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Q: european nineteenth-century history ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: european nineteenth-century history
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: kathiebook-ga
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Posted: 13 Sep 2006 10:46 PDT
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Question ID: 764915
was Tsar Alexander III of Russia the Uncle of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany?
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Subject: Re: european nineteenth-century history
From: fp-ga on 14 Sep 2006 12:34 PDT
1) Alexander III was not the uncle of Wilhelm II (in the strict sense
of the word "uncle"), i.e. Alexander was not the brother of Wilhelm's
father or mother.

Alexander's parents were Alexander II
and Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse

whereas Wilhelm's grandparents were -
on the paternal side:
Wilhelm I and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar (parents of Friedrich III)

and on the maternal side:
Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

2) However, Alexander III and Wilhelm II were related:
Friedrich Wilhelm III.
was the great-grandfather of both Wilhelm II and Alexander III.

Charlotte of Prussia (daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm III)
being the mother of Alexander II, i.e. the grandmother of Alexander III.

3) Furthermore, Wilhelm's cousin Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (granddaughter
of Queen Victoria)
was the wife of Nicholas II, i.e. daughter-in-law of Alexander III:

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