Alexander II (Russian: Алекса́ндр II Никола́евич, tr. Aleksándr II Nikoláyevich, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ftɐˈroj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ]; 29 April 1818 – 13 March 1881) was Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881.
Alexander II, (born April 29 [April 17, Old Style], 1818, Moscow, Russia—died March 13 [March 1], 1881, St. Petersburg), emperor of Russia (1855–81). His liberal education and distress at the outcome of the Crimean War , which had demonstrated Russia’s backwardness, inspired him toward a great program of domestic reforms, the most ...
Alexander II, Russian Aleksandr Nikolayevich, (born April 29, 1818, Moscow, Russia—died March 13, 1881, St. Petersburg), Tsar of Russia (1855–81). He succeeded to the throne at the height of the Crimean War , which revealed Russia’s backwardness on the world stage.
Alexander II - Reforms, Abolition, Assassination: The modernization of Russian institutions, though piecemeal, was extensive. In Alexander’s reign, Russia built the base needed for emergence into capitalism and industrialization later in the century.
Czar Alexander II, the ruler of Russia since 1855, is killed in the streets of St. Petersburg by a bomb thrown by a member of the revolutionary “People’s Will” group.
The emperor Alexander II was a man of weak character who possessed no steadfast views on politics. During the reign of his father he had sometimes surpassed Nicholas in reactionary intentions. The Crimean War proved too clearly the danger of Nicholas’s martinet system, however, and public opinion was too impetuous for Alexander to resist.
Alexander II (born Alexander Nikolaevich Romanov; April 29, 1818 – March 13, 1881) was a nineteenth-century Russian emperor. Under his rule, Russia moved towards reform, most notably in the abolition of serfdom. However, his assassination cut these efforts short. Fast Facts: Alexander II Full Name: Alexander Nikolaevich Romanov
Alexander II’s ‘great reforms’ stand out as among the most significant events in nineteenth century Russian history. Alexander became known as the ‘Tsar Liberator’ because he abolished serfdom in 1861. Yet 20 years later he was assassinated by terrorists.
(1818 – 1881), tsar and emperor of Russia from 1855 to 1881. Alexander Nicholayevich Romanov is largely remembered for two events — his decision to emancipate the serfs and his assassination at the hands of revolutionaries.
Alexander II ( Russian: Алекса́ндр II Никола́евич; 29 April 1818 – 13 March 1881) (Old Style dates) was the Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination.  He is most famous for freeing the serf s in his Emancipation reform of 1861 . References ↑ D.M.W. (1910). "ALexander II (1818–1881)".