Branches of the Russian Imperial Family


Branches of the Russian Imperial Family

The Russian Imperial Family was split into four main branches named after the sons of Emperor Nicholas I:

  • The Alexandrovichi (descendants of Emperor Alexander II of Russia)
  • The Konstantinovichi (descendants of Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich of Russia)
  • The Nikolaevichi (descendants of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia)
  • The Mihailovichi (descendants of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich of Russia)

The headship of the Imperial Family is in dispute between Prince Nicholas Romanovich of Russia of the Nikolaevichi branch and Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia of the Vladimirovichi. See the article line of succession to the Russian throne for more details on the dispute.

In the family trees, a ≈ sign represents a union causing an illegitimate child.

Contents

Alexandrovichi

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIM Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = HGDH Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    | 
    +-- HIH Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna (1842-1849)
    |
    +-- HIH Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (1843-1865)
    |
    +-- HIM Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894)
    |   = HRH Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1847-1828)
    |   |
    |   +-- HIM Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918)
    |   |   = HGDH Princess Alix of Hesse (1872-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HIH Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HIH Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna (1897-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HIH Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1899-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HIH Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (1901-1918)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HIH Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (1904-1918)
    |   |
    |   +-- HIH Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich (1869-1870)
    |   |
    |   +-- HIH Grand Duke George Alexandrovich (1871-1899)
    |   |
    |   +-- HIH Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960)
    |   |   = HIH Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (1866-1933)     
    |   |
    |   +-- HIH Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich (1878-1918)
    |   |   = Natalia Sergeyevna Sheremetyevskaya (1880-1952) cr. Countess Brasova
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HE George Mikhailovich, Count Brasov (1910-1931)
    |   |
    |   +-- HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960) 
    |       = HIH Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg (1868-1924) div.
    |       = Nikolai Alexandrovich Kulikovsky (1882-1958)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (1853-1920)
    |   = HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905)
        = HGDH Princess Elizabeth of Hesse (1864-1918)

Vladimirovichi

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIM Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = HGDH Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |   
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909)
        = HH Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854-1920)
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duke Alexander Vladimirovich (1875-1877) 
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich (1876-1938) 
        |   = HRH Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh (1875-1936)
        |   |
        |   +-- HH Princess Maria Kirillovna (1907-1951) cr. Imperial Highness and Grand Duchess of Russia
        |   |   = HSH Friedrich Karl, Prince of Leiningen (1898-1946)
        |   |
        |   +-- HH Princess Kira Kirillovna (1909-1967) cr. Imperial Highness and Grand Duchess of Russia
        |   |    = HI&RH Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907-1994)
        |   |
        |   +-- HH Prince Vladimir Kirillovich (1917-1992) cr. Imperial Highness and Grand Duke of Russia
        |       = HSH Princess Leonida Bagration-Moukhransky (1914-2010)
        |       |
        |       +-- HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna (b. 1953) 
        |           = HRH Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia (b. 1943)cr. Imperial Highness and Grand Duke of Russia div.
        |           |
        |           +-- HRH Prince George of Prussia (b. 1981) cr. Imperial Highness and Grand Duke of Russia 
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich (1877-1943)
        |   = Zinaida Rashevskaya (1898-1963)
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich (1879-1956)
        |   = Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Romanovskya-Krassinskya 
        |   |
        |   +-- HSH Prince Vladimir Romanovsky-Krasinsky (1902-1974)
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna (1882-1957)
            = HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872-1938)

The Belevsky-Zhukovsky's

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIM Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = HGDH Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Alexi Alexandrovich (1850-1908)
         = Alexandra Zhukovskaya (1842-1899) cr. Countess Zhukovsky
         |
         +-- Count Aleksey Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1871-1931) cr. Count Belevsky-Zhukovsky
             = Princess Maria Troubetskoya (1872-1954) div. 
             |
             +-- Countess Elisabeth Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1896-1972)
             |   = Peter Perevostchikov (1872-1837)
             |   = Arthur Lourie (1892-1966)
             |
             +-- Countess Alexandra Belevskya-Zhukovskya (1892-?)
             |   = Henry de Lepp (1896-1955) div. 
             |   = George Flevitzky (1904-1960)
             |
             +-- Countess Maria Belevskya-Zhukovskya (1901-1996)
             |   = Vladimir Sverbeev (1890-1951)
             |   = Vladimir Ianouchevsky (1897-1970)
             | 
             +-- Count Sergei Belevsky-Zhukovsky (1903-1956)
                 = Nina Botkina (1901-1966)
                 |
                 +-- Countess Elena Belevsky-Zhukovsky (b. 1929)
                     = Nikolai Mojaisky (b. 1928) div. 
                     = Count Kirill Nieroth (b. 1930)
     

Pavlovichi

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIM Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = HGDH Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919)
        =HRH Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870-1891)
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (1890-1958)
        |   = HRH Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884-1965)
        |
        +-- HIH Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich (1891-1941)
            = Audrey Emery (1904-1971) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya
            |
            +-- HSH Prince Paul Dimitrievich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky (1928-2004) 
                = Mary Prince (b. 1925), ann.
                = Angelica Kauffman (b. 1932) 
                |
                +-- HSH Prince Dimitri Pavlovich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky (b. 1954) 
                |   = Martha McDowell (b. 1952) 
                |   |
                |   +-- HSH Princess Catherine Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1981)
                |   |
                |   +-- HSH Princess Victoria Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1984) 
                |   |
                |   +-- HSH Princess Lela Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1986) 
                |
                +-- HSH Princess Paula Pavlovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1956)
                |   = Mark Comisar (b. 1953)
                |
                +-- HSH Princess Anna Pavlovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya (b. 1959)
                |   = Robin de Young (b. 1952) div. 
                |   = David Wise Glossinger (b. 1953)
                |
                +-- HSH Prince Michael Pavlovich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky (b. 1961) 
                    = Paula Maier (b. 1965) div. 
                    | 
                    +- HSH Princess Alexis Mikhailovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya ( b. 1994)
                    
                    = Lisa Schiesler (b. 1973) div
                    = Debra (     ) Lewis

The Paleys

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIM Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
    = HGDH Princess Marie of Hesse (1824-1880)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919)
        = Olga Karnovitch (1866-1929) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Paley
        |
        +-- HSH Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley (1897-1918) 
        |
        +-- HSH Princess Irina Pavlovna Paley (1903-1990) 
        |   = HH Prince Feodor Alexandrovich (1898-1968) div.
        |   = Count Hubert de Monbrison (1892-1982)
        |
        +-- HSH Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley (1905-1981) 
            = Lucien Lelong (1889-1958) div. 
            = John Chapman Wilson (1889-1961)

The Yurievskys

HIM Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881)
= Princess Catherine Dolgoruky (1847-1922) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Yurievska
|
+-- HSH Prince George Alexandrovich Yurievsky (1872-1913)
|   = Countess Alexandra of Zarnekau (1883-1957) div.
|   |
|   +-- HSH Prince Alexander Georgijevich Yurievsky (1900-1988)
|       = Beer Ursule de Grüneck (1925-2001)
|       |
|       +-- HSH Prince George Alexandrovich Yurievsky (b. 1961)
|           = Katharina Verhagen (b. 1964)
|
+-- HSH Princess Olga Alexandrovna Yurievskaya (1873-1925)
|   = Count Georg of Merenberg (1871-1948) 
|
+-- HSH Prince Boris Alexandrovich Yurievsky (1876-1876)
|
+-- HSH Princess Catherine Yurievskaya (1878-1959)
    = Prince Alexander Bariatinsky (1870-1910)
    = Prince Serge Obolensky (1890-1978) div.

Konstantinovichi

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIH Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich (1827-1892)
    = HH Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (1830-1911)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich (1850-1918)
    |   =  Nadedja Alexandrovna von Dreyer (1861-1929)
    |   |
    |   +-- Prince Artemy Nikolaevich Iskander (1883-1919) 
    |   | 
    |   +-- Prince Alexander Nikolaevich Iskander (1889-1957) 
    |       = Olga Rogovskaya (1893-unknown), div. 
    |       |
    |       +-- Prince Kyrill Alexandrovich Iskander (1915-1992) 
    |       |
    |       +-- Princess Natalja Alexandrovna Iskander (1917-1999) 
    |           = Nikolai Dostal
    |    
    |       = Natalja Khanykova (1893-1982) 
    | 
    +-- HIH Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna (1851-1926) 
    |   = HM King George I of Greece (1845-1913)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna (1854-1912) 
    |   = HRH Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1846-1877)
    | 
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (1858-1915) 
    |   = HH Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg (1865-1927)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Ioann Konstantinovich (1886-1918)
    |   |   = HRH Princess Helen of Serbia (1884-1962)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HH Prince Vsevelod Ivanovich (1914-1973)
    |   |   |   = Lady Mary Lygon (1910-1982) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Romanovskaya-Pavlovskaya div. 
    |   |   |   = Emilia de Gosztonyi (1914-1993) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Romanovskaya, div.
    |   |   |   = Valli Knust (b. 1930) cr. Serene Highness and Princess Romanovskaya-Knust
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Princess Ekaterina Ivanovna (1915-2007)
    |   |       = Ruggero, Marchese Farace di Villaforesta (1909-1970)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Gavriil Konstantinovich (1887-1955) cr. Imperial Highness and Grand Duke of Russia
    |   |   = Antonia Nesterovskya (1890-1950)
    |   |   = Princess Irina Kurakina (1903-1993)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna (1890-1979)
    |   |   = HSH Prince Konstantin Bagration-Mukhransky (1889 -1915)
    |   |   = Alexander Korochenzov (1877-1922)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Konstantine Konstantinovich (1891-1918)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Oleg Konstantinovich (1892-1914)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Igor Konstantinovich (1894-1918)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Georgi Konstantinovich (1903-1938)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Princess Natalia Konstantinovna (1905-1905)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Princess Vera Konstantinovna (1906-2001)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Dimitri Konstantinovich (1860-1919) 
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Vyacheslav Konstantinovich (1862-1879) 

Nikolaevichi

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) 
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIH Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1831-1891)
    = HH Princess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838-1900)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1856-1929)
    |   = HRH Princess Anastasia of Montenegro (1868-1935)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich (1864-1931)
        = HRH Princess Milica of Montenegro (1866-1951)
        |
        +-- HH Princess Marina Petrovna (1892-1981) 
        |   = Prince Alexander Galitzine (1885-1974)
        |
        +-- HH Prince Roman Petrovich (1896-1978) 
        |   = Countess Prascovia Cheremeteva (1901-1980)
        |   |
        |   +-- HH Prince Nicholas Romanovich (b. 1922)
        |   |   = Countess Sveva della Gherardesca (b. 1930)
        |   |   |
        |   |   +-- HSH Princess Natalia Nikolaievna (b. 1952)
        |   |   |   = Giuseppe Consolo (b. 1948)
        |   |   |
        |   |   +-- HSH Princess Elizabeth Nikolaievna (b. 1956) 
        |   |   |   = Mauro Bononcini (b. 1950)
        |   |   |
        |   |   +-- HSH Princess Tatiana Nikolaievna (b. 1961) 
        |   |        = Giambattista Alessandria (b. 1958) div. 
        |   |        = Giancarlo Tirotti (b. 1947)
        |   |
        |   +-- HSH Prince Dimitri Romanovich (b. 1926)
        |       = Johanna von Kauffmann (1936-1989)
        |       = Dorrit Reventlow (b. 1942)
        |
        +-- HH Princess Nadejda Petrovna (1898-1988) 
        |   = Prince Nikolai Orlov (1896-1961)
        |
        +-- HH Princess Sofia Petrovna (1898-1898)

Mihailovichi

HIM Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855)
= HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
|
+-- HIH Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich (1832-1909)
    = HGDH Princess Cecily of Baden (1839-1891)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich (1859-1919)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna (1860-1922)
    |   = HRH Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851-1897)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929)
    |   = Countess Sophie of Merenberg (1868-1927) cr Countess de Torby
    |   |
    |   +-- Countess Anastasia de Torby (1892-1977)
    |   |   = Sir Harold Augustus Wernher (1893-1973)
    |   |
    |   +-- Countess Nadejda de Torby (1896-1963)
    |   |   = George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (1892-1938)
    |   |
    |   +-- Count Michael de Torby (1898-1959)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919)
    |   = HRH Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876-1940)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Princess Nina Georgievna (1901-1974)
    |   |   = Prince Paul Chavchavadze (1899-1971)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Princess Xenia Georgievna (1903-1965)
    |       = William Bateman Leeds (1902-1971)
    |       = Herman Jud (1911-1981)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (1866-1933)
    |   = HIH Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Princess Irina Alexandrovna (1895-1970)
    |   |   = Prince Felix Yussupov (1887-1967)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Andrei Alexandrovich (1897-1981)
    |   |   = Elisabetha Sasso-Ruffo (1886-1940)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Princess Xenia Andreevna (1919-2000)
    |   |   |   = Calhoun Ancrum (1915-1990) div.
    |   |   |   = Geoffrey Tooth (1908-1998)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HH Prince Michael Andreevich (1920-2008)
    |   |   |   = Esther Murphy (b. 1921) div.
    |   |   |   = Shirley Crammond (1916-1983)
    |   |   |   = Giulia Gemma Crespi (b. 1930)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Prince Andrew Andreevich (b. 1923)
    |   |       = Elena Dourneva (b. 1927) div
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Prince Alexis Andreevich (b. 1953)
    |   |           = Zoetta Leisy (b. 1956)
    |   |
    |   |       = Kathleen Norris (1935-1967)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Prince Peter Andreevich (b. 1961)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Prince Andrew Andreevich (b. 1963)
    |   |           = Elisabeth Flores (b. 1964)
    |   |           |
    |   |           +-- HSH Princess Natasha Andreevna (b. 1993)
    |   |
    |   |       = Inez von Bachelin (b. 1933)
    |   |   = Nadine Sylvia Ada McDougall (1908-2000)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Princess Olga Andreevna (b. 1950)
    |   |       = Thomas Mathew (b. 1945)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Feodor Alexandrovich (1898-1968)
    |   |   = HSH Princess Irina Paley (1903-1990) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HH Prince Michael Feodorovich (1924-2008)
    |   |   |   = Helga Staufenberger (b. 1926) div.
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   +-- HSH Prince Michael Mikhailovich (1959-2001)
    |   |   |       ≈ Maria de las Mercedes Ustrell-Cabani (b. 1960)
    |   |   |       |
    |   |   |       +-- Tatiana Alexandra Romanoff (b. 1986) (born out of wedlock, adopted by her grandfather after her father's death)
    |   |   |
    |   |   |
    |   |   |   = Maria de las Mercedes Ustrell-Cabani (b. 1960)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Princess Irene Feodorvna (b. 1934)
    |   |       = Andre Jean Pelle (b. 1923) div.
    |   |       = Victor-Marcel Soulas (b. 1938) div.
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Nikita Alexandrovich (1900-1974)
    |   |   = Countess Maria Vorontzova-Daschkova (1903-1997)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HH Prince Nikita Nikitich (1923-2007)
    |   |   |   = Jane Anna Schoenwald (b. 1933)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   +-- HH Prince Feodor Nikitich (1974-2007)
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Prince Alexander Nikitich (1929-2002)
    |   |       = Maria Valguarnera di Niscemi (b. 1931)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Dmitri Alexandrovich (1901-80)
    |   |   = Countess Marina Golenistcheva-Koutouzova (1912-1969) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Princess Nadeshda (1933-2002)
    |   |       = Anthony Brian Allen (b. 1931)
    |   |       = William Thomas Hall Clark (1924-1995)
    |   |
    |   |   = Sheila MacKellar Chisholm (1898-1969)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich (1902-1978)
    |   |   = Princess Alexandra Galitzine (1905-2006) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HH Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich (1938-1999)
    |   |       = Stephena Verdel Cook (b. 1938) div.
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Princess Stephena Rostislavovna (b. 1963)
    |   |
    |   |       = Christia Ipsen (b. 1949)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Princess Alexandra Rostislavovna (b. 1983)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HH Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich (b. 1985)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Prince Nikita Rostislavovich (b. 1987)
    |   |
    |   |   = Alice Eilken (1923-1996) div.
    |   |   |
    |   |   +-- HSH Prince Nicholas Rostislavovich (1945-2000)
    |   |       = Pamela Kuzinowski (b. 1944) div.
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Prince Nicholas Nicolaevich (b. 1968)
    |   |       |   = Lisa Marie Flowa (b. 1971)
    |   |       |   |
    |   |       |   +-- Cory Nicolaevich (1994-1998) (born out of wedlock, legitimized by parent's subsequent marriage but not accorded the title of Prince)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Prince Daniel Nicolaevich (b. 1972)
    |   |       |
    |   |       +-- HSH Princess Heather Nicolaievna (b. 1976)
    |   |
    |   |   = Hedwig von Chappuis (1905-1997)
    |   |
    |   +-- HH Prince Vasili Alexandrovich (1907-1989)
    |       = Princess Natalia Galitzine (1907-1989)
    |       |
    |       +-- HSH Princess Marina (b. 1940)
    |           = William Beadleston (b. 1938) div.
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich (1869-1918)
    |
    +-- HIH Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich (1875-1895)

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