Romanova, Anna Ivanovna b. February 7, 1693 d. October 28, 1740 Empress of Russia. According to the old Julian calendar still in use in Russia at the time, her date of birth was January 28, 1693; by the modern Gregorian calendar it was February 7. Anna was the fourth-born daughter of the feeble-minded Tsar Ivan V, Peter the Great's older halfbrother, and his wife Praskoviya Fyodorovna Saltykova. They had five children in total, all daughters. Growing up she lived in Ismailovo, a village near Moscow, with her mother and four sisters. In November 1710...[Read More] (Bio by: Carrie-Anne) St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Romanova, Maria Nikolaevna b. June 26, 1899 d. July 17, 1918 Russian Royalty. The third child of Czar Nicholas II and his wife, Czaritsa Aleksandra. When World War I broke out in 1914, the good-natured Maria visited wounded Russian soldiers in infirmaries with her youngest sister and best friend, Anastasia. In 1917, with the Russian Revolution, Maria's father abdicated the throne and the entire family was taken prisoner. In July 1918, Maria, her parents, her 3 sisters, and 1 brother were assasinated by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, Siberia. In 2008 it...[Read More] St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation Plot: not yet buried. bones property of Russian State Archive.
Romanova, Olga Nikolaevna b. November 15, 1895 d. July 17, 1918 Russian Royalty. Daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsaritsa Alexandra. She was a "difficult" girl, arguing with her mother and often locking herself up in her room during her last years of her life, crying, not knowing what to do. She was a budding poet, and enjoyed reading; her favorite book was, ironically, "Les Miserables". She is buried with two of her sisters (Tatiana or Maria and Anastasia) in the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Petersburg, Russia. The royal family has since been...[Read More] St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
Romanova, Tatiana Nikolaievna b. June 10, 1897 d. July 17, 1918 Russian Nobility. The second child of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II. During WWI, she served as a Red Cross nurse with her mother and older sister, Olga. She and the rest of her immediate family were shot by the Bolsheviks in July 1918. She was twenty-one years old when she died. She is entombed in the fortress of St. Peter in St. Paul with her parents and two of her sisters. Much controversy between American and Russian scientists still surrounds which of her sisters are actually entombed...[Read More] St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation