Nadejda Mountbatten

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Надежда Михайловна де Торби, графиня Нада де Торби, принцесса Нада Баттенберг, леди Нада Маунтбеттен, Nadejda Mikhailovna Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
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Nadejda Mikhailovna Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (28 March 1896 – 22 January 1963) was the second daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia and his morganatic wife Countess Sophie von Merenberg. She was a younger sister of Countess Anastasia de Torby.

Her paternal grandparents were Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and Princess Cecily of Baden. Michael was the seventh and last child of Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia. Her mother was a granddaughter of Aleksandr Pushkin, who in turn was a great-grandson of Peter the Great's African protégé, Abram Petrovich Gannibal.

Nicknamed "Nada", she married Prince George of Battenberg, later the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, in London, England, on 15 November 1916. They had two children:

  1. Lady Tatiana Elizabeth Mountbatten (16 December 1917 – 15 May 1988), who died unmarried.
  2. David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven (12 May 1919 – 14 April 1970), father of the present Marquess.

During the 1934 Gloria Vanderbilt custody trial, a former maid of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt's offered testimony regarding a possible lesbian relationship between Lady Milford Haven and her former employer. Lady Milford Haven also appeared as a witness at the trial. Before leaving for the United States to testify, Lady Milford Haven publicly denounced the maid's testimony as "a set of malicious, terrible lies".

Nada and her sister-in-law, Edwina Mountbatten (wife of Lord Mountbatten), were extremely close friends and the two frequently went together on rather daring adventures, traveling rough in difficult and often dangerous parts of the world.

Lady Milford Haven died in Cannes, France, in 1963.

Styles from birth to death

  • 28 March 1896 – 15 November 1916: Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby
  • 15 November 1916 – 1917: Her Serene Highness Princess George of Battenberg
  • 14 July – 7 November 1917: Mrs George Mountbatten
  • 7 November 1917 – 11 September 1921: Countess of Medina
  • 11 September 1921 – 1950: The Most Honourable The Marchioness of Milford Haven
  • 1950 – 22 January 1963: The Most Honourable The Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven

Following her death, a portion of her jewels surfaced with family members living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Source: wikipedia.org

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Михаил Михайлович, Великий князьМихаил Михайлович, Великий князьFather16.10.186126.04.1929
        2Sophie of MerenbergSophie of MerenbergMother01.06.186814.09.1927
        3David MountbattenDavid MountbattenSon12.05.191914.04.1970
        Tatiana Elizabeth MountbattenDaughter16.12.191715.05.1988
        5Anastasia de TorbyAnastasia de TorbySister09.09.189207.12.1977
        6George MountbattenGeorge MountbattenHusband06.12.189208.04.1938
        7Николай СтаршийНиколай СтаршийUncle27.07.183113.04.1891
        8Georg Nikolaus von MerenbergGeorg Nikolaus von MerenbergUncle25.02.187131.05.1948
        9Graf Georg Nikolaus von MerenbergGraf Georg Nikolaus von MerenbergUncle25.02.187131.05.1948
        10Konstantin NikolayevichKonstantin NikolayevichUncle21.09.182725.01.1892
        11Великий князь Сергей МихайловичВеликий князь Сергей МихайловичUncle07.10.186918.07.1918
        12Алексей МихайловичАлексей МихайловичUncle28.12.187502.03.1895
        13Grand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrand Duke Alexander MikhailovichUncle13.04.186626.02.1933
        14Nicholas  MikhailovichNicholas MikhailovichUncle14.04.185930.01.1919
        15Великий Князь Георгий МихайловичВеликий Князь Георгий МихайловичUncle23.08.186330.01.1919
        16Grand Duchess Maria  Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaAunt18.08.181921.02.1876
        17Olga  NikolaevnaOlga NikolaevnaAunt11.09.182230.10.1892
        18Анастасия МихайловнаАнастасия МихайловнаAunt28.07.186011.03.1922
        19Irina YusupovaIrina YusupovaNiece21.03.191530.08.1983
        Georgina KennardNiece17.10.191928.04.2011
        21Prince Nikolaus  Wilhelm of NassauPrince Nikolaus Wilhelm of NassauGrandfather20.09.183217.09.1905
        22Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичGrandfather25.10.183218.12.1909
        23Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaGrandmother20.09.183912.04.1891
        24Natalia  PouchkinaNatalia PouchkinaGrandmother23.05.183614.05.1913
        25Charles FrederickCharles FrederickGreat grandfather02.02.178308.07.1853
        26Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of RussiaGreat grandfather06.07.179618.02.1855
        27Leopold BadenLeopold BadenGreat grandfather29.08.179024.04.1852
        28Alexander PushkinAlexander PushkinGreat grandfather06.06.179910.02.1837
        29Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaGreat grandmother04.02.178611.06.1859
        30Александра ФёдоровнаАлександра ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother13.07.179801.11.1860
        31Natalia PushkinaNatalia PushkinaGreat grandmother08.09.181208.12.1863
        32Николай КонстантиновичНиколай КонстантиновичCousin14.02.185027.01.1918
        33Константин КонстантиновичКонстантин КонстантиновичCousin10.08.185802.06.1915
        34Дмитрий Константинович РомановДмитрий Константинович РомановCousin01.06.186030.01.1919
        35Cecilie  Mecklenburg Schwerin, DuchessCecilie Mecklenburg Schwerin, DuchessCousin20.09.188606.05.1954
        36Irina Alexandrovna of RussiaIrina Alexandrovna of RussiaCousin03.07.189526.02.1970
        37Князь Никита АлександровичКнязь Никита АлександровичCousin16.01.190012.09.1974
        38Prince Vasili AlexandrovichPrince Vasili AlexandrovichCousin07.07.190724.06.1989
        39Georg von MerenbergGeorg von MerenbergCousin16.10.189711.01.1965
        40Alexandrine  of Mecklenburg-SchwerinAlexandrine of Mecklenburg-SchwerinCousin24.12.187912.12.1952
        41Князь Андрей АлександровичКнязь Андрей АлександровичCousin24.01.189708.05.1981
        42Князь Дмитрий АлександровичКнязь Дмитрий АлександровичCousin15.08.190107.07.1980
        43Ростислав АлександровичРостислав АлександровичCousin24.11.190231.07.1978
        44Princess Nina GeorgievnaPrincess Nina GeorgievnaCousin20.06.190127.02.1974
        45Princess Xenia  Georgievna of RussiaPrincess Xenia Georgievna of RussiaCousin22.08.190317.09.1965

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