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Princesse Moustache

Died when: 96 years 337 days
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Princesse Moustache Princess Natalya Petrovna Galitzine (Russian: Наталья Петровна Голицына), née Chernysheva or Chernyshyova (Чернышёва; 17 January 1741 in St. Petersburg, Russia – 20 December 1837), was a Russian lady in waiting, socialite and noble and Dame of the Order of St. Catherine's first degree.She was a niece of Counts Zakhar and Ivan Chernyshov and the sister of the lady in waiting Princess Darya Petrovna Saltykova. She married Prince Vladimir Borisovich Golitsyn in 1766. She was known in society as "Princesse Moustache" ("Whiskered Princess") (from fr. Moustache - mustache) or "Fée Moustachine" ("bearded fairy"). She was a prototype of the main heroine of Alexander Pushkin's The Queen of Spades.
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