This is quite simply a list of royalties of Europe who were alive at any time between 1860 and 1918. Males and females are listed in separate posts, and the blog begins at the end of the alphabet so that eventually, when it is completed, it will read in alphabetical order. Where there are numerous royalties with the same first name, they are listed chronologically.
Occasional quotations or snippets of information about the royalties are are also included.
Where the Christian name begins with Marie or Maria, the person is often listed under the second part of her name (e.g. Marie Antoinette - had she lived in this period - would be listed under 'A' with 'Marie' written in brackets after Antoinette).
As the information is gathered from numerous sources, there might be irregularity of spelling the name according to the Anglicised, Germanic, French etc. etc. spelling. All the Karls/Carls/Charles for example are listed together.
As this is a work in progress, some of the dates etc. will be filled in later.

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

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Sebastian, Infante of Spain and Portugal

Born: 4 November 1811, Rio de Janeiro

Married: 1) Amelie of the Two Sicilies (1818-1857)
2) Maria Christina (1833-1902)

Died: 13 February 1875, Pau

Serge, Prince Romanovsky, Prince of of Leuchtenburg

Born: 20 December 1849, St. Petersburg

Son of: Maximilian (1817-1852) & Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819-1876)

Killed in action: 24 October 1877

“Good looking and very pleasing, but very delicate.” (Queen Victoria, 1869)

Serge Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia

Born: 1857

Son of: Alexander II (1818-1881) & Marie of Hesse

Married: Elizabeth of Hesse-Darmstadt (1864-1918 – murdered by Bolsheviks)

Died: Murdered by an assassin’s bomb 17 February 1905, Moscow

“[He] was possessed of a unique personality and of a character that remained to me, to the very day of his death, incomprehensible….He was tall…he had broad shoulders above a body excessively thin. He wore a small beard closely trimmed. His hair, which was thick, was cut short and so brushed as to stand up briskly all over his head. In characteristic posture he stood erect, head up, chest out; his elbows would be drawn closely in towards his sides, and with the fingers of one hand he toyed with a jewelled ring he habitually wore on the little finger of the other. When he was vexed or surly, his lips would be compressed to one crisp straight line and his eyes became little hard points of light. Cold, inflexible, the world called him, and not without cause, but towards Dmitri and me he displayed a tenderness almost feminine. Despite which, he demanded of us, as of all his household or following, exact and immediate obedience….Introspective, essentially diffident, his true spirit imprisoned with him, he hid private impulses of exceeding sensitiveness…Those few who knew him well were deeply devoted to him, but even his intimates feared him, and Dmitri [her brother] and I feared him too.” (His ward and niece, Maria Pavlovna the Younger)

“Serge will captivate you when you know him I am sure. There is something quiet and gentle, in fact rather melancholy about him, and his appearance and manners have something high bred and distingu√© which one misses in some of his brothers.” (Empress Frederick)

“I am glad to hear Serge speaks so nicely of me. I think we shall get on very well, though he is a Russian and carries off my grandchild…But he looks so thin and delicate in his photographs that I am quite alarmed at it. It’s a very thoughtful, nice countenance.” (Queen Victoria)

Serge Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Russia

Born: 7 October 1869, Borjorn

Son of: Mikhail (1832-1909) & Cecile of Baden (1839-1891)

Died: Murdered by Bolsheviks, 18 July 1918, Alapaevsk

“Early in his life his habit of looking perennially hurt earned him the nickname ‘Monsieur Tant Pis’. He was a close friend of Nicky’s for forty years.” (His brother, Alexander Mikhailovich)

Serge, Prince Romanovsky of Leuchtenburg

Born: 16 July 1890, Peterhof

Son of: George (1852-1912) & Anastasia of Montenegro (1868-1935)

Died: 7 January 1974, Rome

Sigismund (‘Sigi’) Prince of Prussia

Born: 15 February 1864, Potsdam

Son of: Frederick (1831-1888) & Victoria of Great Britain (1840-1901)

Died of meningitis: 8 June 1866, Potsdam

“The greatest darling I have ever seen - so wonderfully strong and advanced for his age - with such fine colour, always laughing and so lively he nearly jumps out of our arms.”
(His aunt, Princess Alice)

“The serious illness of poor little Sigismund…is really dreadful for poor Vicky and Fritz, and they are so fond of that merry little child.” (Princess Alice)

(‘Bobby’) Prince of Prussia

Born: 1896

Son of: Henry (1862-1929) & Irene of Hesse (1866-1953)

Married: Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg (1899-1989)

Children: Barbara, Alfred

Died: 1978

Sigvard, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Uppland

Born: 1907

Son of: King Gustav & Margaret of Connaught

Married: 1) Erika Patzeck (1911- )

2) Sonja Robbert (1909-2006)

3) Marianne Lindberg (1924- )

Died: 1902

Simon Casimir, Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld

Born: 24 September 1900, Potsdam

Son of: Frederick William (11858-1914) & Gisela of Isenburg (1871-1964)

Married: Ilse Splittgerber (1909 - )

Died: 9 December 1980

Sisto (Sixte), Prince of Bourbon-Parma

Born: 1896

Son of: Roberto I (1848-1909( & Maria Antonia of Portugal (1862-1959)

Married: Hedwig de la Rochefoucauld (1896-1986)

Died: 1934

Sizzo, Prince of Schwartzburg

Born: 1860

Son of: Frederick Gunther (1793-1867)

Married: Alexandra of Anhalt (1868-1958)

Children: Frederick Gunther, Irene, Marie Antoinette

Died: 1926

Stephen Franz, Archduke of Austria, Palatine of Hungary (until 1848)

Born: 1817

Died: 1967

Stephan, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Born: 21 June 1891Stasdtliagen

Son of: George II (1846-1911) & Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg (1864-1918)

Married: Ingeborg of Oldenburg (1901-1996)

Children: Marie Alix, George, a son who died as a baby

Died: 10 February 1965

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