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"Grand Duchess Victoria Dead," United Press, New York Herald Tribune, Mar. 3, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 2, Folder: 15, Item: SC07.04.0.004
Identifier: SC07.04.0.004
“Grand Duchess Victoria Dead,” United Press, New York Herald Tribune
“Grand Duchess Victoria Dead,” United Press, New York Herald Tribune

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Transcription: NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1936 Grand Duchess Victoria Dead; Lived as the ‘Empress of Russia’ Sister of Queen Marie and Cousin of George V, Victim of Stroke Near Munich By The United Press MUNICH, Germany, March 2.— Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna, wife of Grand Duke Cyril of Russia, head of the Romanoff family and self-described Czar of All the Russias, died today of an apoplectic stroke at the castle of her daughter, Princess Maria von Leiningen, in Amorbach, Lower Franconia. She was fifty-nine years old. The Grand Duchess, a sister or Dowager Queen Marie of Rumania and a first cousin of the late King George V of England, will be buried in Coburg, Germany, where she and the Grand Duke have maintained a court since 1924. King Carol of Rumania and representatives of King Edward VIII and of Marie, the Queen Mother of Jugoslavia, will attend. Ten days ago the Grand Duchess was stricken with pneumonia when she went to the bedside of her daughter, who had just given birth to a son. As soon as her condition became grave her three sisters, the Dowager Queen Marie; the Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and the Infanta Beatriz of Bourbon-Orleans, hastened to Amorbach. The Grand Duke Cyril, a cousin of the late Czar Nicholas II, who was on a holiday in his retreat in Brittany, also rushed back to Germany, arriving soon before his wife’s death. He telegraphed the news to the various courts of Europe. Today the court of Jugoslavia, by decree of King Peter II, ordered a month of mourning. […]


  • Mar. 3, 1936


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