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Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia

Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia

Russian Grand duke
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Russian Grand duke
Gender male
Birth 8 February 1798 (Saint Petersburg)
Death 9 September 1849 (Warsaw)
Star sign Aquarius
Mother: Maria Feodorovna
Father: Paul I of Russia
Siblings: Nicholas I of RussiaAlexander I of RussiaGrand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of RussiaAnna Pavlovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of RussiaCatherine Pavlovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Pavlovna of Russia
Spouse: Princess Charlotte of Württemberg
Children: Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna of RussiaNadezhda Mikhaylovna Polovtsova
The details

Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (Russian: Михаи́л Па́влович; Mikhail Pavlovich) (8 February 1798 – 9 September 1849) was a Russian prince, the tenth child and fourth son of Paul I of Russia and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. He was born in St. Petersburg.

Marriage and issue

In St. Petersburg on 19 February 1824, Michael married his first cousin once removed Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807–1873), the daughter of Prince Paul of Württemberg and Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Charlotte took the name Elena Pavlovna upon converting to Orthodoxy. They had five children:

  • Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna of Russia (9 March 1825 Moscow – 19 November 1846 Vienna); died unmarried.
  • Grand Duchess Elizabeta Mikhailovna of Russia (26 May 1826 Moscow – 28 January 1845 Wiesbaden); married Adolf, Duke of Nassau and died in childbirth.
  • Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna of Russia (28 August 1827 – 12 May 1894), married Duke Georg August of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Grand Duchess Alexandra Mikhailovna of Russia (28 January 1831 Moscow – 27 March 1832 Moscow)
  • Grand Duchess Anna Mikhailovna of Russia (27 October 1834 Moscow – 22 March 1836 Saint Petersburg)

Mikhailovsky Palace was built by Carlo Rossi for Grand Duke Michael between 1819–1825. The Palace now holds the Russian Museum.

Michael died in Warsaw, aged 51.

Michael's great-great-great-grandson Duke Georg Borwin of Mecklenburg is the current head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.


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