Prince Georgy Konstantinovich of Russia

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Prince Georgy Konstantinovich
Георгий Константинович.jpg
House House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia
Mother Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg
Born (1903-05-06)6 May 1903
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 7 November 1938(1938-11-07) (aged 35)
New York City, New York, United States

Prince Georgy Konstantinovich of Russia (6 May 1903 – 7 November 1938), was the youngest son of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Mavrikiyevna.

Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, he escaped to Sweden in October 1918 with his mother, younger sister Vera Konstantinovna, and niece and nephew aboard the Swedish ship Ångermanland.[1]

Prince Georgy and Princess Vera remained at Pavlovsk throughout the war, the chaotic rule of the Provisional Government, and after the October Revolution. In the fall of 1918, they were permitted by the Bolsheviks to be taken by ship to Sweden (on the Ångermanland, via Tallinn to Helsinki and via Mariehamn to Stockholm), at the invitation of the Swedish queen.

At Stockholm harbor they met prince Gustaf Adolf who took them to the royal palace. Yelizaveta Mavrikiyevna, Vera, and Georgy lived for the next two years in Sweden, first in Stockholm then in Saltsjöbaden; but Sweden was too expensive for them so they moved first to Belgium by invitation of Albert I of Belgium, and then to Germany, settling in Altenburg where they lived thirty years, except for a couple of years in England. Yelizaveta died of cancer on 24 March 1927 in Leipzig.

Georgy, who never married, became a successful interior designer. He died of complications following surgery in New York City at the age of 35.

He is buried next to his sister Princess Vera Konstantinovna at the Russian Orthodox Cemetery of Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, New York.

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  1. ^ Zeepvat, Charlotte, The Camera and the Tsars, Sutton Publishing, 2004, p. 213