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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2009, 04:15:56 PM »
Alexander Ier :



His wife Aspasia Manos :


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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #166 on: March 26, 2009, 09:23:11 AM »
Great pictures on this thread.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #167 on: January 05, 2010, 10:48:38 AM »
I have done a little research about Aspasia Manos and her ancestry and she was right when she claimed that she is the descendant of Byzantine Emperors...here is one of her lines:


IOANNES VI Kantakouzenos,Emperor of Byzantium,lived from 1295-1383
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MATIAS Asen Kantakouzenos,Co-Emperor of Byzantium,lived from 1325-1391
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Demetrios I Kantakouzenos,sebastokrator and Despot of Morea,lived from 1343-1420
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Eirene Kantakouzene,basilissa of Morea,lived from 1400-1457
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Stefan Brankovic ''the blind" of Serbia,Despot of Raska,lived from 1425-1476
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Jovan Brankovic,Despot of Raska,lived from 1465-1502
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Princess Jelena Brankovc of Raska,strangled in 1546
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Princess Ruxandra of Moldavia,Regent of Moldavia,lived from 1537-1570
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Ilias,Ruler of Wallachia
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Alexandru Ilias,Duke of Wallachia
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Ilias Alexandru,Duke o Wallachia from 1666-1668
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Princess Sultane Chrysokula of Wallachia,died in 1694
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Princess Helene Mavrocordato,lived from 1682-1722
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Princess Marioara Rosetti
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Michael Soutzo,Prince of Wallachia and Moldavia,lived from 1729-1803
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Prince Georgi Soutzo,lived fom 1771-1836
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Prince Constantin Soutzo,died in 1873
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Princess Euphrosine Soutzo,lived from 1830-1878
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Roxane Mavromichalis,lived from 1848-1905
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Colonel Petros Manos,lived from 1871-1918
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ASPASIA MANOS,Princess of Greece,lived from 1896-1972



It is also interesting to know that she is also related to the George VI,King of Britain,who was one of the witnesses at the wedding of her daughter Princess Alexandra and a godfather of her grandson Prince Alexander of Serbia...

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #168 on: January 05, 2010, 01:48:05 PM »
What about the Soutzo family ? Are they Princes in Greece ?

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #169 on: January 05, 2010, 04:24:06 PM »
They were Greek phanariote family whose origins are from Constantinople and who reigned in several of the Danubian Principalities...so they were Wallachian and Moldavian reigning Princes of Greek origin...

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #170 on: January 05, 2010, 04:26:41 PM »
Very interesting. Maybe Aspasia wasn't that much of a commoner as we long suspected. At least she seem to have more royal blood that Kate Middleton. Or Prince Nicholas of Greece's future bride.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #171 on: January 05, 2010, 05:24:36 PM »
Well,in royal terms she was a commoner but in terms of blood she has a lot of noble blood...as we see she has descended from Romanian,Moldavian,Wallachian ruling Princes and through them from Kantakuzenos and Paleolog dynasties who were Emperors of Byzantium...she is also a direct descendant of Vlad II Dracul of Wallachia or "Vlad the Dragon" and through him related to Queen Elisabeth II...in fact,she shares same ancestry with every royal family of Europe!

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #172 on: January 05, 2010, 05:49:13 PM »
You mean Aspasia Manos ?

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #173 on: January 05, 2010, 06:00:58 PM »
Yes,I mean Aspasia Manos...

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #174 on: January 05, 2010, 06:38:37 PM »
No wonder she was greeted with respect in public, unlike some Hapsburg commoner wife who hasto take the back stairs. For me Royal blood is more important than titles, which could be bought with money.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #175 on: January 05, 2010, 06:51:45 PM »
Aspasia Manos-her line from Vlad II Dracul:


Vlad II Dracul,"Vlad the Dragon",Duke of Wallachia,ruled from 1430-1446
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Radu III,Duke of Wallachia,lived from 1430-1475
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Princess Maria of Wallachia,died in 1511
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Bogdan III,Duke of Moldavia,lived from 1479-1517
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Alexandru IV Lapusneanu,Duke of Moldavia,lived from 1520-1567
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Ilias,Ruler of Wallachia
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Alexandru Ilias,Duke of Wallachia and Moldavia
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Ilias,Duke of Wallachia,ruled from 1666-1668
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Princess Sultane Chrysokula of wallachia,died in 1694
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Princess Helene Mavrocordato,lived from 1682-1722
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Princess Marioara Rosetti
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Michael Soutzo,Prince of Wallachia and Moldavia,lived from 1729-1803
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Prince Georgi Soutzo,lived fom 1771-1836
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Prince Constantin Soutzo,died in 1873
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Princess Euphrosine Soutzo,lived from 1830-1878
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Roxane Mavromichalis,lived from 1848-1905
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Colonel Petros Manos,lived from 1871-1918
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ASPASIA MANOS,Princess of Greece,lived from 1896-1972




And here is a line of the same Vlad II Dracul to Queen Elisabeth II:



Vlad II Dracul,"Vlad the Dragon",Duke of Wallachia,ruled from 1430-1446
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Vlad IV ''the Monk",Duke of Wallachia,lived from 1435-1495
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Radu IV "the Great",Duke of Wallachia,lived from 1467-1508
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Mircea III "the Shepherd",Duke of Wallachia,died in 1559
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Princess Stanca Basarab of Wallachia
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Semphira Logofat de Szaszebes,died in 1602
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Adam Racz de Galgo
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Peter Racz de Galgo
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Christina Racz de Galgo
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Katalin Kuun de Osdola
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Agnes Kendeffy de Malomviz,born in 1727
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Baron Gregor Inczédy de Nagy-Varad,died in 1816
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Baroness Agnes Inczedy de Nagy Varad,lived from 1788-1856
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Countess Claudine Rhedey de Kis-Rhede,lived from 1812-1841
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Duke Franz von Teck,lived from 1837-1900
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Princess Victoria Mary of Teck,lived from 1867-1953
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King George VI of Great Britain,lived from 1895-1952
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ELISABETH II,Queen of Great Britain,born in 1926
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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #176 on: January 05, 2010, 06:52:16 PM »
No wonder she was greeted with respect in public, unlike some Hapsburg commoner wife who hasto take the back stairs. For me Royal blood is more important than titles, which could be bought with money.

What Habsburg wife?

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #177 on: January 05, 2010, 07:53:47 PM »
Those Archdukes that married morganetically. I think they date from the time of the early reign of Franz Josef.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #178 on: January 13, 2010, 10:36:19 AM »


Aspasia and Alexander



Peter and Alexandra



Aspasia, Lord Donegall, Lorna Harmsworth and Alexandra

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2010, 11:19:10 AM »
I have done a little research about Aspasia Manos and her ancestry and she was right when she claimed that she is the descendant of Byzantine Emperors...here is one of her lines:

Colonel Petros Manos,lived from 1871-1918
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ASPASIA MANOS,Princess of Greece,lived from 1896-1972

It is also interesting to know that she is also related to the George VI,King of Britain,who was one of the witnesses at the wedding of her daughter Princess Alexandra and a godfather of her grandson Prince Alexander of Serbia...

Another slight connection to the "French Royal Family" is that Aspasia's father Petros Manos had a brother Konstantinos Manos, born 1869. Konstantinos's great granddaughter Iléana Manos born 1970 is maried to Prince Charles-Louis Henri of Orleans (Duke of Chartres) born 1972.




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