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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / My books on the Romanovs
« on: January 22, 2014, 02:03:50 PM »
Dear all

For some reasons I have to sell a part of books from my collection. Possibly someone will be interested in the books from the list below. The editions are in Russian.
Please PM me with any questions on the books, about cost, shipping, payment (here in the topic is not permitted to discuss such things). I think the list will be continued soon.

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The Habsburgs / Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« on: July 15, 2012, 07:48:45 AM »
Here's Part V.

Actually I'd like to close all threads on the Empress as nothing new has been said on her, always only the same topics. But I do understand the posters who want to continue the discussion (and the pictures, of course) and here's a new Part on Elisabeth. Possibly some new info is coming...

Please don't repeat the pictures and discussions. Soon the previous 4 Parts will be moderated again and I hope 30-50 pages of each Part come to end.

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The Hohenzollern / The Grand Ducal Family of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
« on: June 03, 2011, 05:05:37 AM »
Here’s new topic  on  Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar .

(There’s a thread on the last GD – Wilhelm Ernst:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=4972.0 )

 This topic is about his predecessors and some of their relatives.

Info and images of GD Karl Friedrich, 2nd Grand Duke in 1828-1853 years, can be found here:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=8973.0

this is a topic on his wife GDss Maria Pawlowna, nee Russian Grand Duchess.  She was much respected by her Russian family, esp. Emperor Nicholas I, and by her German relatives and subjects. A very-well educated woman, she brought up her children in the “Weimar” spirit – a lot of science, poetry and literature.

Children of KF and MP were:

1.Paul Alexander (1805–1806)

2. Marie (1808–1877) married Prince Karl of Prussia



Thread on her descendants:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=3720.0

3. Augusta (1811-90), married Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, aka Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany

Thread on her and her husband:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=643.0

Also a lot of info on her relations with the family of her son can be found in various threads here in the Hohenzollern subforum.

4. Karl Alexander (1818-1901) Grand Duke since 1853 year.

KA was not too much sophisticated but anyway continued Weimar traditions of protection to talented people - had a friendship with Hans Christian Andersen, helped to Wagner and Liszt.
Many contemporaries found a striking resemblance between him and his unfortunate grandfather Emperor Pavel I.
GD Gavriil Konstantinovitch Romanov in his memoirs mentions funny story about GD KA and Gavriil’s grandmother GDss Alexandra Iosifovna. Grand Duke was known for adding colour to his moustaches and everyone who kissed him got that colour on the face. Once GDss AI was meeting the Grand Duke at the station and when old but dashing KA streamed to kiss Alexandra she swiftly gave her pet-dog instead her cheek and KA had nothing to do than to kiss the dog.



and here with his grandson Wilhelm Ernst in 1896 year,in Moscow, at the coronation of Nicholas II



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Time for Part 2.

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Time for Part 2.

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The Hohenzollern / Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« on: March 16, 2011, 08:31:17 AM »
Part 2.

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Here's Part 3.

(I merged the previous Parts with the threads on Princess Irene, Henry's wife, as the discussion was not only on her).

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Here's Part III.

Please don't post the previously posted images unless they are bigger.

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Sergievka – estate near Peterhof of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas I. Later belonged to her descendants the Leuchtenbergs.
The estate and main mansion are quite well-known by their images around Internet.

Sergievka now;

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%28%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%86%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE-%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B1%D0%BB%D1%8C%29

Restored main mansion in 2006 (north, east and south facades). It’s one of the buildings of the State University now.


http://al-spbphoto.narod.ru/prig/Petergof_Sergievka_dvorec_31-05-2006.jpg

http://al-spbphoto.narod.ru/prig/Petergof_Sergievka_vost_31-05-2006.jpg


http://al-spbphoto.narod.ru/prig/Petergof_Sergievka_park_31-05-2006.jpg


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A thread about the descendants of Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857),son of prince Eugen (1758-1822) and thus a nephew of Russian Empress Maria Fedorovna, second wife of Emperor Pavel I.
Eugen-junior was quite famous in Russia, as he spent there half of his life, was a very good military-commander and had a rank of Russian infantry general. He left the Russian Army in 1828 and moved to Germany.

His direct descendants are not well-known, except the fact that his grandson Wilhelm Eugen married Russian Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna. The lack of information is really strange as the Württemberg clan was very close to the Russian Imperial family due to such Württemberg Princesses as Empress Maria Fedorovna and GDss Elena Pavlovna. Also Olga,daughter of Nicholas I, was Queen of Württemberg.
The Eugen line was extinct in 1903 when his son Nikolaus died.

Here’s Duke Eugen, his famout portrait from the Hermitage Museum

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Eugene_of_Wurtemberg.jpg

He was married twice:

1.In 1817 Princess Mathilde von Waldeck-Pirmont (1801-25)

2.In 1827 Princess Helena of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807-80).
Princess Helena had some interesting relatives as her brother Ernst (1794-1860) married Princess Feodora of Leinigen, half-sister of Queen Victoria. Helena’s sister Marie Agnes (1804-33) married Kosntantin Erbprinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1802-38) and have a d-r Adelheid (1831-1909) who became wife of Dom Miguel Bragansa and thus a mother of beautiful Bragansa sisters (f.e. Maria Theresia, Archduchess of Austria etc).

Here’s a portrait of Eugen with one of his wives. I am not sure is this Mathilde of Helena: the hair-do is more closer to the 1830s though so could have been Helena



This is a photo of aged Duchess Helena with her eldest daughter Alexandrine:

http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/ImageDetail.aspx?p_iBildID=12361989


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