Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (1863–1919)

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Grand Duke George Mikhailovich
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Born(1863-08-23)23 August 1863
Bely Klyuch, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire
Died28 January 1919(1919-01-28) (aged 55)
Petrograd, Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
Spouse
Issue
HouseRomanov
FatherGrand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia
MotherPrincess Cecilie of Baden
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich with his wife and two daughters

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (Russian: Георгий Михайлович; 23 August 1863 – 28 January 1919) was a Grand Duke of Russia, first cousin of Emperor Alexander III of Russia and a General in the Russian army. Born in Tbilisi while his father was the Governor-General of Russian provinces of Transcaucasia, he was the second surviving son of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and Princess Cecily of Baden. His paternal grandparents were Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and Princess Charlotte of Prussia. His maternal grandparents were Grand Duke Leopold I of Baden and Princess Sophie of Sweden.

On 29 January 1919, Paul was moved to Peter and Paul Fortress in Petrograd, and in the early hours of the following day he was shot there by a firing squad, along with his brother, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich, and his cousins Grand Dukes Paul Alexandrovich and Dmitri Constantinovich.

Family[edit]

On 30 April 1900 at Corfu, Grand Duke George married Princess Maria, daughter of King George I of the Hellenes and Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia.

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna had two daughters:

Honours and awards[edit]

The Grand Duke received several Russian and foreign decorations:

Russian
Foreign

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Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1896), "Großherzogliche Orden" pp. 62, 77
  2. ^ Jørgen Pedersen (2009). Riddere af Elefantordenen, 1559–2009 (in Danish). Syddansk Universitetsforlag. p. 468. ISBN 978-87-7674-434-2.
  3. ^ Italy. Ministero dell'interno (1920). Calendario generale del regno d'Italia. p. 57.
  4. ^ "Latest intelligence – Italy and Russia". The Times (36823). London. 18 July 1902. p. 3.
  5. ^ Acović, Dragomir (2012). Slava i čast: Odlikovanja među Srbima, Srbi među odlikovanjima. Belgrade: Službeni Glasnik. p. 625.

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