He became the symbolic figurehead of an anti-Soviet Russian monarchist movement, after assuming on 16 November 1924 the supreme command of all Russian forces in exile and thus of the Russian All-Military Union, which had been founded in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by Gen Pyotr Wrangel two months prior. Hunting was his major recreation, and he traveled in his private train across Russia with his horses and dogs, hunting while on his rounds of inspection. While the Grand Duke was in command, the Russian army sent an expeditionary force through to Persia (now Iran) to link up with British troops. She was a younger sister of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. His appointment reflected the fact that he was perhaps the man the last Emperor of Russia trusted the most. Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, RE (Russian: Кирилл Владимирович Рома́нов; Kirill Vladimirovich Romanov; 12 October [O.S. Alexei Nikolaevich (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич) (12 August 1904 [O.S. They did not succeed however, in kidnapping Nicholas. The lessons of the Russo-Japanese War were drilled into his men. Originally, the service was made for Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Older in the mid 19th century. His paternal grandparents were Duke Karl Christian of Nassau-Weilburg (1735–1788) and Carolina of Orange-Nassau. (Catherine was later remarried to William I of Württemberg.) 6 May] 1868 – 17 July 1918), known in the Russian Orthodox Church as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer, was the last Emperor of All Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917. He was originally buried in the church of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Cannes, France. "A Study of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich as Supreme Commander of the Russian Army, 1914–1915,", "Encyclopædia Britannica", Vol. Fighting around Lake Van swung back and forth, but ultimately proved inconclusive. Alexei Nikolaevich (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич) (12 August 1904 [O.S. Nicholas was a hunter. [15][16] Nothing in the Grand Duke's record suggests that he would have even considered such a war crime. Biography. Stay safe. Paul Robinson, "A Study of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich as Supreme Commander of the Russian Army, 1914–1915. Nicholas was a very religious man, praying in the morning and at night as well as before and after meals. He was appointed by the Emperor, in his last official act, as the supreme commander in chief, and was wildly received as he journeyed to headquarters in Mogilev; however, within 24 hours of his arrival, the new prime minister, Prince Georgy Lvov, cancelled his appointment. Alexei was christened on 3 September 1904 in the chapel in Peterhof Palace. XIX century, in its content and value received the name of the Great. 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The Turks responded with an offensive of their own. Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (Russian: Константи́н Никола́евич Рома́нов; 21 September 1827 – 25 January 1892) was the second son of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and younger brother of Tsar Alexander II. Nicholas came to power because of his royal status, and the tsar's belief that God was guiding his decision. From 1914 to 1915, and then again briefly in 1917, he was commander of the largest army in the world in the greatest war the world had ever seen. He planned to attend first to the flanks and when they were secure to invade German Silesia. Childhood and youth. On the eve of the outbreak of World War I, his first cousin once removed, the Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, yielded to the entreaties of his ministers and appointed Grand Duke Nicholas to the supreme command. He was doted on by his parents and sisters and known as "Baby" in the family. Nicholas spent the next two years in the Crimean Peninsula, sometimes under house arrest, taking little part in politics. The Grand Duke begged for the artillery and ammunition they desperately lacked, so he could not embark on a coherent plan for victory. Upon his dismissal, the Grand Duke was immediately appointed commander-in-chief and viceroy in the Caucasus (replacing Count Illarion Vorontsov-Dashkov). Mar 7, 2019 - Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (The Elde) of Russia and His Family, C1864-C1865 Giclee Print. He was the first owner of the New Michael Palace on the Palace Quay in Saint Petersburg . He was briefly recognized as Tsar, Emperor of Russia in 1922 in areas controlled by the White Armies movement in the Russian Far East. [4] His tenure has been judged a success with reforms in training, cavalry schools, cavalry reserves and the remount services. His appointment was popular in the army. He may also be referred to as Nicholas Nikolaevich the Elder to tell him apart from his son, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856–1929). The glass is decorated with Grand Duke’s monogram – interlaced HH beneath Imperial crown. "[7], On 14 August 1914, he published the Manifesto to the Polish Nation. Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia (Russian: Великий князь Никола́й Миха́йлович; 26 April [O.S. Anne was the eldest daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. In an emotional scene at the palace, Nicholas refused, drew his pistol and threatened to shoot himself on the spot if the Tsar did not endorse Witte's plan. [12] The Russian military leadership regarded Muslims, Germans and Poles as traitors and spies, while Jews were considered political unreliables. In 2014 Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (1922–2014) and Prince Dimitri Romanov (1926-2016) requested the transfer of his remains. Biography . Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (Russian: Великий князь Николай Николаевич; 8 August 1831 – 25 April 1891) was the third son and sixth child of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Alexandra Feodorovna. Originally, the service was made for Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Older in the mid 19th century. [11], As a result of his failure, the Tsar removed the Grand Duke as commander of the Russian armed forces on 21 August 1915 and took personal command.[13][4]. He failed in terms of strategy and tactics, as well as logistics, selection of generals, maintaining morale, and gaining support from the government. His father was the sixth child and third son born to Nicholas I of Russia and his Empress consort Alexandra Fedorovna of Prussia (1798–1860). Thus, Nicholas did not have the opportunity to gain experience in battlefield command. While the Grand Duke was officially in command, General Yudenich was the driving figure in the Russian Caucasus army, so the Grand Duke focused on the civil administration. At six … Grand Duke Nicholas was portrayed in the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra by Harry Andrews, and in the 1974 television drama Fall of Eagles by John Phillips . Alexander was born in Tiflis, in the Tiflis Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Georgia). (14,5 cm) A RARE Imperial Russian antique wine glass of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich. They had no children. Russian Grand Duke. для … Height 5 3/4 in. A grandson of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, he was commander in chief of the Russian Imperial Army units on the main front in the first year of the war, and was later a successful commander … It is reported that, while visiting the garrison of Kostroma he met Said Nursi, a famous Muslim cleric who was a prisoner of war. Because of Nursi's disrespectful attitude, Grand Duke gave an order to execute him. [2], The Grand Duke received several Russian and foreign decorations:[19]. Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (25 October 1832 – 18 December 1909) was the fourth son and seventh child of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia. He decided that their major effort must be in Poland, which thrust toward Germany like a salient, flanked by German East Prussia in the north, and Austro-Hungarian Galicia in the south. At six foot six, the Grand Duke towered over those around him. Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Younger. By 1895, he was inspector-general of the cavalry, a post he held for 10 years. This act was decisive in forcing Nicholas II to agree to the reforms. The February Revolution found Nicholas in the Caucasus. Alexandra Fedorovna was a daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. ", This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 07:22. The only man with the prestige to keep the allegiance of the army in such a coup was the Grand Duke. in Peterhof. The Grand Duke picked and chose from the various plans offered by his generals. [3] After the Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive in 1915, Tsar Nicholas replaced the Grand Duke as commander-in-chief of the army. 420–421, Chicago, 1958, Robinson, Paul. He was mostly known as "Sandro". At the time he was urging the Tsar to set up colleges for training Muslim clerics so they would not have to study abroad.[17]. Based in Chicago, we specialize in original fine antique and vintage jewelry from all periods and styles, authentic pre-1917 jewelry by Carl Faberge including rare miniature Faberge eggs, engagement rings of unique designs, unusual men's rings, and rare Russian demantoid and Siberian amethyst jewelry. He had the reputation there of appointing men of humble origins to positions of authority. Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856–1929) — Do not confuse with his father, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831 1891). English: Personnal coat of arms of the grand-duke Nikolai Nikolaievich (1831-1891), given for the Znamenka estate, after the 9 june 1858 decree (number 33270 in the collection of imperial laws): Личный герб Его Императорского Высочества Великого Князя Николая Николаевича. There appears to have been some sentiment to have him head the White Army forces active in southern Russia at the time, but the leaders in charge, especially General Anton Denikin, were afraid that a strong monarchist figurehead would alienate the more left leaning constituents of the movement. Carolina was a daughter of William IV of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. His father was the sixth child and third son born to Nicholas I of Russia and his Empress consort Alexandra Fedorovna of Prussia (1798–1860). Fictional Grand Dukes of Russia. His experience was more as a trainer of soldiers than a leader in battle. [8], Grand Duke Nicholas was responsible for all Russian forces fighting against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. Sergei Mikhailovich was born on 7 October 1869 in Borjomi, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire, the son of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia and Cecile of Baden. She had previously been married to George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg, by whom she had two children, until their divorce in 1906. Alexander Nikolaevich, the eldest son of Nicholas I of Russia and of Charlotte of Prussia, was born on April 29, 1818, in Moscow, Russia. Buyers and sellers of fine antique jewelry and Imperial Russian antiques since 1998. 16, pp. In the south they conquered much of Galicia. Alexandra Fedorovna was a daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[5]. Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Commander in Chief of the Russian Armies Spouse Grand Duchess Anastasia … Wikipedia A member of the Romanov Imperial family, the elder son of the Emperor Alexander II. He was not given an active command during the Russo-Japanese War, perhaps because the Tsar did not wish to hazard the prestige of the Romanovs and because he wanted a loyal general in command at home in case of domestic disturbances. His parents, both great-great-grandchildren of Frederick William I of Prussia, were third cousins, and had seven children together, including four … His older sisters were the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. He was also given the title as the Grand Duke and was nicknamed as “Nikolasha” within the Imperial Family. Since the Montenegrins were a fiercely Slavic, anti-Turkish people from the Balkans, Anastasia reinforced the Pan-Slavic tendencies of Nicholas. [12] On 11 June 1915, a pogrom began against Germans in Petrograd, with over 500 factories, stores and offices looted and mob violence unleashed against Germans. [citation needed] In his lifetime, Nicholas and his dogs caught hundreds of wolves. As late as June 1927, the monarchists were able to set off a bomb at the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow. He and his wife escaped just ahead of the Red Army in April 1919, aboard the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Marlborough. Also in 1916, the Russian army captured the fortress town of Erzerum, the port of Trebizond (now Trabzon) and the town of Erzincan. Once, a deputation of peasants came to bring presents to Alexei. On 8 August 1922, Nicholas was proclaimed as the emperor of all the Russias by the Zemsky Sobor of the Amur krai /Priamursk region in the Far East by White Army general Mikhail Diterikhs. Two months later the Priamursk region fell to the Bolsheviks. [4] His father was the sixth child and third son born to Nicholas I of Russia and his Empress consort Alexandra Fedorovna of Prussia (1798–1860). A grandson of Tsar Nicholas I, the Grand Duke had lengthy military experience dating back to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78 where he had distinguished himself while serving on the staff of his father, the Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich (the older). Nicholas Nikolaevich (1856-1929) was a grand duke of the Russian nobility and until 1915, the commander-in-chief of the Russian army in World War I.. Nicholas was born in St Petersburg, the eldest son of Grand Duke Nicholas, the third son of Tsar Nicholas I. Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia (7 October 1869-18 July 1918) was a member of the Russian House of Romanov and a general of the Russian Empire during World War I.He was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Michael Nikolaevich was born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire in 1832, the son of Czar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia.Michael served as Governor-General of the Caucasus from 1862 to 1882, being seated in Tbilisi. Born on November 18, 1856, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nicholas Nikolaevich was the grandson of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia from which he was named. A pair of borzoi were used, which caught the wolf, one on each side, while Nicholas dismounted and cut the wolf's throat with a knife. [4] He was 57 years old and had never commanded armies in the field before, although he had spent almost all of his life on active service. But after seeing Nursi's submission and faith about the sake of science, he changed his mind. November 18, 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia] Died: January 5, 1929 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France: Birth Name: Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov: Height: 6' 6" (1.98 m) The bodies of Nicholas Nikolaevich and his wife were re-buried in Moscow at the World War I memorial military cemetery in May 2015. Grand Duke Nicholas was educated at the school of military engineers and received his commission in 1873. The other three medallions are skilfully engraved with grapevines. Nicholas, named after his paternal grandfather the emperor, was born as the eldest son to Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaevich of Russia (1831–1891) and Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (1838–1900). From 1905 to the outbreak of World War I, he was commander-in-chief of the St. Petersburg Military District. 14 April] 1859 – 28 January 1919) was the eldest son of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia and a first cousin of Alexander III.. Ancestry His appointment reflected the fact that he was perhaps the man the last Emperor of Russia trusted the most. Grand Duke Nicholas was the first cousin once removed of Tsar Nicholas II. [9] In the north poor coordination of the two invading Russian armies resulted in the disaster of Tannenberg. "A Study of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich as Supreme Commander of the Russian Army, 1914–1915. Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich (1856-1929) was Commander in Chief of the Russian army during the first year of the First World War and, for the briefest moment, at the end of Tsar Nicholas II's reign. Grand Duke Nicholas played a crucial role during the Revolution of 1905. A RARE Imperial Russian antique wine glass of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich. Ownership of borzoi hounds was restricted to members of the highest nobility, and Nicholas's packs were well-known. In the Julian calendar, his birthday is stated as November 6, 1856. Being a cousin of the future Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Nicholas used to be nicknamed Nikolasha, to distinguish him from his cousin. Nicholas's mother, his father's first cousin's daughter, was a daughter of Duke Konstantin Peter of Oldenburg (1812–1881) and Princess Therese of Nassau (1815–1871). Nicholas was already living abroad and consequently was not present. The son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831–1891), and a grandson of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, he was commander in chief of the Russian Imperial Army units on the main front in the first year of the war, during the reign of his first cousin once removed, Nicholas II. Their subsequent move toward Silesia was blocked by the Battle of the Vistula River and Battle of Łódź. Alexei Nikolaevich was born on 12 August 1904 in Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg Governorate as the heir apparent to the throne. The Duke of Nassau was a son of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Nassau (1768–1816) and Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg. He was under the protection of the French secret police as well as by a small number of faithful Cossack retainers. His maternal grandmother was a daughter of Wilhelm, Duke of Nassau (1792–1839) and Princess Luise of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Nicholas II or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov (18 May [O.S. His principal godparents were his paternal grandmother and his great-uncle, … A very tall man (1.98m / 6' 6"), Nicholas, named after his paternal grandfather, the emperor, was born as the eldest son to Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaevich of Russia (1831–1891) and Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (1838–1900) on 18 November 1856. The Tsar asked him to assume the role of a military dictator. He recalled that "... on receipt of the Imperial order, he spent much of his time crying because he did not know how to approach his new duties. His father, Nicholas II of Russia, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. On a personal level he was well liked by both officers and men. His maternal grandfather was a son of Duke George of Oldenburg and Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, daughter of Paul I of Russia and Maria Fedorovna of Württemberg. With disorder spreading and the future of the dynasty at stake, the Tsar had a choice of instituting the reforms suggested by Count Sergei Witte or imposing a military dictatorship. [4] He distinguished himself on two occasions in this war. After a stay in Genoa as a guest of his brother-in-law, Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy, Nicholas and his wife took up residence in a small chateau at Choigny, 20 miles outside of Paris. From 1914 to 1915, and then again briefly in 1917, he was commander of the largest army in the world in the greatest war the world had ever seen. [11][12] The Russian authorities launched pogroms against German populations in Russian cities, massacred Jews in their towns and villages and deported 500,000 Jews and 250,000 Germans into the Russian interior. After his death in 1891, the service was inherited by his son Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Younger (1856-1929). A very tall man (1.98m / 6' 6"), Nicholas, named after his paternal grandfather, the emperor, was born as the eldest son to Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaevich of Russia (1831–1891) and Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (1838–1900) on 18 November 1856. Alexandra Fedorovna was a daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenbur… His personal attendant the sailor Dere… [14] Their opponent was the Ottoman Empire. He lacked the broad strategic sense and the ruthless drive to command all the Russian armies. 1850) (2.1) (officially declared insane and exiled in 1874 after theft accusation) Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia (1858–1915) (2.2) (9) Prince John … He had a reputation as a tough commander, yet one respected by his troops. Despite the current conditions caused by COVID-19, we ship orders via FedEx priority overnight within 1-2 business days. Although held in high regard by Paul von Hindenburg, he struggled with the colossal task of leading Russia's war effort against Germany, including strategy, tactics, logistics and coordination with the government. A Grand Duke Leonid of Russia appears in the Lucky Luke … According to his French tutor, Pierre Gilliard, Alexei was a simple, affectionate child, but his environment was spoiling him by the "servile flattery" of the servants and "silly adulations" of the people around him. ", sfn error: no target: CITEREFBaberowskiDoering-Manteuffel2009 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFMcMeekin2017 (, Nursi, Said: Tarihçe-i Hayat, Envar Neşriyat, Istanbul 1995, pp. Nicolás Nikolaievich stood out for his unusual height of 1.98 m inherited from his ancestors who exceeded 1.8 m. Grand Duke Nicolas grew up in a military engineering school. He was the youngest of five children, and the only boy. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. He was given responsibility for the largest army ever put into the field up to that date. Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (25 October 1832-18 December 1909) was Governor-General of the Caucasus from 1862 to 1882.. Romanov was a Russian general in World War I. He was later also affectionately referred to as Alyosha (Алёша) and Lyoshka(Лёшка). Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaevich (1827–1892) (2) (8) Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich (b. To distinguish between them, the Grand Duke was often known within the Imperial family as "Nikolasha": the Grand Duke was also known as "Nicholas the Tall" while the Tsar was "Nicholas the Short". [6], The Grand Duke had no part in the planning and preparations for World War I, that being the responsibility of General Vladimir Sukhomlinov and the general staff. The title of Russia's chief liberal testifies to his role in those crucial events in Russian history. Nicholas tried to have a railway built from Russian Georgia to the conquered territories with a view to bringing up more supplies for a new offensive in 1917. They were successful in the former, infiltrating the group with spies. He worked his way up through all the ranks until he was appointed commander of the Guard Hussar Regiment in 1884. He was happiest in the country, hunting or caring for his estates. [4] During the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78, he was on the staff of his father who was commander in chief. (OGPU later lured the anti-Bolshevik British master spy Sidney Reilly back to the Soviet Union (1925) where he was killed.) But, in March 1917, the Tsar was overthrown and the Russian army began slowly to fall apart. May 31, 2020 - Nicholas Alexandrovich ('Nixa'), an heir the Tsesarevich and Grand Duke of Russia (1843–1865). He later was a successful commander-in-chief in the Caucasus region. Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (Russian: Николай Николаевич Романов (младший – the younger); 18 November 1856 – 5 January 1929) was a Russian general in World War I (1914–1918). He was the son of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, the youngest son of Nicholas I of Russia, and Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna (Cecily of Baden). On 29 April 1907, Nicholas married Princess Anastasia of Montenegro (1869–1935), the daughter of King Nicholas I, and sister of Princess Milica, who had married Nicholas's brother, Grand Duke Peter. 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