Before that, he was arrested in Moscow for participating in protests and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for organizing illegal protests. On 6 September , Human Rights Watch accused Russian police with systematic interference with Navalny's presidential campaign.
On 21 September , the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe invited Russian authorities, in connection with the Kirovles case , "to use urgently further avenues to erase the prohibition on Mr Navalnyy's standing for election".
On 2 October , Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in jail for calls to participate in protests without approval from state authorities. The European Union said Navalny's removal cast "serious doubt" on the election.
Navalny called for a boycott of the presidential election, stating his removal meant that millions of Russians were being denied their vote. Navalny filed an appeal against the Russian Supreme Court's ruling on 3 January Navalny led protests on 28 January to urge a boycott of Russia's presidential election.
Navalny was arrested on the day of the protest and then released the same day, pending trial. OVD-Info reported that people were arrested throughout the country. According to Russian news reports, police stated Navalny was likely to be charged with calling unauthorized demonstrations.
Navalny stated on 5 February the government was accusing Navalny of assaulting an officer during the protests. During the Moscow City Duma election Navalny supported independent candidates, most of whom were not allowed to participate in the elections, which led to mass street protests. In July , Navalny was arrested, first for ten days, and then, almost immediately, for 30 days. On the evening of 28 July, he was hospitalized with severe damage to his eyes and skin.
At the hospital, he was diagnosed with an "allergy," although this diagnosis was disputed by Anastasia Vasilieva, an ophthalmologist who previously treated Navalny after a chemical attack by an alleged protester in On 30 July , the Investigative Committee charged Navalny with embezzlement.
The committee stated that he had conspired to steal timber from Kirovles, a state-owned company in Kirov Oblast , in , while acting as an adviser to Kirov's governor Nikita Belykh. Navalny described the charges as "weird" and unfounded.
The paper concludes that "the Kremlin has reverted to misuse of the Russian legal system to harass, isolate and attempt to silence political opponents". The Kirovles trial commenced in the city of Kirov on 17 April Later that evening, the Prosecutor's Office appealed Navalny and Ofitserov jail sentences, arguing that until the higher court affirmed the sentence, the sentence was invalid. The next morning, the appeal was granted. Navalny and Ofitserov were released on 19 July, awaiting the hearings of the higher court.
The prison sentence was suspended by a court in Kirov in 16 October , still being a burden for his political future. On 23 February , the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia had violated Navalny's right to a fair trial, and ordered the government to pay him 56, euros in legal costs and damages.
On 8 February , the Leninsky district court of Kirov repeated its sentence of and charged Navalny with a five-year suspended sentence. In , Oleg Navalny made an offer to Yves Rocher Vostok, the Eastern European subsidiary of Yves Rocher between and , to accredit Glavpodpiska, which was created by Navalny, with delivering duties.
On 5 August, the parties signed a contract. On 10 December, Bruno Leproux, general director of Yves Rocher Vostok, filed to the Investigative Committee, asking to investigate if the Glavpodpiska subscription company had damaged Yves Rocher Vostok, and the Investigative Committee initiated a case. The prosecution claimed Glavpodpiska embezzled money by taking duties and then redistributing them to other companies for lesser amounts of money, and collecting the surplus: The funds were claimed to be subsequently legalized by transferring them on fictitious grounds from a fly-by-night company to Kobyakovskaya Fabrika Po Lozopleteniyu, a willow weaving company founded by Navalny and operated by his parents.
The brothers' lawyers claimed, the investigators "added phrases like 'bearing criminal intentions' to a description of regular entrepreneurial activity". According to Oleg Navalny's lawyer, Glavpodpiska did not just collect money, it controlled provision of means of transport, execution of orders, collected and expedited production to the carriers, and was responsible before clients for terms and quality of executing orders.
Yves Rocher denied that they had any losses, as did the rest of the witnesses, except the Multiprofile Processing Company CEO Sergei Shustov, who said he had learned about his losses from an investigator and believed him, without making audits. Both brothers and their lawyers claimed Alexei Navalny did not participate in the Gladpodpiska operations, and witnesses all claimed they had never encountered Alexei Navalny in person before the trial.
Following the imputed violation of travel restrictions, Navalny was placed under house arrest and prohibited from communicating with anyone other than his family, lawyers, and investigators on 28 February On 7 July, he declared the complaint had been accepted and given priority; the court compelled the Government of Russia to provide answers to a questionnaire.
The home arrest, in particular, prohibited usage of Internet; however, new posts were released under his social media accounts after the arrest was announced. A 5 March post claimed the accounts were controlled by his Anti-Corruption Foundation teammates and his wife Yulia. On 13 March, his LiveJournal blog was blocked in Russia, because, according to the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media Roskomnadzor , "functioning of the given web page breaks the regulation of the juridical decision of the bail hearing of a citizen, against who a criminal case has been initiated".
The home arrest was eased a number of times: On 21 August, Navalny was allowed to communicate with his co-defendants;  a journalist present in the courthouse at the moment confirmed Navalny was allowed to communicate with "anyone but the Yves Rocher case witnesses".
Navalny again pleaded not to prolong the arrest, but the plea was rejected again. The verdict was announced on 30 December Alexei Navalny was given 3. Navalny broke his home arrest to attend the rally and was immediately arrested by the police and brought back home. Both brothers filed complaints to the European Court of Human Rights: Oleg's was communicated and given priority; Alexei's was reviewed in the context of the previous complaint related to this case and the Government of Russia had been "invited to submit further observations".
Both prosecutors and defendants were not satisfied with this decision. On 17 October , the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Navalny's conviction for fraud and money laundering "was based on an unforeseeable application of criminal law and that the proceedings were arbitrary and unfair.
After the Yves Rocher case, Navalny had to pay a compensation of 4. He declared the case was "a frame up", but he added he would pay the sum as this could affect granting his brother parole.
Later that month, Kirovles sued Navalny for the If charged and convicted, Navalny could be jailed for up to 10 years. Earlier in December, "the Investigative Committee charged [ Navalny, who denied the allegations in the two previous cases, sought to laugh off news of the third inquiry with a tweet stating "Fiddlesticks [ In February , in an interview with the radio station finam. But if you have joined United Russia, you are still a thief. And if you are not a thief, then you are a crook, because you use your name to cover the rest of the thieves and crooks.
On 4 April , Navalny announced his intention to run for the presidency. He further stated that he very much wanted to strike the Georgian General Staff with a cruise missile. In , Navalny stated he considered himself a "nationalist democrat".
He also has been a co-organizer of the " Russian March ",  which Radio Free Europe describes as "a parade uniting Russian nationalist groups of all stripes". Early in , Navalny stated on Ukrainian TV, "Russian foreign policy should be maximally directed at integration with Ukraine and Belarus … In fact, we are one nation. We should enhance integration.
God willing, it does". He added, "No one wants to make an attempt to limit Ukraine's sovereignty". He also said that Russian government should stop "sponsoring the war" in Donbass.
In Belarus, they sing anti-Putin songs at football stadiums; in Ukraine they simply hate us. In Ukraine now, there are no politicians who do not have extreme anti-Russian positions. Being anti-Russian is the key to success now in Ukraine, and that is our fault". In March , Navalny declared that he did not support Russia's annexation of Crimea.
In October , Navalny was the decisive winner of on-line " Mayor of Moscow elections" held by Kommersant and Gazeta. When referring to Navalny, Putin never actually pronounced his name, referring to him as a "mister" or the like;  Julia Ioffe took it for a sign of weakness before the opposition politician,  and Peskov later stated Putin never pronounced his name in order not to "give [Navalny] a part of his popularity".
The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called it "proof that we do not have independent courts". Other prominent Russians had different reactions: Vladimir Zhirinovsky , leader of the nationalist LDPR , called the verdict "a direct warning to our ' fifth column '", and added, "This will be the fate of everyone who is connected with the West and works against Russia".
He added, "If you are guilty before the law, then whoever you were — a janitor, a homeless man or a president — you have to answer for your crimes in full accordance with the Criminal Code. A variety of officials from the Western countries condemned the verdict.
The verdict in the case of Yves Rocher caused similar reactions. According to Alexei Venediktov, the verdict was "unfair", Oleg Navalny was taken "hostage", while Alexei was not jailed to avoid "furious reaction" from Putin, which was caused by the change of measure of restraint after the Kirovles trial.
The organization suggested this had been caused by corresponding coverage in media. Navalny was named "Person of the Year " by Russian business newspaper Vedomosti. Navalny was a World Fellow at Yale University 's World Fellows Program , aimed at "creating a global network of emerging leaders and to broaden international understanding" in According to the Platform's statement, "The Members of the Platform have voted this year for the Navalny brothers, in recognition of their personal courage, struggle and sacrifices for upholding fundamental democratic values and freedoms in the Russian Federation today.
By the award of the Prize, the Platform wishes to express its respect and support to Mr Oleg Navalny whom the Platform considers a political prisoner and to Mr Alexei Navalny for his efforts to expose corruption, defend political pluralism and opposition to the mounting authoritarian regime in the Russian Federation". Navalny is married to Yulia Navalnaya and has two children.
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Izvestia claimed that this was influenced by the ousting earlier in of the editor-in-chief Stefan Aust , who had worked for many years in Der Spiegel, and his replacement with Georg Mascolo who had been leading the Washington subdivision of the magazine.
South Ossetian envoy to Russia Dmitry Medoyev [falsely] claimed in an interview that "They started the war with the fact that the Georgian peacekeeping battalion fixedly shot in the back of the Russian soldiers. Same peacekeepers, like they [the Georgians] were. Wearing the same uniform. And they had the same command, but they [the Georgians] brought them forward and shot them all in the back. Russia alleged that an American citizen fought with Georgian forces. Deputy Chief of the General Staff Anatoly Nogovitsyn displayed photocopies of an American passport at a news briefing, claiming that the passport was found at a Georgian fighting position.
Vladimir Putin told CNN, "We have serious reasons to believe that American citizens were right at the heart of the military action". Putin paid attention to Aleksei Venediktov, the editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow, and criticized the station for its coverage of the war. In early September , the German newspaper Der Spiegel was caught in fabrication of anti-Georgian claims.
The paper had published an article saying that internal reports from the OSCE effectively blamed Georgia for the war. He said: "The OSCE's mission to Georgia makes regular reports that are distributed to all 56 participating states in the organisation, including the Russian Federation and Georgia. None of these reports contains information of the kind mentioned in the Der Spiegel story.
The OSCE's military monitoring officers do not have access to the Roki tunnel and therefore would not have been in a position to report, one way or the other, on the timing of Russian tank movements. It is preposterous to suggest the OSCE engages in or has access to telephone intercepts. On 5 September , the head of the Russian Investigative Committee reported that they managed to confirm only civilian deaths. On 18 November , at a Georgian parliamentary session, MP Giorgi Targamadze, the leader of parliamentary minority, said: "Georgia was obviously had an upper hand over the Russian Federation in the information war during [the August war] and for a certain period of time after those events.
But, this trend has actually changed within past two". Temur Iakobashvili , the Georgian minister, said that there was an ongoing "information war" for international public opinion. He accused Russia of spending a lot of money on a propaganda campaign to alter the opinion that Russian forces invaded and occupied Georgia.
Human Rights Watch called the Russian death toll figure of 2, unfounded. HRW cited a doctor who said that between August 6 to 12 the Tskhinvali hospital treated wounded, both military and civilian. The doctor also said that 44 bodies had been brought to the hospital between August 6 and 11, both military and civilian. Human Rights Watch group stated later, however, that. The 44 figure became the subject of controversy as some mistakenly characterized this as Human Rights Watch's definitive figure on civilian casualties, and others used this as evidence of bias.
We were fully aware and noted in media statements that the figures provided from Tskhinvali hospital were not a comprehensive tally. Some of the residents killed in Tskhinvali and especially in the outlying villages were never brought to the hospital; instead, a number of people were buried beside their homes. Human Rights Watch also stated that it "does not have the capacity to make a definitive estimate as to the number of civilian casualties. Russia and South Ossetia were unable to explain how the calculation of claims of up to 2, victims was carried out.
This initial claim also significantly influenced public sentiment in South Ossetia and bitterness toward Georgians. Human Rights Watch documented at least one account of an atrocity against South Ossetian civilians in Tsinagari from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Prosecutor's Office, which was reported by the Russian media.
This report turned out to be fabricated. HRW researchers were told similar hearsay accounts of atrocities allegedly committed by Georgian troops in other villages of South Ossetia, but their follow-up research showed them to be untrue. In March , Lenta. Rechkalov arrived in Tskhinvali during the war. He also said that he found out on 13 August that rumors about "total destruction" of Tskhinvali were false. According to political scientist Svante Cornell , Moscow spent millions in a public-relations campaign to convince the world that Georgia, not Russia, began the war despite abundant evidence, including some in Russian media, to the contrary.
In August , BBC reported that analysts said the propaganda war was still active as both sides sought "to gain the moral high ground". The arsenal was pillaged, the Ministry of the Interior, Military Government building, police headquarters, the Law Courts and a score of police buildings were put to the torch.
By noon, the fortress of Peter and Paul, with its heavy artillery, was in the hands of the insurgents. By nightfall, 60, soldiers had joined the revolution. Order broke down and members of the Duma and the Soviet formed a Provisional Government to try to restore order. They issued a demand that Nicholas must abdicate. Faced with this demand, which was echoed by his generals, deprived of loyal troops, with his family firmly in the hands of the Provisional Government and fearful of unleashing civil war and opening the way for German conquest, Nicholas had little choice but to submit.
Nicholas had suffered a coronary occlusion only four days before his abdication. He first abdicated in favor of Alexei, but a few hours later changed his mind after advice from doctors that Alexei would not live long enough while separated from his parents, who would be forced into exile.
Nicholas thus abdicated on behalf of his son, and drew up a new manifesto naming his brother, Grand Duke Michael , as the next Emperor of all the Russians. He issued a statement but it was suppressed by the Provisional Government. Michael declined to accept the throne until the people were allowed to vote through a Constituent Assembly for the continuance of the monarchy or a republic.
The abdication of Nicholas II and Michael's deferment of accepting the throne brought three centuries of the Romanov dynasty's rule to an end.
The fall of Tsarist autocracy brought joy to liberals and socialists in Britain and France. The United States was the first foreign government to recognize the Provisional government. In Russia, the announcement of the Tsar's abdication was greeted with many emotions, including delight, relief, fear, anger and confusion. Nicholas desperately wanted to go into exile in Great Britain following his abdication.
The British government reluctantly offered the family asylum on 19 March , although it was suggested that it would be better for the Romanovs to go to a neutral country. News of the offer provoked uproar from the Labour Party and many Liberals, and the British ambassador Sir George Buchanan advised the government that the extreme left would use the ex-Tsar's presence "as an excuse for rousing public opinion against us". The offer of asylum was withdrawn in April following objections by King George V , who, acting on the advice of his secretary Arthur Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham , was worried that Nicholas's presence might provoke an uprising like the previous year's Easter Rising in Ireland.
However, later the king defied his secretary and went to the Romanov memorial service at the Russian Church in London. The French government declined to accept the Romanovs in view of increasing unrest on the Western Front and on the home front as a result of the ongoing war with Germany. In the early summer of , the Russian government approached the British government on the issue of asylum and was informed the offer had been withdrawn due to the considerations of British internal politics.
In October , however, the Bolsheviks seized power from Kerensky's Provisional Government; Nicholas followed the events in October with interest but not yet with alarm. Boris Soloviev , the husband of Maria Rasputin , was supposedly organizing rescue attempts with monarchical factions, but none occurred. Rumors persist that Soloviev was working for the Bolsheviks or the Germans, or both. Nicholas continued to underestimate Lenin 's importance. In the meantime he and his family occupied themselves with keeping warm.
Conditions of imprisonment became more strict, and talk of putting Nicholas on trial grew more frequent. The Tsar was forbidden to wear epaulettes. On 1 March , the family was placed on soldier's rations, which meant parting with ten devoted servants and giving up butter and coffee as luxuries. The Western Allies lost interest in the fate of the Romanovs after Russia left the war. The German government wanted the monarchy restored in Russia to crush the Bolsheviks and maintain good relations with the Central Powers.
There are several accounts of what happened and historians have not agreed on a solid, confirmed scope of events. According to the account of Yurovsky the chief executioner , in the early hours of 17 July , the royal family was awakened around am, got dressed, and were led down into a half-basement room at the back of the Ipatiev house. The pretext for this move was the family's safety, i.
Present with Nicholas, Alexandra and their children were their doctor and three of their servants, who had voluntarily chosen to remain with the family: the Tsar's personal physician Eugene Botkin , his wife's maid Anna Demidova , and the family's chef, Ivan Kharitonov , and footman, Alexei Trupp. A firing squad had been assembled and was waiting in an adjoining room, composed of seven Communist soldiers from Central Europe, and three local Bolsheviks, all under the command of Bolshevik officer Yakov Yurovsky.
Nicholas was carrying his son. When the family arrived in the basement, the former empress complained that there were no chairs for them to sit on. Yurovsky announced to them that the Ural Soviet of Workers' Deputies had decided to execute them.
A stunned Nicholas asked, "What? What did you say? Yurovsky quickly repeated the order and Nicholas said, according to Peter Ermakov, "You know not what you do.
The executioners drew handguns and began shooting; Nicholas was the first to die. Yurovsky took credit afterwards for firing the first shot that killed the Tsar, but his protege — Grigory Nikulin — said years later that Mikhail Medvedev had fired the shot that killed Nicholas. He killed the Tsar," he said in in a tape-recorded statement for the radio. Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga, and Maria survived the first hail of bullets; the sisters were wearing over 1.
An announcement from the Presidium of the Ural Regional Soviet of the Workers' and Peasants' Government emphasized that conspiracies had been exposed to free the ex-tsar, that counter-revolutionary forces were pressing in on Soviet Russian territory, and that the ex-tsar was guilty of unforgivable crimes against the nation.
In view of the enemy's proximity to Yekaterinburg and the exposure by the Cheka of a serious White Guard plot with the goal of abducting the former Tsar and his family… In light of the approach of counterrevolutionary bands toward the Red capital of the Urals and the possibility of the crowned executioner escaping trial by the people a plot among the White Guards to try to abduct him and his family was exposed and the compromising documents will be published , the Presidium of the Ural Regional Soviet, fulfilling the will of the Revolution, resolved to shoot the former Tsar, Nikolai Romanov, who is guilty of countless, bloody, violent acts against the Russian people.
In , the bodies of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, three of their daughters, and those of four non-family members killed with them, were discovered near Sverdlovsk Yekaterinburg by amateur archaeologist Alexander Avdonin.
The identifications—including comparisons to a living relative, performed by separate Russian, British and American scientists using DNA analysis —concur and were found to be conclusive. In July , an amateur historian discovered bones near Yekaterinburg belonging to a boy and young woman. On 1 October , Supreme Court of Russia ruled that Nicholas II and his family were victims of political persecution and should be rehabilitated.
In late , at the insistence of the Russian Orthodox Church ,  Russian investigators exhumed the bodies of Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra , for additional DNA testing,  which confirmed that the bones were of the couple. After the DNA testing of , the remains of the Emperor and his immediate family were interred at St.
Peter and Paul Cathedral , Saint Petersburg , on 17 July , on the eightieth anniversary of their executions. For many years, we kept quiet about this monstrous crime, but the truth has to be spoken.
In , Nicholas and his immediate family were recognised as martyred saints by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. On 14 August , they were recognised by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. This time they were not named as martyrs, since their deaths did not result immediately from their Christian faith; instead, they were canonized as passion bearers.
According to a statement by the Moscow synod, they were glorified as saints for the following reasons:. In the last Orthodox Russian monarch and members of his family we see people who sincerely strove to incarnate in their lives the commands of the Gospel. In the suffering borne by the Royal Family in prison with humility, patience, and meekness, and in their martyrs' deaths in Yekaterinburg in the night of 17 July was revealed the light of the faith of Christ that conquers evil.
However, Nicholas' canonization was controversial. The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad was split on the issue back in , some members suggesting that the emperor was a weak ruler and had failed to thwart the rise of the Bolsheviks.
It was pointed out by one priest that martyrdom in the Russian Orthodox Church has nothing to do with the martyr's personal actions but is instead related to why he or she was killed. The Russian Orthodox Church inside Russia rejected the family's classification as martyrs because they were not killed on account of their religious faith.
Religious leaders in both churches also had objections to canonising the Tsar's family because they perceived him as a weak emperor whose incompetence led to the revolution and the suffering of his people and made him partially responsible for his own murder and those of his wife, children and servants.
For these opponents, the fact that the Tsar was, in private life, a kind man and a good husband and father or a leader who showed genuine concern for the peasantry did not override his poor governance of Russia.
Despite the original opposition, the Russian Orthodox Church inside Russia ultimately recognised the family as "passion bearers," or people who met their deaths with Christian humility. Nicholas generally was considered for the most of the 20st century to have been incompetent at the colossal task of ruling the enormous Russian Empire,  although the influence of Soviet propaganda, on the general opinion on the monarch, which described him as a bloodthirsty tyrant, must be considered.
In the present-day Russia historians are more available to give him a much more positive assessment than before, also evaluating his reforms at the beginning of his reign and his person. Massie provides a typical indictment of his incompetence:. Most commonly, he is described as shallow, weak, stupid—a one-dimensional figure presiding feebly over the last days of a corrupt and crumbling system.
This, certainly, is the prevailing public image of the last Tsar. Historians admit that Nicholas was a "good man"—the historical evidence of personal charm, gentleness, love of family, deep religious faith and strong Russian patriotism is too overwhelming to be denied—but they argue that personal factors are irrelevant; what matters is that Nicholas was a bad tsar Essentially, the tragedy of Nicholas II was that he appeared in the wrong place in history.
In Russia, just after the rise of the new regime , the legacy of Nicholas II faced widespread criticism. Pavel Bykov, who in Russia wrote the first full account about the downfall of the Tsar for the newly-formed Soviet propaganda's regime , denounced Nicholas as a "tyrant, who paid with his life for the age-old repression and arbitrary rule of his ancestors over the Russian people, over the impoverished and blood-soaked country".
Soviet-era historians noted that Nicholas II was not fit to be a statesman. It has been argued that he had a weak will and was manipulated by adventurist forces. His regime was condemned for extensive use of the army, police, and courts to destroy the revolutionary movement.
He was criticised for fanning nationalism and chauvinism. With the punitive expeditions and courts-martial during the Revolution, the monarch became known as "Nicholas the Bloody". Nicholas's reign was seen as a time of suffering for Russians.
His father, Alexander III, who deliberately intended to keep his son uneducated in statecraft until the age of thirty, unfortunately miscalculated his own life expectancy, and died when Nicholas was twenty-six.
The new Tsar had learned nothing in the interval, and the impression of imperturbability he conveyed was in reality apathy—the indifference of a mind so shallow as to be all surface. When a telegram was brought to him announcing the annihilation of the Russian fleet at Tsushima, he read it, stuffed it in his pocket, and went on playing tennis.
Nicholas II was granted honorary senior rank in a number of foreign armies, reciprocating by extending similar distinctions to a number of his fellow monarchs. The Imperial Russian anthem is still played at dinner nights in the Officers' Mess, where there remains a portrait of the Tsar in Scots Greys uniform.
Since his death, the Regiment has worn a black backing behind its cap badge as a symbol of mourning. Estimates of Nicholas II's personal wealth have been vastly exaggerated.
As Emperor of All The Russias , and an autocrat , the resources under his command were virtually incalculable. However, the vast majority of this was owned by the state as Crown property ; the Romanov family's personal wealth was only a small fraction of this.
As monarch, the income of Nicholas was 24 million gold roubles per annum: this derived from a yearly allowance from the Treasury, and from the profits of Crown farmland. In the film Matilda film was released. The Last Czars was released by Netflix in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Nicholas II of Russia Countess Friederike of Schlieben  6. Christian IX of Denmark  Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel  Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel  Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway  3. Princess Dagmar of Denmark Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel  Prince William of Hesse-Kassel  Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen  7. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel  Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark  Princess Charlotte of Denmark  Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin .
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