Princess Zinaida Yusupova
|Spouse(s)||Count Felix Felixovich Sumarkov-Elston|
IssuePrince Nicholas Felixovich Yusupov
Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov
Zinaida Nikolaevna Yusupova
|Father||Prince Nikolai Borisovich Yusupov|
|Mother||Countess Tatiana Alexandrovna de Ribeaupierre|
|Born||2 September 1861
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
|Died||24 November 1939 (aged 78)
Princess Zinaida Nikolaevna Yusupova, (Russian: Зинаида Николаевна Юсупова; 2 September 1861 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire – 24 November 1939 in Paris, France), (variously transliterated from Russian as Yussupov, Yossopov, Iusupov, Youssoupov, Youssoupoff), was a Russian noblewoman best known as the mother of Prince Felix Yusupov, the murderer of Rasputin.
The greatest Russian heiress of her day, and the last of her line at the House of Yusupov, she married Count Felix Nikolaievich Sumarokov-Elston. She had her own mansion in Liteyny Avenue, where the Institute of Economic Relations, Economics and Law is currently located. As a leading figure in pre-Revolutionary Russian society, she was famed for her beauty and the lavishness of her hospitality. In private, she became a severe critic of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Her most famous son, Felix, was best known for participating in the murder of Grigori Rasputin. Her eldest son Nicholas was killed in a duel, an event which cast a shadow over the rest of her life. Following the Russian Revolution, she and her husband moved to Rome. After his death she relocated to Paris, where she died in 1939.
|Ancestors of Princess Zenaida Nikolaievna Yusupova|
- Lost Splendor - Yusupov's self-biography until 1919 (online). Printed in 1952, ISBN 1-885586-58-2.