Alexander I, Czar of Russia

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Alexander I, Czar of Russia Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°58' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°16 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 03°59'

Czar of Russia Alexander I


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Career 1801 (Crowned Czar)
  • Health : Acute illness January 1824 (Diagnosed with disease)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

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)