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  1. Sophia Palaiologina - Wikipedia

    Zoe Palaiologina, who later changed her name to Sophia Palaiologina, was a Byzantine princess, member of the Imperial Palaiologos family, Grand Princess of Moscow as the second wife of Grand Prince Ivan III. Through her eldest son Vasili III, she was also the grandmother of Ivan the Terrible, the first Tsar of All Russia.

  2. Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    Sophia often dined with the household, but the Duchess of Kent despised her. Princess Victoria was aware her aunt was a spy and the two never became close. [10] Sophia's wealth allowed Conroy to live a rich lifestyle, [40] acquiring for himself a house in Kensington for £4,000, as well as two other estates for £18,000. [27]

  3. Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg) - Wikipedia

    After Grand Duke Paul (the future Paul I of Russia) became a widower in 1776, Sophie Dorothea was chosen by Frederick II of Prussia, her maternal great-uncle, and Empress Catherine II of Russia, as the ideal candidate to be Paul's second wife.

  4. Princess Sophie of Sweden - Wikipedia

    Princess Sophie of Sweden (Sofia Vilhelmina Katarina Maria Lovisa Charlotta Anna; 21 May 1801 – 6 July 1865) was, by marriage, Grand Duchess of Baden as the wife of sovereign Grand Duke of Baden, Leopold.

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  6. Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Oldenburg - Wikipedia

    Sophia Charlotte (or "Lotte") was born on 2 February 1879 in the dynastic residence Oldenburg Castlein Oldenburg, Germany. She was the eldest child of Frederick Augustus, the then Hereditary Grand Dukeof the Grand Duchy of Oldenburgand his wife Elisabeth Anna of Prussia. Sophia Charlotte had a younger sister named Margaret, but she died young.

  7. Zoe Palaiologina (c1448-1503) | Familypedia | Fandom
    • Biography
    • Sofia's Activity at The Russian Court
    • Dynastic Disputes
    • Dynastic Problems and Rivalry
    • Death
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    Her father was Thomas Palaiologos , the Despot of Morea. When, in 1460, 7 years after the fall of Constantinople, Morea was also conquered by the Ottoman Empire, Thomas moved to the island of Corfu, and then to Rome. In order to gain support for his claim on the Byzantine Empire, Thomas converted to Catholicismin 1464. Zoe and her two brothers Andreas and Manuel moved to Rome with their father. As their mother, Katharina Zaccaria of Achaea (1411-1462) had died in Corfu in 1462 and Thomas Pala...


    Sofia Palaiologina is said to have been monstruosly ugly and to have weighed 25 stones (350 pounds or 160 kg),. When in 1472 Clarice Orsini and court poet of her husband, Luigi Pulci (1432-1484) witnessed the wedding, held at the Vatican, Pulci sent a report to Lorenzo the Magnificentdescribing the bride: 1. 1.1. 1.1.1. We entered a room where, on a the high stage, a painted doll sat in a chair. On her breast were two huge Turkish pearls. She had a double chin, thick cheeks, her face was shin...


    The Vatican was concerned with finding a suitable husband for Sophia. In 1466 the Signoria of Venice, seeking to gain control over Cyprus proposed her as a bride to the King of Cyprus Jacques II de Lusignan. Around 1467, Pope Paul II offered her hand to Prince Caracciolo, a rich Italian nobleman. Though they were solemnly betrothed the marriage never took place. Another unexpected opportunity arose when two agent of Giambattista Della Volpe (?-a1515), known in Russia as Ivan Fryazin, an Itali...

    Over the years, Sophia started to have great influence over her husband's decision making. She is described as a "shrewd",and it was rumored that her husband let himself be directed by her suggestions. In 1472, she was unfavorably impressed by the subordinate way in which her spouse greeted the Tatar representatives, and is believed to have convinced him to cease paying tribute to the Tatars, action which he took in 1480. It is thought that she was the first to introduce grand Byzantine ceremonies and meticulous court etiquette to the Kremlin. The idea of Moscow as a Third Romeevidently pleased her. Sofia was apparently not obliged to follow the custom of traditional isolation by which other Russian noble and royal women were expected to live at that time. She was not confined to the women's quarters, but greeted foreign representatives from Europe in a way similar to the queens of Western Europe.

    Tatishchev conveys evidence that though, thanks to the intervention of Sofia, was dropped by Ivan III Tatar yoke: when the council discussed the request of Grand Duke Khan Akhmat tribute, and many said that it was better to appease the wicked gifts, than to shed blood, though Sofia bitter tears and the reproaches urged spouse to end the tributary relationship. Before the invasion of Achmat in 1480, for the sake of safety, children, court, noblewoman and the princely treasury Sofia was sent first to Dmitrov , and then on Beloozero , in the case, if Ahmad goes Oku and take Moscow, she was told to flee further north to the sea. This gave rise Vissarion, the master of Rostov, in his letters to warn the Grand Duke of constant doom and excessive attachment to his wife and children. In one of the chronicles says that Ivan had panicked: "horror Naidu on hemoglobin and vshote bezhati from the shores, and its Grand Duchess and The Roman treasury with her ​​ambassador to Beloozero" . The famil...

    Over time, the second marriage of Grand Duke was one of the sources of tension in the court. Soon enough there were two factions at court nobles, one of which supported the heir to the throne - Ivan Ivanovich, Young, and the second - the new Grand Duchess Sophia Palaeologus. In 1476 the Venetian A. Contarini noted that the successor "in the doghouse with his father, so how badly it behaves with Despina (Sophia) However, since 1477 Mr. Smith referred to as co-ruler of his father. In subsequent years the grand prince's family has increased significantly: Sofia gave birth to the Grand Duke, a total of nine children - five sons and four daughters. Meanwhile, in January 1483 the heir to the throne, Ivan Young was married to Elena of Moldavia. His wife was the daughter of Stephen the Great of Moldavia. On October 10, 1483 their son, Dmitri was born. Elena was immediately caught in the intrigues of the Moscow court. After the accession of Tver in 1485 by Ivan Young appointed by his father...

    The transfer of the remains of Grand Duchess and queens before the destruction of the Ascension Monastery, 1929She died on 7 April 1503, two years before her husband's death (he died on Oct. 27, 1505).She was buried in the massive white stone sarcophagus in the tomb of the Ascension Cathedral in the Kremlin next to the tomb of Maria Borisovna , the first wife of Ivan III. On the sarcophagus lid scratched with a sharp instrument "Sophia" . This cathedral was destroyed in 1929, and the remains of Sophia, as well as other women, the reigning houses have been moved to an underground chamber of the southern extension of the Archangel Cathedral .


    The Byzantine princess not popular, she was considered smart, but proud, cunning and insidious. Hostility to it has affected even in the annals: for example, about her return to Beloozero, the chronicler says: "The Grand Duchess Sophia ... ran from the Tatar for Beloozero, not chasing anybody does, and that countries attended, the Forest Tatars -from the knights slaves from the bloodsuckers of Christian. Give the same to them, O Lord, for their business and by the trickery of their undertakin...

    There are different versions about the role of Sofia Palaeologus in the history of the Russian state:From Western Europe were caused by artists and architects to decorate the palace and the capital. Build new churches, new palaces. Italian Alberti (Aristotle) ​​Fioraventi built cathedrals of the Assumption and the Annunciation. Moscow embellished Faceted Chamber, the towers of the Kremlin, the palace Terem, built, was finally and Archangel Cathedral.Introduced for the sake of the marriage of his son Vasily III Byzantine tradition - parade of brides .Third Rome

    There are few data on Sofia Paleologina's children. On April 18, 1474 Sofia gave birth to her first daughter Elena. It is assumed that her daughter died soon after her birth, because another daughter, born on May 19, 1476 was also named Elena. Given Sofia's Byzantine ancestry, the importance of giving her daughter the name of the Byzantine empress would be understandable. As the second daughter, born on May 28, 1475 was named Feodosiya, historians draw the conclusion than the first daughter was still alive at that date. As the chronicles do not mention anything about what happened to Feodosiya and another daughter born on May 29, 1485 was also given the same name, a similar assumption is made regarding an early death of the first Feodosiya.The information on the birth of another Elena, on April 8, 1484 is doubtful. On March 26, 1479 Sofia gave birth to her first son, Vasili, followed on May 23, 1480 by Yuri and on October 6, 1481 by Dmitri]. In February 1483 her daughter Evdokiya wa...

    Older sister Zoe Elena Paleologinya Moreyskaya (1431 - November 7, 1473) with 1446 was the wife of the Serbian despot Lazar Brankovic , and after the capture of Serbian Muslims in 1459 fled to the Greek island of Lefkada , which became a nun. Also Thomas had two surviving sons, Andrew Palaeologus (1453-1502) and Manuel Palaeologus (1455-1512).[ edit ] Italy Sixtus IV Bessarion of Nicaea A few words should be said about the sad fate of the brothers, Sofia. After the death of Thomas Crown Paleologo de jure inherited son Andrew, who sold it to various European monarchs, and died in poverty. During the reign of Bayezid II 's second son, Manuel, turned out to be an heir, he returned to Istanbul and the sultan ceded his rights. According to some sources, he converted to Islam, started a family and served in the Turkish Navy.

    [ edit ] Life in Marriage Family Life of Sofia, is likely to be successful, as svidetelstvet numerous offspring.For her in Moscow were built special mansions and courtyard, but they soon, in 1493, burned and destroyed during the fire and the treasury of the Grand Duchess. Painting N. S. Pasha , "John III overthrew the Tatar yoke , breaking the image of Khan and ordered to kill the ambassadors "(1862)"

  8. Queen Sofía of Spain - Wikipediaía_of_Spain

    Queen Sophia was awarded the Order of the Queen of Sheeba by Emperor Haile Sillasie of Ethiopia in 1973 upon her and her husband King Juan's visit to the capital Addis Ababa. Sofía was appointed to the Grand Cross of The Royal and Distinguished Order of Charles III on 10 May 1962 and to The Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa on 14 May 1962.

  9. Sophia does not like the proud and wayward girl chosen, but the Grand Duchess believes that Elena will get accustomed to the court. The young princess gradually begins to settle in the royal family, finding friends and allies with the "Novgorod heresy".

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    Sophia does not like the proud and wayward girl chosen, but the Grand Duchess believes that Elena will get accustomed to the court. The young princess gradually begins to settle in the royal family, finding friends and allies with the "Novgorod heresy".

  11. Princess Augusta of Cambridge - Wikipedia

    The Dowager Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz died on 5 December 1916 in Neustrelitz and was buried in Mirow. As the longest-lived grandchild of George III , she was the last link to the British branch of the House of Hanover .