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Legacy of a Fallen Dynasty
Peter Carl Faberge

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Faberge's timeline of major events

1842 Gustav Faberge opens shop in St. Petersburg
1846 May 30: Peter Carl Faberge (or Carl Gustavovich) is born
1872 Carl Faberge begins to manage the family firm
1881 Assassination of Alexander II and coronation of Alexander III
1885 First Imperial egg made. Faberge is appointed as court jeweler
1894 Alexander III dies and Nicholas II marries Alix von Hesse
1896 May 26: Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra
1902 First public display of the Imperial Eggs, organized by Alexandra
1905 January 22: Bloody Sunday Massacre

Russia adopts a constitutional monarchy system of government.
1914 World War I begins
1917 Bolshevik revolution
1918 Bolshevik close the House of Faberge

The royal family are assassinated

Faberge and his family escape Russia
1920 September: Peter Carl Faberge dies in Lusanne, Switzerland

 

Works Cited

  • Bainbridge, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Faberge: Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court. London: Spring Books, 1949.
  • Ckyrlov V., and Cmorodinova G. Faberge and Russian imperial jewelers. Moscow: Terra, 1992.
  • McCanless, Christel Ludewig. Faberge and His Works: An annotated Bibliography of the First Century of His Art. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1994.
  • Nemirovskaya, Yulia. Inside the Russian Soul: a Historical Survey of Russian Cultural Patterns. Boston: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing, 2001.
  • Peter Carl Faberge. Chaucer Technology School.
  • Treasures of the World: Faberge Eggs: mementoes of a doomed dynasty. PBS.

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