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Alexander II 1818 - 1881

 

Alexander II   1818-1881

 



Image above:

Portrait of Emperor Alexander II, 1870s, by Alexander Matveyevich Wegner

State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg

 

Alexander II was the Russian Czar from 1855 - 1881, which puts his coronation right in the middle of the Crimean War.


Alexander's father was Czar Nicholas I.


Alexander was assassinated by means of an early car bomb, back in the days known as a carriage bomb. Alexander's son followed him to the throne as  Alexander III.

 

See also Governments of Russia

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