Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
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|Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich|
|Spouse||Princess Milica of Montenegro|
|Issue||Princess Marina Petrovna
Prince Roman Petrovich
Princess Nadejda Petrovna
Princess Sofia Petrovna
|Peter Nikolaevich Romanov|
|House||House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov|
|Father||Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaievich|
(Alexandra of Oldenburg)
10 January 1864|
|Died||17 January 1931
Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (10 January 1864 – 17 January 1931) was a Russian Grand Duke and a member of the Russian Imperial Family.
Early life and marriage
He was born in Saint Petersburg. As was the custom for Russian Grand Dukes (the title applied to all sons and grandsons of a Russian Emperor), the Grand Duke Peter served in the Russian army as a Lt.-General and Adjutant-General.
- Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia (1892 – 1981).
- Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896 – 1978).
- Princess Nadejda Petrovna of Russia (1898 – 1988).
- Princess Sofia Petrovna of Russia (3 March 1898 – 3 March 1898); buried in the convent cemetery in Kiev by her grandmother, Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna, who was a nun there.
Life at court
In 1907, his elder brother, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, married Grand Duchess Militza's sister, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, known as Stana. The two couples were socially very influential at the Russian Imperial Court in the early 20th century. Nicknamed joined "the black peril", a group interested in the occult. They are credited with introducing first a charlatan mystic named merely Philippe, and then, with graver consequences, Grigori Rasputin (1869–1916) to the Imperial family. Prince Felix Yussupov (1887–1967) — who was their neighbour in Koreiz — once described Znamenka, the Grand Duke and Duchess's palace, as "the central point of the powers of evil". This was later to be a widely held belief within the higher echelons of the divided Russian court. The Dowager Empress Marie firmly believed that the couple plotted with Rasputin and others to gain influence and favours through the neurotic Empress Alexandra (1872–1918). However, by 1914, Alexandra herself referred to them as "the black family" and felt herself to be manipulated by them.
The couple escaped the Russian Revolution to the south of France. Here Grand Duke Peter Nicholaievich died at Cap d'Antibes, near Antibes on 17 June 1931. His wife died in Alexandria, Egypt in September 1951.
|Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia
Emperor Nicholas I of Russia
Emperor Paul I of Russia
Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg
Princess Charlotte of Prussia
King Frederick William III of Prussia
Princess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Princess Alexandra of Oldenburg
Duke Peter of Oldenburg
Duke George of Oldenburg
Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg
William, Duke of Nassau
Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen