Marie mərē´ [key], 1875–1938, queen of Romania, consort of Ferdinand . The daughter of Alfred, duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, she was the granddaughter of Czar Alexander II of Russia and of Queen Victoria of England. Marie was instrumental in bringing Romania into the Allied camp in World War I, and she followed the Romanian armies as a Red Cross nurse. Her writings, in English, include novels and collections of fairy tales, as well as her autobiographies (1934 and 1935).
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