Tsarina Aleksandra

December 12, 1892

Tsar Alexander IV and Tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna actually talk with out fighting, both agree to get to know one another

Tsar Aleksander Suggest the Crimea for Summer

February 3, 1893

Tsar Alexander suggest everyone spends time in the Crimea for the Summer

Tsar Aleksander Suggest a New Palace

February 8, 1893

Tsar Alexander IV suggest they look for new palace to take up as their official residence

Tour of Palace Tsar Aleksander and Tsarina Aleksandra

February 20, 1893 - March 25, 1893

Tsar Alexander IV and Tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna take a tour of some of the Palace

Tsarina Aleksandra Decides the Official Residence

March 26, 1893

Tsarina Aleksandra decides on the Alexander Palace as the official residence

Tsarina Aleksandra's 21st Birthday

April 16, 1893

A huge ball is thrown for Tsarina Aleksandra by Tsar Alexander

Leaving and Arriving in the Crimea

April 27, 1893 - May 1, 1893

Everyone arrives in the Crimea (Tsar Alexander IV and Tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna stay at Livadia with Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov and Grand Duchess Maria Iosifovna; Grand Duke Mikhial Nikolayevich and Grand Duchess Viktoria stay at Dulber; and Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich Ivankov and Grand Duchess Elizaveta stay at Ai-Todor)

At Crimea

May 1, 1893 - September 9, 1893

Tennis Tournament

July 7, 1893

Husbands and Wives verse each other

Leave Crimea and Arrive back Home

September 9, 1893 - September 13, 1893

Everyone gets back to the Winter Palace

Moving into the Alexander Palace

December 2, 1893

Tsar Alexander IV and Tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna officially move into the Alexander Palace after renovations were made

Moving into the Alexander Palace

December 2, 1893

Tsar Alexander IV and Tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna officially move into the Alexander Palace after renovations were made

Birth of Tsarevich Aleksei Alekandrovich

August 12, 1894

Birth of Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna

November 15, 1895

Pytro and Maria

BIrth of Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich

November 3, 1867

Birth of Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina

April 3, 1871

Grand Duke Pytro's 18th Birthday Ball

November 3, 1885

Princess Maria Isabella's 16th Birthday Ball

April 3, 1887

Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina 16th birthday ball where she meets Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov for the first time (only dances with him once)

Tour of Europe

April 10, 1887 - October 30, 1887

Princess Maria Isabella arrives in Russia

September 17, 1887

Princess Maria Isabella and her family arrives in Russia

Second Meeting of Grand Duke Pytro and Princess Maria Isabella

September 20, 1887

Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina meet Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov again

Two Weeks In Russia

September 20, 1887 - October 5, 1887

Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov and Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina spend the next two weeks together September 20th to October 5th

Leaving Russia

October 5, 1887

Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina and family leave Russia

Writing Letters

October 5, 1887 - February 27, 1890

Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov and Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina write letters back and forth

16th Birthday Ball of Princess Élisabeth Marie Louise Victoire Sophie

January 23, 1888

Princess Maria Isabella Anna Giovanna Teresa Cristina goes to France for Princess Élisabeth Marie Louise Victoire Sophie her 16th birthday ball and Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov is there as well

Wedding of Tsar Aleksander and Tsarina Aleksandra

December 3, 1890

Together Grand Duke Pytro and Princess Maria Isabella attend the wedding of Tsar Alexander Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Alexandra Fyodorovna

Princess Maria Isabella Converts

December 13, 1890

Princess Maria Isabella converts to Russian Orthodox from Roman Catholic and becomes Grand Duchess Maria Iosifovna

Wedding

June 25, 1891

Grand Duke Pytro Konstantinovich Ivankov and Grand Duchess Maria Iosifovna marry

Coronation of Tsar Aleksander and Tsarina Aleksandra

June 16, 1892

Grand Duke Pytro and Grand Duchess Maria attend the coronation of Tsar Alexander and Tsarina Aleksandra