House of Romanov

imperial dynasty of Russia from 1613 to 1762

The House of Romanov (Russian: Рома́нов) was the second and last imperial dynasty to rule over Russia. It ruled from 1613 until the February Revolution took away the crown in 1917. The later history of the Imperial House is sometimes referred to as the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov.

House of Romanov
Parent house
Founded1613 - Michael I
Current headDisputed
  • Rani Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia
  • Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia
  • Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
  • Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias
  • Tsar of All Russia
  • Tsar of Poland
  • Tsar of Siberia
  • Tsar of Georgia
  • Grand Duke of Smolensk
  • Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Grand Duke of Finland
  • Prince of Estonia
  • Prince of Livonia
  • Prince of Bulgaria
and so forth, and so forth, and so forth
Estate(s)House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
1917 - Nicholas II abdicated as a result of the February Revolution in favour of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, who refused to accept the throne until it could be approved by a national assembly
Cadet branches

The Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, who was from a younger branch of the Oldenburgs, married into the Romanov family in the mid-eighteenth century. Though officially known as the House of Romanov, these descendants of the Romanov and Oldenburg Houses are sometimes referred to as Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov.[1]


  1. "Romanov Dynasty". New World Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-06-20.