Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia

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Иоанн Романов, Иоанн Константинович Романов
Aristocrat, Knyaz (Prince, Duke), Victim of crime, Victim of repression (genocide) of the Soviet regime
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Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia (Russian: Иоанн Константинович) (5 July 1886 – 18 July 1918), sometimes also known as Prince JohnPrince Ivan or Prince Johan, was the eldest son of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia by his wife Yelizaveta Mavrikievna, née Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg. He was described by contemporaries as a gentle, religious person, nicknamed "Ioannchik" by his relatives.

Spouse Princess Helen of Serbia

Issue Prince Vsevolod Ivanovich
Princess Yekaterina Ivanovna Full name Ioann Konstantinovich, Prince of Russia HouseHolstein-Gottorp-Romanov

Father Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia

Mother Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg

Early life

Ioann Konstantinovich was born as a Grand Duke of Russia with the style Imperial Highness, but at the age of 9 days, aUkaz of his cousin Emperor Alexander III of Russia stripped him of that title, as the Ukaz amended the House Law by limiting the grand-ducal title to grandsons of a reigning emperor. As a result, he received the title Prince of the Imperial Blood (Prince of Russia) with the style Highness.

He once entertained the possibility of becoming an Orthodox monk, but eventually fell in love with Princess Helen of Serbia. They married on 2 September 1911, and Helen took the name Princess Yelena Petrovna of Russia. They had a son, Prince Vsevolod Ivanovich (20 January 1914 – 18 June 1973), and a daughter, Princess Yekaterina Ivanovna (12 July 1915 – 13 March 2007), who was the last member of the Imperial Family to be born before the fall of the dynasty, and was ultimately to become the last surviving uncontested dynast of the Imperial House of Russia.

Revolution and death

Prince Ioann fought in the First World War, was decorated as a war hero, and was at the front when the Russian Revolution of 1917 started. In April 1918 he was exiled to the Urals by the Bolsheviks, and later murdered in July the same year in a mineshaft near Alapayevsk, along with his brothers Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich and Prince Igor Konstantinovich, his cousin Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley, and other relatives and friends.

His body was eventually buried in Beijing, in the cemetery of the Russian Orthodox Mission, which was destroyed in 1986 to build a park. His sister Princess Vera Konstantinovna, mother Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Mavrikievna and wife Princess Yelena Petrovna left Russia in April 1919 with help from the King of Norway. His daughter Princess Yekaterina married Ruggero, Marquis Farace di Villaforesta (a descendant of the Medici family of Florence). Yekaterina lived in Buenos Aires and later in Montevideo, Uruguay where she died in 2007. His sister Princess Vera Konstantinovna, the youngest daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich, died in New York in 2001, aged 94.

Titles and styles

  • 5 July 1886 – 14 July 1886: His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia
  • 14 July 1886 – 18 July 1918: His Highness Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Константин КонстантиновичКонстантин КонстантиновичFather10.08.185802.06.1915
        2Elisabeth  of Saxe-AltenburgElisabeth of Saxe-AltenburgMother25.01.186524.03.1927
        3Всеволод  РомановВсеволод РомановSon20.01.191418.06.1973
        4Princess Catherine IvanovnaPrincess Catherine IvanovnaDaughter25.07.191513.03.2007
        5Georgy  KonstantinovichGeorgy KonstantinovichBrother23.04.190307.11.1938
        6Gabriel RomanovGabriel RomanovBrother15.07.188728.02.1955
        7Igor  ConstantinovichIgor ConstantinovichBrother29.05.189418.07.1918
        8Oleg  KonstantinovichOleg KonstantinovichBrother15.11.189229.09.1914
        9Вера КонстантиновнаВера КонстантиновнаSister24.04.190611.01.2001
        10Jelena KarađorđevićJelena KarađorđevićWife04.11.188416.10.1962
        11Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander Teck, DukeFrancis Paul Charles Louis Alexander Teck, DukeUncle28.08.183721.01.1900
        12William IIIWilliam IIIUncle19.02.181723.11.1890
        13Konstantin NikolayevichKonstantin NikolayevichUncle21.09.182725.01.1892
        14Alexander IIAlexander IIUncle29.04.181813.03.1881
        15Duke Peter  Georgievich of OldenburgDuke Peter Georgievich of OldenburgUncle26.08.181214.05.1881
        16Marie Luise Augusta KatharineMarie Luise Augusta KatharineAunt30.09.181107.01.1890
        17Olga  NikolaevnaOlga NikolaevnaAunt11.09.182230.10.1892
        18Екатерина МихайловнаЕкатерина МихайловнаAunt16.08.182730.04.1894
        19Sophia of NassauSophia of NassauAunt09.07.183630.12.1913
        20Boris  Wladimirowitsch RomanowBoris Wladimirowitsch RomanowNephew24.11.187709.11.1943
        21Vladimir  PaleyVladimir PaleyNephew09.01.189718.07.1918
        22Кирилл ВладимировичКирилл ВладимировичNephew12.10.187612.10.1938
        23Nikolajs II RomanovsNikolajs II RomanovsNephew19.05.186817.07.1918
        24Andrei  VladimirovichAndrei VladimirovichNephew02.05.187930.10.1956
        25Mikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovMikhail Aleksandrovich RomanovNephew04.12.187813.06.1918
        26Dmitri  PavlovichDmitri PavlovichNephew06.09.189105.03.1942
        27Grand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaGrand Duchess Elena VladimirovnaNiece17.03.188213.03.1957
        28Великая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаВеликая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаNiece06.04.187520.04.1960
        29Ольга  РомановаОльга РомановаNiece13.06.188224.11.1960
        30Natalia PaleyNatalia PaleyNiece05.12.190527.12.1981
        31Grand Duchess Maria PavlovnaGrand Duchess Maria PavlovnaNiece18.04.189013.12.1958
        32Пётр I КарагеоргиевичПётр I КарагеоргиевичFather in-law29.06.184416.08.1921
        33Princess ZorkaPrincess ZorkaMother in-law23.12.186416.03.1890
        34Ruggiero Marchese Farace di VillaforestaRuggiero Marchese Farace di VillaforestaSon in-law04.08.190814.11.1970
        35Нина НестеровскаяНина НестеровскаяSister in-law14.03.189007.03.1950
        36Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of RussiaGrandfather06.07.179618.02.1855
        37Мориц Саксен-АльтенбургскийМориц Саксен-АльтенбургскийGrandfather24.10.182913.05.1907
        38Михаил ПавловичМихаил ПавловичGrandfather08.02.179828.08.1849
        39Елена ПавловнаЕлена ПавловнаGrandmother28.12.180621.01.1873
        40Александра ИосифовнаАлександра ИосифовнаGrandmother08.07.183006.07.1911
        41Irina Alexandrovna of RussiaIrina Alexandrovna of RussiaGranddaughter03.07.189526.02.1970
        42Георгий Петрович ОльденбургскийГеоргий Петрович ОльденбургскийGreat grandfather00.00.178400.00.1812
        43Louis Württemberg, DukeLouis Württemberg, DukeGreat grandfather30.08.175620.09.1817
        44Paul IPaul IGreat grandfather01.10.175423.03.1801
        45Maria FeodorovnaMaria FeodorovnaGreat grandmother14.10.175924.10.1828
        46Александра ФёдоровнаАлександра ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother13.07.179801.11.1860
        47Екатерина ПавловнаЕкатерина ПавловнаGreat grandmother10.05.178809.01.1819
        48Henriette  Nassau-Weilburg, PrincessHenriette Nassau-Weilburg, PrincessGreat grandmother22.04.178002.01.1857
        49George VIGeorge VIGreat grandson14.12.189506.02.1952
        50Edward  VIIIEdward VIIIGreat grandson23.06.189428.05.1972
        51Prince Nikita  Nikitich RomanovPrince Nikita Nikitich RomanovGreat grandson13.05.192303.05.2007
        52Princess Maria of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Maria of Greece and DenmarkCousin03.03.187614.12.1940
        53Prince Nicholas of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Nicholas of Greece and DenmarkCousin22.01.187208.02.1938
        54Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of GreeceCousin02.08.186811.01.1923
        55Nicholas  MikhailovichNicholas MikhailovichCousin14.04.185930.01.1919
        56Принц Александр  ОльденбургскийПринц Александр ОльденбургскийCousin02.06.184406.09.1932
        57Grand Duchess Maria  Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaCousin18.08.181921.02.1876
        58князь Георгий Максимилианович Романовскийкнязь Георгий Максимилианович РомановскийCousin29.02.185203.05.1912
        59Duke Constantine  Petrovich of OldenburgDuke Constantine Petrovich of OldenburgCousin09.05.185018.03.1906
        60Петр  ОльденбургскийПетр ОльденбургскийCousin21.11.186811.03.1924
        61Александр ИскандерАлександр ИскандерCousin15.11.188726.01.1957
        62Duchess Alexandra  Petrovna of OldenburgDuchess Alexandra Petrovna of OldenburgCousin02.06.183825.04.1900
        63Mary of TeckMary of TeckCousin26.05.186724.03.1953
        64Grand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrand Duke Alexander MikhailovichCousin13.04.186626.02.1933
        65Сергей  РомановСергей РомановCousin11.05.185717.02.1905
        66Тереза ОльденбургскаяТереза ОльденбургскаяCousin30.03.185219.04.1883
        67Принц Николай ПетровичПринц Николай ПетровичCousin09.05.184020.01.1886
        68Николай КонстантиновичНиколай КонстантиновичCousin14.02.185027.01.1918
        69Olga  Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of RussiaCousin03.09.185118.06.1926
        70Grand Duke Nicholas  Nikolaevich of RussiaGrand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of RussiaCousin18.11.185605.01.1929
        71Alexandra  GeorgievnaAlexandra GeorgievnaCousin30.08.187024.09.1891
        72Великий князь Пётр НиколаевичВеликий князь Пётр НиколаевичCousin10.01.186417.06.1931
        73Prince Christopher  of Greece and DenmarkPrince Christopher of Greece and DenmarkCousin10.08.188821.01.1940
        74Николай СтаршийНиколай СтаршийCousin27.07.183113.04.1891
        75Карл Шведский, герцог ВестергётландскийКарл Шведский, герцог ВестергётландскийCousin27.02.186124.10.1951
        76Анастасия МихайловнаАнастасия МихайловнаCousin28.07.186011.03.1922
        77Princess LouisePrincess LouiseCousin03.12.183823.04.1923
        78Георгий Мекленбург-СтрелицкийГеоргий Мекленбург-СтрелицкийCousin25.05.185905.12.1909
        79Paul  AlexandrovichPaul AlexandrovichCousin03.10.186030.01.1919
        80Дмитрий Константинович РомановДмитрий Константинович РомановCousin01.06.186030.01.1919
        81Alexander CambridgeAlexander CambridgeCousin14.04.187416.01.1957
        82Великий Князь Георгий МихайловичВеликий Князь Георгий МихайловичCousin23.08.186330.01.1919
        83Сергей АлександровичСергей АлександровичCousin11.05.185717.02.1905
        84Владимир АлександровичВладимир АлександровичCousin10.04.184704.02.1909
        85Prince Andrew of  Greece and DenmarkPrince Andrew of Greece and DenmarkCousin02.02.188203.12.1944
        86Alexander IIIAlexander IIICousin10.03.184501.11.1894
        87Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичCousin25.10.183218.12.1909
        88Maria AlexandrovnaMaria AlexandrovnaCousin17.10.185324.10.1920

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