The Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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Reign of Russian Tsars

Alexander II

2 March 1855 - 13 March 1881

Born 29 April 1818. Assassinated.

Alexander III

13 March 1881 - 1 November 1894

Born 18 March 1845. Died of kidney failure.

Nicholas II

1 November 1894 - 15 March 1917

Born 18 May 1868, died 17 July 1918, executed by shooting by Ural Soviet of Workers' Deputies with multiple wounds in head and chest.

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

November 7 1917 - December 30 1922

Russia part of Soviet Union

30 December 1922 - 26 December 1991

Russian Federation

26 December 1991 - Present

The Last of the Romanovs

Coronation of Nicholas II

1 November 1894

Marriage of Nicholas and Alexandra

26 November 1894

Married Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse)

Birth of Olga Romanov

15 November 1895

First child- daughter.

Birth of Tatiana Romanov

10 June 1897

Second daughter.

Birth of Maria Romanov

26 June 1899

Third daughter.

Birth of Anastasia Romanov

18 June 1901

Fourth daughter.

Wars

Russo-Japanese War

10 February 1904 - 5 September 1905

Towards the Soviet

Emancipation Edict

March 3, 1861

The Peasant Reform of 1861 enacted by Alexander II. State owned Serfs were freed from 1866 onwards.

Bloody Sunday

January 2 1905

A massacre of peaceful protesters presenting a petition to Nicholas II. Workers called for improved working conditions, condemned overtime forced on workers, asked for fairer wages and for their working day to be shortened to eight hours.

The October Manifesto

October 17 1905

The October Manifesto, or The Manifesto on the Improvement of the State Order, was an edict proclaiming "freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association; a broad participation in the Duma; introduction of universal male suffrage; and a decree that no law should come into force without the consent of the state Duma." This was insignificant

First Duma

May 10, 1906 - June 21, 1906

Second Duma

5 March 1907 - 16 June 1907