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Princess Catherine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

Died when: 61 years 300 days
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Princess Catherine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck Princess Catherine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (23 February 1750 – 20 December 1811) was the member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. She was a daughter of Duke Peter August of Holstein-Beck, who was a Russian field marshal and Governor of Estonia, and his second wife, Countess Natalia Golovina. On 8 January 1767 in Revel, she married Prince , the Russian ambassador in France. Their children were: Ivan Ivanovitch, 20th Prince Bariatinski (1772-1825) and Princess Anna Ivanovna Bariatinskaia (1774-1825). Through their son, they are the 5th great-grandparents of Franca Sozzani. Aleksandr Baryatinsky, the Russian Field Marshal, was her grandson. By the early 1770s, the couple had been separated. On 29 March 1800, she purchased in Berlin from the printer and publisher . With permission from the King, she reverted to her maiden name, and as Duchess Catherine of Holstein-Beck, she led a lavish life, with close ties to the royal family. Besides Friedrichfelde Castle, she owned a town house on Pariser Platz.
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