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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #135 on: July 26, 2011, 11:32:37 AM »
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #136 on: August 08, 2011, 10:41:18 AM »
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2011, 07:48:23 PM »


Mikhail Nikolaevich by Zichy.

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #138 on: April 05, 2012, 01:48:29 PM »
They were certainly an interesting branch of the family.The book White Crow, while being a biography of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovitch, has a lot of good general info on the family.Before I read that, I had not realized any member of the Romanov family considered trying to run for election after the Revolution, which Grand Duke Mikhail did consider until Kerensky told him no.If Nicholas II had had the abilities and outlook that Grand Duke Mikhail had, then the revolution might never have happened.He wasn't perfect, but he was a very able man, and a historian.Perhaps the fact that he was a historian, is what gave him the ability to see the possible future (of the dynasty among other things) clearly, as mentioned in his biography, White Crow.As the saying goes " Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it", which might also be " Those who don't understand history are doomed to repeat it". Knowing is one thing, understanding is another.He knew history, and understood, and therefore perhaps saw the future more clearly.It's interesting later in his 20s (after moving on from Victoria of Baden, his cousin) he considered marrying Amelie of France( Orleans, I think)( he loved anything and everybody French), but his parents disaproved, and her family did not want her to convert to Orthodoxy so he abandoned the idea.He did have a supporter though, in MF, who supported him marrying Amelie.Not surprising as she later wanted her own son Nicholas II to marry Helene of Orleans(not sure how they are related), which he howeer did not want.
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #139 on: April 05, 2012, 02:17:03 PM »
^ the two French/Olreans Princesses Ameile and Helene were sisters.

The Romanovs were distantly related to the French royal house Bourbon-Orleans by marriage. Hardly can be called cousins really. All because of religion, marriages between  Orthodox and Catholic royals were very rare. only one Russian Princess that became Queen of France and entered the French Royal Families, was Anne of Kiev (or Anna Yaroslavna), in the 1050s, before the break from Rome.

Nicholas II's uncle and Empress Marie Fyodorevna's brother Prince Waldemar of Denmark married Amelie and Helene's first cousin Marie of Orleans. One related there.

Anyways back to topic...If Michael married the French Princess Ameile ; she would have changed her religion, and possibly her name, that would have been very interesting. However the relations and rules between Orthodoxy and Catholicism weren’t as good and flexible as the Protestants and Lutherans were.
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #140 on: April 11, 2012, 09:44:32 PM »
I just realized I typed " Grand Duke Mikhail" when I meant to type " Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovitch" about the one who wanted to marry Amelie of Orleans and the one who wanted to run for election after the Revolution.I got confused for a minute between him and his father..

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #141 on: April 11, 2012, 11:00:21 PM »
its OK, i understood ;)

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #142 on: April 16, 2012, 03:03:05 PM »
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #143 on: April 16, 2012, 03:07:12 PM »
wedding group picture of Alexandra of Mecklenberg-Schwerin and Christian of Denmark with Grand Duke Mikhail in it with other members of his family

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #144 on: June 12, 2012, 05:13:24 PM »


Print of Mikhail Nikolaevich as a child, perhaps based on a portrait by Sokolov (I have a similar style portrait of his brother Alexander wearing similar clothing).

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #145 on: September 16, 2012, 06:33:48 PM »


Mikhail Nikolaevich.

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #146 on: November 19, 2012, 06:12:33 PM »
Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia,wrongly identified as Anastasia de Torby:

http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1246793

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #147 on: November 19, 2012, 08:22:06 PM »
Hi,

This is definitely GD Anastasia Michaelovna, but not Anastasia de Torby, who would have been 13 in 1905, the date of the picture.
The mix-up is because Torby was also born Anastasia Michaelovna, but she was not a grand duchess...  Later, she was better known as Lady Zia Werhner.
It is unfortunate that people who don't know their subject as well as they should, don't enquire from knowledgeable people the true facts.
A lot of mistakes occur in books and film and phots as to who's who, etc.  It all gets 'carved in stone' and becomes fact - no matter how erroneous.

All in all, it is a nice picture of "Aunt Stassie"........

Larry

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #148 on: November 20, 2012, 07:11:35 AM »

A lot of mistakes occur in books and film and phots as to who's who, etc.  It all gets 'carved in stone' and becomes fact - no matter how erroneous.


True,for example,prior to this summer,I believed that one picture posted here on this forum is Elisabeth von Wuerttemberg(later Austria) and in fact it was her sister Friederike.That portrait hangs in many versions in Eutin Castle,home of Oldenburg family which I have seen this summer...

If you try to google Elisabeth,that same picture will pop up in various web sites as Elisabeth,even if in fact it was her sister Friederike...

Anyway,let's go back to the topic...

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« Reply #149 on: May 11, 2013, 03:53:53 PM »
Grand Duchess Olga



Her daughter Anastasia and granddaughter Princess Irina Yusupov, really did have a strong resemblance to her.