Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia

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Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna
Duchess George Augustus of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Jekatyerina Mihajlovna of Russia.jpg
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna, 1850, by Timofei Neff
Born (1827-08-28)28 August 1827
St. Petersburg
Died 12 May 1894(1894-05-12) (aged 66)
St. Petersburg
Spouse Duke Georg August of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Issue Duke Nikolaus
Helene, Princess Albert of Saxe-Altenburg
Duke Georg Alexander
Charles Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg
House House of Mecklenburg
House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia
Mother Princess Charlotte of Württemberg

Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (Ekaterina Mikhailovna Romanova), (Russian: Екатерина Михайловна) (28 August 1827 – 12 May 1894), was the third of five daughters of Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, youngest son of Tsar Paul I, and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg.


She was born in St. Petersburg. She had two elder sisters, Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duchess Yelizaveta, called "Lili". Two more sisters were born after her, Alexandra and Anna, who both died young.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 16 February 1851 in St. Petersburg, Catherine married Duke Georg August of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1824–76), second son of Georg, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779–1860) and Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel (1796–1880). They had four children:

Name Birth Death Notes
Duke Nikolaus 11 July 1854 11 July 1854
Duchess Helene 16 January 1857 28 August 1936 married Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg; no issue
Duke Georg Alexander 6 June 1859 5 December 1909 married (morganatically) Natalia Vanljarskaya. Father of Duke Georg of Mecklenburg, Count of Carlow and great-grandfather of Duke Georg Borwin of Mecklenburg, current head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Duke Karl Michael 17 June 1863 6 December 1934 renounced his succession rights in 1918

She died in St. Petersburg, aged 66.


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