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Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« on: August 01, 2005, 11:35:55 PM »
Who were they and which of his 2? wives was their mother(s)?

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 09:08:09 AM »



Alexei I Mihailovich (1629-76) was married to (1.) Maria Miloslavskaya (1625-1669). They had several children:

1. Dmitri 1648-1649
2. Evdokia 1650-1712
3. Marfa 1652-1707
4. Alexei 1654-1670
5. Anna 1655-1659
6. SOFIA 1657-1704, regent 1682-89
7. Ekaterina 1658-1718
8. Maria 1658-1718
9. FEODOR III 1661-1682, tsar 1676-1682
10. Feodosia 1662-1713
11. IVAN V 1666-1696, tsar 1682-1696
12. Evdokia 1669-1669

Alexei remarried with (2.) Natalia Naryshkina. They had following children (they only were married 6 years before Alexei died):

13. PETR I (Great) 1672-1725, tsar 1682-1725
14. Feodora 1673-1678
15. Natalia 1674-1716

There may be some mistakes with the names and dates of birth and death. I also read somewhere (Cowles' book "The Romanovs") that Alexei had 13 children from his first marriage, but only 12 listed at T. Haapanen's site.

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 09:47:55 AM »
Simon (Semjon, Simeon) (1665- 69) is missing. That makes 13.

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Katia

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 01:46:28 PM »
Thanks for the info Mischa! Lots of children and lots of decease in the family - must have been quite common even in the wealthy families that time...

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 02:05:32 PM »
Well, the hygienical conditions were terrible (even in the palaces), people were very superstious and medicine....you were better off if you couldn't afford a doctor.

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 10:29:45 AM »
Alexey had 16 children from 2 wives
( I other books - 17 ) but 3-or 4 of them have died just after the birth
I know that there were one daughter named Margarita from the marriage with Miloslavskaya (  1652-1707)( She was not in the list)

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 01:22:05 PM »
Margarita - was she a twin sister of Marfa, or is there some misspelling of either of the names? Maybe, because the year of their birth and death are exactly the same. Could be the same daughter, whose name is either Margarita, or Marfa. Does somebody know?

About the miscarriages, or the deaths of the babies at birth, they maybe did not have time to give the name for them.

hikaru

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 02:20:09 PM »
Yes, you are right . Margarita was the name of the Princess Marfa after she became a nun. It is one woman.

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2005, 01:37:39 AM »
Wow!  :o I figured he had quite a few kids, but 16?! Thanks for the info guys. :)

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2005, 09:17:37 AM »
He has known as Mild Tsar.
Mild , mild but 16 children.

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2005, 12:21:30 PM »
I've always wondered what became of the daughters of Alexis; Sophia I know was forced to give up the regency after the streltsy (household troops) took over and placed Peter (the Great) and the Naryshkins in power in late 1689. However, in 1698 another coup tried to set her in power once again (though she had nothing to do with the plot) and she was forced to become a nun in the convent of Novodevichi, where she had lived since 1689, and there she died six years later. Did her surviving sisters (I count the following that survived, or at least survived infancy: Evdokia, Marfa, Ekaterina, Feodosia) do anything relevant during their lifetime? Are there any protraits? Did I read above that Marfa became also a nun (or was forced to) and took the name Sister Margarita? Please any info!

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2005, 12:25:06 PM »
What became of Peter "the Great"'s sister Natalya (1674-1716)?

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2005, 12:30:03 PM »
I should like to know more on hese two women, Maria Ilinichna Miloslavskaya and Natalia Nyrillovna Narishkina, first and second wife of Alexis I respectivelly, the former being the mother of Tsarevna Sophia, Tsar Fyodor III and Tsar Ivan V; the latter the mother of Peter the Great.

I would like to know if a divorce occured between Alexis and Maria so he could marry (in 1671) Natalia Narishkina, since Maria died in 1699. I'd like to know what both maria and Natalya died of, and who of their immediate families were killed during the turmoil and revolts that started after Alexis I's death. Any portraits of either of them?

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2005, 01:26:40 PM »
Maria Miloslavskaya died in 1669!

It was the Naraschkini who suffered after the death of Alexei. Natalia's brother (at least) was horribly murdered by a mob in the early 1680s. It was an early lesson for Peter the Great.

Natalya (Peter's mother) died in 1694, as far as I know of natural causes.

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Re: Family of Alexei, the Mild Tzar, father of Peter the Great
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2005, 01:39:50 PM »
maria died in 1669, giving birth to her 13th child. the heir to the throne, tsarevich Alexei died before he was 16. none of the remaining surviving sons of tsar Alexei was strong physically, which was a pretty good justification for Alexei to marry again. he chose Natalia Narishkina, who was the pupil of Alexei's colse friend Mateyev. Samuel Collins describes her as 'tolerably beautiful' but most of the other accounts are more flattering. the marriage took place in 1671 and was not looked upon very well by the family of the former tsarina, the Miloslavskis. the fact that soon after that Natalia gave birth to a healthy son (Peter) intensified their hatered. a lot of the later conflict between Sophia and Peter can find its roots in that period.

i don't have much data about the two wives of tsar Alexei. Maria was the daughter of prince Ilia Miloskalvski, who was at first one of the tsar's councilors.  the Miloslavski family was suspected of corruption and abuse of influence on the tsar, and that was partly responsible for the Salt Rebellion in 1648.

Natalia Narishkina, was at first the regent of Russia, since Peter was 10 when he was first crowned. but the older children's family, the Miloslavskis encouraged a rebellion, which led to the joint coronation of Peter and his older half-brother Ivan V.  at that point Sophia, their sister, was named regent.  Natalie came in power again after Sophia's forced retirement to the convent. she and her friends pretty much controlled the government until her death in 1694.

i'm afraid that's all i can tell you right now.