Prince Dimitri Romanov, Russian prince, banker, philanthropist, and author, Died at 90

Dimitri Romanovich Romanov was born on May 17, 1926 in Cap d’Antibes, France and died on December 31, 2016.

He was a descendant of Russia’s former ruling dynasty, a banker, philanthropist, and author.

Prince Dimitri Romanov was also a claimant to the headship of the Imperial House of Russia.

He was the second son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia and Countess Praskovia Sheremeteva.

Romanov’s older brother was Prince Nicholas Romanovich.

Through his paternal lineage, Romanov was a great-great grandson of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia (1796–1855) and his consort, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, who founded the Nikolaevichi branch of the Russian Imperial Family.

He was married twice.

Romanov’s first wife was Jeanne von Kauffmann (1936–1989), whom he married in Copenhagen on 21 January 1959.

Following his wife death in 1989, he married Dorrit Reventlow (born 1942) in Kostroma on 28 July 1993.

Romanov’s second marriage was the first time a Romanov had been married in Russia since the fall of the dynasty.

He died in Denmark, as reported by his wife Princess Theodora (Dorrit).

Prince Dimitri Romanovich had been urgently admitted to hospital the week before after a sharp deterioration in health status.

Prince Dimitri Romanov passed away at 90 years old.