Irina Yusupova

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Princess Irina Felixovna
Irina felixovna
Prince Felix and Princess Feliksovitch Iousoupov Irina Alexandrovna of Russia with their daughter, Irina Feliksovna Iousoupova, called "Bébé", in 1916.
SpouseCount Nikolai Dmitrievich Sheremetev
Issue
Countess Xenia Nikolaevna Sheremeteva
HouseHouse of Yusupov
FatherPrince Felix Felixovich Yusupov
MotherPrincess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia
Born(1915-03-21)21 March 1915
Moika Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died30 August 1983(1983-08-30) (aged 68)
Cormeilles, France
BurialSainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery
 
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Princess Irina Felixovna
Irina felixovna
Prince Felix and Princess Feliksovitch Iousoupov Irina Alexandrovna of Russia with their daughter, Irina Feliksovna Iousoupova, called "Bébé", in 1916.
SpouseCount Nikolai Dmitrievich Sheremetev
Issue
Countess Xenia Nikolaevna Sheremeteva
HouseHouse of Yusupov
FatherPrince Felix Felixovich Yusupov
MotherPrincess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia
Born(1915-03-21)21 March 1915
Moika Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died30 August 1983(1983-08-30) (aged 68)
Cormeilles, France
BurialSainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery

Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupova (in Russian : Ирина Феликсовна Юсупова), nicknamed "Bébé", (21 March 1915 – 30 August 1983 in Cormeilles, France)[1] was born in Petrograd, Russia, the only child of Prince Felix Yusupov and Princess Irina of Russia.

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Family

Parents

Prince Felix was the heir of one of the wealthiest families of Russia and of Europe. Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia was the daughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicolas II and the daughter of Alexander III.

After the February Revolution, the Yusupovs fled Russia and settled in Paris, leaving behind most of their wealth. At first, the little girl was raised by her paternal grandparents until, at the age of nine, they returned the little princess to her parents. According to his father, Prince Felix Yusupov Feliksovitch, her daughter received a poor education causing an alteration in the character of the girl, who became capricious. Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupova was raised by nannies, and she adored her father but was very distant with her mother.[2]

Marriage

Princess Irina married on 19 June 1938 in Paris, France, Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Sheremetev (28 October 1904, Moscow, Russia – 5 February 1979, Paris, France), son of Count Dmitri Sergeievich Sheremetev and wife Countess Irina Ilarionovna Vorontzova-Dachkova and a descendant of Boris Petrovich Sheremetev. He worked with the shipping company, Vlasoff. He later contracted tuberculosis, and they moved to Greece for a climate better suited to his condition.

They had one daughter, Countess Xenia Nikolaevna Sheremeteva, born March 1, 1942 in Rome.

Descendants

Death and Burial

Princess Irina Yusupova Feliksovna, died on 30 August 1983 at Cormeilles in France. She was buried alongside her paternal grandparents and her parents at the cemetery Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery in Essonne, France)[1]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ a b julia&keld (Apr 25, 2011). "Irina Felixovna Youssoupoff Cheremeteva (1915 - 1983)". Find A Grave Memorial. Salt Lake City, UT, Usa: Find A Grave, Inc.. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68884762. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ King, Greg (1995). The man who killed Rasputin : Prince Youssoupov and the murder that helped bring down the Russian Empire. A Birch Lane Press book. Secaucus, NJ, USA: Carol Pub. Group. ISBN 978-1-55972-295-7. OCLC 32549224. 

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