myschkin: . . .
The Galitzines, more correctly the Golitsyns, are one of the largest and noblest princely houses of Russia. Among many alternate spellings are Galitzin(a), Galytzin(a), and Galitsin(a).
Still only twenty-one, Paul Morphy was now quite famous. While in Paris, he was sitting in his hotel room one evening, chatting with his companion Frederick Edge, when they had an unexpected visitor. "I am Prince Galitzine; I wish to see Mr. Morphy," the visitor said, according to Edge. Morphy identified himself to the visitor. "No, it is not possible!" the prince exclaimed, "You are too young!" Prince Galitzine then explained that he was in the frontiers of Siberia when he had first heard of Morphy's "wonderful deeds." He explained, "One of my suite had a copy of the chess paper published in Berlin, the Schachzeitung, and ever since that time I have been wanting to see you." He then told Morphy that he must go to St. Petersburg, Russia, because the chess club in the Imperial Palace would receive him with enthusiasm.
Who is Nikolai ?
The meeting as described above was in 1858/59, the DB game is from 1883.
a. is it the same <Prince> in both events
b. if not, who is the player <Prince> of `83