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Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia Russian Grand Duchess

Russian Grand Duchess
The basics
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Intro Russian Grand Duchess
Gender female
Birth 28 August 1827 (Saint Petersburg)
Death 12 May 1894 (Saint Petersburg)
Mother: Princess Charlotte of Württemberg
Father: Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia
Spouse: Duke George of Mecklenburg
Children: Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-StrelitzDuke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg-StrelitzCharles MichaelDuke of Mecklenburg
The details

Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (Ekaterina Mikhailovna Romanova), (Russian: Екатерина Михайловна) (28 August 1827 – 12 May 1894), was the third of five daughters of Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, youngest son of Tsar Paul I, and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg.


She was born in St. Petersburg. She had two elder sisters, Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duchess Yelizaveta, called "Lili". Two more sisters were born after her, Alexandra and Anna, who both died young.

Marriage and issue

On 16 February 1851 in St. Petersburg, Catherine married Duke Georg August of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1824–76), second son of Georg, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779–1860) and Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel (1796–1880). They had four children:

Name Birth Death Notes
Duke Nikolaus 11 July 1854 11 July 1854
Duchess Helene 16 January 1857 28 August 1936 married Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg; no issue
Duke Georg Alexander 6 June 1859 5 December 1909 married (morganatically) Natalia Vanljarskaya. Father of Duke Georg of Mecklenburg, Count of Carlow and great-grandfather of Duke Georg Borwin of Mecklenburg, current head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Duke Karl Michael 17 June 1863 6 December 1934 renounced his succession rights in 1918

She died in St. Petersburg, aged 66.


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