Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Of Russia Is Born
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: О́льга Алекса́ндровна Рома́нова; Olga Alexandrovna Romanova) (June 13 [O.S. June 1] 1882 – November 24, 1960) was a Grand Duchess of Imperial Russia during the reign of her father, Alexander III of Russia and her older brother, Tsar Nicholas II. She was the youngest child of Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna, the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark. From childhood her relationship with her mother was strained and distant, unlike the intimate relationship she enjoyed with her father. Raised at the Gatchina Palace outside of St. Petersburg, Olga was closest to her brother, the Grand Duke Michael. However, their relationship would later deteriorate.
Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg (Peter Friedrich Georg, Duke of Oldenburg) (21 November 1868 - 11 March 1924) was the first husband of Czar Nicholas II's youngest sibling, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia and a member of the House of Oldenburg.
He was born in Saint Petersburg, the only child of imperial relatives, Eugenie of Leuchtenberg (1845-1925) and Duke Alexander of Oldenburg (1844-1932). His mother was a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I (through Nicholas' daughter, Maria Nikolayevna), and his father was a great-grandson of Emperor Paul I of Russia through his paternal grandmother Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia.