Today in History - May 24th. 1874 - Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine

Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine was born on May 24th. 1874 in
Darmstadt-Hesse.


Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine - Source picture: Wikipedia

She was the youngest daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and
LouisIV, Grand Duke of Hesse.

Her mother was the second daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
shared the same B-Day of her grandmother, Queen Victoria.

The sibblings of Marie of Hesse and by Rhine were:
Victoria Mountbatten,
Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia,
Princess Irene of Prussia,
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse,
Prince Friedrich of Hesse (who died of haemophilia),
Alexandra Feodorovna, Last Tsarina of Russia.

Mary (who was called May in the family) died of diphteria on
November 16th. 1878.

May was buried in a thomb. Four weeks later, Princess Alice died too.
They were buried together.
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