The Last Official Court Calendar
of the Russian Imperial House - 1917

Emperor Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

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During the last 80 years of the monarchy, male dynasts were listed in the court calendar by primogeniture in the order of their succession to the throne, while female dynasts were listed according to other criteria unrelated to the succession.

In order for a new baby born into the Imperial House to qualify as a dynast, the Fundamental Laws set forth a straightforward procedure to follow. The parent immediately had to inform the emperor in writing of the child's name and birth date. The emperor then would order that the name of the child be entered in the Genealogical Book of the Imperial Family (maintained by the emperor's chancellery) and that the parents be informed that the child was included in the imperial family. It was of course the emperor's decision as to whether a child satisfied the requirements for dynastic membership. Once he entered the child's name in the Genealogical Book, the issue was closed. Inclusion of a child's name in the Genealogical Book was proof of membership in the imperial house. The Genealogical Book determined whose names were included as dynasts on the official court calendar and was the basis for entitlement to pensions and apanages.

Below is a composition of the Imperial House of Russia, taken from the last Official Court Calendar published in 1917.

*Numbers correspond to seniority of succession

*1. His Imperial Majesty the Lord Emperor NIKOLAY ALEKSANDROVICH (NICHOLAS II), Sovereign Lord of All the Russias, born on 6th May 1868.

2. Her Imperial Majesty the Lady Empress MARIYA FEODOROVNA (MARIE), born on 14th November 1847.

3. Her Imperial Majesty the Lady Empress ALEKSANDRA FEODOROVNA (ALEXANDRA), born on 25th May1872.

4. His Imperial Highness the Heir Caesarevich and Grand Duke ALEKSEY NIKOLAYEVICH (ALEXIS), born on 30thJuly 1904.

5. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Mikhail Aleksandrovich (Michael), born on 22nd November 1878.

6. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Mariya (Marie) Pavlovna, born on 2nd May 1854. (Translator's Note: widow of the Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich.)

7. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Kirill (Kirill) Vladimirovich, born on 30th September 1876.

8. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Viktoriya (Victoria) Feodorovna, born on 12th November 1876.

9. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich, born on 12th November 1877.

10. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Andrey (Andrew) Vladimirovich, born on 2nd May 1879.

11. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Yelisaveta (Elizabeth) Feodorovna, born on 20th October 1864. (Translator's note: widow of the Grand Duke Sergey Aleksandrovich).

12. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Pavel (Paul) Aleksandrovich, born on 21st September 1860.

13. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Dimitriy (Dimitry) Pavlovich, born on 6th September 1861.

14. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duque Nikolay (Nicholas) Konstantinovich, born on 2nd February 1850.

15. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Yelisaveta (Elizabeth) Mavrikiyevna, born on 12th January 1865. (Translator's Note: widow of the Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich).

16. His Highness Prince Ioann (John) Konstantinovich, born on 23rd June 1886.

17. Her Royal Highness Princess Yelena (Helen) Petrovna, born on 23rd October 1884.

18. His Highness Prince Vsevolod Ioannovich, born on 7th January 1914.

19. His Highness Prince Gavriil (Gabriel) Konstantinovich, born on 3rd July 1887.

20. His Highness Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, born on 20th December 1890.

21. His Highness Prince Igor Konstantinovich, born on 29th May 1894.

22. His Highness Prince Georgiy (George) Konstantinovich, born on 23rd April 1903.

23. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Dimitriy Konstantinovich, born on 1st June 1860.

24. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Nikolay (Nicholas) Nikolayevich, born on 6th November 1856.

25. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Anastasiya Nikolayevna, born on 23rd December 1867.

26. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Petr (Peter) Nikolayevich, born on 10th January 1864.

27. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Militsa Nikolayevna, born on 13th July 1866.

28. His Highness Prince Roman Petrovich, born on 5th October 1896.

29. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Nikolay (Nicholas) Mikhaylovich, born on 14th April 1859.

30. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Mikhail (Michael) Mikhailovich, born on 4th October 1861.

31. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovich, born on 11th August 1863.

32. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Mariya Georgiyevna, born on 20th February 1876.

33. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Aleksandr (Alexander) Mikhailovich, born on 1st April 1866.

34. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Kseniya (Xenia) Aleksandrovna, born on 25th March 1865.

35. His Highness Prince Andrey (Andrew) Aleksandrovich, born on 12th January 1897.

36. His Highness Prince Feodor (Theodore) Aleksandrovich, born on 11th December 1898.

37. His Highness Prince Nikita Aleksandrovich, born on 4th January 1900.

38. His Highness Prince Dimitriy (Dimitry) Aleksandrovich, born on 2nd August 1901.

39. His Highness Prince Rostislav Aleksandrovich, born on 11th November 1902.

40. His Highness Prince Vasiliy (Vasily) Aleksandrovich, born on 24th June 1907.

41. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Sergiy (Serge) Mikhailovich, born on 25th September 1869.

42. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna, born on 3rd November 1895.

43. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolayevna, born on 29th May 1897.

44. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Mariya Nikolayevna, born on 14th June 1899.

45. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Anastasiya Nikolayevna, born on 5th June 1901.

46. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna, born on 1st June 1882.

47. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Mariya Pavlovna Junior, born on 6th April 1890.

48. Her Highness Princess Mariya Kirillovna, born on 20th January 1907.

49. Her Highness Princess Kira Kirillovna, born on 26th April 1909.

50. Her Highness Princess Vera Konstantinovna, born on 11th April 1906.

51. Her Highness Princess Marina Petrovna, born on 28th February 1892.

52. Her Highness Princess Nadezhda Petrovna, born on 3rd March 1898.

53. Her Highness Princess Nina Georgiyevna, born on 7th June 1901.

54. Her Highness Princess Kseniya Georgiyevna, born on 9th August 1903.

55. Her Serene Highness Princess Yekaterina (Catherine) Ioannovna, born on 12th July 1915.

56. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Mariya Aleksandrovna, born on 5th October 1853; was married to Alfred Ernest Albert, Prince of Great Britain, Duke of SaxeCoburg and Gotha.

57. Her Royal Majesty Olga Konstantinovna, Dowager Queen of the Hellenes, born on 22nd August 1851; was married to George I, King of the Hellenes.

58. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Anastasiya Mikhailovna, born on 16th June I860; was married to FriederichFranz, Grand Duke of Mecklemburg Schwerin.

59. Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Yelena (Helen) Vladimirovna. born on 17th January 1882; was married to Nikolay Georgiyevich (Nicholas), Prince of Greece.

60. Her Highness Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna, born on 11th January 1890; was married to Prince Bagration of Mukhrani.

61. Her Highness Princess Irina Aleksandrovna, born on 3rd July 1895; is married to Prince Yusupov, Count Sumarokov Elston.