Princess Milica of Montenegro
|Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna of Russia|
|Born||14 July 1866|
|Died||5 September 1951 (aged 85)|
Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
(m. 1889; died 1931)
|Issue||Princess Marina Petrovna|
Prince Roman Petrovich
Princess Nadejda Petrovna
Princess Sofia Petrovna
|Father||Nicholas I of Montenegro|
Princess Milica Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro, 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
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". 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 .
- Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia (1892–1981).
- Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896–1978).
- Princess Nadejda Petrovna of Russia (1898–1988).
- Princess Sofia Petrovna of Russia (3 March 1898 – 3 March 1898); buried in the convent cemetery in Kiev by her grandmother, Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna, who was a nun there.
- Perry, John Curtis (1999). The Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga. New York: Basic Books. p. 107.
- Radzinsky, Edvard. Rasputin: The Last Word. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000, pp. 59-67.
- The Njegoskij Fund Public Project : Private family archives-based digital documentary fund focused on history and culture of Royal Montenegro.
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