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Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« on: July 10, 2005, 04:03:17 PM »
Which is the correct title?

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Re: Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005, 05:18:31 PM »
In Russian “tsarevich” (tsarevitch, czarevich) means “son of the tsar”, which could mean any son, not only the eldest. In 1797, Paul I created a new title for the Heir to the Throne: “tsesarevich”. Since then the official title was “Naslednik Tsesarevich” (Heir Tsesarevich). Although the full title of Alexis was” Gosudar Naslednik Tsesarevich i Veliky Knyaz Aleksei Nikolaevich” (The Sovereign Heir Tsesarevich and Grand Duke Alexis Nicholaevich) he was usually refered to simply as “the Heir” (Naslednik).

When Nicholas II ascended the Throne he named his brother George “Heir Tsesarevich” but when George died, he only granted the title of Heir to his other brother Michael, without the title of Tsesarevich, on the basis he was now married and might have a son. Apparently Michael resented it and wouldn’t attend official engagements as Heir to the Throne. Ironically, in 1917, Nicholas II prevented Tsesarevich Alexis of inheriting the Throne and left it to Michael who never bore the title.

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Re: Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2005, 05:19:42 PM »
Actually Tsesarevich is correct. Tsarevich is an older title. By the time of Alexei Nikolaievich, the title was Tsesarevich (Son of the Caesar) or Naslednik (Heir).

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Re: Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 03:04:28 PM »
What was the difference between being Grand Duke? Was the Heir Tsarevich the son
that was going to be Tsar and the Grand Dukes just other of his brothers?

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Re: Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 03:05:36 PM »
Or can be used the both titles together by the Tsarevich as you mentioned before?

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Re: Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 03:19:32 PM »
What was the difference between being Grand Duke?

As far as I know, the eldest son of the Emperor (heir to the throne) is Tsesarevich; and his younger brothers were Grand Dukes. ...

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Re: Tsarevitch/Tsesarevitch?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 05:29:53 AM »
What was the difference between being Grand Duke? Was the Heir Tsarevich the son
that was going to be Tsar and the Grand Dukes just other of his brothers?

Grand Dukes were not only the sons of the Tsar but sons and grandsons of the emperor.great grandsons were princes of imperial blood.