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  3. Nicholas II of Russia - Wikipedia

    Nicholas II or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov [d] (18 May [ O.S. 6 May] 1868 – 17 July 1918), known in the Russian Orthodox Church as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer, [e] was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917.

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  4. Nicholas II | Biography, Wife, Abdication, Death, & Facts

    Nicholas II, Russian in full Nikolay Aleksandrovich, (born May 6 [May 18, New Style], 1868, Tsarskoye Selo [now Pushkin], near St. Petersburg, Russia—died July 17, 1918, Yekaterinburg), the last Russian emperor (1894–1917), who, with his wife, Alexandra, and their children, was killed by the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution.

  5. Tsar Nicholas II - Death, Wife & Family - Biography

    Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and execution. Who Was Nicholas II? Nicholas II...

  6. Nicholas II (May 18, 1868–July 17, 1918) was the last czar of Russia. He ascended to the throne following the death of his father in 1894. Woefully unprepared for such a role, Nicholas II has been characterized as a naïve and incompetent leader.

  7. Biography of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia - Saint Petersburg

    Nicholas II, the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Fyodorovna was born 18 May 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, near St. Petersburg. As heir apparent, the young Nicholas received an excellent "palace" education that prepared him for his future role as Autocrat of All the Russias.

  8. Murders of Czar Nicholas II of Russia and His Family - ThoughtCo

    Who Was Nicholas II? Young Nicholas, known as the "tsesarevich," or heir apparent to the throne, was born on May 18, 1868, the first child of Czar Alexander III and Empress Marie Feodorovna. He and his siblings grew up in Tsarskoye Selo, one of the residences of the imperial family located outside of St. Petersburg.

  9. Nicholas II of Russia: the Emperor Who Knew the Fate ...

    Nicholas II tried to overcome a Fate many times: in 1899 (the Hague peace conference); then (most decisively) in March, 1905 (an attempt to abdicate and to head the Russian Orthodox Church); and then again and again but he could not. His attempts to overcome a Fate are the main essence and content of this book.

  10. What kind of man was Nicholas II? - Russia Beyond

    Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar, was a peculiar and quirky man who had a major dark side. 1. He was a passive student to a brilliant education Nicholas II in uniform of Russian Army, when 13...

  11. Why Czar Nicholas II and the Romanovs Were Murdered - HISTORY

    Czar Nicholas II and empress Alexandra, 1894. Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images Russians turn against Nicholas II after a series of unpopular decisions The roots of the Romanov family’s...