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Born 18 May 1868 – Tsar Nicholas II

Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, was born Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov on May 18, 1868, in Tsarskoye Selo, near St. Petersburg. He ascended the throne in 1894, inheriting a vast but troubled empire facing social unrest and calls for modernization. Nicholas, however, clung to autocratic rule, leading to growing discontent. Disastrous military defeats in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and World War I (1914-1918) further eroded public trust. In March 1917, amid widespread food shortages and political turmoil, Nicholas was forced to abdicate, ending the 300-year Romanov dynasty.

Following his abdication, Nicholas and his family were imprisoned by the Bolsheviks. On July 17, 1918, fearing their rescue by advancing anti-Bolshevik forces, they were executed along with their retainers in Yekaterinburg, Siberia. The brutal killings marked a bloody chapter in Russian history and cemented Nicholas II’s image as a tragic figure who failed to adapt to the changing times.

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