History

The First Lady Who Charmed a Russian Tsar

Come for the protocol, stay for the accusation of pimping and prostitution

Jenni Wiltz
The Collector
Published in
9 min readNov 23, 2020

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Louisa Adams in a muslin dress with a blue sash. Her ash-blonde hair is thick and curly.
Louisa painted by Edward Savage, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

If you’re ever on Jeopardy!, here’s what you need to know about Louisa Adams: until Melania Trump, she was the only First Lady born outside the United States.

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Jenni Wiltz
The Collector

I write about fascinating royal women, their jewels, and quirky aspects of royal history no one else talks about. Find me at https://girlinthetiara.com.