Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia was the eldest child of the last Tsar of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia. During her lifetime, Olga's future marriage was the subject of great speculation within Russia. Matches were rumored with Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Crown Prince Carol of Romania, Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Britain's George V, and with Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia. Olga herself wanted to marry a Russian and remain in her home country. During World War I, she nursed wounded soldiers in a military hospital until her own nerves gave out and, thereafter, oversaw administrative duties at the hospital. Olga's murder following the Russian Revolution of 1917 resulted in her canonization as a passion bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church.
|Born:||November 15, 1895, Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire|
|Died:||July 17, 1918, Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, Russian Soviet Republic|
|Burial:||17 July 1998, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation|
|Father:||Nicholas II of Russia|
|Mother:||Alix of Hesse|
About Olga Nikolaevna
Oldest daughter of Russian Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra. She was tragically killed along with her parents and siblings in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
During her teenage years, she fell in love with soldiers Dmitri Chakh-Bagov and Pavel Voronov, but her love remained unrequited because of the difference in rank between her and the objects of her affection.
She was the great-granddaughter and goddaughter of England's Queen Victoria.
Born Olga Nikolaevna Romanova, she grew up with younger siblings named Alexei, Maria, Tatiana, and Anastasia. In the decades following the assassination of the Romanov family, many people claimed to be Olga's sister Anastasia; however, the bodies of most members of the royal family were eventually located and all identity claims by living people proven false.
The mystic Grigori Rasputin was a significant and controversial presence in Olga's life and in the lives of her family members.
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