Princess Milica of Montenegro

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Princess Milica
Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia
Born(1866-07-14)14 July 1866
Cetinje, Montenegro
Died5 September 1951(1951-09-05) (aged 85)
Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
(m. 1889; died 1931)
Milica Petrović-Njegoš
FatherNicholas I of Montenegro
MotherMilena Vukotić

Princess Milica Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro, also known as Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia, (14 July 1866 – 5 September 1951) was a Montenegrin princess. She was the daughter of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro and his wife, Milena Vukotić. Milica was the wife of Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, the younger brother of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, whose wife was Milica's sister, Anastasia.

Milica and Anastasia[edit]

Milica and her sister, Anastasia, were invited by Alexander III of Russia to be educated at the Russian Smolny Institute, which was a school for "noble maids".[1] Both sisters were socially very influential at the Russian Imperial Court. Nicknamed jointly "The Black Peril", they were interested in the occult. They helped to introduce to the Imperial Family first a charlatan mystic named Philippe Nizier-Vashod (usually referred to merely as "Philippe") and then Grigori Rasputin.[2]


Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia and Princess Milica were married on 26 July 1889 in Saint Petersburg. The couple had four children:


  1. ^ Perry, John Curtis (1999). The Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga. New York: Basic Books. p. 107.
  2. ^ Radzinsky, Edvard. Rasputin: The Last Word. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000, pp. 59-67.

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