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Offline Grandoffsky

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #105 on: January 24, 2018, 04:37:04 AM »
Alexei Belevsky sounds an interesting fellow.

I know he died in the Gulag, but does anyone know what happened to his wife and children?

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Yes, he does indeed. He was a scientist-biologist. When he became an officer, he was made GD Sergei's orderly (adjutant in 1904). From 1905 (I guess after the death of GD Sergei) til 1914 he lived in his own villa in Baden-Baden. He married again to Natalia Vladimirovna fon Shilling. Before WWI he was the master of horses in Imperial court. Stayed in Russia after the October revolution, when his children emigrated. From what I can find, he was shot in Tbilisi in 1932.

As Alexei's titles go - he was first made Baron Seggiano in San Marino on 24 March 1875, on 21 March 1884 he was made Count Belevsky in the Russian Empire and from 14 January 1913 he was made Count Belevsky-Zhukovsky. His daughters got the title Countess Belevsky, while his son was Count Belevsky-Zhukovsky.


I don't know whether his ex-wife emigrated or not (maybe someone else can help?), but she died 20 March 1954.

His daughter Elizabeth (b.1896 Russia - 1975 NJ, USA) married twice.
First to Petr Glinka-Perevozshikov (Петр Глинка-Перевозчиков 1872-1937, had a daughter Maria (1917 Odessa, Ukraine-1990 Grasse, France) and son Dmitri (1919 Rapallo, Italy-1960 Paris, France)) and second to Arthur-Vincent Lourié (1892, Belarus - 1966 Princeton, NJ, USA).

Maria married Lucien Teissier and had 2 children.
Dmitri married Maria (?), don't know if had any issue.

Alexei's 2nd daughter Alexandra (1899-1994) was married two times : first to Heinrich Lepp, second to Georgi Ivanovich Flevitzky (Георгий Иванович Флевицкий), had no issue.

Alexei's 3rd daughter Maria (1901Moscow -1996 Paris, France) married in 1922 Vladimir Sergeievich Sverbeev (Владимир Сергеевич Свербеев (1892-1951) and had a daughter Elisabeth (1923 Berlin, Germany-); and 2nd to Vladimir Alexandrovich Janushevski (Владимир Александрович Янушевский 1897 St. Petersburg, Russia - 1970 Paris, France).

Elisabeth Sverbeeva was married twice - to Alexander Guéorguiévitch Tarsaidze (1901 Tbilisi - 1978 NYC) and Charles Byron-Patrikiades (1919 Istanbul, Turkey - ). Don't know about issue.

Count Alexei's only son Count Sergei Alexeievich Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1903 (or 1904 - sources differ) Moscow, Russia - 1956 LA, USA) married Nina Sergeievna Botkine (1901 Berne, Switzerland - 1966 Lausanne, Switzerland) and had one daughter Elena (1929 Paris, France -). Elena was married twice. I only know that her first husband's surname was Mojaisky and they had 1 child. Her second husband's surname was Nieroth and they had 2 children.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #106 on: January 24, 2018, 05:52:02 AM »
I don't know whether his ex-wife emigrated or not (maybe someone else can help?), but she died 20 March 1954.

Ok, so I did a bit more searching and it seems that Marusia did emigrate with her children (which is logical, since Sergei was only little) and ended up in France. If anyone would give me some proper sources for this info, I would be most thankful.

Also, I am somewhat interested in when the Belevskys actually got divorced. Most internet sources say 1904. However, there are notes in GD Sergei's diary from the beginning of 1905 telling about Belevskys visiting. So either they just stayed on really good terms after the divorce, or the divorce came later.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #107 on: January 24, 2018, 06:43:06 AM »
In Russian the name is spelled Белёвский, so it should be pronounced Belyovskiy (stress on the second syllable), even though it's written Belevsky.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #108 on: January 24, 2018, 09:09:05 AM »
In Russian the name is spelled Белёвский, so it should be pronounced Belyovskiy (stress on the second syllable), even though it's written Belevsky.

That is true. However, since it is usually written as Belevsky, I presume it's better to stick to it.

I've also dug up a bit more about the descendants of Count Sergei Alexeievich Belevsky-Zhukovsky, the only son of Count Alexei Belevsky-Zhukovsky. His daughter Elena's first husband was Nikolai Mojaiski. They got married in Paris in 1949. Their son Alexis was born in Paris in 1951. They got divorced in 1956 and the same year Elena married Count Kirill Mikhailovich Nieroth. Apparently, after this marriage Elena's son from the 1st marriage took the surname Mojaisky-Nieroth. Elena and Kirill had two other children - Count Peter Nieroth (b. 1957 in France) and Countess Elizabeth Nina Nieroth (b. 1966 in Houston, Texas, USA). Elena's son Alexis also moved to USA and had issue, his children taking the surname Nieroth.

And here is a lovely picture of Alexei Belevsky-Zhukovsky and his wife Maria.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2018, 11:13:11 AM »
He does look quite remarkably like Sergei Alexandrovich!

I wonder whether Sergei was godfather to Sergei Belevsky.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2018, 11:23:11 AM »
He does look quite remarkably like Sergei Alexandrovich!

I wonder whether Sergei was godfather to Sergei Belevsky.

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it is said that GD Sergei was Sergei's godfather and GDss Elizabeth was godmother to Alexei's daughter Elizabeth.

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Re: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovitch
« Reply #111 on: January 24, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »
He does look quite remarkably like Sergei Alexandrovich!

I wonder whether Sergei was godfather to Sergei Belevsky.

Ann

I've always found the physical appearance of Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna's sons to be interesting. You had the ones that were big and stocky (Alexander III, Alexei and Vladimir) and then the others who were tall and thin (Nicholas, Sergei and Paul). There was no in between, they were either one or the other.