Prince Kirill Romanovsky-Iskander

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Kirill Alexandrovich Iskander Romanov
Prince Romanovsky-Iskander of Russia
Prince
Romanovsky-Iskander of Russia
Full name
Kirill Alexandrovich Iskander Romanov,
Kirill Nikolaievich Androsov
House House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Alexander Nikolaevich Romanov, Prince Romanovsky-Iskander
Mother Olga Iosifovna Rogowska
Born 5 December 1914
Tashkent, Russian Empire
Died 1992
Moscow, Russian Federation
Religion Eastern Orthodox

Prince Kirill Alexandrovich Romanovsky-Iskander, or Cyril Iskander Romanov (Russian: князь, Кирилл Александрович Романов, tr. knyaz, Kirill Alexandrovich Romanov [ˈkʲirʲɪl ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ rɐˈmanəf]) (5 December 1914 – 1992), or simply Prince Iskander, was the last Romanov to remain in Russia following the Revolution.

Prince Kirill and his sister Princess Natalia, in Tashkent province, Soviet Union (now Uzbekistan) in 1919

He was the son of Prince Romanovsky-Iskander (né Alexander Nikolaevich Romanov) and his first wife, Olga Iosifovna Rogowska. He was a grandson of Grand Duke Nicholas Constantinovich, the disgraced grandson of Tsar Nicholas I; thus, Kirill was a patrilineal great-great-grandson of Nicholas I.

Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich's son, Grand Duke Nicholas Constantinovich, was exiled to Central Asia in disgrace for stealing his mother's diamonds. Grand Duke Nicholas established a palace in Tashkent and lived in grand style where he sired a son, whom Tsar Alexander III (his great-uncle) granted the title Prince Iskander (Iskander was the Arabic form of Alexander[1]). This prince, in turn, fathered the Prince Iskander.

He was born in Tashkent, a member of the Constantinovichi branch of the Russian Imperial Family. He had a sister, Princess Natalia Romanovskaya-Iskander (1917 - 1999). Her parents, who had been married since 1912, separated and in 1924 Kirill and his sister moved with their mother to Moscow (first moved to Plyushchikha Street, later to Arbat), where Olga remarried to Nicholas Androsov.

Kirill's stepfather adopted him and his sister so Prince Iskander was renamed Kirill Nikolaievich Androsov (Russian: Кирилл Николаевич Андросов). His father remarried also, to Natalia Hanykova (30 December 1893 – 20 April 1982) in 1930 in Paris.

After the Russian Revolution, Kirill and his sister Natalia were the only two Romanov descendants in the male line in the USSR; the rest either left or were killed. They lived their entire lives in the USSR.[2] His second cousin is Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark.[3]

Styles of
Prince
Romanovsky-Iskander of Russia
Coat of Arms of Russian Empire.svg
Reference style His Highness
Spoken style Your Highness
Alternative style Sir

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behind the Name
  2. ^ Interview with Eleonora Dostal-Oruç (1999-2000's archive) Sabah News 29 January 2000, retrieved 19 June 2011.
  3. ^ About the family by Andrei Voznesensky includes Князь Михаил Греческий "Биография Великого Князя Николая Константиновича" and О.Лунькова "Княжна на мотоцикле".
Prince Kirill Romanovsky-Iskander
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 5 December 1914 Died: 1992
Russian royalty
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Alexander Nikolaievich,
Prince Romanosky-Iskander
— TITULAR —
Prince Romanovsky-Iskander of Russia
1914 – 1992
Reason for succession failure:
Death
Succeeded by
Natalia Alexandrovna,
Princess Romanovskaya-Iskander