Czar Nicholas II


Who was Czar Nicholas II?

Czar Nicholas II was born on May 6, 1868, in Pushkin, Russia. He inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III, died in 1894. Although he believed in autocracy, he was eventually forced to create an elected legislature. Czar Nicholas II’s handling of Bloody Sunday and World War I changed his subjects and led to his ruling. Bolsheviks executed him on July 17, 1918, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Fun Facts

Nickname; Bloody Sunday

Czar joined the army at age 19 & took over the throne at age 49.

Czar and his family were execucuted by the Bolsheviks.

Like other Russian Emperors, he is commonly known by the monarchical title Tsar.

Ruled from the first of November, 1894 to March 15, 1917.

Religion; Russian orthodox

What did Czar do?

A Russian Emperor, Czar Nicholas was the last czar of Russia. Marked by defeat in the Russo-Japenese war, the 1905 Revolution and had involvement in World War I. Also helped participate in the Revolution of 1917. Czar continued autocracy in Russia.
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