Alexandra of Ravenna

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Princess Alexandra
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Born (1966-08-20) 20 August 1966 (age 56)
Ravenna, Latium
Spouse
Louis Ferdinand I of Polnitsa
(m. 1990; div. 1996)
Issue
Full name
Alexandra Gentilia Ravenna Maria Elena
HouseRavenna
FatherPrince Victor, Duke of Ravenna
MotherTheofania of Ithaca
ReligionImperial Church (Catholicism)
Senator of Latium
Assumed office
18 May 2010
Personal details
Political partyPopulares
Alma materUniversity of St Ambrose-Ravenna

Princess Alexandra of Ravenna, MC SFN (b. 20 August 1966) is a princess of the blood, who has been a Latin Senator since 2010 as a member of the Populares faction. She has served as the Populares spokesperson for Culture, Media, and Sport since 18 June 2018.

She is the youngest child and only daughter of Prince Victor, Duke of Ravenna and Theofania of Ithaca. In 1990, she married Louis Ferdinand I of Polnitsa, then Hereditary Grand Duke of Polnitsa. Her marriage to Louis Ferdinand ended in 1996 with a divorce after rumors of domestic violence and a tumultuous relationship plagued by affairs.

Early life

Alexandra was born on 20 August 1966 at Palatium Ravennae, in Ravenna, as the youngest child and only daughter of Prince Victor, Duke of Ravenna and Theofania of Ithaca. She was educated at Lyceum Ravennae-Sancta Sophia in Ravenna for her primary and secondary schooling. In 1986, she enrolled at the University of St Ambrose-Ravenna where she studied Literature.

She is a princess of the blood in three realms, Ghant, Latium, and Sydalon.

Political career

Alexandra was selected as a Populares faction list candidate for Senate ahead of the 2010 election. Since joining the Senate, she has been considered one of the more left-leaning members of the Populares.

She was re-elected in 2015, and again in 2020.

On 18 June 2018, Alexandra joined the Progressive frontbench.

Personal life

Alexandra attended Latin court for the first time in 1981. She served as a lady-in-waiting to her second cousin Stephania, Princess of Youth from 1988 until Stephania's death in 1991. She was introduced to her first husband, Louis Ferdinand I, Elector of Morinia in 1988 by Stephania and then Jason, Prince of Youth. Alexandra married Louis Ferdinand on 4 April 1990 at Basilica of St. Gregorius in Ravenna. Their marriage was considered rocky by most, with close friends claiming that "neither got along well with the other." The marriage ended in divorce on 5 October 1996 after rumors of domestic violence, infidelity and general poor relationship. Alexndra has three children from the marriage: Beatrice, Wilhem and Reinhardt.

Titles, styles, and honors

Titles and styles

  • 20 August 1966 – 4 April 1990: Her Imperial Highness Princess Alexandra of Ravenna
  • 4 April 1990 – 5 October 1996: Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Polnitsa
    • 4 April 1990 – 5 October 1996: Her Serene Highness Princess Louis Ferdinand of Morinia
  • 5 October 1996 – present: Her Imperial Highness Princess Alexandra of Ravenna

Honors

  •  Latium: Companion of the Order of National Achievement PRU Roter Adlerorden BAR.svg
  •  Latium: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the Crown Army Good Conduct Medal ribbon.svg

See also