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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2007, 12:23:29 PM »
That is what I have just said. In the case IA cited, it was a Russian Grand Duchess [Orthodox] marrying an Austrian Grand Duke [Roman Catholic]. There was heir to the throne involved.
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« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2008, 08:17:44 PM »
IA- in the case you cite, the difference was that the bride was not required to convert. Marrying the heir to the throne of Russia required  the bride to become Orthodox.
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know it has been ages and this is off topic ( belongs in Alexandra Pavlovna thread), but well I understand that as someone answered me long ago in Alexandra Pavlovna thread, that all Romanov GDs who married had to remain orthodox, and indeed her first marriage negotitations broke down for religious reasons ( they insisted she convert to Protestantism in Sweden, the country that the marriage negotiations were about), if comversion wasn't necessary why didn't more GDs marry Catholic royalty? They tended to stick with Protestants.Catholic royalty marrying into the Romanovs was rare too, although I'm assuming that was all conversion issues- although Helene of Orleans was Catholic and her marriage to Nicholas II was considered, and I'm sure she would have converted, as she was willing to convert to Protestanism for Eddy, as she said so. Generally, the Protestant royalty married Protestant royalty, and the Catholics married Catholic royalty, and never the twain shall meet, but what about Orthodox GDs marrying into Catholic royal families (maybe this question has been addressed,or I asked this long ago, but I'm not certain).
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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2009, 07:36:15 PM »
Wasnt he Bisexual? :o

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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2009, 07:55:28 PM »
I think it was said that he was- he led a wild life. So that was likely true.

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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2009, 05:19:40 PM »
There is currently an exhibition of Imperial Russian male court dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London called "Magnificence of the Tsars." The surviving wardrobe of Peter II is a large part of the display - his hunting clothes, mourning clothes for his sister etc. If any of you are in London, its worth a visit

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« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2009, 06:01:39 PM »
I didn't realize any of his clothes survived. Too bad I'm not in London.

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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2009, 04:31:16 AM »
Same for me, unfortunately I'm not in London, it would be fantastic to be able to see the exhibition.

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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2009, 04:18:58 PM »
There is a beautiful companion book to the exhibition called "Magnificence of the Tsars." Its probably available from the Victoria and Albert Museum gift shop online for those of you who couldn't make it to London

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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2009, 04:27:23 PM »
Thank you for the information!, I will try to order the book from the online gift shop.

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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 05:31:15 PM »
I have it, At 30pounds for 112 pages, it is not worth it.
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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2009, 07:01:51 AM »
Portrait of Maria Menshikova, first bride of Emperor Peter II.



Portraits of Catherine Dolgorukaya, second bride of Emperor Peter II.



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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2009, 09:39:12 PM »
Can someone tell me more of his second bride...I tried to google her (short) biography but failed as many results concerned other Princess Ekaterina Dolgorukaya who married other Russian Emperor...anyone know something more about her?

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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2009, 01:24:59 AM »
Can someone tell me more of his second bride...I tried to google her (short) biography but failed as many results concerned other Princess Ekaterina Dolgorukaya who married other Russian Emperor...anyone know something more about her?

Ekaterina's bio is really brief and tragic. She was born in 1712, lived till 1729 in Warsaw, and felt in love there in Count Melissimo, who she wanted to marry, but her relatives sent her to Russia, to her tragic fate. After the death of Peter II her family was disgraced and wnet into exile. Her brother Ivan was soon executed, Ekaterina till 1741 (the year of Empress Elizaveta's accession to the throne) lived in Tomsk, the Siberia, in exile. Empress Elizaveta forgave her, ordered to return to St-Petersburg, appointed her a maid-of-honour and in 1745 Ekaterina married Count Bruce. She died soon though.

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« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2009, 06:19:42 AM »
Thank you Svetabel..did she left any descendants?

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Re: Tsar Peter II of Russia
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2009, 02:19:31 AM »
Thank you Svetabel..did she left any descendants?

No, she didnn't.