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Re: African Spanish Ancestry & Royalty
In Response To: African Spanish Ancestry ()

Quoting from the thread

"I suppose that African (or Jewish) ancestry may be found even in quite recent generations of royal personalities. Perhaps, this line will be of interest to you:

1) "Hannibal", Prince of Eritrea;

2) Abram Hannibal (*ca 1697 Ethiopia, +14.05.1781 St. Petersburg),
taken prisoner by Turks and presented to Tsar Peter I, general-en-chef
of Russian army; m. Christina Regina von Seberch (*1705, +1781);

3) Osip Abramovich Hannibal (*1744, +1806), captain of Russian army;
m. Marina Alexeievna Pushkin (*21.01.1745, +27.06.1818);

4) Nadezhda Osipovna Hannibal (*21.06.1775, +29.03.1836); m. Sergey
Lvovich Pushkin (*23.05.1770, +24.07.1848);

5) Alexander Sergeievich Pushkin (*26.05.1799 Moscow, +29.01.1837 St.
Petersburg, bur Holy Mount's Monastery), Russian national poet; m.
Natalia Nikolaievna Goncharov (*1812, +1863);

6) Natalia Alexandrovna Pushkin (*04.06.1836 St. Petersburg,
+23.03.1913 Cannes), prototype of Anna Karenina; m. 2ndly London
01.07.1868 Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau (*20.09.1838 Biebrich,
+17.09.1905 Wiesbaden);

7) Css Sofia von Merenberg von Torby (*01.06.1868 Geneva, +14.09.1927
London); m. San Remo 26.02.1891 Gr Duke Michail Michailovich of Russia
(*16.10.1861, +26.04.1929), grandson of Nicholas I;

8) Css Nadezhda de Torby (*28.03.1896 Cannes, +22.01.1963 Cannes); m.
London 15.11.1916 George Mountbatten, born Prince of Battenberg, 2nd
Marquess of Milford Haven (*06.11.1892 Darmstadt, +08.04.1958 London).

Sister of the latter, Alice von Battenberg (*25.02.1885 Windsor
Castle, +05.12.1969 Buckingham Palace) was the mother of Philip
Mountabatten, Prince of Greece and Denmark, Duke of Edinburgh and the
grandmother of Prince Charles of Wales, the future king of Great

With best wishes, Andrey"

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African Spanish Ancestry
Re: African Spanish Ancestry & Royalty

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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