Sophie of Merenberg

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Countess Sophie of Merenberg, Countess of Torby, Графиня София Николаевна Меренберг, де Торби
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Countess Sophie of Merenberg, Countess of Torby, (1 June 1868 – 14 September 1927) was the eldest daughter of Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau and Natalya Alexandrovna Pushkina.

Early life

Sophie was born at Geneva, Switzerland, the first child of Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau and Natalya Alexandrovna Pushkina. As the marriage of her parents was considered morganatic she was ineligible to bear her father's title or rank. Her paternal grandparents were William, Duke of Nassau and Princess Pauline of Württemberg. Her maternal grandparents were the renowned Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, and Natalya Pushkina.

Marriage and family

She married morganatically, on 10 March 1891, Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia, grandson of Nicholas I of Russia at Sanremo, Italy. Sophia was later created Countess de Torby by her uncle, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg; the title was extended to all three of her children.

They had two daughters and one son:

  • Countess Anastasia Mikhailovna de Torby (9 September 1892 – 7 December 1977); married, in 1917, Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Baronet.
  • Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby (28 March 1896 – January 1963); married, in 1916, Prince George of Battenberg (later 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven).
  • Count Michael Mikhailovich de Torby (8 October 1898 – 8 May 1959).


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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Prince Nikolaus  Wilhelm of NassauPrince Nikolaus Wilhelm of NassauFather20.09.183217.09.1905
        2Natalia  PouchkinaNatalia PouchkinaMother23.05.183614.05.1913
        3Anastasia de TorbyAnastasia de TorbyDaughter09.09.189207.12.1977
        4Nadejda MountbattenNadejda MountbattenDaughter28.03.189622.01.1963
        5Graf Georg Nikolaus von MerenbergGraf Georg Nikolaus von MerenbergBrother25.02.187131.05.1948
        6Georg Nikolaus von MerenbergGeorg Nikolaus von MerenbergBrother25.02.187131.05.1948
        7Михаил Михайлович, Великий князьМихаил Михайлович, Великий князьHusband16.10.186126.04.1929
        8Григорий ПушкинГригорий ПушкинUncle14.05.183505.07.1905
        9Лев  ПавлищевЛев ПавлищевUncle20.10.183420.07.1915
        10Aleksandrs PuškinsAleksandrs PuškinsUncle18.07.183301.08.1914
        11Александра  АраповаАлександра АраповаAunt15.05.184520.02.1919
        12Мария ГартунгМария ГартунгAunt19.05.183207.03.1919
        13Georg von MerenbergGeorg von MerenbergNephew16.10.189711.01.1965
        14Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичFather in-law25.10.183218.12.1909
        15Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaMother in-law20.09.183912.04.1891
        16George MountbattenGeorge MountbattenSon in-law06.12.189208.04.1938
        17Olga  YurevskayaOlga YurevskayaSister in-law07.11.187310.08.1925
        18Анастасия МихайловнаАнастасия МихайловнаSister in-law28.07.186011.03.1922
        19Grand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrand Duke Alexander MikhailovichBrother in-law13.04.186626.02.1933
        20Nicholas  MikhailovichNicholas MikhailovichBrother in-law14.04.185930.01.1919
        21Великий князь Сергей МихайловичВеликий князь Сергей МихайловичBrother in-law07.10.186918.07.1918
        22Великий Князь Георгий МихайловичВеликий Князь Георгий МихайловичBrother in-law23.08.186330.01.1919
        23Алексей МихайловичАлексей МихайловичBrother in-law28.12.187502.03.1895
        24Nikolajs PavļiščevsNikolajs PavļiščevsGrandfather18.05.180120.12.1879
        25Alexander PushkinAlexander PushkinGrandfather06.06.179910.02.1837
        26Natalia PushkinaNatalia PushkinaGrandmother08.09.181208.12.1863
        27Olga  PavlichtchevaOlga PavlichtchevaGrandmother01.12.179714.05.1868
        28David MountbattenDavid MountbattenGrandson12.05.191914.04.1970
        Tatiana Elizabeth MountbattenGranddaughter16.12.191715.05.1988
        Georgina KennardGranddaughter17.10.191928.04.2011
        31Сергей  ПушкинСергей ПушкинGreat grandfather03.06.177010.07.1848
        32Надежда ПушкинаНадежда ПушкинаGreat grandmother02.07.177529.03.1836

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