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Sergei Mikhailovich Romanov
Birth: Oct. 7, 1869, Georgia
Death: Jul. 18, 1918, Russian Federation

Russian Royalty. Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich was the fifth son of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaievich of Russia and a first cousin of Alexander III of Russia. He followed a military career and served as General Inspector of the Artillery with the rank of Adjutant General during World War I. He was considered as sincere, affectionate, loved simplicity and was easily accessible without class distinction. His interests included mathematics and physics, which coincided with his fondness for artillery, an inclination for choral singing, and an extensive collection of numismatics. He never married although he was linked to a couple of women; the most well known being Mathilde Kschessinskaya, prima ballerina assoluta of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres and former mistress of Nicholas II. Nicholas had asked Sergei to take care of Mathilde when he gave her up to marry Alexandra Feodorovna. Several years later Sergei dutifully gave his name to Mathilde's son and offered to marry her. She refused his proposal and named a cousin of his as the child's father. Sergei was murdered by the Bolsheviks along with several other Romanov relatives; Princes: Ioann Konstantinovich, Konstantin Konstantinovich, Igor Konstantinovich, Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Nun Barbara, and Vladimir Pavlovich Paley, in a mineshaft at Alapayevsk. He was originally interred in the crypt of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Alapayevsk. The advance of the Red Army forces caused the removal of his body and journey eastward. By April 1920, the coffin was in Beijing, where it was placed in the crypt of the Church of All Holy Martyrs attached to the Russian Mission. After the property of the Mission was transferred over to the Soviet Embassy, the church was destroyed along with the rest of the mission property in 1957 by the Soviets. It is believed that the coffin is still in place, now buried beneath a parking area. He is considered a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) along with the others murdered with him. 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Nikolaevich Romanov (1832 - 1909)
  Olga Feodorovna Romanov (1839 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  Michael Mikhailovitch Romanov (1861 - 1929)*
  George Mikhailovich Romanov (1863 - 1919)*
  Alexandre Mikhailovitch Romanov (1866 - 1933)*
  Sergei Mikhailovich Romanov (1869 - 1918)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
 
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Record added: Jul 26, 2011
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- Linda Davis
 Added: Oct. 29, 2014
Pray for us, holy prince!
- Jorge
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014

- Azarias
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014
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