Alexander II, Czar of Russia

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Alexander II, Czar of Russia Gender: M
Aleksandr Nikolayevich
born on 17 April 1818 Jul.Cal. (29 Apr 1818 greg.) at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone LMT m37e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°21' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°24 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 04°50'

Alternative birthtime
From mother's memory
Date 17 April 1818 Jul.Cal. (29 Apr 1818 greg.) at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Moscow, RU, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone LMT m37e35 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°57 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°50'

Czar of Russia Alexander II


Russian Czar who reigned from 2 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland.

Alexander instigated a decisive break in history with his 3 March 1861 declaration of the emancipation of Russia's serfs, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator. The czar was responsible for other reforms, including reorganizing the judicial system, setting up elected local judges, abolishing corporal punishment, promoting local self-government through the zemstvo system, imposing universal military service, ending some privileges of the nobility, and promoting university education.

In foreign policy, Alexander sold Alaska to the United States in 1867, fearing the remote colony would fall into British hands if there were another war. He sought peace, moved away from bellicose France when Napoleon III fell in 1871, and in 1872 joined with Germany and Austria in the League of the Three Emperors that stabilized the European situation. Despite his otherwise pacifist foreign policy, he fought a brief war with Turkey in 1877–1878, pursued further expansion into Siberia and the Caucasus, and conquered Turkestan. Although disappointed by the results of the Congress of Berlin in 1878, Alexander abided by that agreement. Among his greatest domestic challenges was an uprising in Poland in 1863, to which he responded by stripping that land of its separate constitution and incorporating it directly into Russia. Alexander was proposing additional parliamentary reforms to counter the rise of nascent revolutionary and anarchistic movements when he was assassinated by a terrorist bomb on 13 March 1881 (NS) at 3:30 PM in St. Petersburg.

He fell in love with Princess Marie of Hesse and they wed on 15 April 1841. The marriage produced six sons and two daughters. Empress Maria Alexandrovna died of tuberculosis on 3 June 1880, at the age of fifty-five. He took a mistress, Ekaterina Dolgorukova on 1 July 1866 and maintained their relationship for the rest of his life; they had four children.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 15 April 1841 (Princess Marie of Hesse)
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  • Work : Gain social status 19 February 1855 (Crowned Czar of Russia)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 3 March 1861 (Changed history with emancipation of serfs)
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  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1 July 1866 (Mistress Ekaterina Dolgorukova)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 6 June 1867 at 5:00 PM in Paris (Assault:try to murder the Czar.( Antoni Bereszowski ))
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  • Death by Homicide 13 March 1881 at 3:30 PM in St Petersburg (Assassinated by a bomb, age 62)
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Source Notes

Lyndoe quotes 10 AM from records in AA 3/65. (Same in Sabian Symbols No.20.) April 17, 1818 OS.

Sy Scholfield quotes his mother for 11 AM in Die weiße Rose Preußens: Das Leben der Charlotte von Preußen, Kaiserin von Russland 1798-1860 by Sabine Schenkel (BoD, 2013), p. 154: "...den 17. April 1818, einem wunderschönen Frühlingstag, spürte ich die ersten Anzeichen um 2 Uhr in der Nacht; man ließ die Hebamme kommen, dann auch die Kaiserinmutter. Die echten Wehen begannen erst um 9 Uhr, und um 11 Uhr hörte ich den ersten Schrei meines ersten Kindes." (Translation: On 17 April 1818, a beautiful spring day, I felt the first signs at 2 o'clock in the night. The midwife was brought, then the Empress's mother. The real labor began at 9 o'clock [AM], and at 11 o'clock [AM] I heard the first cry of my first child). Same account given in "Die Geburt Alexanders II," Berliner Tageblatt, 16 November 1896, p. 2.

Biography: W. Bruce Lincoln "The Romanovs" (p. 427) gives 17 April 1818 OS.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (40 years with Marie)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (15 years with Ekaterina)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Also four kids with mistress)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight, six sons and two daughters)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Assassinated)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, Russia)