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Nicholas I of Russia
b.6 Jul 1796 Gatschina
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Name Nicholas I of Russia
Alt Name Nicolaas I Pavlovitsj van Rusland
Gender Male
Birth? 6 Jul 1796 GatschinaHouse of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Marriage 13 Jul 1817 Saint Petersburg, Russiato Alexandra Feodorovna
Death? 2 Mar 1855 Saint Petersburg, Russia


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Nicholas I (r Nikolai I Pavlovich; – ) was the Emperor of Russia from 1825 until 1855. He was also the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. He was the younger brother of his childless predecessor, Alexander I. Nicholas inherited his brother's throne despite the failed Decembrist revolt against him, and went on to become the most reactionary of Russian monarchs. In his last years, Nicholas I led the Russian army in the unsuccessful Crimean War. However, he was also instrumental in helping to create an independent Greek state and defeated the Ottoman empire in the Russo-Turkish war 1828-1829. Thus he was a key player in the ascendency of Russia as a world power and helped hasten the disintegration of the aging Ottoman empire. On the eve of his death, the Russian Empire reached its historical zenith, spanning over 20 million square kilometers ( million square miles).

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References
  1.   Nicholas I of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Nikolai I Pavlovich Romanov, Tsar of Russia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.