Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia

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Princess Marina Petrovna
Marina Petrovna of Russia.jpg
Spouse Prince Alexander Galitzine
House by marriage
House by birth
House of Golitsyns

House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich
Mother Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna
Born (1892-03-11)11 March 1892
Nice, France
Died 15 May 1981(1981-05-15) (aged 89)
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia (11 March 1892 – 15 May 1981) was a daughter of Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia and his wife, Grand Duchess Militza Nicholaevna, born Princess of Montenegro. A great-granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, she was born in Nice and grew up in the last period of Imperial Russia, mostly in Znamenka, her father's summer palace near Peterhof.

Princess Marina was a gifted artist, showing talent for drawing and painting. She studied painting first with a teacher from the senior school in Yalta and then in St Petersburg under professor Kordovsky.[1] Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna suggested Princess Marina as a likely bride to the Duke of Montpensier, son of the Count of Paris.[2] During World War I Marina served as a nurse with Caucasian troops near Trabzon.[3] She escaped the Russian Revolution with the rest of her family aboard the British ship the HMS Marlborough in 1919.[4] She married Prince Alexander Galitzine in 1927. She died on 15 May 1981 in Six-Fours-les-Plages, France, aged 89.

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  1. ^ Zeepvat, The Camera and the Tsars, p. 154
  2. ^ Zeepvat, Romanov Autumn, p. 165
  3. ^ Zeepvat, The Camera and the Tsars, p. 203
  4. ^ Zeepvat, The Camera and the Tsars, p. 212

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