Catherine (Desnitskaya) Bhuvanath
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Ekaterina Ivanovna (Desnitskaya) Bhuvanath (abt. 1888 - 1960)

Ekaterina Ivanovna (Catherine) "Duchess of Bisnulok" Bhuvanath formerly Desnitskaya aka Desnitsky
Born about in Lutsk, Ukrainemap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1906 (to 1919) in Istanbulmap
Wife of — married 4 Mar 1921 in No.1 Wangpoo road, Shanghai, Chinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Paris, Francemap
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  • Birth: 1886, Lutsk, Ukraine[1] or 9 May 1888[2]
  • Title "Duchess of Bisnulok" (after the city now known as Phitsanulok)[3]
  • Marriage: about 1905, to Chakrabongse Bhuvanath[3]
  • Moved to Peking (now Beijing) about 1919[3]
  • Married again in Peking, then moved to Paris, and around 1939 moved to Portland, Oregon with husband[3]

A Russian wife of Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanadh, whom he married in Russia and brought to Siam in 1906. The marriage was considered controversial to the royal family as King Chulalongkom never acknowledged it.


  1. "Ekaterina 'Katya' Desnitskaya - The Russian Prince of Siam, probably based on Narisa Chakrabongse's Katya & The Prince of Siam (2013, River Books Press)
  2. Wojciech Skalmowski, For East is East: Liber Amicorum, accessed [1] 2016-10-14
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ajay Kamalakaran, "The Russian nurse who became a Thai duchess", Russia Beyond the Headlines, 20 Sep 2016, accessed 2016-10-14

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