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Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Emperor Alexander I
« on: June 13, 2007, 06:00:59 AM »
We know Nicholas II's expenses...Are the Alexander I's known?

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

Black and white:


Coloured:

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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« 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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Having Fun! / Re: Favorite Tsars
« on: May 02, 2007, 01:21:23 PM »
Aleksandr I
Ekaterina II
Pyotr I
Elizaveta I
Nikolai II
Aleksandr II

I really dislike Nikolai I and Aleksandr III above all...The did not reformed Russia, as Aleksandr I, Ekaterina II, Pyotr I and Aleksandr II did...

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News Links / Genealogy Help Please
« on: May 02, 2007, 12:10:32 PM »
I had a very good and relieble genealogy website and I had the link of it, but unfortanely I've deleted the information, so I don't know the link of it...It was very similar to this type: http://finnholbek.dk/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I15452&tree=2

Thank you if anyone know the website I'm refering to, please say something ;) ;)

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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« 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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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« 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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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« 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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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« on: April 22, 2007, 03:52:02 PM »

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

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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« on: April 16, 2007, 12:50:52 PM »
Can anyone translate this please? ???

«  Koketke. Stihotvorenie obrashcheno k Aglae Antonovne Davydovoj, zhene A. L.
Davydova.  "Ves'ma   horoshen'kaya,   vetrenaya   i   koketlivaya,   kak   istaya
francuzhenka... - rasskazyval sovremennik, - ona  v  Kamenke  byla  magnitom,
privlekayushchim k sebe vseh  zheleznyh  deyatelej  aleksandrovskogo  vremeni.  Ot
glavnokomanduyushchih do kornetov - vse zhilo  i  likovalo  v  sele  Kamenke,  no
glavnoe - umiralo u nog prelestnoj Aglai" ("Russkaya starina",  1872,  t.  4,
str. 632).»

Thank you very much!

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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« on: April 16, 2007, 12:48:01 PM »
Well, thank you anyway  ;)

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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« on: April 15, 2007, 12:21:18 PM »
Thank you. ;) But was it Comte Heraclius Auguste Gabriel de Polignac (1788 - 1871) or Armand Marie Heraclius Jules de Polignac
second Duc de Polignac (1771 - 1847), Aglaya's uncle?

 ;)

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Russian Noble Families / Re: French marriages with Russian nobles
« on: March 12, 2007, 05:12:16 PM »
The Davidovs were counts weren't they?

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