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Rudolf Wasili von Heidenstam

Date & Place Of Birth
January 1st, 1850 (1)

Known Domiciles
Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) (1)

Known Occupations
Engineer with English water pipe cmpany in Beirut, Syria (1)

Immediate Family
Parents: Carl Peter von Heidenstam, Eliza Skene
Spouse: (1st) Elisabeth Sinclair (2nd) Caroline Lucy (Ninnie) Munroe (3rd) Mary Anne Saphir (1)
Children: Mary Eliza Ethel (1)

Date Of Death

Rudolf Wasili's married Elisabeth in 1882, however she died in 1886. This marriage produced Mary Eliza Ethel. Rudolf Wasili married a second time to Ninnie (who was from Malta) in 1893. Ninnie died in 1908 and Rudolf was married a third time to Mary Anne in 1910. (1) We have a glimpse of Rudolf's early life from his letter to an acquaintance about the Swedish feminist Frederika Bremer: "I was very much interested in hearing what you told me of Frederika Bremer's having made a speech at your mother's wedding, for I knew her very well;. she was a great friend of my father's, & she came to our house (Swedish Embassy) at Athens, & spent a summer with us at our country house, Grilla. I was a boy of about 8 to 10 years old then. She wrote a book on Athens in which she mentions her pet boy Rudolf, & his sister Elmina & writes a lot about our house, but I have forgotten the title of this book. I remember her, though very well - a small little woman but very nice. I went for walks with her, and showed her all round Grilla and the Pentelicus. t was the year that King Oscar died, for I still remember getting some black ribbon for her. parasol, so that she could be in mourning for the King. For a long time I had a picture of herself which she gave me, I think Oscar (von Heidenstam) took it I am not sure, but do remember her quite well - She went with me every evening to our garden at Grilla and I used to pick figs from the tree for her, and she was delighted with them. This was our evening walk, & she always said that she liked the figs, but especially when given to her by me, for I went up the trees so nicely &.came down in such a gentleman fashion with them! And 'my father always said: That must be in your honour then, for you do not know him, he is quite different with others!" (2)