Prince Nikita Romanov

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Prince Nikita Nikitich
Born(1923-05-13)13 May 1923
London, England, UK
Died3 May 2007(2007-05-03) (aged 83)
New York City, New York, U.S.
SpouseJane Anna Schoenwald
IssuePrince Fedor Nikitich
Full name
Nikita Nikitich Romanov
FatherPrince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia
MotherCountess Maria Vorontsova-Dashkova

Prince Nikita Nikitich Romanov (13 May 1923 – 3 May 2007) was a British born, American historian and writer, author of a book about Ivan the Terrible. He was a member of the Romanov family, a son of Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia and a great nephew of Nicholas II of Russia, the last Tsar.

Russian prince[edit]

He was born in London the son of Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia and his wife Countess Mariya Ilarianovna Vorontzova-Daschkova.[1] Prince Nikita was a grandson of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia and a great nephew of the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II. He had one younger brother Prince Alexander Nikitich and together they spent their early years in Britain.[2]

After serving in the British Army, Prince Nikita moved to the U.S. He attended the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated as a Master of Arts in history. He later taught history at San Francisco State University. In 1975 Prince Nikita co-authored the book Ivan the Terrible with Robert Payne.[2]

Prince Nikita was married to Jane Anna Schoenwald (24 April 1933, Oklahoma City — 28 January 2017, Cairo) on 14 July 1961 in London, and they had one son.[1]

Nikita died a few months before his son, after suffering a stroke in New York City.

Title and styles[edit]

N.B. After the Russian revolution members of the Imperial family tended to drop the territorial designation "of Russia" and use the princely title with the surname Romanov.[4] However this title, and even his right to the surname Romanov were disputed by some.[5]



  1. ^ a b Darryl, Lundy. "Nikita Nikitich Romanov, Prince Romanov". The Peerage. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  2. ^ a b "Paid Notice: Deaths Romanov, H.I.H." New York Times. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  3. ^ Friedman, Emily (2007-09-26). "Russian Heir, 32, Mysteriously Commits Suicide". ABC. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  4. ^ Almanach de Gotha (186th ed.). 2003. p. 314. ISBN 0-9532142-4-9.
  5. ^ "Dynastic Succession". Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.

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