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Windgassen, Königin Olga

Windgassen, Königin Olga
She is still unforgettable: Queen Olga von Württemberg (1822-1892). As the daughter of Tsar Nikolai I, Olga Romanov grew up at the Russian Tsar's court in St. Petersburg. At the age of 23, the well-educated, beautiful Grand Duchess met the heir to the Württemberg throne in Sicily. Even if there are dynastic-political considerations of the families: Olga gladly accepts Karl's proposal. After the wedding, the happiness of the new Crown Princess is clouded when she learns of Karl's homosexuality. But the young woman shows greatness, accepts the "intimate friendships" of her husband and plunges into her social and charitable commitment: Olga campaigns for the upbringing and education of girls, initiates health and care facilities and wins the hearts of the population. Although no biological children emerge from the marriage: Olga's relationship with Karl deepens and a deeply loving friendship develops. After the accession to the throne in 1864, the liberal, caring royal couple steered Württemberg through politically difficult times. In the wake of a scandal surrounding Karl's relationship with a much younger American, Olga once again grew beyond herself. When she dies, the whole country mourns its beloved queen. The touching story of a clever, strong woman and a special friendship. Hardback edition, in German only, 280 pages, 15 illustrations, size 13x21cm.

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