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Tatyana Mikhailovna of Russia

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Tsarevna Tatyana Mikhailovna
Born(1636-01-05)5 January 1636
Moscow, Tsardom of Russia
Died23 August 1706(1706-08-23) (aged 70)
Moscow, Tsardom of Russia
Burial
Names
Tatyana Mikhailovna Romanova
HouseRomanov
FatherMichael of Russia
MotherEudoxia Streshneva
ReligionRussian Orthodoxy

Tatyana Mikhailovna of Russia (Russian: Татьяна Михайловна; 5 January 1636 – 23 August 1706) was a Russian Tsarevna. She was heavily involved with the politics of the Romanov court during the reigns of her brother Alexis and the regency of her niece Sophia.[1]

Biography

Tatyana was born the daughter of Tsar Michael of Russia and Eudoxia Streshneva, and the sister of Tsar Aleksei I of Russia.

In contemporary Muscovite custom, Russian princesses were completely secluded from the world outside of the women's quarters of the terem, not allowed contact with men nor allowed to marry.[2] Tatyana followed these rules, but she was also able to exert some degree of influence at court. She was known as a supporter of the reforms of Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. She had a good relationship with her brother tsar Alexei.

Sophia's regency

During the regency of her niece Sophia, she reportedly exercised some degree of influence at court, where she was treated as the senior female member at court in etiquette matters and given precedence by regent Sophia before the dowager Tsaritsa Natalya.

When Sophia was deposed by tsar Peter the Great in 1689, Foy de la Neuville reported that Sophia sent her sister, Tsarevna Marfa, and aunts, Anna and Tatyana, to mediate.[3] Tatyana tried to mediate and prevent Peter from imprisoning her niece Tsarevna Marfa in a convent, but without success; she lost her influence as Peter's reforms progressed society from the old way and the old court.

Death

Tatyana died in the early hours of 24 August 1706, and was interred at Ascension Convent near the Spassky Gate in Moscow on the same day.[1] In 1930, her sarcophagus was moved to the basement of the Kremlin's Cathedral of the Archangel.[4] When archaeologists opened her sarcophagus, her body was found dressed in green Chinese silks.[5]

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Logunova 2017.
  2. ^ Massie 1995.
  3. ^ de la Neuville 1996, p. 155.
  4. ^ Panova 2003.
  5. ^ Rotislav 2017, p. 132.

Bibliography

  • Neuville, Foy de la (1996). ЗАПИСКИ О МОСКОВИИ [Writings on Moscow] (in Russian). Translated by A. S. Lavrov. Allegro Press.
  • Logunova, Marina (2017). "Похороны членов семьи" [Funerals for family members]. Печальные ритуалы императорской России [Sad Rituals of Imperial Russia] (in Russian). Litres.
  • Massie, Robert K. (1995). Peter the Great: His Life and World (2 ed.). London: Abacus.
  • Panova, T. D. (2003). Некрополи Московского Кремля [The Moscow Kremlin Necropolis] (in Russian) (2 ed.). Moscow: Moscow Kremlin Museums.
  • Rostislav, Berezkin (2018), "Chinese Objects in Eurasian Empire: On the Cultural Meaning of Chinese Art in Russia in the Late 17th–Early 18th Centuries", Frontiers of History in China, 13 (1): 127–159, doi:10.3868/s020-007-018-0007-7

Further reading

  • Григорян В. Г. Романовы. Биографический справочник.— М.:АСТ,2007.
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