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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2007, 04:16:26 AM »
Countesse Golovina in her memoirs wrote quite a lot about her friend in Paris - Idalia Polignac, who bravely could save her husband and his brother - Antoine and Jule Polignac from death.

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2007, 04:47:07 AM »
I think that this episode is also narrated in Josephine's memoires

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2007, 03:53:58 PM »
She's Ekaterina Nikolaevna Davydova, mother of the general Nikolai Raevsky and of general Aleksandr Lvovich Davydov, husband of Aglaya...

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2007, 11:36:38 PM »
Joseph Brodsky, in his esse "watermark" wrote about Polignac palazzo in Venezia.
Do you know, where si it?

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2007, 12:25:00 PM »
I did not knew that...Thank you ;)...Do you know if Aglaya lived there?

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2007, 12:28:23 PM »
 Pushkin's: "To My Promiscuous Aglaja"

   My Aglaja, you could not resist this one
   -- his uniform, his black curly moustache;
   or that one--so attractively stashed with cash.
   And he who need only whisper in French to score.
   Also Cleon--such conversational skill;
   and Damis whose throaty singing could thrill
   you to pieces. But tell me, my dear,
   What did your husband wed you for?
 
   I know how you were always bowled over
   by sportsmen and swordsmen. So you were had
   my dear, by that kilted somersaulting peer
   (easy to adore) and by those Englishmen
   you called Sir Lancelot and Galahad
   (though both, I think, a little queer).
   Well, there are 365 knights in a year.
   What did you wed your husband for?

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2007, 05:57:33 PM »
http://www.abcgallery.com/R/robertson/robertson17.html

Who was he? Was he Vladimir Aleksandrovich Davydov-Orlov, son of Aglaya? I can't get a genealogy of the family...

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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2007, 10:16:48 AM »
Her is one portait of Corisande, Aglaya's sister:

Black and white:


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Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2007, 05:14:18 AM »

Maybe Dostoevsky gave the name "Aglae" to  the one of the heroine of "Idiot" because of  he - Aglae Davydoffr?

It can be..there are a lot of interesting points in Dostoevsky's "Idiot":
1- Aglaya from the book is the middle daugther, as in real life;
2- Aglaya from the book is a daugther of a general, and in real life she's married with one;
3- Aglaya from the book have two sisters named Alexandra and Adelaida, and in real life she had a daugther named Adèle Alexandrovna;
4- Aglaya from the book is capricious, as in her real life;
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