Naryshkin family

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Arms of the Naryshkin family
For those with this surname who were not members of this family, see Naryshkin.

The Naryshkin family (Russian: Нарышкины) was a Moscow boyar family of Tatar descent,[1][2] going back to a certain Mordko Kurbat Naryshko, a Crimean Tatar, who moved to Moscow in the 15th century.[3] It became allied to the ruling house in 1671 when the great beauty Natalia Naryshkina (daughter of Kirill Poluektovich Naryshkin) married Alexis of Russia, later becoming the mother of Peter the Great. The Naryshkin family was persecuted under the regency of Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, but were then highly favoured by Peter and his descendants and played a major part in Russian life.

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  1. ^ Robert K. Massie, Peter the Great: His Life and World, Random House Publishing Group (2012), p. 19
  2. ^ W. E. D. Allen, The Ukraine, Cambridge University Press (2014), p. 121
  3. ^ Sergei O. Prokofieff, The Spiritual Origins of Eastern Europe and the Future Mysteries of the Holy Grail, Temple Lodge Publishing (1993), p. 460
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