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Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (Olga Nikolaevna Romanova) (In Russian Великая Княжна Ольга Николаевна), also known as Olishka (November 15, 1895 - July 17, 1918), was the eldest daughter of Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandra of Hesse.
Olga was the most intelligent of Nikolai II's children. She was known for her compassionate heart and desire to help others, but also for her temper and blunt honesty. Before the First World War, there was some discussion of a marriage between her and Prince Carol of Romania (and also the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, was a suitor), but Olga did not like Carol and the plans were, in any event, put on hold upon the outbreak of war. The Russian parliament, before Nicholas's abdication, hoped for her to be regent for her brother Alexei. She was twenty-two when she was executed with her family in the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg in 1918, after a year of imprisonment following the February/March Revolutions of 1917.
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