Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia

Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich

Portrait by George Dawe
Born (1798-02-08)8 February 1798
St. Petersburg
Died 9 September 1849(1849-09-09) (aged 51)
Spouse Elena Pavlovna of Württemberg
Issue Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna
Grand Duchess Elizabeta Mikhailovna
Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna
Grand Duchess Alexandra Mikhailovna
Grand Duchess Anna Mikhailovna
House House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Father Paul I
Mother Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg
Religion Russian Orthodox

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:

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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