Ceclava Czapska

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Ceclava Czapska
Ceclava Czapska.jpg
With husband Nicolas Dolgoruky in 1919.
Born (1899-01-02)2 January 1899
Died 1 December 1970(1970-12-01) (aged 71)
Rome, Italy
Other names Cécile Czapska
Ceclava di Fonzo Czapska
Ceclava Dolgoruky
Known for Romanov impostor who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Maria
Spouse(s) Nicolas Dolgoruky

Ceclava Czapska (Cécile Czapska) (Bucharest 2 January 1899 – 1 December 1970) was a Romanov impostor who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Maria, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last autocratic ruler of Imperial Russia, and his wife Tsarina Alexandra.

She was the daughter of Boleslaw Czapska and Raja Ludmilla Tchapline. On 20 January 1919, she and Prince Nicolas Dolgoruky, called 'di Fonz,' were married in Romania. They had two daughters, Olga-Béata (born 1927), mother of Alexis Brimeyer; and Julia-Yolande (born 1937).

She died in Rome. Her grave is in Prima Porta.

The remains off all the Romanovs have been found and identified via DNA testing disproving her claim.[1]