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 Constantine Pavlovich Romanov

Constantine Pavlovich Romanov

Birth
Russia
Death 27 Jun 1813 (aged 34)
Belarus
Burial Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Plot Tomb #21
Memorial ID 52648034 · View Source
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Russian Royalty~Second son of Czar Paul I and his wife Maria Feodorovna. After his older brother Alexander, the Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich Romanov was the Tsarevich or heir apparent of all of Russia. Of the four sons of Paul I, Constantine resembled his father the most: he was short and stout and, sadly to say, he was like his father mentally too. His grandmother, Catherine II the Great, personally supervised his and older brother Alexander's education with detailed instructions in a special document entitled "Instruction for the Education of My Grandsons". His marriage was also arranged; a naive fourteen-year-old Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Constantine, who was sixteen, were married on February 26, 1796. The bride was unhappy with the union leaving him three years later and by 1801 had returned to her homeland of Germany. Constantine's main passion was the military. He was a brave military leader, but not always winning the battles. When the French invaded Russian soil, he and Czar Alexander's did not agree with how deal with Napoleon; he would have been less aggressive than his brother. Constantine was getting the reputation a disorderly, loud bachelor, thus sent away from his military duties twice for his behavior. Trying to be prefect, he had a compulsive behavior of practicing marching in his room by himself at night. After the victory over Napoleon, Czar Alexander appointed him in the Congress Poland as de facto Viceroy, then later the of Commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and of Lithuanian troops. He proved his had liberal, poor management skills and disliked by his troops. On March 20, 1820, his first marriage annulled, and 2 months later, he married the Polish Countess Joanna Grudzińska, who was given the title of Her Serenity Duchess of Lowicz. He did not desire to be the a Russian czar and formally declared that in 1822, as he was contented with his life in Poland. At the death of Alexander in 1825, he was declared Czar of Russia for a few day before his younger brother Nicholas accepted the position. The confused Russian population be came unsettled during this time with the Decembrist revolt, which failed. The Poles disliked Constantine also calling a tyrant with revolution and attempted assassination of him. On died of cholera at Vitebsk without the revolution being resolved or having an heir.


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  • Created by: Linda Davis
  • Added: 20 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52648034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Constantine Pavlovich Romanov (27 Apr 1779–27 Jun 1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52648034, citing St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Linda Davis (contributor 46609907) .