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Alexander II of Russia

Emperor of Russia
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Residence: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Country: Russian
BirthDay: 29 April 1818
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Died On: March 13, 1881

Alexander II of Russia was bornon 29 April 1818 in Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, Russian, is Emperor of Russia. Alexander II of Russia was the Emperor of Russia, as well as the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland, who reigned from March 1855 to March 1881, before being assassinated by members of the Narodnaya Volya (People's Will) movement. He is remembered in history for his numerous reforms that ushered the modern age for the Russian Empire, and is revered as 'Alexander the Liberator' for the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. While he grew up in the autocratic system governing Russia at the time, his liberal education under Vasily Zhukovsky created a clear conflict in him which is easily noticeable through his actions during his reign. While he did bring in a number of reforms, they emerged more out of necessity than from true humanitarian outlook. Even for his most memorable reform, the emancipation of the serfs, he believed that it would eventually be necessary and wanted the change to happen "from above than from below". However, irrespective of his intentions, he did modernize the Russian Empire by reforming the military, the judicial system, education system, and by eradicating noble privileges.


Funded by the imperial family to honor his memory, the construction of the church started in 1883 and was finished in 1907


Following his communications improvements, the tracks were extended to about 14,000 miles by the time of his death in 1881


She later became lady-in-waiting to Empress Maria, who was suffering from tuberculosis, and he married her on July 18, 1880, within a month of Maria's death


Alexander II of Russia owned an Irish Setter dog named Milord, which not only often accompanied him while walking at the Summer Garden, but also made into a painting by Sergei Lvovich Levitsky in 1870


The two became intimate in July 1866, presumably after she was moved by pity following the death of his eldest son, Nicholas Alexandrovich, and an assassination attempt on his life


His father was noted for expanding the geographical borders of the country which kept him engaged in wars during much of his reign, which finally ended in his death in 1855 during the Crimean War


In 1846, as the chairman of the Secret Committee on Peasant Affairs, he supported the existing autocratic system


They were married on April 16, 1841 in St Petersburg, following which she became known as Maria Alexandrovna


In 1837, the young Alexander took a six-month tour through the Russian Empire, visiting 20 provinces, and became the first member of the royal family to set foot in Siberia


Alexander Nikolaevich, the eldest son of Nicholas I of Russia and of Charlotte of Prussia, was born on April 29, 1818, in Moscow, Russia

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