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Nicholas II of Russia , Empress Alexandra , Grand Dukes Boris , Andrei and Kirill of Russia ,    Grand Duke Ernst and Gr...

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Royal Group on Hesse in 1899 Nicholas II of Russia , Empress Alexandra , Grand Dukes Boris , Andrei and Kirill of Russia , Grand Duke Ernst and Grand Duchess Victoria Melita of Hesse and Prince Nicholas of Greece at Wolfsgarten

Grand Duke Michael “Misha" Alexandrovich - in reality the last Tsar of Russia by a few hours. He became such upon the abdication of his brother, Tsar Nicholas II on 15 March [O.S. 2 March] 1917 - who also abdicated on behalf of his sickly son Alexei. Michael was a Tsar from the moment of his brothers abdication until his own. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks on June 13, 1918 (aged 39).

it Grand Duke Michael “Misha" Alexandrovich, Nicholas II's younger brother

Medici family - a powerful Italian family of bankers and merchants whose members effectively ruled Florence for much of the 15th century and 1596 were grand dukes of Tuscany

Medici Family Tree

Medici family - a powerful Italian family of bankers and merchants whose members effectively ruled Florence for much of the century and 1596 were grand dukes of Tuscany Más

4 .... Ivan Kalyayev taken just after the assassination. " I threw the bomb from less than four steps. I was taken by the explosions, I saw the carriage flew to pieces ... My overcoat was strewn with splinters of wood all around, it was torn and burnt, there was blood on my face"...He was immediately arrested. Sentenced to death, he was hanged two months later.

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (23 Aug 1863 – 28 Jan 1919) at the Winter Palace Costume Ball of 1903.

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia Aug 1863 – 28 Jan at the Winter Palace Costume Ball of

Grand Duke George and Nicholas (future Tsar Nicholas II).  George died at a young age, never being able to see his brother as Tsar.

Grand Dukes George and Nicholas (future Tsar Nicholas II). George died at a young age, and never saw his brother as Tsar.

Ernst Ludwig (1868--1937), 3rd child and 1st son of Grand Duke Ludwig IV and Grand Duchess Alice, nee Princess Alice of UK.  A lifelong patron of the arts, Ernst Ludwig founded the Darmstadt Artists' Colony and was "an author of poems, plays, essays, and piano compositions."  He succeeded his father as Grand Duke in 1892 and was the last Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine.

Ernest Louis V, Grand Duke of Hesse Ernest Louis Charles Albert William "Ernie" (Ernst Ludwig Karl Albrecht Wilhelm) was the last Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine. Ernest Louis was the child of Grand Duke Louis IV & Princess Alice of the UK.

Grand Duchess Xenia and Princess Irina Youssoupoff in mourning for Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich. 1933 Photo from Coutau-Begarie which is having an auction on Romanov-Youssoupoff related items on...

Grand Duchess Xenia and Princess Irina Youssoupoff in mourning for Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich. 1933 Photo from Coutau-Begarie which is having an auction on Romanov-Youssoupoff related items on...

Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna Romanova of Russia with her foster children Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna Romanova of Russia (the Younger) and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov of Russia  and others.  "AL"

Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna Romanova of Russia with her foster children Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna Romanova of Russia (the Younger) and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov of Russia and others. "AL"

Pictured above from left to right: Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Philippe of Belgium and Luxembourg Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

Queen Mathilde gets the giggles in Luxembourg

Pictured above from left to right: Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Philippe of Belgium and Luxembourg Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

Grand Duke George Alexandrovich, brother of Nicholas, and the third son of Alexander III and Empress Marie of Russia.  At times he was referred to by his relatives as "weeping willow".  George was considered to be the cleverest of the Imperial children. He died suddenly, on 9 August 1899, at the age of 28.

9 August 1899 - Grand Duke George Alexandrovich died of tuberculosis (younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II)

Darmstadt - Mathildenhöhe 25

Darmstadt - Mathildenhöhe 25 Art Deco Design--arch design for cabinet inlay

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN TIARA by BOLIN 1890~ Kokoshnik style in gold, with rubies and diamonds. Originally made for Grand Duchess Sophie, wife of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich. Later, known as the Milford Haven Tiara, UK.

Imperial Russian tiara by Bolin Kokoshnik style in gold, with rubies and diamonds. Originally made for Grand Duchess Sophie, wife of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich. Later, known as the Milford Haven Tiara, UK.

Royal Group on Hesse in 1899 , with Nicholas II of Russia , Empress Alexandra , Grand Dukes Boris , Andrei and Kirill of Russia , Grand Duke Ernst and Grand Duchess Victoria Melita of Hesse and Prince Nicholas of Greece.

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Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark as a bride, 1931, in unknown tiara. She was one of the current Duke of Edinburgh's sisters. She married Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, and had 3 children, but she and her husband and children died in an airplane accident over Belgium en route to London. She was only 26 when she died.

2 February Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark marries Georg Donatus Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine.