Alexander I, Czar of Russia
|born on||23 December 1777 at 10:45 (= 10:45 AM )|
|Place||St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n55, 30e15|
|Timezone||LMT m30e15 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°58' 20°16 Asc. 03°59'|
Russian royalty, the Czar from1801-25, famed for his struggle with Napoleon. After first being defeated by Napoleon, they became allies, then enemies again when the French emperor invaded Russia in 1812. Russian troops captured Paris in 1914. At the Congress of Vienna; 1815, he founded a "holy alliance" for the preservation of peace and Russia gained possession of Finland and most of Poland.
Where Alexander began his reign with the inclination toward reformation, he ended up an extreme reactionary and a religious fanatic. One of his contemporary nicknames was "Sphinx of the North" as he learned to hide his feelings at an early age.
He was diagnosed with erysipelas in January 1824 and died 12/01/1825 NS at 10:50 AM at Taganrog of causes not entirely clear but thought to be liver disease followed by cerebral complications.
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Bonaparte, Napoleon I (born 15 August 1769)
- child->parent relationship with Paul I, Czar of Russia (born 1 October 1754)
- sibling relationship with Alexandra, Archduchess of Austria (born 29 July 1783 Jul.Cal. (9 Aug 1783 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Constantine Pavlovich, Grand Duke of Russia (born 27 April 1779 Jul.Cal. (8 May 1779 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Nicholas I, Czar of Russia (born 25 June 1796 Jul.Cal. (6 July 1796 greg.))
- Work : New Career 1801 (Crowned Czar)
Andre Barbault quotes 10:45AM in Henri Troyat, "Alexander of Russia: Napolean's Conquerer," translated by Joan Pinkham, E.P. Dutton, NY 1982 (Decenber 22, 1777 OS) given in L'Astrologue #312 p.69; verified by correspondence with Barbault May 2001.
(Lescaut misquoted Barbault for 11:00 AM LMT).
In 2013, Sy Scholfield quotes "Births," The Scots Magazine, January 1778, p. 53: "Petersburg, Dec. 23. The Great Duchess was safely delivered of a prince this morning, at half an hour past ten o'clock. . . This joyful event was announced to the public, at noon, by the firing of 201 guns from the fortress and admiralty." The Rodden Rating has thus been upgraded from B to A.
In 2014, Scholfield found a letter written by Catherine giving a time of birth of her grandson of 10:45 a.m. in "Pavlovsk: The Life of a Palace" by Suzanne Massie (Little, Brown, 1990), p. 12: "On December 20, 1777, at the age of eighteen, in what was to be a pattern of difficult deliveries, the young Grand Duchess gave birth to a son who was named Alexander. Catherine, who at forty-eight had been concerned about the succession, was overjoyed. In a letter to [the social and cultural critic] Baron von Friedrich Melchior Grimm' in December 1777, she wrote: 'Do you know Monsieur Alexandre? Not Alexander the Great but a tiny Alexander who was just born on the 12/20 of this month at 10:45 in the morning.'" The letter appeared earlier in the German book, "Kaiserin und Frau: Katharina die Grosse: Roman" by Nina Arkina (Berteslmann-Lesering, 1962), p. 176: "Es ist nicht Alexander der Große, sondern ein winzig kleiner Alexander, der am 12. dieses Monats um 10.45 Uhr geboren wurde."
- Traits : Personality : Bigot (Religious fanatic)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (Russia)