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Marianne E <I>Pistohlkors</I> Von Zarnekau

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Marianne E Pistohlkors Von Zarnekau

Birth
Russia
Death
14 May 1976 (aged 85)
USA
Burial
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(Russian: Марианна Эриковна фон Пистолькорс) Marianna Mariana Erikovna von Pistohlkors, Durnova, Fiory.

She was a suspected co-conspirator in the murder of Grigori Rasputin. The first wife of Count Nicholas von Zarnekau, she was known for many years as Countess Marianne von Zarnekau, became one of the first women of nobility to attend the Imperial School of Dramatic Arts, and appeared under the stage name Mariana Fiory in MGM's 1944 film Song of Russia.

Marianne herself married three times: firstly in 1908 to Lt. Col. Peter Petrovich Durnovo, the son of the Tsar's chief of secret police, P.N. Durnovo, and a classmate of Marianne's older brother Alexander; secondly in 1912 to Christopher von Derfelden, another of Alexander's classmates in the Horse Guard; and thirdly, on 30 October 1917, to Count Nicholas Constantinovich von Zarnekau, a cornette in the Horse Guard and the son of Duke Constantine Petrovich of Oldenburg.

(Russian: Марианна Эриковна фон Пистолькорс) Marianna Mariana Erikovna von Pistohlkors, Durnova, Fiory.

She was a suspected co-conspirator in the murder of Grigori Rasputin. The first wife of Count Nicholas von Zarnekau, she was known for many years as Countess Marianne von Zarnekau, became one of the first women of nobility to attend the Imperial School of Dramatic Arts, and appeared under the stage name Mariana Fiory in MGM's 1944 film Song of Russia.

Marianne herself married three times: firstly in 1908 to Lt. Col. Peter Petrovich Durnovo, the son of the Tsar's chief of secret police, P.N. Durnovo, and a classmate of Marianne's older brother Alexander; secondly in 1912 to Christopher von Derfelden, another of Alexander's classmates in the Horse Guard; and thirdly, on 30 October 1917, to Count Nicholas Constantinovich von Zarnekau, a cornette in the Horse Guard and the son of Duke Constantine Petrovich of Oldenburg.



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