Queen Victoria´s great-grandchildren:

The children of

Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine / Empress Alexandra of Russia (1872 - 1918) &

H.I.M. Zar Nicholas II of Russia (1868 - 1918, reign 1894 - 1917)


Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia

1895 - 1918

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

1897 - 1918

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

1899 - 1918

From her earliest years she was known for her compassionate heart and desire to help others, but also for her temper, blunt honesty and moodiness. As a small child, she once lost patience while posing for a portrait painter and told the man, "You are a very ugly man and I don't like you one bit!

Tatiana was described as tall and slender, with dark auburn hair and dark blue-gray eyes, fine, chiseled features, and a refined, elegant bearing befitting the daughter of an emperor. She was considered the most beautiful of the four grand duchesses by many courtiers.Of all her sisters, Tatiana most closely resembled their mother.

 was the third daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. Her murder following the Russian Revolution of 1917 resulted in her canonization as a passion bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church.

During her lifetime, Maria, too young to become a Red

Cross nurse like her elder sisters

during World War I, was patroness of a hospital and instead visited wounded soldiers.

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia 

1901 - 1918


Alexei Nikolaevich

of Russia

1904 - 1918

Anastasia and her older sister Maria were known within the family as "The Little Pair". The two girls shared a room, often wore variations of the same dress, and spent much of their time together. Their older sisters Olga and Tatiana also shared a room and were known as "The Big Pair". The four girls sometimes signed letters using the nickname OTMA, which was derived from the first letters of their first name

He was the youngest of five children and the only son born to Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. His older sisters were the Grand Duchesses OlgaTatianaMaria and Anastasia. He was doted on by his parents and sisters and known as "Baby" in the family. He was later also affectionately referred to as Alyosha (Алёша).