Miniature Watercolor Portrait by Jean Henri Benner of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna Romanova (29 Dec 1709-5 Jan 1762 age 52) Russia. 5th child of Tsar Peter I The Great Alekseyevich Romanov (9 Jun 1672-8 Feb 1725 age 52) Russia & 2nd wife Empress Catherine I Alexeyevna Romanova (Marta Elena Skavronska) (15 Apr 1684-17 May 1727 age 43) Poland. Located in 2015 in The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia- ORM-161.
Tsar Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia with wife Tsarina Empress Alexandra Feodorovna “Alix” (Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice) (1872-1918) Hesse & 5th child & only son Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (1904-1918), Icon.
The Order of St. Catherine, the only Order of the Russian Empire for women (excluding the Order of Saint Olga, given only in 1916-1917), was founded in 1714 in order to commemorate and immortalize the actions of Empress Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great, whose selfless sale of her jewelry and property to pay the ransom of the Cossacks who were captured by the Turks in 1711 earned her the admiration of the court and country.
Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (Russian: Yekaterina II Velikaya; German: Katharina die Groe), Empress of Russia, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 until her death on 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796.
Princess XENIA GEORGIEVNA, Grand Duchess Anastasia's cousin. Xenia brought Anderson to America from Germany in hopes to resolve the issue of her identity. Even after a falling out with Anderson she still believed she was her cousin Anastasia, while Xenia's sister Nina did not. – em: royaltyguide.nl
Romanov Birthdays → Originally a minor German princess destined to be only a consort of a Russian Emperor, no one knew Catherine would become Russia's ruler in her own right. The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. Catherine was born as Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg on 2 May 1729
Peter the Great. Described as handsome and of unusual physical strength, Peter was literally head and shoulders above his contemporaries both in Russia and Europe. Unlike all earlier Russian tsars, he didn’t shy away from hard physical labor and enjoyed a simple lifestyle.