Person:Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1)

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
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Name Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 12 Aug 1904 Petergof, Petergof, St. Petersburg, RussiaHouse of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Death[1] 17 Jul 1918 Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk, Uralsky, Russia
Reference Number? Q154045?


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Alexei Nikolaevich (12 August 1904 [O.S. 30 July] – 17 July 1918) of the House of Romanov, was the Tsesarevich and heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire. He was the youngest child and only son of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was born with hemophilia; his mother's reliance on the faith healer Grigori Rasputin to treat the disease helped bring about the end of the Romanov dynasty.

After the February Revolution of 1917, he and his family were sent into internal exile in Tobolsk, Siberia. Soon after the Bolsheviks took power, he was executed alongside his parents, four sisters, and three retainers during the Russian Civil War by order of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission, though rumors that he had survived persisted until the 2007 discovery of his and one of his sisters' remains. On 17 July 1998, the eightieth anniversary of the execution, his parents and three sisters, along with their faithful retainers, were formally interred in the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. Alexei and his sister Maria are still not buried. The family were canonized as passion bearers by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000.

He is known to Russian legitimists as Alexei II, as they do not recognize the abdication of his father in favor of his uncle Grand Duke Michael as lawful.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.