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Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Russian grand duchess

Died when: 85 years 14 days (1020 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: Ксения Александровна Романова; 6 April [O.S. 25 March] 1875 – 20 April 1960) was the elder daughter and fourth child of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia (née Princess Dagmar of Denmark) and the sister of Emperor Nicholas II.

She married her father's cousin, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, with whom she had seven children.She was the mother-in-law of Felix Yusupov and a cousin of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia who, together, killed Grigori Rasputin, holy healer to her nephew, the haemophiliac Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia.

During her brother's reign she recorded in her diary and letters increasing concern about his rule.After the fall of the monarchy in February 1917, she fled Russia, eventually settling in the United Kingdom.

Her great-grandson Alexis Romanoff has been a head of the Romanov Family since November 2021.

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