Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia

Princess Marina Petrovna of Russia (11 March 1892 – 15 May 1981) was a daughter of Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia and his wife, Grand Duchess Militza Nicholaevna, born Princess of Montenegro.

Princess Marina Petrovna
Princess Marina Petrovna Golitsyna
Marina Petrovna of Russia.jpg
Born(1892-03-11)11 March 1892
Nice, France
Died15 May 1981(1981-05-15) (aged 89)
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
Prince Alexander Nikolayevich Golitsyn
(m. 1927; died 1973)
FatherGrand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia
MotherPrincess Milica of Montenegro


A great-granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, she was born in Nice and grew up in the last period of Imperial Russia, mostly in Znamenka, her father's summer palace near Peterhof.

Princess Marina was a gifted artist, showing talent for drawing and painting. She studied painting first with a teacher from the senior school in Yalta and then in Saint Petersburg under professor Kordovsky.[1]

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna suggested Princess Marina as a likely bride to the Duke of Montpensier, son of the Count of Paris.[2]

During World War I, Marina served as a nurse with Caucasian troops near Trabzon.[3]

She escaped the Russian Revolution with the rest of her family aboard the British ship HMS Marlborough in 1919.[4] She married Prince Alexander Nikolayevich Golitsyn in 1927. She died on 15 May 1981 in Six-Fours-les-Plages, France, at aged 89.


  1. ^ Zeepvat, The Camera and the Tsars, p. 154
  2. ^ Zeepvat, Romanov Autumn, p. 165
  3. ^ Zeepvat, The Camera and the Tsars, p. 203
  4. ^ Zeepvat, The Camera and the Tsars, p. 212


  • Zeepvat, Charlotte, The Camera and the Tsars, Sutton Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-7509-3049-7.
  • Zeepvat, Charlotte, Romanov Autumn, Sutton Publishing, 2000, ISBN 0-7509-2739-9