Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia

Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich
Born (1832-10-25)25 October 1832
Peterhof, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 18 December 1909(1909-12-18) (aged 77)
Spouse Cecily of Baden
Issue Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich
Anastasia Mikhailovna, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich
Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich
House Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Nicholas I
Mother Charlotte of Prussia

Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (25 October 1832 – 18 December 1909) was the fourth son and seventh child of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia. He was the first owner of the New Michael Palace on the Palace Quay in Saint Petersburg.

Marriage and issue

On 16 August 1857, he married Princess Cecily Auguste of Baden (1839–1891), daughter of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden and Sophie of Sweden. Cecily adopted the name Olga Fedorovna, and had the following children with him:

He served 20 years (1862–1882) as the Governor General of Caucasia, being seated in Tbilisi, the town which most of his children remembered as the home of their childhood. In the course of his life, four members of his family ruled as Emperors of Russia: his father, Nicholas I; his brother, Alexander II; his nephew, Alexander III; as well as his grand-nephew, Nicholas II, whose second daughter, Grand Duchess Tatiana, the Grand Duke was godfather to. He died in Cannes, France, on 18 December 1909. He was the last surviving legitimate grandchild of Paul I of Russia.


16. Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
8. Peter III of Russia
17. Anna Petrovna of Russia
4. Paul I of Russia
18. Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
9. Catherine II of Russia
19. Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp
2. Nicholas I of Russia
20. Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
10. Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg
21. Princess Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis
5. Sophie Dorothea of Württemburg
22. Friedrich Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
11. Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt
23. Sophie Dorothea Marie, Princess of Prussia
1. Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich of Russia
24. Prince Augustus William of Prussia
12. Frederick William II of Prussia
25. Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
6. Frederick William III of Prussia
26. Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
13. Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
27. Karoline of Zweibrücken
3. Charlotte of Prussia
28. Charles Louis Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Mirow
14. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
29. Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
7. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
30. Georg Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt
15. Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
31. Maria of Leiningen-Dagsburg
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