Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia
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|Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich|
|Spouse||Cecily of Baden|
|Issue||Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich
Anastasia Mikhailovna, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich
|House||House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov|
|Mother||Charlotte of Prussia|
25 October 1832|
|Died||18 December 1909
Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (25 October 1832 – 18 December 1909) was the fourth son and seventh child of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia. He was the first owner of the New Michael Palace on the Palace Quay in Saint Petersburg.
Marriage and issue
On 16 August 1857, he married Princess Cecily Auguste of Baden (1839–1891), daughter of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden and Sophie of Sweden. Cecily adopted the name Olga Fedorovna, and had the following children with him:
- Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia (1859–1919).
- Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860–1922).
- Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia (1861–1929).
- Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (1863–1919).
- Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (Sandro) (1866–1933).
- Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia (1869–1918).
- Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich of Russia (1875–1895).
He served 20 years (1862–1882) as the Governor General of Caucasia, being seated in Tbilisi, the town which most of his children remembered as the home of their childhood. In the course of his life, four members of his family ruled as Emperors of Russia: his father, Nicholas I; his brother, Alexander II; his nephew, Alexander III; as well as his grand-nephew, Nicholas II, whose second daughter, Grand Duchess Tatiana, the Grand Duke was godfather to. He died in Cannes, France, on 18 December 1909.
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