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  1. Alexandra Vasilievna Zhukovskaya (11 November 1842 in Düsseldorf – 26 August 1899 in Wendischbora, Germany ), was a Russian noble and lady in waiting. Biography. She was the daughter of Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky and Elizabeth von Reutern. Her father was the illegitimate son of a landowner named Afanasi Bunin and his Turkish housekeeper Salkha.

    • Early Life
    • Love Affair with Alexandra Zhukovskaya
    • Palace of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich
    • Military Career
    • Disgrace and Dismissal
    • Life at The Russian Court
    • Death
    • In Fiction
    • References

    The Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov of Russia was born in Saint Petersburg on 14 January 1850 (4 January O.S.). He was the son of emperor Alexander II and empress Maria Alexandrovna. He was a younger brother of Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna, Tsarevich Nikolay Alexandrovich, Alexander III of Russia, Grand Duke Vladmir Alexandrovich. H...

    In 1869/1870, Alexei had an affair with Alexandra Zhukovskaya, daughter of poet Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky, who was eight years older than he was. They had a son, Alexei, born on 26 November 1871. Tsar Alexander II was strongly opposed to this relationship. Some historians claim that they were morganatically married and that the marriage was annu...

    After his return from America, Alexei was concerned about an appropriate residence. He purchased an older building located at 122 Moika River Embankment in Saint Petersburg. The building was completely redesigned and rebuilt by architect Maximilian Messmacher having a total surface of 9,200 sq.m. It is considered one of the most interesting example...

    In 1873, Alexei Alexandrovich was appointed head of the Imperial Naval Guards. He was also appointed member of the section for shipbuilding and naval artilleryof the Russian Naval Technical Committee. During the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), he was promoted to commander of the Russian Naval Forces on the Danube. On 9 January 1878, he was decorated...

    The Grand Duke's reputation as a corrupt, spendthrift dilettante, who lavished fortunes on "ladies of no reputation", had worsened throughout the years. Having purchased a magnificent mansion in Paris, he built a new wing of his St Petersburg palace for his mistress, ballerina Elizabeth Balletta. According to Kaiser Wilhelm II, no ship in the Russi...

    His critics talked of Alexei's life as consisting of "fast women and slow ships", referring to his womanizing and the defeat of the Russian navy by the Japanese. Away from his desk, Alexei devoted his time to the good things of life. He entertained generously and collected fine silver and other works of art to adorn his palace. Sometimes he designe...

    After the assassination of his brother Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia in February 1905 and his retirement in disgrace from the navy in June that same year, Alexei Alexandrovich spent most of his time in the Paris house he had bought in 1897. At his house in Avenue Gabriel, he kept an open door for writers, painters, actors, and especiall...

    The Adventure of the Seven Clocks (1952), part of The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes collection, deals with attempts of the Nihilist movementto assassinate the Grand Duke. The 1973 Lucky Luke comic book Le Grand Ducfeatures a Russian Grand Duke who visits the Wild West. In 1977, Christopher Lee played a Russian Grand Duke hunting buffalo in three epis...

    Chavchavadze, David. The Grand Dukes. Atlantic, 1989. ISBN 0-938311-11-5
    Ferrand, Jacques, Descendances naturelles des souverains et grands-ducs de Russie, de 1762 à 1910 : répertoire généalogique, 1995.
    Nunes, Pepsi, "The Evolution of the Imperial Russian Navy and the Grand Dukes 1850–1917". Atlantismagazine, Vol. 2, 2001 Nr. 3–4, Vol. 3 2002, Nr. 1
    Van Der Kiste, John. The Romanovs 1818–1959. Sutton Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-7509-2275-3.
  2. Countess Alexandra Alexeevna Belevskya-Zhukovskya (b. 4 March 1899 Moscow – 1995) married twice and had children. Countess Mariya Alexeevna Belevskya-Zhukovskya (b. 26 October 1901 Moscow - 18 August 1996 Cormeilles-en-Parisis ) married in 1922 Wladimir Sverbeev (1892–1951) and had one daughter.

  3. Alexandra Zhukovskaya was raised by her father and became known for her intellect and great beauty. After Vasily Zhukovsky died in Baden-Baden in 1852, Alexandra and her brother Pavel were looked after by the imperial family. Pavel, who went on to become a chamberlain and a successful artist, was adopted by Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna.

  4. Alexandra Vasilievna Zhukovskaya; Data de nascimento: 11 de novembro de 1842 ( ) Naturalidade: Düsseldorf, Província do Reno, Reino da Prússia; Data da morte: 14 de setembro de 1899 (56 anos) ( ) Um lugar de morte: Wendishborah [d], Nossen, Meissen, Saxônia; País Império Russo; Ocupação: Dama de honra: Pai: Zhukovsky, Vasily Andreevich ...

  5. Romance com Alexandra Zhukovskava. Genealogia. Notas e referências. Aleixo Alexandrovich da Rússia. Aleixo Alexandrovich Romanov ( 14 de janeiro de 1850 – 14 de novembro de 1908) foi a sexta criança e quarto rapaz a nascer do czar Alexandre II da Rússia e da sua primeira esposa, Maria de Hesse e Reno.

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