The First Romanovs
Tsarevna Sofia-Sophia Alekseyevna Romanova (27 Sep 1657-14 Jul 1704) by K. V. Lebedev in 1893. She allied herself with courtier & politician, Prince Vasily Galitzine, to install herself as a regent during the minority of her brothers, Peter I The Great & Ivan V. 6th Child of Tsar Alexei I The Quiet Mikhailovich Romanov (1629-1676) Russia & 1st wife Maria Ilyinichna Miloslavskaya (1625-1669) Poland.
Tsar Mikhail-Michael I Feodorovich Romanov's (1596-1645) Russia vocation to the realm Painting by Mikhail Nesterov in 1885. 5th child of Fyodor-Philaretes-Filaret Nikitich Romanov (Patriarch Philaretes-Filaret) (1553-1633) Russia & wife Xenia-Martha-Marfa Shestova (Kseniya Ivanovna Shestova) (1560-1631) Russia.
Tsar Alexei I Mikhailovich Romanov (1629-1676), son of Mikhail I Romanov had various interests, among them falconry, European music performances, astrology, & encryption. He was the first Tsar that ordered the use of coding & encryption in The Secret Department of his state. The encryption was based on Egypt cuneiform. This is Alexey's letter to his cousin, written & coded by himself.
FRUSTRATED BRIDE OF THE FIRST ROMANOV~the portrait of Mikhail I,the first Romanov Tzar.He has to marry at the age of 20 and chose Maria Khlopova,but his mother did not like a clever and courageous girl and ordered the doctors to say she was childless.Within next 7 years a young Tzar refused to marry another girl,and resisted any attempt to marry him.But in ancient times even tzars had to follow the will of their parents;Mikhail changed his marriage on his frustrated bride's freedom.
Eudoxia Streshnyova (Yevdokiya Lukyanovna Streshnyova) was the second wife of Tsar Michael I. Eudoxia was chosen by the Tsar from several fair noble maidens and married him on 5 February 1626. She gave birth to ten children, six of whom died during her lifetime. She died 18 August 1645, five weeks after her husband