Alexandra of HesseAlexandra of Hesse, Alix von Hessen-Darmstadt (25 April 1872 - 1/17 July 1918) was born in Darmstadt, Germany. She was the Tsarina (wife of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia) from 1894 to 1917. Born as Alix Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice, Princess of Hesse.
Alexandra met Nicholas at age twelve when her sister Ella (Grand Duchess Elizabeth) married Grand Duke Sergei in 1884. For Nicholas, who was sixteen, it was love at first sight.
Alexandra and Nicholas were married on November 26, 1894 at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. They had four daughters and one son, Olga, Tatiana, Maria (or Marie), Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei.
Her life was dramatized in Nicholas and Alexandra.