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Elizaveta Feodorovna
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(Nov 1, 1864, Darmstadt – Jul 5 or 18, 1918, Alapaevsk), Grand Princess of Russia, formerly Princess Elizabeth of Hesse and the Rhine, a saint of the Orthodox Church (feast: Jul 5). The daughter of Ludwig IV of Hesse (1837–1892) and older sister of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, she became prominent by performing social work that was exemplary for its time and has become the model for many diaconal institutions that have newly arisen in Russia's spiritual rebirth since 1988.

After the death of her mother, Princess Alice of Great Britain (1843–1878), Elizaveta…

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Thon, Nikolaus, “Elizaveta Feodorovna”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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