The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-02-2019, 05:47 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 157
Descendants of Catherine The Great

Who are the descendants of Catherine The Great?

I read that the royal families of Netherlands and England descend from empress Catherine II.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: alpine village, Germany
Posts: 2,275
Quote:
Originally Posted by princeofitaly View Post
Who are the descendants of Catherine The Great?

I read that the royal families of Netherlands and England descend from empress Catherine II.

As the whole Romanov family is descended from Catherine and her husband tsar Peter, any Royal family with a Grand Duchess of Russia married into it is descended from Catherine.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2019, 08:44 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 20,482
Quote:
Originally Posted by princeofitaly View Post
Who are the descendants of Catherine The Great?

I read that the royal families of Netherlands and England descend from empress Catherine II.
Queen Elizabeth not but her descendants do, through the Duke of Edinburgh. His paternal grandmother Q. Olga Constantinova of Greece was a Russian Grand Duchess and a great granddaughter of Empress Catherine.

The Kents descend from her in three ways through Pss Marina
Marina -> Nicholas -> Queen Olga of Greece -> GD Constantin Nicholaievitch of Russia -> Emperor Nicholas I -> Emperor Paul -> Catherine the Great.
Marina -> GDss Elena Vladimirovna of Russia -> GD Vladimir Alexandrovitch -> Emperor Alexander II -> Emperor Nicholas I -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great
Marina -> GDss Elena Vladimirovna of Russia -> Dss Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin -> GD Friedrich-Franz II -> GD Paul Friedrich -> GDss Elena Pavlovna of Russia -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great

Of the reigning royal families the Dutch descend from Catherine twice: through Q. Anna Pavlonva and from her sister Elena Pavlovna, Hereditary GDss of Mecklenburg.

The Danish queen descends from Catherine the Great four times.

Twice through Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, nee Dss of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She descended from Elena Pavlovna though her father. Through her mother GDss Anastasia Michaelovna of Russia, was a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I, who was Catherine's grandson.

Another connection is through Sweden. Here there are also two connections:
Margrethe II -> Ingrid -> Gustaf Adolf -> Victoria of Baden -> Louise of Prussia -> Augusta of Saxe-Weimar -> Maria Pavlovna of Russia -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great.
Margrethe II -> Ingrid -> Margaret of Connaught -> Luise Margareta of Prussia -> Friedrich Karl of Prussia -> Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach -> Maria Pavlovna of Russia -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great.

The Swedish King descends from Catherine twice through his father, who was a brother of Q. Ingrid.

The king of Spain descends from Catherine the Great in several ways:
Felipe VI -> Sofia of Greece -> Paul I of Greece -> Constantine I of Greece -> Olga Constantinova of Russia -> Constantin Nicolaevich of Russia -> Emperor Nicholas I -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great.
Felipe VI -> Sofia of Greece -> Paul I of Greece -> Sofia of Prussia -> Friedrich III -> Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach -> Maria Pavlovna of Russia -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great
Felipe VI -> Sofia of Greece -> Frederika of Hanover -> Victoria of Prussia -> Wilhelm II -> Friedrich III -> Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach -> Maria Pavlovna of Russia -> Emperor Paul I -> Catherine the Great

The monarchs of Norway, Belgium and Luxembourg do not descend from Catherine.

Note that the children of the king and queen of Greece descend from Catherine in seven different ways.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 157
Wow! A great number of descendants of Catherine II!
Thank you very much for the answers!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,991
Did Catherine have known children by any of her lovers?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2019, 07:29 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 9,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
Did Catherine have known children by any of her lovers?
Yes.

She had one officially recognized son. His name was Aleksy. He was the son of her lover Count Grigory Orlov. Aleksy was named after his Uncle and godfather, Count Aleksy Orlov. Grigory was known for his part in helping to dethrone Peter III, and giving Catherine the famous Orlov Diamond. Aleksy was raised to the ranks of a Count by his half brother Paul. He was given the name Bobrinsky for the estate he was raised on. His descendants continue today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobrinsky

There were also rumors that Elizabeth Temkina was her daughter with Potemkin but that is highly disputed. Aleksy is her only recognized child outside her marriage.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2019, 07:34 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 7,934
... and Yelizaveta Grigoryevna Temkina, Count Potemkin's daughter.

https://painting-planet.com/portrait...-borovikovsky/
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2019, 07:44 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 9,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
... and Yelizaveta Grigoryevna Temkina, Count Potemkin's daughter.

https://painting-planet.com/portrait...-borovikovsky/
I mentioned her at the bottom of my post......but she was never acknowledged. And it is disputed.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2019, 07:54 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 7,934

Catherine was said to project her turbulent relationships with Count Potemkin on the girl. Furthermore, she did not want children. Yelizaveta was sent away to be raised by her father. I do not remember anyone disputing it in Russia.
__________________

__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alexander the Great Descendants Sit Royal Genealogy 22 02-07-2019 04:35 AM
Have any royals been living great-great-grandparents? Ah1806 General Royal Discussion 7 01-04-2019 10:59 AM
Catherine II "The Great" (1729-1796) TOMMIX The Imperial Family of Russia 113 12-08-2018 06:47 PM
"Catherine the Great"- TV series (2015) ANNIE_S The Electronic Domain 1 01-10-2015 08:40 AM




Popular Tags
"chinese gordon" aif bavaria;house;chef;luitpold;ludwig bonaparte british royal family britishroyals christian ix clothes countess of wessex crown prince hussein crown prince hussein's future wife current events cypher dailyfail daughter denmark discussão duchessofsussex duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex duke of york extramarital affairs family search fashion french royalty friendly city germany hamdan bin mohammed harry head of the house her children introduction iñaki urdangarín jack brooksbank juan carlos kate middleton king meghan markle modernization northampton osborn patronages prince harry prince harry of wales prince laurent prince of belgium princess anne princesses princess louise public opinion quizz rania of jordan royal royal ladies royal wedding rumania sarah duchess of york siblings soldier south africa state visit surname the crown tiara titles uk styles valois viscount severn wedding windsor castle



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019
Jelsoft Enterprises