Konstantin Nikolayevich, Grand Duke of Russia

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Name
Konstantin Nikolayevich, Grand Duke of Russia Gender: M
born on 21 September 1827 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n56, 30e18
Timezone LMT m30e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°16' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 06°13'



Grand Duke of Russia Konstantin Nikolayevich

Biography

Russian grand duke, the second son of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

During the reign of his brother Alexander II, Konstantin was an admiral of the Russian fleet and reformed the Russian Navy. He was also an instrumental figure in the emancipation of the serfs. He was less fortunate as viceroy of Poland and had to be recalled to Russia where he was attacked for his liberalism.

After the assassination of his brother, Alexander II, Konstantin fell from favour. The new tsar, Alexander III, his nephew, opposed Konstantin's liberal ideas and gradually stripped him of all his governmental positions. His retirement was marked with personal turmoil and family setbacks. After suffering a stroke, he spent his last years as an invalid. Konstantin died at Pavlovsk on 25 January 1892.

He was the paternal great-great grandfather of Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the British throne, since his daughter Olga married George I of Greece, whose son Andrea married Alice Battenberg and begat Philip, Charles' father.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 11 September 1848 (Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Der Wanderer," 9 October 1827, p. 473: "Am 21. September früh nach halb 4 Uhr verkündeten 3o1 Kanonenschüsse von den Wällen der Festung den Bewohnern von St. Petersburg die so eben erfolgte glückliche Entbindung Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserinn von einem Prinzen, welcher den Nahmen Constantin erhalten hat" (translation: On the 21st of September, at three-thirty in the morning, thirty-three cannon shots from the ramparts of the fortress proclaimed to the inhabitants of St. Petersburg, the happy conquest of their Majesty the Empress, by a prince who had received the name of Constantin).

On 27 Feb 2017 Scholfield changed the time from 3AM to 3:30AM (and the rating from C to A), having forwarded news report from "Lemberger Zeitung," 15 October 1827, p. 4: "St. Petersburg, den 22. Sept. Gestern um 3 1/2 Uhr des Morgens wurde I. M. die Kaiserinn Alexandra sehr glücklich von einem Prinzen entbunden, der den Namen Constantin erhielt. Dises Ereigniß wurde den Bewohnern von Petersburg durch 301 Kanonenschüsse von den Wällen der Festung verkundet." (St. Petersburg, 22 Sept. Yesterday at 3:30 o'clock in the morning, the Empress Alexandra happily gave birth to a prince who was named Constantin. This event was announced to the inhabitants of Petersburg by 301 cannons firing from the ramparts of the fortress).


Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Cello)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov)