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Offline Kerrin_Churchill

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The Nikolaivichi
« on: August 21, 2004, 05:47:28 PM »
Does anyone out there know if there is a biography on the life of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich?  He is a very interesting figure in the vast history of the Romanov dynasty yet, I can find so little written regarding him.  If anyone knows what became of this interesting historical figure after he escaped to France, I would love to know.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2004, 06:37:35 PM »
Unless you have a copy of Chavchavadze's THE GRAND DUKES, there really is not another book that covers the life of NNJr.  That is until Eurohistory's next book, THE GRAND DUKES OF RUSSIA, comes out ewarly next year.

FLIGHT OF THE ROMANOVS has some interesting information on him as well.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2004, 01:21:32 AM »
Isn't there also info on him in Romanov Autumn and The Romanovs? It's been awhile since I've read them.
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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2004, 09:54:36 AM »
From what I have read, Nikolasha was an ideal soldier, commander, etc and was well respected by the troops.  I can imagine that Nicky was intimidated by him, he was a foot taller, and semed like a no nonsense type of person.  I also read that Nicky once said "No one wants to follow the command of a dwarf."  He was probably a tad sensitive about his height.  
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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2004, 02:26:04 PM »
I also believe that Prince Nicholas Romanoff is working on something about Grand Duke Nicholas Jr and his brother (and Prince Nicholas's grand father) Grand Duke Peter.

He has written a few 'episodic biographies' that I've purchased and have enjoyed.  Mainly on lesser known Romanov Royals.  He has as web site that you can contact him through.  Here's his web site: http://www.nikolairomanov.com/index.html

Don't let its appearence of being out of date put you off.  He continues to work on the biographies and I've found him very willing to communicate with those interested in his family.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004, 12:18:34 PM »
Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich at the front in 1914 [size=10] [from the SGU collection]: [/size]

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2004, 01:21:23 PM »
Mike, these paintings are wonderful and pardon my ignorance, but what is the SGU collection?
Something I should probably  be quite aware of I suppose.
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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2004, 01:34:48 PM »
Did Grand Duke Nicholas N the younger married an Princess Anastasia?

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2004, 01:53:26 PM »
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what is the SGU collection?

SGU is the Russian abbreviation for Saratov State University. Please see my post on this collection.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2004, 02:22:17 PM »
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Did Grand Duke Nicholas N the younger married an Princess Anastasia?

He did.Princess Anastasia (Stana) of Leuchtenberg,nee Princess of Montenegro.She was divorced with her 1t husband after much intriguing.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2004, 07:51:20 PM »
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Montenegro was first married to Georgi Maximilianovich, Duke von Leuchtenberg. They married in 1899 and divorced in 1906.

Anastasia Nikolaevna married Nikolai Nikolaevich in 1907, at Yalta.

Her children from her first marriage were
  • Sergei Georgievich, Duke von Leuchtenberg.
  • Elena Georgievna, Princess Romanovskaya.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2004, 06:30:30 PM »
sure...

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2004, 06:32:46 PM »
Militsa (26 july 1866-5 sep. 1951)





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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2004, 06:50:43 PM »
Hi Felix ! I have already posted this info in another thread but if you can find it, have a look at the Nikola and Milena book, it is full of pictures of Militsa, Stana and their siblings as children as well as adults.

Lisa, I believe the fourth picture you posted is actually not Militsa but her sister-in-law, Charlotte-Auguste of Mecklemburg-Strelitz, wife of her brother Danilo, Kronprinz of Montenegro. She took the name of Militsa-Jutta on conversion to orthodoxy which makes it quite confusing ... but if you take a close look at the signature, it is "Militza, Erbprinzessin von Montenegro" and not simply "prinzessin".

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2004, 07:57:02 PM »
Thay look like the same person,  So  close  to Elena of italy, Any photos of their off spring ?  I have Nikola and Milena. Nothing much on these two daughters, F.