Yusupova, Zenaida Nikolaievna, princess

BORN 2 Sep 1861, St. Petersburg - DIED 24 Nov 1939, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Terza, 3.7.13 (2218))

Zenaida Yusupova was the heiress to the immense Yusupov fortune when she married Count Felix Nikolaievich Sumarokov-Elston in 1882. She was famous for her beauty as well as for her hospitality. In private she criticized empress Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.

In 1908 her eldest son Nikolai was killed in a duel and she hardly recovered from the blow. Another son, Felix, is now well known as the murderer or Rasputin. The Yusupovs left Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1917. They settled in Rome. After her husband died in 1928 she moved to Paris, where she died.

Her portrait was painted by François Flameng and by Valentine Serov.

• Son: Yusupov, Felix, prins
• Husband: Yusupov, Felix, prince (1882-, St. Petersburg)


The grave of Felix Prince Yusupov and his wife Zenaida at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)


Zinaida Yusupova - Wikipedia

Zadkine, Ossip

Published: 27 Jun 2010
Last update: 24 Feb 2022