Grigori Rasputin

Influence in History

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Biography

Rasputin was a religious figure in Russia. He was sent to the royal palace in 1908 to help the Tsar’s son, Aleksey, who had hemophilia. He proved to Tsarina Alexandra, and the people of Russia that he had a healing power. He became a trusted family friend with the Tsar Nicholas II and the royal family.He was known as a holy man, a mystical faith healer, and a mad munck. He started to help the Tsar with issues in the country. The nobles were concerned that Rasputin was influencing Alexandria's decisions. People started to dislike Rasputin because of the rumors they heard about him. They believed that he had an affair with Tsarina Alexandra, thus they decided to assassinate him. He was killed by people who had relations of the royal family. First they tried to poison Rasputin but that failed, he later was shot twice and dumped into a river and drowned.

Quotes/Statistics

“ God has seen your tears and heard your prayers. Fear not, the child will not die. “ - Grigori Rasputin


Came to St. Petersburg in 1903

Influential In History

He led Russia in a religious way. Rasputin influenced Tsar Nicholas II choices he made to Russia. If it wasn't for Rasputin, Russia wouldn't be what it is today, meaning there could have not been the problems Russia is facing now and the wars they fought with the United States.