Lisa Davidson <***@socal.rr.com> wrote:
Then there is a branch of the Battenburgs who married into the Pushkin
line which is part African.
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven married Countess Nada de
Torby, daughter of a Russian Grand Duke (grandson of Nicholas I) and his
morganatic wife, Countess Sophie von Merenberg. Sophie was herself the
daughter of a morganatic union between a member of the House of Nassau-Weilburg
and a daughter of Alexander Pushkin. Alexander Pushkin's mother was a
granddaughter of Ibrahim Hanibal, described by some as an "Abyssinian
princeling" who was sent as a gift from the Ottoman Sultan to Peter the Great
and eventually won his freedom and attained some degree of success as an
The 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven was a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, elder
brother of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and a maternal
uncle to the Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II.