Princess Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (4 January [ O.S. 23 December 1867] 1868 – 25 November 1935) was the daughter of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (1841–1921) and his wife, Queen Milena (1847–1923). Through her second marriage, she became Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia.
Anastasija (Stana) Petrović-Njegoš de Montenegro —que era su verdadero nombre— nació en Cetinje en 1868, como la hija del príncipe soberano de Montenegro, Nicolás I, y de Milena Vukotić. En 1910 su padre se convirtió en el primer y único rey de Montenegro y ella tomó el título de Su Alteza Real la princesa Stana Petrović-Njegoš de Montenegro.
Princess Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (4 January [O.S. 23 December 1867] 1868 – 25 November 1935) was the daughter of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (1841–1921) and his wife, Queen Milena (1847–1923). Through her second marriage, she became Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia. Read more on Wikipedia.
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Princess Anna of Montenegro was the seventh child and sixth daughter of Nicholas I of Montenegro and his wife Queen Milena.
Anna was born on 18 August 1874 to Nicholas, Prince of Montenegro and his consort Princess Milena; on 28 August 1910, Nicholas would become King of Montenegro. Anna's sisters were particularly noted for achieving marriages with powerful royal figures, causing their father, like the contemporary Christian IX of Denmark, to earn the sobriquet "father...
Anna met Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg at Cimiez, France, where the prince was a guest of the visiting Queen Victoria and Anna was visiting her sister Princess Milica of Montenegro and brother-in-law Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia. In La Turbie, a small party compos
Anna and Francis gained the permission of Queen Victoria and the Russian court in order to marry. On 18 May 1897 in the presence of her entire family, Anna married Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg in both Eastern Orthodox and Protestant wedding ceremonies in Cetinje, Montenegr
Anna was said to be "unusually beautiful", vivacious, and tall, while Francis was handsome, likable, tall, and well-educated. The happily married couple had no children. Anna and Francis were very popular with their respective families. The same year they married, Francis was rumored to have been chosen as governor-general of the politically turbul...
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Princess Anastasia was born in Cetinje, Montenegro on 4 June 1868, the third child and third daughter of her parents. At birth, her name was Princess Stana Petrovich Njegosh of Montenegro; as of the date of her father's assumption of the title and style of Royal Highness in 1900, she became known as HRH Princess Stana Petrovich Njegosh of Montenegr...
On 28 August n.s., 1889, at the Imperial Russian Palace of Peterhof, Stana married Prince George Maximilianovich of Leuchtenberg (later the Duke of Leuchtenberg.) The Duke had previously been married and widowed, with one son, Alexander Georgievich, from that prior marriage. The couple had two childrenbefore divorcing in St. Petersburg on 15 Novemb...
On 29 April 1907, at the age of 39, Anastasia was married to Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856–1929). The marriage was childless. Both her husbands were grandsons of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia(1796–1855): the first one through a mixed line, and the second one through a direct male line.
Both Anastasia and her second husband Nicholas were deeply religious Orthodox Christians, with a tendency to mysticism. Since the Montenegrins were a fiercely Slavic, anti-Turkish people from the Balkans, Anastasia reinforced the Pan Slav tendencies of Nicholas. Her sister, Princess Milica (Cetinje, Montenegro, 26 July 1866 – Alexandria, Egypt, 5 S...
In March 1917, the last Tsar was overthrown and the ruling Romanov family removed from power by the Bolsheviks. Anastasia and her husband lived from 1917–1919 first in the Caucasus, then in the Crimea. From Yalta in the Crimea, Anastasia and her husband escaped Russia in 1919 aboard a British battleship, HMS Marlborough. They settled briefly in Ita...4 June 1868 – 28 August 1889: Her Serene HighnessPrincess Anastasia of Montenegro28 August 1889 – 31 August 1901: Her Imperial HighnessPrincess George Maximilianovich of Leuchtenberg, Princess Romanovsky31 August 1901 – 15 November 1906: Her Imperial HighnessThe Duchess of Leuchtenberg29 April 1907 – 25 November 1935: Her Imperial HighnessGrand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
Princess Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (4 June 1868 in Cetinje, Montenegro–25 November 1935 in Cap d'Antibes,France) was the daughter of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (1841–1921) and his wife, Milena Vukotić (1847–1923). Through her second marriage, she became Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova of Russia.