Anastasia was born as the only daughter and second child of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and his wife Princess Cecilie of Baden. Paternally, she was a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia . Biography edit She was raised in the Caucasus, where she lived between 1862 and 1878 with her family.
Anastasia, Russian in full Anastasiya Nikolayevna, (born June 18 [June 5, Old Style], 1901, Peterhof, near St. Petersburg, Russia—died July 17, 1918, Yekaterinburg), grand duchess of Russia and the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, last emperor of Russia. Nicholas II and family
Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna was born on 28 July 1860 at the Peterhof Palace in Russia. She was the daughter of Princess Cecilie of Baden, known as Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich. She was their only daughter, and she had six brothers.
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Although male grand dukes of Russia (sons or male-line grandsons of reigning emperors) existed after 1917, when the imperial house was deposed, none of them contracted an equal marriage after that date; so the title grand duchess was not gained by marriage thereafter — though it would have been technically possible.
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She was born at the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 28, 1860, the second child and only daughter of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich of Russia son of Nicholas I, Emperor of All Russia, and Princess Cecilie Auguste of Baden. Anastasia had six brothers.
Grand Duchess Anastasia in a formal portrait taken in 1906 Anastasia was born on 18 June 1901. She was the fourth daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. When she was born, her parents and extended family were disappointed that she was a girl. They had hoped for a son who would have become heir apparent to the throne.
From left, the Grand Duchesses Maria Romanov, Tatiana, Anastasia, and Olga, and the Tsarevich Alexei. In the early hours of July 17, 1918, Yurovsky woke the family and told them to dress and go to the basement. The Romanovs hoped that this meant rescue by their supporters.
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia ( Russian: Великая Княжна Екатерина Михайловна) (28 August 1827 – 12 May 1894), was the third of five daughters of Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (youngest son of Emperor Paul I) and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (known as Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna after marriage).
Russian Orthodox. Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (29 January 1882 – 13 March 1957), sometimes known as Helen, Helena, Helene, Ellen, Yelena, Hélène, or Eleni, was the only daughter and youngest child of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Her husband was Prince Nicholas of ...