House of Durnovo

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Durnovo
Durnov v2 p43.gif
CountryRussia
FoundedMid 15th century
FounderVasily Yuryevich Tolstoy (Durnoy)

Durnovo (Russian: Дурново) (known variant 'Durnovy' [plural], 'Durnov'[m] ,'Durnova' [f] (Russian: 'Дурновы'; 'Дурнов', 'Дурнова')) is a prominent family of Russian nobility. Durnovo is one of two Russian noble families, of which the most famous is the branch of the Tolstoy (Russian: Толсто́й).

In the mid 15th century The Velvet Book lists founder Mikula F. Durnovo (Russian: Микула Фёдорович Дурново) grandson of Vasily Yurevich Tolstoy (Russian: Василий Юрьевич Толстой), nicknamed as Durnoy (Russian: Дурной) [Could be translates as: A Fool, Spoiled, Bad, Joker]) as a founder of the family. His brothers Daniel (Russian: Данила) and Basil (Russian: Василий) founded families of Danilov (Russian: Даниловы) and Vasilchikov (Russian: Васильчиковы). Durnovo listed in the sixth part of the Sovereign's Pedigree Book of Vologda, Kaluga, Kostroma, Moscow, Orёl, and St. Petersburg, Tambov, Tula and Tver provinces.

Coat of arms[edit]

Durnovo’s coat of arms is practically identical with the "parent" coat of arms of Tolstoy family

Notable Family Members[edit]

Partial Family Tree[edit]

Known family members in Chart Template format[1]

Vasiliy
AstafiyPavel
DanilStepanida VelyaminovaJakovIgnatiyIvanDmitry
AlekseySergeyTatiana DemidovaNikolay
Nikolai Durnovo Mitoire.jpg
Natalia VoeykovaMikhailPyotrIvanDaniilMaria Demidova
Maria-Nikitichna-Demidova(Durnovo).jpg
Dmitry
RusPortraits v5-230 Dmitrii Nikolaevich Durnovo, 1769-1834.jpg
Ivan
Durnovo Ivan Nikolaevich.jpg
Maria Griboyedova
(b.1792; d.1856)
Aleksey
(b.1792; d.1841)
MikhailPavel
P. D. Durnovo.jpg
Alexandra Volkonskaya
Volkonskaya by Sokolov.jpg
NikitaSergeyNikolay
Nik Durnovo.jpg
Alexandra
AlexanderMaria KobucheyPyotr
Durnovo Pyotr Pavlovich.jpg
Nikolay
Alexander
Alexander-alexandrovich-durnovo.jpg
Sofia
1903 ball - Sofia Petr. Durnovo.jpeg
Pavel
Pavel Petrovich Durnovo.jpg
Olexandra
Oleksandra Skoropadska.jpg
Pavel Skoropadskiy
Skoropadsky - after 1905.jpg

Known Architectural Legacy and Geographical Location[edit]

Dacha Durnovo (St. Petersburg)

Other Family Connections[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Durnovo-Family Tree" (in Russian).
  2. ^ "The history of the village Spassky on Zusha" Check |url= value (help) (in Russian). 2015.