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Prince Alexander of Battenberg

Prince Alexander of Battenberg, © National Museum of Military History SofiaenlargePrince Alexander of Battenberg, © National Museum of Military History Sofia


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Object:Prince Alexander of Battenberg
Description:Half length profile portrait of a man in military uniform with insignias of honour.
Comment:Alexander Joseph (5 April 1857 – 23 October 1893), known as Alexander of Battenberg, was the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823–1888) and Countess Julia von Hauke (1825–1885). He was also the nephew of Russia's Tsar Alexander II. He was the first Prince (Knyaz) of the Principality of Bulgaria, reigning from 29 April 1879 until 7 September 1886. After he had resigned the throne and left Bulgaria on September 8, 1886, he married Johanna Loisinger, an actress, and assumed the style of Count von Hartenau (February 6, 1889).
Date:Not before 1880, Not after 1886
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 155mm x 101mm
Image: 129mm x 95mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:150 Behavior Processes and Personality > 156 Social Personality
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
640 State
640 State > 648 International Relations
Copyright:Национален Военноисторически Музей
Archive:National Museum of Military History Sofia, Inv. No.: 26
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova