Grand Duchess Maria

Grand Duchess Maria may refer to:

  • Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920), Companion of the Order of the Crown of India
  • Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899-1918), Eastern Orthodox saint
  • Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (1819-1876), President of the Imperial Academy of Arts
  • Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786-1859), third daughter of Paul I of Russia and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg
  • Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1854-1920), Russian expatriate
  • Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958), Russian nurse
  • Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (born 1956), grand ducal consort of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
  • Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (born 1953), disputed pretender to the Russian throne

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