Person:Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia (1)

Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia
b.14 Jan 1850
Facts and Events
Name Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Jan 1850
Death[1] 14 Nov 1908 Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Reference Number? Q315726?


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Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia,(Russian: Алексей Александрович; 14 January 1850 (2 January O.S.) in St. Petersburg – 14 November 1908 in Paris) was the fifth child and the fourth son of Alexander II of Russia and his first wife Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse). Chosen for a naval career, Alexei Alexandrovich started his military training at the age of 7. By the age of 20 he had been appointed lieutenant of the Imperial Russian Navy and had visited all Russia's European military ports. In 1871, he was sent as a goodwill ambassador to the United States and Japan.

In 1883 he was appointed general-admiral. He had a significant contribution in the equipment of the Russian navy with new ships and in modernizing the naval ports. However, after the Russian defeat in the Battle of Tsushima in 1905, he was relieved of his command. He died in Paris in 1908.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.