Sergei Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia

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Name
Sergei Alexandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia Gender: M
born on 11 May 1857 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n56, 30e18
Timezone LMT m30e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°55' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 14°22'



Grand Duke of Russia Sergei Alexandrovich (circa 1894)

Biography

Russian Grand Duke as the fifth son and seventh child of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. He was an influential figure during the reigns of his brother Emperor Alexander III of Russia and his nephew Emperor Nikolai II, who was also his brother in law through Sergei's marriage to Elizabeth the sister of Tsarina Alexandra.

Grand Duke Sergei's education gave him lifelong interests in culture and the arts. Like all male members of the Romanov dynasty, he followed a military career, and he fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878, receiving the Order of St George for courage and bravery in action. In 1882, his brother, Tsar Alexander III, appointed him Commander of the 1st Battalion Preobrazhensky Life Guard Regiment, a position he held until 1891. In 1889, Grand Duke Sergei was promoted to the rank of Major General.

In 1884, Sergei married Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Their marriage remained childless, but they became the guardians of the two children of his brother, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia: Grand Duchess Maria, and Grand Duke Dimitri.

Between 1891 and 1905, Grand Duke Sergei served as Governor General of Moscow. His reputation was tarnished as he was partially blamed by the Khodynka Tragedy, which, during the festivities following the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II, resulted in thousands of deaths. As a Governor of Moscow, Grand Duke Sergei was responsible for the expulsion of Moscow's 20,000 Jews at the start of his tenure, and he repressed a student movement to prevent the spread of revolutionary ideas. His conservative policies, extreme even by contemporary standards, made him a polarizing figure, and he was regarded as a reactionary.

Targeted by the SR Combat Organization, he was assassinated by a terrorist bomb at the Kremlin on 17 February 1905, aged 47.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Death by Homicide 17 February 1905 (Bomb-assassination, age 47)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Würzburger Abendblatt," 15 May 1857, p. 502: "aus St. Petersburg . . . am 11. ds. Mts. Abends 7½ Uhr erfolgte der Kaiserin von Rußland von einem Prinzen"

(at St. Petersburg ... on the 11th at 7:30 o'clock at night, the Empress of Russia gave birth to a prince).

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two adopted)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov)