Benois family

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Portrait of the Benois family

The Benois family was a family of prominent 19th- and 20th-century Russian artists, musicians and architects, descended from French confectioner Louis Jules Benois, who came to Russia in 1794 after the French Revolution.

Famous members of the Benois family include:

• Camille Albertovna Benois (17 Apr 1878- 04 Jul 1953), artist. Married Gen. Dimitri L Horvath (1858-1937) who was General Manager of the Chinese Eastern Railway and a direct descendant of Field Marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Golenischev-Kutuzov.

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