Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia

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Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich
Grand Duke of Russia
Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich of Russia photo.jpg
Born (1832-10-25)25 October 1832
Peterhof, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 18 December 1909(1909-12-18) (aged 77)
Cannes
Spouse Princess Cecile of Baden
Issue Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich
Anastasia Mikhailovna, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich
House Romanov
Father Emperor Nicholas I of Russia
Mother Princess Charlotte of Prussia

Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (25 October 1832 – 18 December 1909) was the fourth son and seventh child of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia. He was the first owner of the New Michael Palace on the Palace Quay in Saint Petersburg.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 16 August 1857, he married Princess Cecily Auguste of Baden (1839–1891), daughter of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden and Sophie of Sweden. Cecily adopted the name Olga Fedorovna, and had the following children with him:

Issue[edit]

  Name Birth Death Spouse (dates of birth & death) and children[1][2]
Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia (1859-1919), young.jpg Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia,
184026 April
1859
191928 January
1919
Unmarried. He was killed by the Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution;
no issue
Gran Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia 01.jpg Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia 186028 July
1860
192211 March
1922
Married 1879 (24 January),
Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851–1897);
1 son, 2 daughters.
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia.jpg Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia 186116 October
1861
192926 April
1929
Married 1891 (26 February),
Sophie of Merenberg (1868–1927);
1 son, 2 daughters.
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia.JPG Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia 186323 August
1863
191928 January
1919
Married 1900 (12 May),
Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876–1940);
2 daughters.

He was killed by the Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution

Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (LOC).jpg Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia 186613 April
1866
193326 February
1933
Married 1894 (6 August),
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875–1960);
1 daughter, 6 sons.
Grand Duke Sergei Mikailovich 0.JPG Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia 18697 October
1869
191818 July
1918
Unmarried. He was killed by the Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution;
no issue
Alexis Mikhailovich.jpg Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich of Russia 187528 December
1875
18952 March
1895
Unmarried;
no issue

He served 20 years (1862–1882) as the Governor General of Caucasia, being seated in Tbilisi, the town which most of his children remembered as the home of their childhood. In the course of his life, four members of his family ruled as Emperors of Russia: his father, Nicholas I; his brother, Alexander II; his nephew, Alexander III; as well as his grand-nephew, Nicholas II, whose second daughter, Grand Duchess Tatiana, the Grand Duke was godfather to. He died in Cannes, France, on 18 December 1909. He was the last surviving legitimate grandchild of Paul I of Russia.

Ancestors[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Peter III of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Anna Petrovna of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Paul I of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Catherine II of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Nicholas I of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Princess Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Sophie Dorothea of Württemburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Friedrich Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Sophie Dorothea Marie, Princess of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Prince Augustus William of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Frederick William II of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Frederick William III of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Karoline of Zweibrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Charlotte of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Charles Louis Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Mirow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Georg Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Maria of Leiningen-Dagsburg
 
 
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack (1900) Facsimile Reprint 1998, London: Stationery Office, ISBN 0-11-702247-0, p. 86
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1993, Concise Edition, (ISBN 0-85021-232-4), pages 134–136