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Prince Felix Yusupov (Феликс Феликсович Юсупов) (b. March 23, 1887, Saint Petersburg, RussiaSeptember 27, 1967, Paris, France), (variously transliterated from Russian as Yussupov, Yossopov, Iusupov, Youssoupov, or as Feliks, Graf Sumarrokow-Elston (граф Сумароков-Эльстон)), was a Russian nobleman best known for murdering Grigori Rasputin, the mystic peasant faith healer whom Yusupov and other Russian nobles believed held undue sway over Czar Nicholas II. Felix Yussupov File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world Paris is Frances capital and largest city, straddling the river Seine in the north central part of the country. ... Grigori Rasputin Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: ) (10 January 1869 – 29 December [O.S. 16 December] 1916) was a Russian mystic with an influence in the later days of Russias Romanov dynasty. ... Tsar, (Bulgarian цар�, Russian царь; often spelled Czar or Tzar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires since 913, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to 1917. ... Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia Nicholas II of Russia (18 May 1868 – 17 July 1918)(in Russian Николай II (Nikolai II)) was the last crowned Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. ...


Yusupov was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Despite the fact that he was allegedly homosexual, the prince agreed to marry Princess Irina of Russia. Despite Felix's appetites, the marriage was a happy one. His mother's family, the Yusupovs , were descendants of tatar origin and fabulously wealthy. It was in their Moika Palace (one of many luxurious estates) that Felix and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovitch Romanov supposedly killed Rasputin. Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Princess Irina of Russia (1895-1970) Princess Irina of Russia (In Russian Княжна Ирина Александровна Романова) (July 3, 1895 - February 26, 1970) was the daughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Historically, the term Tatar (or Tartar) has been ambiguously used by Europeans to refer to many different peoples of Inner Asia and Northern Asia. ... Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, of the Imperial House of Romanov (Дмитри Павлович Романов) (September 18, 1891 – March 5, 1941) was a Russian imperial dynast, one of the few Romanovs to escape execution by the Bolsheviks after the Russian Revolution. ... Rasputin Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: Григо́рий Ефи́мович Распу́тин) (January 23, 1871 – December 16, 1916 (O.S.)) was a Russian mystic with an influence in the later days of Russias Romanov dynasty. ...


The Yusupov family acquired their wealth generations earlier through extensive land grants in Siberia, and they owned a string of profitable mines and fur trading posts. In order that the Yusupov name might not die out, the prince's father, Count Elston-Sumarokov, took his wife's surname and title upon their marriage. A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; from the Tatar for “sleeping land”) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... // Indian trade The fur trade (also called the Indian trade) was a huge part of the early history of contact in North America between European-Americans and American Indians (now often called Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada). ...


His descendants are:

  • Princess Irina Yusupova (1915-1983), married Count Nikolai Cheremetev (1904-1979); had issue:
    • Countess Xenia Cheremeteva (born 1942), married Ilias Sfyris (born 1932); had issue:
      • Tatiana Sfyris (born 1968), married Alexis Giannakoupoulos (born 1963), divorced, no issue; married Anthony Vamvakidis and has issue:
        • Marilia Vamvakidis (2004?)

Felix was raised in opulent excess by his doting mother. Felix claimed to have caught the eye of King Edward VII of England while in drag. There is also a strong sense that there was a homoerotic undertone to Felix's fascination with Rasputin. Rasputin, however, was apparently more interested in Yusupov's wife Irina, and it was on the pretext of a tryst with her that Felix invited him to the Moika Palace on the night he died. 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This article is about the year. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... For a solid object moving through a fluid or gas, drag is the sum of all the aerodynamic or hydrodynamic forces in the direction of the external fluid flow. ...


The assassination of Rasputin failed to prevent the Russian Revolution. The Yusupov family was sent to a virtual house arrest in their farm outside Saint Petersburg. Felix Yusupov went back to his palace in Saint Petersburg where he took some Rembrandt paintings and jewellery before fleeing to the Crimea with his wife. From there they moved to France, where they lived rest of their life. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a series of political events in Russia, which, after the elimination of the Russian autocracy system, and the Provisional Government (Duma), resulted in the establishment of the Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik party. ... In justice and law, house arrest is the situation where a person is confined (by the authorities) to his or her residence. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... This article is about the Dutch painter. ... Motto: Процветание в единстве - Prosperity in unity Anthem: Нивы и горы твои волшебны, Родина - Your fields amd mounts are wonderful, Motherland Capital Simferopol Largest cities Simferopol, Eupatoria, Kerch, Theodosia, Yalta Official language Ukrainian. ...


Felix and Irina successfully sued MGM through the English courts for invasion of privacy and libel in connection with the 1932 film Rasputin and the Empress. The alleged libel was not that the character based on Felix had committed murder, but that the character based on Irina was portrayed as Rasputin's mistress. They were awarded £25,000 damages, an enormous sum at the time, which was attributed to the success of their counsel Sir Patrick Hastings' arguments. The disclaimer now at the end of every American film, "The preceding was a work of fiction, etc.," first appeared as a result of the legal precedent set by the Yusupov case. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Invasion of privacy is a legal term essentially defined as a violation of the right to be left alone. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Sir Patrick Gardiner Hastings (March 17, 1880 - February 26, 1952) was a noted British barrister who served as Attorney General for England and Wales in 1924 and inadvertently brought down the first Labour government. ... Precedent is the principle in law of using the past in order to assist in current interpretation and decision-making. ...


Felix also was able to sell a pair of Rembrandt paintings from his palace for a significant fortune.


He died in Paris in 1967.


References

  • Greg King, The Man Who Killed Rasputin, Citadel Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1995.

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