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  Alexander II of Russia - LoveToKnow 1911
(1818-1881), emperor of Russia, eldest son of Nicholas I., was born on the 29th of April 18 i 8.
Fortunately for Russia the autocratic power was now in the hands of a man who was impressionable enough to be deeply influenced by the spirit of the time, and who had sufficient prudence and practical common-sense to prevent his being carried away by the prevailing excitement into the dangerous region of Utopian dreaming.
Russia required, it was said, not classical scholars, but practical, scientific men, capable of developing her natural resources.
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  Alexander II of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in 1818, he was the eldest son of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia, daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Alexander II resolved to try the effect of some moderate liberal reforms in an attempt to quell the revolutionary agitation, and for this purpose he instituted a ukase for creating special commissions, composed of high officials and private personages who should prepare reforms in various branches of the administration.
On the morning of April 20, 1879, Alexander II was walking towards the Square of the Guards Staff and faced Alexander Soloviev, a 33 year-old former student.
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 Alexander II of Russia Summary
on Alexander, II Alexander II (1818-1881) was emperor of Russia from 1855 to 1881.
Fortunately for Russia the autocratic power was now in the hands of a man who was impressionable enough to be deeply influenced by the spirit of the time, and who had sufficient prudence and practicality to prevent his being carried away by the prevailing excitement into the dangerous region of Utopian dreaming.
Alexander II resolved to try the effect of some moderate liberal reforms in an attempt to quell the revolutionary agitation, and for this purpose he instituted a ukase for creating special commissions, composed of high officials and private personages who should prepare reforms in various branches of the administration.
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 Alexander II of Russia Biography
Alexander (Aleksandr) II of Russia (Александр II Николаевич) (April 17, 1818—March 13, 1881) was the Emperor (Tsar) of Russia from March 2, 1855 until his assassination.
Born the eldest son of Nicholas I of Russia, Alexander's early life gave little indication of his potential, and up to the time of his accession in 1855, few imagined that he would be known to posterity as a great reformer.
Alexander II resolved to try the effect of some moderate liberal reforms in an attempt to quell the revolutionary agitation, and for this purpose he caused an ukaz to be prepared creating special commissions, composed of high officials and private personages who should prepare reforms in various branches of the administration.
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 Free Essay Analysis of Alexander II's Achievements in Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As an autocrat, Alexander II recognized it as his duty to rectify a system that had manifestly failed Russia (in the Crimea as well as at home), yet he was uncertain how best to go about the task.
Alexander II marked the opening of a period of reform in Russian politics and social issues, in which such reforms were to have implications for the future of Russia.
The reforms imposed on Russia were met with resentment and criticism from conservatives as they had lost their ‘influence and privilege’ while the liberals became frustrated as the Tsar wouldn’t take his reforms to their logical conclusions.
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 Alexander II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander II of Macedon, King of Macedon from 370 to 368 B.C. Alexander II of Epirus, King of Epirus in 272 B.C. Pope Alexander II, Pope from 1061 to 1073
Alexander II of Scotland (1198–1249), the King of Scotland
Alexander II of Russia (1818–1881), the Emperor of Russia
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 Alexander II (of Russia) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alexander II (of Russia) (1818-1881), Emperor (tsar) of Russia (1855-1881).
Russia was compelled to relinquish Kars and part of Bessarabia,...
Nicholas II, eldest son of Alexander III, ascended the throne in 1894.
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 Alexander II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alexander II Eldest son of Emperor Nicholas I, Alexander was born in Moscow on April 17, 1818, and came to the throne on February 19, 1855, after the death of his father.
In 1841, Alexander II married Maria of Hessen-Darmstadt (Maria Alexandrovna).
Alexander II was buried in the Cathedral of the St. Peter and St.
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 Alexander III, Emperor of Russia - Timeline Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alexander III was the Emperor of Russia from 1881 until his death in 1894.
Alexander was the second son of Alexander II and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine.
Alexander II was the Emperor (tsar) of Russia from 1855 until his assassination.
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 ::Russia of Alexander III::
Alexander II’s assassination showed that any reforms that were deemed half-hearted would not be tolerated by those who wanted a lot more.
Russia pre-1880 was primarily an agricultural nation with all the social conservatism and superstitions this brought.
Alexander III had an uncompromising view as to the powers that he believed he had as of right of his position.
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 Alexander Palace Time Machine - Nicholas II
The Alexander Palace was the site of his birth, where his mother delivered him in her plush Blue Bedroom on the sixth of May in 1868.
Alexander III was an impressive man, who dominated others by his size and powerful personally.
Alexander's doctors advised a trip to the gentle climate of the Crimea.
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 boys clothing: Russian royalty--Alexander II
Alexander was the son of Tsar Nicholas I and the Prussian Princess Alexandra Charlotte.
Alexander II in 1841 as Tsareivitch or Crown Prince married Maria of Hessen-Darmstadt (Maria Alexandrovna).
Alexander II was crowned in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on August 26, 1856.
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 Alexander II of Russia
In 1841 he married the daughter of the grand-duke II of Hesse">Louis II of Hesse[?], Maximilienne Wilhelmine Marie[?], thereafter known as Maria Alexandrovna.
Alexander did not travel much abroad, for his father, in his desire to exclude from "Holy Russia" the "subversive" ideas then current in Western Europe, disapproved of foreign tours for members of his family (sometimes in vain).
Alexander visited England, however, in 1839, and in the years immediately preceding his accession he was entrusted with several missions to the courts of Berlin and Vienna.
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 Alexander II (of Russia) - MSN Encarta
Alexander II (of Russia) (1818-1881), emperor of Russia (1855-1881), son of Emperor Nicholas I and nephew of Alexander I. He ascended the throne during the Crimean War and in 1856 signed the Treaty of Paris, which brought the hostilities to an end.
After establishing committees to study the need for reform, Alexander II abolished serfdom throughout Russia in 1861.
Alexander was assassinated by a bomb thrown into his carriage by a member of a revolutionary group, the Narodnaya Volya (People's Will).
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 Alexander Palace Time Machine - Catherine II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The potential match of the young German princess and the heir to the Russian throne was actively promoted by her mother and the Prussian King, Frederick, who saw the alliance as a way to further Prussian interests at the court of St. Petersburg.
Catherine ascended the throne as the most pious and Orthodox Empress, Catherine II, crowned on September 22, 1762 with tremendous pomp and ceremony at the heart of Russian culture and Orthodoxy in the ancient Moscow Kremlin.
Since she was unwilling to use terror or force to transform society, she chose a more patient path, hoping to gradually raise the level of culture by legislation, education, and example.
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 Royal Genealogies Part 2
Alexander III's 13-year reign was characterized by police repression, industrial expansion, and a shift in foreign policy away from alliance with Germany to entente with France.
Alexander III was a giant of a man, and proud of his physical strength.
Tsar Alexander II could not admit that reform had failed and that his regime was ingrained with terror, choking in bureaucracy, drowning in ignorance and greed.
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 Term Paper on Alexander II and III
In the long term Alexander III probably had a bigger impact on Russia, however Alexander II had a massive impact on Russia in the short term.
Alexander II created and performed many major social, legal and economical reforms over his reign which did create massive short term impacts upon Russia’s way of life.
Perhaps it was nobility that was effected the most by Alexander II and Alexander III’s ruling and constant changes in policies and attitudes towards Russia and the preservation of Slav culture.
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 Essay: Reasons for Reform - Russia, Alexander II. - Coursework.Info
Reasons for Reform: Some historians have suggested that Alexander II was not really a liberal and that he introduced his reforms for practical reasons.
Alexander made an important speech to a meeting of nobles in Moscow in 1856.
Alexander did not relish this choice but knew that serfdom was at the root of Russia's economic backwardness.
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 Coins & Medals of Imperial Russia: Alexander II
Alexander II came to the throne better prepared than any other nineteenth-century Russian emperor.
If one looks only at the rubles struck during the quarter-century of Alexander II’s reign, it would be easy to think that this period was fiscally and numismatically a stagnant time.
Two pieces from 1861, the year that Alexander II decreed the abolition of serfdom, an act by which he became known as the “Czar-Liberator”.
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 Alexander II - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
ALEXANDER II [Alexander II] 1818-81, czar of Russia (1855-81), son and successor of Nicholas I.
Prussia's support of Russia during this diplomatic crisis led to a Russo-Prussian rapprochement, and in 1872 the Three Emperors' League was formed by Russia, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary.
Alexander II The Kings and Queens of Britain; 1/1/2004; JOHN CANNON and ANNE HARGREAVES; 348 words
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 2e. The Russian Empire under Alexander II [Beyond Books - Modern European History]
When Alexander II took power, Russia was an agricultural nation that had been controlled by autocratic tsars who trumpeted Slavic cultural superiority, feared liberal revolutions, and preserved the feudal injustices of serfdom.
Russia's poor military performance in the war, especially its inability to utilize rail links to mobilize troops, left a lasting impression on Alexander, who signed the Peace of Paris in 1856.
On March 13, 1881, in the midst of this instability, Alexander II died at the hands of a Polish terrorist, thus ending a quarter century of rule that helped bring Russia into the modern age.
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 Powell's Books - Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky
Viewed as the most liberal of Russia's 19th-century czars, Alexander II (1818 —; 1881) came to power in 1856 with the idea of bringing Russia into the modern age.
Alexander came under attack from the right for being too liberal, and the left for not going far enough.
Alexander II was Russia's Lincoln, and the greatest reformer tsar since Peter the Great.
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 Royalty.nu - The History of Imperial Russia - Russian Royalty
Sophia, Regent of Russia, 1657-1704 by Lindsey Hughes.
The Life of Catharine II, Empress of Russia: With Eleven Elegant Portraits, a View of the Fortress of Schlusselburg, and a Correct Map of the Russian Empire; Volume 1 by Jean Henri Castéra.
Alexander of Russia: Napoleon's Conqueror by Henri Troyat.
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 alexander ii - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
The Decembrist Revolt of 1825 occurred just...concomitant death of Nicholas I and the accession of Alexander II to alter this situation.
Alexander I, Czar of Russia, Alexander II, Czar of Russia, Saint Petersburg, Russia--Buildings and facilities, Statues--Design and construction, Statues--History
ALEXANDER II, czar of Russia 1818 81, czar...defeat in the war and by peasant unrest Alexander embarked upon a modernization and reform...education were temporarily relaxed.
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 MavicaNET - Alexander II of Russia (1818-1881)
Alexander, the eldest son of Tsar Nicholas I, was born in Moscow on 17th April, 1818.
Eldest son of Emperor Nicholas I, Alexander was born in Moscow on April 17, 1818, and came to the throne on February 19, 1855, after the death of his father.
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia - Romanov Genealogy
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 Books : Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alexander freed 23 million Russian slaves, reformed the justice system and the army, and very nearly became the father of Russia's first constitution and the man who led that nation into a new era of western-style liberalism.
On the sidelines of Alexander's state dramas, a group of radical, disaffected young people first experimented with dynamite, and first began to use terrorism.
Alexander's life proves the timeless lesson that in Russia, it is dangerous to start reforms, but even more dangerous to stop them.
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 21ST GENERATION
Marie of HESSE-DARMSTADT was born in 1824 in Hesse-Darmstadt - dtr of Duke Louis II.
was born in 1850 in St.Petersburg, Russia - son of Tsar Alexander II.
Tsarina Ekaterina (Catherine) DOLGORUKOVA Princess Catherine of Russia was born in 1858.
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