List of grand dukes of Russia

This is a list of those members of the Russian Imperial Family who bore the title velikiy knjaz (usually translated into English as grand duke, but more accurately grand prince). This courtesy title was borne by the sons and male-line grandsons of the Emperor of all the Russias, along with the style of His Imperial Highness. They were not sovereigns, but members and dynasts of the House of the reigning emperor.

Imperial standard of a grand duke[citation needed]

The title grand prince is the English translation of the Russian великий князь. The Slavic knyaz and the Baltic kunigaitis (both nowadays usually translated as prince) is a cognate of king.[1]

Grand dukes of Russia of the House of Romanov-Holstein-GottorpEdit

Picture Name Father Born Died Notes
Peter Feodorovich Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp 21 February 1728 17 July 1762 succeeded as Emperor Peter III in 1762
Pavel Petrovich Peter Feodorovich 1 October 1754 23 March 1801 succeeded as Emperor Paul I in 1796
Alexander Pavlovich Pavel Petrovich 23 December 1777 1 December 1825 succeeded as Emperor Alexander I in 1801
Konstantin Pavlovich Pavel Petrovich 8 May 1779 27 June 1831  
Nikolai Pavlovich Pavel Petrovich 6 July 1796 2 March 1855 succeeded as Emperor Nicholas I in 1825
Mikhail Pavlovich Pavel Petrovich 8 February 1798 9 September 1849  
Alexander Nikolaievich Nikolai Pavlovich 17 April 1818 13 March 1881 succeeded as Emperor Alexander II in 1855
Konstantine Nikolaievich Nikolai Pavlovich 21 September 1827 29 January 1892  
Nikolai Nikolaievich Nikolai Pavlovich 8 August 1831 25 April 1891  
Mikhail Nikolaievich Nikolai Pavlovich 25 October 1832 18 December 1909  
Nicholas Alexandrovich Alexander Nikolaievich 20 September 1843 24 April 1865  
Alexander Alexandrovich Alexander Nikolaievich 10 March 1845 1 November 1894 succeeded as Emperor Alexander III in 1881
Vladimir Alexandrovich Alexander Nikolaievich 22 April 1847 17 February 1909  
Alexei Alexandrovich Alexander Nikolaievich 14 January 1850 14 November 1908  
Nikolai Konstantinovich Konstantine Nikolaievich 14 February 1850 14 January 1918  
Nikolai Nikolaievich Nikolai Nikolaievich 18 November 1856 5 January 1929  
Sergei Alexandrovich Alexander Nikolaievich 10 May 1857 17 February 1905  
Konstantine Konstantinovich Constantin Nikolaievich 22 August 1858 15 June 1915  
Nikolai Mikhailovich Mikhail Nikolaievich 26 April 1859 30 January 1919  
Dimitri Konstantinovich Konstantin Nikolaievich 13 June 1860 30 January 1919  
Pavel Alexandrovich Alexander Nikolaievich 11 October 1860 30 January 1919  
Michael Mikhailovich Mikhail Nikolaievich 16 October 1861 26 April 1929  
Viatcheslav Konstantinovich Konstantin Nikolaievich 13 July 1862 27 February 1879  
George Mikhailovich Mikhail Nikolaievich 23 August 1863 30 January 1919  
Peter Nikolaievich Nikolai Nikolaievich 22 January 1864 17 June 1931  
Alexander Mikhailovich Mikhail Nikolaievich 13 April 1866 26 February 1933  
Nikolai Alexandrovich Alexander Alexandrovich 6 May 1868 17 July 1918 succeeded as Emperor Nicholas II in 1894
Alexander Alexandrovich Alexander Alexandrovich 7 June 1869 2 May 1870  
Sergei Mikhailovich Mikhail Nikolaievich 7 October 1869 17/18 July 1918  
George Alexandrovich Alexander Alexandrovich 6 May 1871 9 August 1899  
Alexander Vladimirovich Vladimir Alexandrovich 31 August 1875 16 March 1877  
Alexei Mikhailovich Mikhail Nikolaievich 28 December 1875 1 March 1895  
Kirill Vladimirovich Vladimir Alexandrovich 30 September 1876 13 October 1938  
Boris Vladimirovich Vladimir Alexandrovich 24 November 1877 9 November 1943  
Mikhail Alexandrovich Alexander Alexandrovich 22 November 1878 13 July 1918 succeeded briefly and only titularly as Emperor Michael II in 1917
Andrew Vladimirovich Vladimir Alexandrovich 14 May 1879 30 October 1956  
Dmitri Pavlovich Pavel Alexandrovich 18 September 1891 5 March 1941  
Alexei Nikolaievich Nicholai Alexandrovich 12 August 1904 17 July 1918  

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand duke | European peerage | Britannica".