Branches of the Russian Imperial Family

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The Russian Imperial Family was split into four main branches named after the sons of Emperor Nicholas I:

The headship of the Imperial Family is in dispute between Prince Dimitri Romanovich of Russia of the Nikolaevichi branch and Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia of the Vladimirovichi. See the article line of succession to the Russian throne for more details on the dispute.

In the family trees, a ≈ sign represents a union causing an illegitimate child.

Alexandrovichi[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    | 
    +-- Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna (1842-1849)
    |
    +-- Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (1843-1865)
    |
    +-- Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894)
    |   = Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1847-1828)
    |   |
    |   +-- Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918)
    |   |   = Princess Alix of Hesse (1872-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna (1897-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1899-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (1901-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (1904-1918)
    |   |
    |   +-- Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich (1869-1870)
    |   |
    |   +-- Grand Duke George Alexandrovich (1871-1899)
    |   |
    |   +-- Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960)
    |   |   = Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (1866-1933) 
    |   |
    |   +-- Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich (1878-1918)
    |   |   = Natalia Sergeyevna Sheremetyevskaya (1880-1952) cr. Countess Brasova
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- George Mikhailovich, Count Brasov (1910-1931)
    |   |
    |   +-- Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960) 
    |       = Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg (1868-1924) div.
    |       = Nikolai Alexandrovich Kulikovsky (1882-1958)
    |
    +-- Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (1853-1920)
    |   = Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905)
        = Princess Elizabeth of Hesse (1864-1918)

Vladimirovichi[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |   
    +-- Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909)
        = Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854-1920)
        |
        +-- Grand Duke Alexander Vladimirovich (1875-1877) 
        |
        +-- Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich (1876-1938) 
        |   = Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh (1875-1936)
        |   |
        |   +-- Princess Maria Kirillovna (1907-1951) cr. Grand Duchess of Russia
        |   |   = Friedrich Karl, Prince of Leiningen (1898-1946)
        |   |
        |   +-- Princess Kira Kirillovna (1909-1967) cr. Grand Duchess of Russia
        |   |    = Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907-1994)
        |   |
        |   +-- Prince Vladimir Kirillovich (1917-1992) cr.  Grand Duke of Russia
        |       = Princess Leonida Bagration-Moukhransky (1914-2010)
        |       |
        |       +-- Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna (b. 1953) 
        |           = Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia (b. 1943)cr. Grand Duke of Russia div.
        |           |
        |           +-- Prince George of Prussia (b. 1981) cr. Grand Duke of Russia 
        |
        +-- Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich (1877-1943)
        |   = Zinaida Rashevskaya (1898-1963)
        |
        +-- Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich (1879-1956)
        |   = Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971) cr. Princess Romanovskya-Krassinskya 
        |   |
        |   +-- Prince Vladimir Romanovsky-Krasinsky (1902-1974)
        |
        +-- Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna (1882-1957)
            = Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872-1938)

The Belevsky-Zhukovskys[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Alexi Alexandrovich (1850-1908)
         = Alexandra Zhukovskaya (1842-1899) cr. Countess Zhukovsky
         |
         +-- Count Aleksey Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1871-1931) cr. Count Belevsky-Zhukovsky
             = Princess Maria Troubetskoya (1872-1954) div. 
             |
             +-- Countess Elisabeth Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1896-1972)
             |   = Peter Perevostchikov (1872-1837)
             |   = Arthur Lourie (1892-1966)
             |
             +-- Countess Alexandra Belevskya-Zhukovskya (1892-?)
             |   = Henry de Lepp (1896-1955) div. 
             |   = George Flevitzky (1904-1960)
             |
             +-- Countess Maria Belevskya-Zhukovskya (1901-1996)
             |   = Vladimir Sverbeev (1890-1951)
             |   = Vladimir Ianouchevsky (1897-1970)
             | 
             +-- Count Sergei Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1903-1956)
                 = Nina Botkina (1901-1966)
                 |
                 +-- Countess Elena Belevsky-Zhukovsky (b. 1929)
                     = Nikolai Mojaisky (b. 1928) div. 
                     = Count Kirill Nieroth (b. 1930)
     

Pavlovichi[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919)
        =Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870-1891)
        |
        +-- Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (1890-1958)
        |   = Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884-1965)
        |
        +-- Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich (1891-1941)
            = Audrey Emery (1904-1971) cr. Princess Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya
            |
            +-- Prince Paul Dimitrievich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky (1928-2004) 
                = Mary Prince (b. 1925), ann.
                = Angelica Kauffman (b. 1932) 
                |
                +-- Prince Dimitri Pavlovich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky (b. 1954) 
                |   = Martha McDowell (b. 1952) 
                |   |
                |   +-- Princess Catherine Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1981)
                |   |
                |   +-- Princess Victoria Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1984) 
                |   |
                |   +-- Princess Lela Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1986) 
                |
                +-- Princess Paula Pavlovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1956)
                |   = Mark Comisar (b. 1953)
                |
                +-- Princess Anna Pavlovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1959)
                |   = Robin de Young (b. 1952) div. 
                |   = David Wise Glossinger (b. 1953)
                |
                +-- Prince Michael Pavlovich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky (b. 1961) 
                    = Paula Maier (b. 1965) div. 
                    | 
                    +- Princess Alexis Mikhailovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya ( b. 1994)
                    
                    = Lisa Schiesler (b. 1973) div
                    = Debra (     ) Lewis

The Paleys[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919)
        = Olga Karnovitch (1866-1929) cr. Princess Paley
        |
        +-- Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley (1897-1918) 
        |
        +-- Princess Irina Pavlovna Paley (1903-1990) 
        |   = Prince Feodor Alexandrovich (1898-1968) div.
        |   = Count Hubert de Monbrison (1892-1982)
        |
        +-- Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley (1905-1981) 
            = Lucien Lelong (1889-1958) div. 
            = John Chapman Wilson (1889-1961)

The Yurievskys[edit]

Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
= Princess Catherine Dolgoruky (1847-1922) cr. Princess Yurievska
|
+-- Prince George Alexandrovich Yurievsky (1872-1913)
|   = Countess Alexandra of Zarnekau (1883-1957) div.
|   |
|   +-- Prince Alexander Georgijevich Yurievsky (1900-1988)
|       = Beer Ursule de Grüneck (1925-2001)
|       |
|       +-- Prince George Alexandrovich Yurievsky (b. 1961)
|           = Katharina Verhagen (b. 1964) - divorced 04/2012
            = Elikonida Silvia Trumpp (b. 1968) - married 08/2013
|
+-- Princess Olga Alexandrovna Yurievskaya (1873-1925)
|   = Count Georg of Merenberg (1871-1948) 
|
+-- Prince Boris Alexandrovich Yurievsky (1876-1876)
|
+-- Princess Catherine Yurievskaya (1878-1959)
    = Prince Alexander Bariatinsky (1870-1910)
    = Prince Serge Obolensky (1890-1978) div.

Konstantinovichi[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich (1827-1892)
    = Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (1830-1911)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich (1850-1918)
    |   =  Nadedja Alexandrovna von Dreyer (1861-1929)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Artemy Nikolaevich Iskander (1883-1919) 
    |   | 
    |   +-- Prince Alexander Nikolaevich Iskander (1889-1957) 
    |       = Olga Rogowska (1893-1962), div.

    |       |
    |       +-- Prince Kyrill Alexandrovich Iskander (1915-1992) 
    |       |
    |       +-- Princess Natalja Alexandrovna Iskander (1917-1999) 
    |           = Nikolai Dostal
    |    
    |       = Natalja Khanykova (1893-1982) 
    | 
    +-- Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna (1851-1926) 
    |   = HM King George I of Greece (1845-1913)
    |
    +-- Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna (1854-1912) 
    |   = Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1846-1877)
    | 
    +-- Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (1858-1915) 
    |   = Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg (1865-1927)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Ioann Konstantinovich (1886-1918)
    |   |   = Princess Helen of Serbia (1884-1962)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Vsevelod Ivanovich (1914-1973)
    |   |   |   = Lady Mary Lygon (1910-1982) cr. Princess Romanovskaya-Pavlovskaya div. 
    |   |   |   = Emilia de Gosztonyi (1914-1993) cr. Princess Romanovskaya, div.
    |   |   |   = Valli Knust (1930-2012) cr. Princess Romanovskaya-Knust
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Princess Ekaterina Ivanovna (1915-2007)
    |   |       = Ruggero, Marchese Farace di Villaforesta (1909-1970)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Gavriil Konstantinovich (1887-1955) cr. Grand Duke of Russia
    |   |   = Antonia Nesterovskya (1890-1950)
    |   |   = Princess Irina Kurakina (1903-1993)
    |   |
    |   +-- Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna (1890-1979)
    |   |   = Prince Konstantin Bagration-Mukhransky (1889 -1915)
    |   |   = Alexander Korochenzov (1877-1922)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Konstantine Konstantinovich (1891-1918)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Oleg Konstantinovich (1892-1914)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Igor Konstantinovich (1894-1918)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Georgi Konstantinovich (1903-1938)
    |   |
    |   +-- Princess Natalia Konstantinovna (1905-1905)
    |   |
    |   +-- Princess Vera Konstantinovna (1906-2001)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Dimitri Konstantinovich (1860-1919) 
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Vyacheslav Konstantinovich (1862-1879) 

Nikolaevichi[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1831-1891)
    = Princess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838-1900)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1856-1929)
    |   = Princess Anastasia of Montenegro (1868-1935)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich (1864-1931)
        = Princess Milica of Montenegro (1866-1951)
        |
        +-- Princess Marina Petrovna (1892-1981) 
        |   = Prince Alexander Galitzine (1885-1974)
        |
        +-- Prince Roman Petrovich (1896-1978) 
        |   = Countess Prascovia Cheremeteva (1901-1980)
        |   |
        |   +-- Prince Nicholas Romanovich (1922-2014)
        |   |   = Countess Sveva della Gherardesca (b. 1930)
        |   |   |
        |   |   +-- Princess Natalia Nikolaievna (b. 1952)
        |   |   |   = Giuseppe Consolo (b. 1948)
        |   |   |
        |   |   +-- Princess Elizabeth Nikolaievna (b. 1956) 
        |   |   |   = Mauro Bononcini (b. 1950)
        |   |   |
        |   |   +-- Princess Tatiana Nikolaievna (b. 1961) 
        |   |        = Giambattista Alessandria (b. 1958) div. 
        |   |        = Giancarlo Tirotti (b. 1947)
        |   |
        |   +-- Prince Dimitri Romanovich (b. 1926)
        |       = Johanna von Kauffmann (1936-1989)
        |       = Dorrit Reventlow (b. 1942)
        |
        +-- Princess Nadejda Petrovna (1898-1988) 
        |   = Prince Nikolai Orlov (1896-1961)
        |
        +-- Princess Sofia Petrovna (1898-1898)

Mihailovichi[edit]

Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855)
= Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich (1832-1909)
    = Princess Cecily of Baden (1839-1891)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich (1859-1919)
    |
    +-- Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna (1860-1922)
    |   = Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851-1897)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929)
    |   = Countess Sophie of Merenberg (1868-1927) cr Countess de Torby
    |   |
    |   +-- Countess Anastasia de Torby (1892-1977)
    |   |   = Sir Harold Augustus Wernher (1893-1973)
    |   |
    |   +-- Countess Nadejda de Torby (1896-1963)
    |   |   = George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (1892-1938)
    |   |
    |   +-- Count Michael de Torby (1898-1959)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919)
    |   = Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876-1940)
    |   |
    |   +-- Princess Nina Georgievna (1901-1974)
    |   |   = Prince Paul Chavchavadze (1899-1971)
    |   |
    |   +-- Princess Xenia Georgievna (1903-1965)
    |       = William Bateman Leeds (1902-1971)
    |       = Herman Jud (1911-1981)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (1866-1933)
    |   = Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960)
    |   |
    |   +-- Princess Irina Alexandrovna (1895-1970)
    |   |   = Prince Felix Yussupov (1887-1967)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Andrei Alexandrovich (1897-1981)
    |   |   = Elisabetha Sasso-Ruffo (1886-1940)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Princess Xenia Andreevna (1919-2000)
    |   |   |   = Calhoun Ancrum (1915-1990) div.
    |   |   |   = Geoffrey Tooth (1908-1998)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Michael Andreevich (1920-2008)
    |   |   |   = Esther Murphy (b. 1921) div.
    |   |   |   = Shirley Crammond (1916-1983)
    |   |   |   = Giulia Gemma Crespi (b. 1930)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Andrew Andreevich (b. 1923)
    |   |       = Elena Dourneva (b. 1927) div
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Alexis Andreevich (b. 1953)
    |   |           = Zoetta Leisy (b. 1956)
    |   |
    |   |       = Kathleen Norris (1935-1967)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Peter Andreevich (b. 1961)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Andrew Andreevich (b. 1963)
    |   |           = Elisabeth Flores (b. 1964)
    |   |           |
    |   |           +-- Princess Natasha Andreevna (b. 1993)
    |   |
    |   |       = Inez von Bachelin (b. 1933)
    |   |   = Nadine Sylvia Ada McDougall (1908-2000)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Princess Olga Andreevna (b. 1950)
    |   |       = Thomas Mathew (b. 1945)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Feodor Alexandrovich (1898-1968)
    |   |   = Princess Irina Paley (1903-1990) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Michael Feodorovich (1924-2008)
    |   |   |   = Helga Staufenberger (b. 1926) div.
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   +-- Prince Michael Mikhailovich (1959-2001)
    |   |   |       ≈ Maria de las Mercedes Ustrell-Cabani (b. 1960)
    |   |   |       |
    |   |   |       +-- Tatiana Alexandra Romanoff (b. 1986) (born out of wedlock, adopted by her grandfather after her father's death)
    |   |   |
    |   |   |
    |   |   |   = Maria de las Mercedes Ustrell-Cabani (b. 1960)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Princess Irene Feodorvna (b. 1934)
    |   |       = Andre Jean Pelle (b. 1923) div.
    |   |       = Victor-Marcel Soulas (b. 1938) div.
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Nikita Alexandrovich (1900-1974)
    |   |   = Countess Maria Vorontzova-Daschkova (1903-1997)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Nikita Nikitich (1923-2007)
    |   |   |   = Jane Anna Schoenwald (b. 1933)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   +-- Prince Feodor Nikitich (1974-2007)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Alexander Nikitich (1929-2002)
    |   |       = Maria Valguarnera di Niscemi (b. 1931)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Dmitri Alexandrovich (1901-80)
    |   |   = Countess Marina Golenistcheva-Koutouzova (1912-1969) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Princess Nadeshda (1933-2002)
    |   |       = Anthony Brian Allen (b. 1931)
    |   |       = William Thomas Hall Clark (1924-1995)
    |   |
    |   |   = Sheila MacKellar Chisholm (1898-1969)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich (1902-1978)
    |   |   = Princess Alexandra Galitzine (1905-2006) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich (1938-1999)
    |   |       = Stephena Verdel Cook (b. 1938) div.
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Princess Stephena Rostislavovna (b. 1963)
    |   |
    |   |       = Christia Ipsen (b. 1949)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Princess Alexandra Rostislavovna (b. 1983)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich (b. 1985)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Nikita Rostislavovich (b. 1987)
    |   |
    |   |   = Alice Eilken (1923-1996) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- Prince Nicholas Rostislavovich (1945-2000)
    |   |       = Pamela Kuzinowski (b. 1944) div.
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Nicholas Nicolaevich (b. 1968)
    |   |       |   = Lisa Marie Flowa (b. 1971)
    |   |       |   |
    |   |       |   +-- Cory Nicolaevich (1994-1998) (born out of wedlock, legitimized by parent's subsequent marriage but not accorded the title of Prince)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Prince Daniel Nicolaevich (b. 1972)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- Princess Heather Nicolaievna (b. 1976)
    |   |
    |   |   = Hedwig von Chappuis (1905-1997)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Vasili Alexandrovich (1907-1989)
    |       = Princess Natalia Galitzine (1907-1989)
    |       |
    |       +-- Princess Marina (b. 1940)
    |           = William Beadleston (b. 1938) div.
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich (1869-1918)
    |
    +-- Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich (1875-1895)

See also[edit]