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Nicholas II
Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias
Nicholas II of Russia painted by Earnest Lipgart.jpg
Reign1 November 1894 – 15 March 1917
Born18 May 1868
BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia
Died17 July 1918 age 50
Place of deathYekaterinburg, Russia
PredecessorAlexander III of Russia
SuccessorEmpire ended, next Russian Head of State and Government is Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
ConsortAlix of Hesse and by Rhine
ChildrenGrand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duke Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
Royal HouseHouse of Romanov
FatherAlexander III of Russia
MotherDagmar Maria Fyodrovna of Denmark

Nicholas II of Russia, (May 18, 1868July 17, 1918) was the last Tsar or Emperor of the Russian Empire. He became Tsar in 1894 after his father, Tsar Alexander III died. He married Princess Alix of Hesse, who was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and they had five children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexi. Alexi suffered from a disease called haemophilia, which caused his parents great sadness.

World War I created many problems for Russia and the Tsar. In 1917 there was a revolution and he abdicated (gave up being Tsar) in March of that year.[1] He and his family were held as prisoners under house arrest. On July 17, 1918, Nicholas, his wife, and their children were killed by a firing squad. In 1981, the Tsar and his family were made Saints by the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1990, the bones of the Tsar and his family were found in the woods and given a proper burial in 1998.


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