Nikolai Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Russia
|Birthname||Nikolai Mikhailovich Romanov|
|born on||26 April 1859 at 15:40 (= 3:40 PM )|
|Place||St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n56, 30e18|
|Timezone||LMT m30e18 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°46' 20°41 Asc. 29°24'|
Russian Grand Duke as the eldest son of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia and a first cousin of Alexander III.
A scholar and an eminent historian, he made many valuable contributions to the study of Russian history in the reign of Tsar Alexander I. His works, published in Russian and French, include: diplomatic documents of Tsar Alexander I and Napoleon; a life of Tsar Alexander's close friend, Pavel Strogonov; and biographical studies of Alexander I and his wife Elizabeth Alexeievna.
He fell from favour during the last part of the reign of Nikolai II, as Empress Alexandra disliked him for his liberal views. After the fall of the monarchy, he was exiled to Vologda. He was later imprisoned by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd and shot outside the St Peter and St Paul Fortress on 28 January 1919, along with his brother Grand Duke George Mikhailovich and his cousins Grand Duke Dimitri Konstantinovich and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich.
- child->parent relationship with Michael Nikolaevich, Grand Duke of Russia (born 25 October 1832)
- child->parent relationship with Olga Feodorovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (born 20 September 1839)
- sibling relationship with Anastasia Mikhailovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (born 28 July 1860)
Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Börsen-Halle," 28 April 1859, p. 4: "(Karlsr. Z.) Karlsruhe, den 26. April. Nach beute Abend hier eingetroffener telegraphischer Nachricht ist Ihre kaiserl. Höh. die Großfürstin Olga von Rußland, Prinzessin von Baden, heute Nachmittag zwanzig Minuten vor vier Uhr von einem Sohn glücklich entbunden worden. Das Besinden Ihrer kaiserl. Höh. ist so befriedigend wie möglich." (Translation: (Karlsruhe Zeitung), Karlsruhe, 26 April. This evening a telegraphic message that the Grand-Princess Olga of Russia, Princess of Baden, this afternoon at twenty minutes before four o'clock, was happily delivered of a son. The condition of Her Majesty is as satisfactory as possible). Same data in Wiener Zeitung, 30 April 1859, p. 20.
- Personal : Death : Other Death (Executed)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov)