Holy Man or Mad Monk?
1878- Dimitri, Rasputin's brother dies.
1883- Rasputin has a vision and thinks he sees god.
1888- Rasputin marries Praskovya, soon after he visits a monastery. He spends the following years as a wandering holy man.
1897-1900- Rasputin's three children are born.
1903- Rasputin arrives in St. Petersburg and meets important religious leaders.
1904- Alexis, heir to the throne, is born with hemophilia. Russia and Japan go to war.
1905- Rasputin is introduced to the tsar and tsarina. Russian workers and peasants riot against the tsar.
1907- Rasputin convinces Tsarina Alexandra that he can heal her son. He becomes a frequent guest.
1910- Rumors surface about Rasputin's "unholy" dealings with women.
1911- Bishop Hermogen and Iliodor accuse Rasputin in public.
1914- Rasputin survives assassination attempt. World War One begins.
1915- Tsar takes command of troops, leaving Alexandra and Rasputin to run the country.
1916- Rasputin goes for tea with Prince Yusupov.