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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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 Nicholas II
Nicholas II however did not want to allow workers to unite and form unions as they were elsewhere in the world.
Nicholas II went to the lines to lead his armies but this proved to be a poor move.
Nicholas II and his family were put under house arrest and in July of 1918 were murdered.
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 NICHOLAS, Saint
Nicholas’s church in Myra was resurrected at the end of the 19th century by Czar Nicholas II of Russia.
Nicholas is the patron saint of children, scholars, virgins, sailors, and merchants, and in the Middle Ages he was regarded by thieves as their patron saint as well.
Nicholas II, the last czar, is crowned ruler of Russia in the old Ouspensky Cathedral in Moscow.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Alexander II of Russia
Alexandra Alexandrovna Romanov, Grand Duchess of Russia (August 30, 1842 - July 10, 1849) was born at Tsarskoe Selo to Alexander II of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine.
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.
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 Nicholas II - Encyclopedia.com
Nicholas II 1868-1918, last czar of Russia (1894-1917), son of Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna.
Nicholas was educated by private tutors and the reactionary Pobyedonostzev.
The advance, in July, 1918, of counterrevolutionary forces caused the soviet of Yekaterinburg to fear that Nicholas might be liberated; after a secret meeting a death sentence was passed on the czar and his family, who were shot along with their remaining servants in a cellar at Yekaterinburg on the night of July 16.
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  Nicholas II - MSN Encarta
Nicholas II (1868-1918), the last emperor of Russia (1894-1917), deposed by the Russian Revolution of 1917, and killed with his wife and children.
Nicholas lived always in his father’s shadow and came to the throne in November 1894 with no political ideas of his own and limited experience in government.
Russia’s defeat by Japan ruined the monarchy’s prestige and led to the development of an opposition movement that for a time included almost all sectors of Russian society.
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  Nicholas II of Russia - Wikinfo
Russia was in turmoil, which was organized by undercover Bolshevik agents, and his decrees and orders quite often met with resistance in the upper layers of the government, especially in the Russian Duma or parliament.
Nicholas, Alexandra, and their five children remained confined in the royal residence The Alexander Palace, with decreasing staff until they were moved to Tobolsk in Siberia in August 1917, a step by Kerensky government to remove them from their residence in Tsarskoe Selo and essentially further from the centers of power and possible help.
Nicholas abdicated in favour of his brother, who is sometimes referred to as Michael II but who only reigned for a day before abdicating without naming an heir.
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  Nicholas II of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicholas was born in Saint Petersburg, the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Fyodorovna (born Princess Dagmar of Denmark).
Nicholas fell in love with Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, a daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, the latter a daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
A portrait of Nicholas II Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Serb nationalist association known as the Black Hand, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, Nicholas vacillated as to Russia's course.
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 Nicholas II of Russia
Nicholas II, Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov, Russian: Nikolai II (May 6, 1868 - July 16, 1918) was the last Emperor of Russia and of the Romanov Dynasty.
Nicholas, Alexandra, and their five children remained in the royal residence The Alexander Palace[?], with decreasing staff until they were moved to Tobolsk[?] in Siberia in August 1917, an effort by the struggling Kerensky government to keep them safer than was possible in Tsarskoe Selo[?].
Nicholas abdicated in favour of his brother, who is sometimes referred to as Michael II but who did not reign.
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Nicholas was born in Saint Petersburg, the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Fyodorovna of Denmark.
Nicholas and his mother, Maria Fyodorovna, were very close, as can be seen in their letters to one another, which have been published.
Nicholas fell in love with Princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt, a daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by the Rhine and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, second eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) - Russia's last emperor - was born on 18 May 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo.
Alexandra was instrumental in convincing Nicholas to resist ever-growing calls for increased democracy within Russia.
Nicholas II was persuaded to abdicate on 15 March 1917 under the recommendation of the Russian Army High Command.
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 Nicholas II Of Russia - LoveToKnow 1911
(1868-), emperor of Russia, eldest son and successor of Alexander III., was born at St Petersburg on the 18th of May 1868.
To these ought perhaps to be added the transformation of the Franco-Russian entente cordiale into a formal alliance, since the alliance in question might be regarded as favourable to the preservation of the status quo in Europe.
In spite, however, of his desire for peace he let his country drift into the disastrous war with Japan; and notwithstanding his sincere attachment to the principles of bureaucratic autocracy, it was he who granted the constitutional reforms which altered the whole political outlook in Russia (see Russia).
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 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia
Tsar Nicholas II Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov was born May 18, 1868 (NS) to Tsar Alexander III and Empress Marie Fedorovna of Russia.
Unlike the majority of royal couples, Nicholas and Alexandra were genuinely in love, much to the chagrin of his father, Alexander III and his mother, Empress Marie, who favored a more political match for Russia's future to that of the unpopular German princess.
Today, Nicholas II, Alexandra, and all their children are considered martyrs in the Russian Orthodox Church for their devotion and exemplary lifestyle dedicated to Christ the Lord.
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 Alexander Palace Time Machine - Nicholas II
Nicholas was intelligent enough to realise the probably of his assassination was quite high.
Nicholas was a deeply religious and generally solitary person, who loved the faithful companionship of his dogs to the company of state ministers.
Nicholas was a hard worker and diligent about state business, although his accomplishments where severely limited by his tendency to focus on detail rather than the big picture.
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 Tsar Nicholas II
Czar Nicholas II was the last ruler of the Romanov family dynasty that had ruled the great empire of Russia for over 300 hundred years.
Nicholas dreamed of Russia’s becoming the most powerful country in Europe, but he took very bad advice from the Emperor William II of Germany and from military generals who sought fame and glory when planning to invade Japan.
Nicholas II’s public life was filled with uncertainty and lack of confidence in the way the country was run.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Alexander II of Russia
Born in 1818, he was the eldest son of Tsar Nicholas I and Charlotte of Prussia, daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
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.
She was the legal daughter of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Wilhelmina of Baden, although there was a question of whether the Grand Duke or her mother's lover, Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy, was her actual father.
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 PlanetPapers - Tzar Nicholas II - downfall of Russia
Nicholas 2’s firm and obstinant belief of his commitment to autocracy can be clearly seen in a letter of reply he sent to a liberal zemstvo head before his coronation.
But Nicholas, blind to the threat of a united elite and lower class-they were already protesting over shocking working conditions- wanting reform refused demands, as a result Nicholas’ government nearly fell and if not for the shrewd political maneuvering of Minister Segius Witte certainly would have.
Nicholas did make the decision to go to war which can be seen as a catalyst for accentuating discontent but it was not weakness of character, just politically naïve.
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 boys clothing: European royalty--Russia Nicholas II
Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor, was the eldest son of Alexander III and was born on May 6, 1868.
Nicholas was born on the Alexander Palace, as the eldest son of Tsar Alexander III and Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, of the House of Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp, in the small town of Tsarskoe Selo ("The Tsar's Village" in Russian), near St. Petersburg.
Dagmar became engaged to the eldest son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, the Tsarevitch Nicholas, in the summer of 1864 during the war with Prussia and Austria.
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 Nicholas II, czar of Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Nicholas was educated by private tutors and the reactionary Pobyedonostzev.
Nicholas soon curtailed the Duma and dismissed Witte in 1906, replacing him with I. Goremykin and then with P. Stolypin.
The advance, in July, 1918, of counterrevolutionary forces caused the soviet of Yekaterinburg to fear that Nicholas might be liberated; after a secret meeting a death sentence was passed on the czar and his family, who were shot along with their remaining servants in a cellar at Yekaterinburg on the night of July 16.
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 Nicholas II of Russia Biography and Summary
Nicholas II (1868-1918), the czar of Russia from 1894 to 1917, was a staunch defender of autocracy.
Nicholas II of Russia(6 May (O.S.)/ 18 May (N.S.) 1868 – 17 July 1918) (Russian: Николай II, Nikolaj II) was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland.
Explains the events that led to the abdication and subsequent death of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
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 Nicholas II of Russia information - Search.com
Nicholas II of Russia (18 May 1868 - 17 July 1918) (Russian: Николай II (Nikolai II)) was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland.
Nicholas was born in Saint Petersburg, the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Fyodorovna (born Princess Dagmar of Denmark).
Nicholas fell in love with Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, a daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom.
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Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov II Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov II Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia.
When Nicholas was 16, he met a pretty 12-year-old girl named Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt (she would change her name to Alexandra when she converted to Russian Orthodoxy in order to marry Nicholas).
Nicholas died at the age of 50 when he and his family were assassinated in a basement by Lenin's Bolshiveks.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Nicholas II of Russia
When Alexander died at the age of 49 after an unexpectedly rapid deterioration of health, Nicholas felt so unprepared for the duties of the crown that he tearfully asked his cousin, "What is going to happen to me and all of Russia?"?title=(Figes p18) He nevertheless decided to maintain the conservative policies favored by his father.
At the end of the "February Revolution"?title=of 1917 (February in the Old Russian Calendar), on 2 March (Julian Calendar)/ 15 March (Gregorian Calendar), 1917, Nicholas II was forced to abdicate.
Fearing that the Legion would take the town and free him, the Emperor's Bolshevik jailers pursued the immediate liquidation of the Imperial Family, arguing that there was "no turning back."?title=[2] The telegram giving the order on behalf of the Supreme Soviet in Moscow was signed by Jacob Sverdlov, after whom the town was subsequently renamed.
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Czar Nicholas II of Russia
Nicholas II was born on May 6, 1868, in Tsarskoe Selo.
Nicholas had a nervous habit of always brushing his thick mustache with the back of his hand.
Nicholas II took command of the army in 1915.
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 Royalty.nu - Nicholas and Alexandra - The Last Romanovs - Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson
Nicholas II: Last of the Tsars by Marc Ferro, translated by Brian Pearce, is another scholarly biography.
The Curse of the Romanovs by Staton Rabin.
Nicholas and Alexandra is a very good documentary that includes footage of the tsar and his family.
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