Kira Kirillovna of Russia

Kira Kirillovna, Grand Duchess of Russia

Daughter of Kirill Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia (1876-1938) and his wife Victoria Melita, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1876-1936)

Born: Paris 9. May 1909

Chritened: Saint Trinity and Alexander Nevsky Church of the Russian Embassy in Paris 17. May 1909


  • Nikolai II. Alexandrovich, Emperor of Russia (cousin of both her parents) 
  • Maria Pavlovna the Elder, Grand Duchess of Russia (born Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, paternal grandmother)
  • Georgi Maximilianovich Romanovsky, Herzog von Leuchtenberg (first cousin of paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother)
  • The Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (born Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, maternal grandmother)
  • Beatrice, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (later Infanta of Spain, maternal aunt)
  • Helena, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein (born Princess of the United Kingdom, sister of maternal grandfather)

Married: Potsdam 2. May and Doorn 4. May 1938 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907-1994)


Died: St.Brisac-sur-Mer, France 8. Sep 1867

Buried: Hohenzollern Castle



Source: Russia: GHdA, Fürsten, Vol. VIII 1968; Prussia: GHdA, Fürsten I, Vol XIV 1991; for christening and godparents see