2004-03-04 20:06:48 UTC
there have been several articles on Hans/Johannes (and it is easy to
show that the S-A family in the male line is extinct.
But the Georgian family, I know nothing about.
This is a most interesting royal marriage
princess Nana Andronikashvilli and Prince Hans von Sachsen-Altenburg.
The family lives in Texas. Hans says he is the son of Prince Werner
son of Ernst II of Saxe-Altenburg ...
Ernst II was married twice, but he did not have a son Werner. More
importantly, the male S-A line is exinct.
Nana was apparently, according to a book jacket, born in Tbilisi. she
allegedly descends the direct male line of descent from Emperor
Andronikos of the Byzantine Comnenos dynasty (1054-1185.) Since the
1170s, the Kaxeti region in eastern Georgia is called Sa-Andronikos or
Land of Andronikos. The jacket blurb also says that she "is a
descendant of all royal houses of Georgia."
she also also starred in more than 50 films with 16 lead roles, more
than 1000 Georgian and internationally broadcast television shows, and
about 1400 live stage performances in several countries.
"Since Georgia's renewed independence, Princess Nana has been engaged
in international relations to represent her country and to facilitate
cultural and business exchanges."
Hans is German by background (notice not by birth - my note). He
attended several universities in the US, Germany and Mexico. He has
produced "numerous television shows" and "written three dozen books."
He's an archaelogist and a historian and has received an honorary
doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences .. also heads an oil
company and gives lectures at selected universities.
All of this comes from a book blurb sent to me by a reporter.
Had never heard of Nana before, but I have been researching "Hans" for
some time ... his daughter, in grade school, hands out cards "Princess
Victoria von Sachsen=Altenburg"