Princess Milica of Montenegro

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Princess Milica of Montenegro
Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia
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Born (1866-07-14)14 July 1866
Cetinje, Montenegro
Died 5 September 1951(1951-09-05) (aged 85)
Alexandria, Egypt
Spouse Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
Issue Princess Marina Petrovna
Prince Roman Petrovich
Princess Nadejda Petrovna
Princess Sofia Petrovna
Full name
Milica Petrović-Njegoš
House Petrović-Njegoš
Father Nicholas I of Montenegro
Mother Milena Vukotić

Princess Milica Petrović-Njegoš, also known as Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia, (14 July 1866 in Cetinje, Montenegro – 5 September 1951 in Alexandria, Egypt) 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. They helped introduce a special man named Philippe Nizier-Vashod (usually referred to merely as "Philippe"). Nicknamed jointly "the black peril", they were interested in the occult. They are credited with introducing the mystic Grigori Rasputin[2] to the Imperial family.


Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia and Princess Milica were married on 26 July 1889 in Saint Petersburg. The couple had 4 children:

External links[edit]


  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 & Nicholson, 2000, pp. 59-67.