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Catherine Yurievskaya

Noble person

Catherine Yurievskaya Princess Catherine Alexandrovna Yurievskaya (9 February 1878 – 22 December 1959) (Russian: Екатерина Александровна Юрьевская, Ekaterina), was the natural daughter of Alexander II of Russia by his mistress, later his wife, Catherine Dolgorukov. In her own family she was known as Katia. In 1880, she was legitimated by her parents' marriage. After her father's assassination in 1881, her mother brought her up in France, and she was married there in 1901, having two sons, but was widowed in 1910. Her second marriage was during the Great War, in Russia, and she suffered hardships during the ensuing Russian Civil War. In the 1920s she became a professional singer. In 1932 she settled in England on Hayling Island, where she died in 1959. Catherine was born at St Petersburg, Russia, on 9 September 1878, while her mother was still the mistress of Czar Alexander II. When she was two, her parents' morganatic marriage on 6 July 1880 brought about her legitimation, so that she gained the title of Svetlost, or Serene Highness. Her father was assassinated in March 1881, when she was three, and she lived thereafter with her mother, brother George and sister Olga, who settled together in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1878-09-09
Place of birth
Saint Petersburg
Parents
Alexander II of Russia, Catherine Dolgorukov, Prince George Alexandrovich Yurievsky
Children
Prince George Alexandrovich Yurievsky

Death

Date of death
1959-12-22
Place of death
Hayling Island

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