The Decembrist Revolt

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Alexander I dies, leaving his brother Constantine to be Czar.

December 1, 1825 1:00

Constantine renounces his title.

December 1 1825 2:00

Nicholas takes up Constantine's role as Czar.

December 1 1825 3:00

The rebels conduct a series of secret meetings.

December 1 1825 5:00 - December 26 1825

The rebels elect Sergei Trubetskoy as their leader.

December 25 1825

The rebels assemble at the Winter Palace with three thousand men.

December 26 1825 12:00 PM

Nicholas, after attempting peace talks, orders artillery to fire on the rebels.

December 26 1825 5:00 PM

The Decembrist Revolt ends with the deaths of most of the rebels.

December 26 1825 11:00 PM