|House of Romanov (Рома́нов)|
House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Full documentary: The Romanovs (Рома́нов), The History of the Russian Dynasty. The History of the Russian Dynasty. Documentary Film. The Romanov (Рома́нов), Documentary
The House of Romanov (Russian: Рома́нов) was the second imperial dynasty, after the Rurik dynasty, to rule over Russia, which reigned from 1613 until the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, as a result of the February Revolution.
The direct male line of the Romanovs had already ended with Peter II in 1730. After an era of dynastic crisis, the House of Holstein-Gottorp, a cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg, ascended the throne in 1762 with Peter III, a grandson of Peter I. All rulers from the middle of the 18th century to the revolution of 1917 were descended from that branch. Though officially known as the House of Romanov, these descendants of the Romanov and Oldenburg Houses are sometimes referred to as Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov.