Countess Alexandra von Zarnekau

Alexandra Constantinovna von Zarnekau
Countess von Zarnekau
Born (1883-05-10)10 May 1883
Kutaisi, Georgia, Russian Empire
Died 28 May 1957(1957-05-28) (aged 74)
Paris, France
Spouse Prince George Alexandrovich Yuryevsky
Issue Prince Alexander Georgievich Yourievsky
Father Duke Constantine Petrovich of Oldenburg
Mother Agrippina Japaridze, Countess von Zarnekau

Countess Alexandra Constantinovna von Zarnekau (Russian: графиня Александра Константиновна Зарнекау, 10 May 1883 - 28 May 1957) was the eldest daughter of Duke Constantine Petrovich of Oldenburg and his morganatic wife Agrippina Japaridze, Countess von Zarnekau.

At age 17, on 11 February 1900, Countess Alexandra married Prince George Alexandrovich Yuryevsky, the son of Tsar Alexander II by his mistress (and later wife), Ekaterina Mikhailovna Dolgorukova, the Princess Yourievskya. They were married at Nice, France,[1][2] and had one child, Prince Alexander Georgievich Yourievsky, who was born 20 December 1901. Alexandra and George divorced in 1908.[3]

Countess Alexandra married secondly to Leo Vassilievich Narishkin on 17 October 1908 at Paris, France. During the First World War, Countess Alexandra worked as an administrator of the Russian hospital at Saloniki.[4] After the war, she settled in Paris, France. She died there on 28 May 1957 at age 74.


  1. "News and Gossip of Other Lands". The Washington Post. 22 February 1901.
  2. "Foreign News and Comments". The Washington Post. 21 March 1900.
  3. "Almanac Tells Of Royal Deaths; Czar's Son Divorced". The Washington Post. 3 January 1909.
  4. The Washington Post, 2 Feb 1917


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