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Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« on: December 25, 2006, 07:32:41 AM »
I have a question  I wish to know if their were any twins in the Imperial family? Even though I know the joke between Nicholas and Geroge the V.  Thanks :-)
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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2006, 10:36:59 AM »
Yes there was one pair of twins: Grand Duchess Militza Nicholaievna, the wife of Grand Duke Peter Nicholaevich, gave birth to twin daughters Marina and Sofia in March 1898. Sadly only Marina survived as Sofia was too weak. She was laid to rest in Kiev where her paternal grandmother was abbess.

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2006, 12:31:37 PM »
It was Nadeshda who was Sophias twin sister, not Marina ;)

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2006, 12:37:26 PM »
Oh right. I must have thought of Marina of Greece, the youngest of the three daughters of Prince & Princess Nicolas of Greece. ::)

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 06:31:32 AM »
Thanks guys. I was just wasn't sure if there was any. Now I know. :)
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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 10:06:08 AM »
Hi,

Also, weren't there twin girls born to Grand Duchess Vera Constantinovna, who married into the Wurtemburg family?
I seem to recall that they were named Elsa and Olga and lived to adulthood.  There's a picture of them with others at Nicholas II's coronation.

But, would this count as being members of the Russian Imperial Family???

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006, 10:37:36 AM »
What is kind of interesting is that there were nit more twins in the family, as it was a large dynasty, especially towards the end. I think that is a rather intriguing. As for those girls you mentioned, they would most likely be considered members of the Wurtemburg family.

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006, 10:46:02 PM »
Does anyone have photos of these twins?? That would be appreciated.  :D
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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006, 08:04:00 AM »
There are several pictures of Nadeshda but no of Sofia as she only lived for some hours.

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2006, 01:51:26 PM »
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder had a miscarriage in 1889 -- twins..Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna wrote about this fact to Empress Maria Fedorovna,

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006, 01:54:09 PM »
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder had a miscarriage in 1889 -- twins..

How sad but intersting nonetheless. Do you have more information on this Svetabel?

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Re: Were there ever any twins in the in the family?
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 02:03:27 PM »
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder had a miscarriage in 1889 -- twins..

How sad but intersting nonetheless. Do you have more information on this Svetabel?

I only read a letter of GDss Ella to Empress MF (dated August 21,1889). GDss Maria P. got ill just at the time of the wedding day of Prince Georgiy of Leuchtenberg and Princess Stana of Montenegro (future GDss Anastasia Nikolayevna), then she was near to death after a hemorrhage and miscarriage.