Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia

Noble person

1878 – 1918

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Who was Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia?

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia was the youngest son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia.

At the time of his birth, his paternal grandfather was still the reigning Emperor of All the Russias. Michael was fourth-in-line to the throne following his father and elder brothers Nicholas and George. After the assassination of his grandfather in 1881, he became third-in-line, and in 1894 after the death of his father, second-in-line. George died in 1899, leaving Michael as heir-presumptive to the throne. The birth of Nicholas's son Alexei in 1904 temporarily moved Michael back to second-in-line, but Alexei inherited the blood-clotting disorder haemophilia and was not expected to live. When Nicholas abdicated on 15 March [O.S. 2 March] 1917, Michael was named as his successor instead of Alexei. Michael, however, deferred acceptance of the throne until ratification by an elected assembly. He was never confirmed as Emperor, and following the Russian Revolution of 1917, he was imprisoned and murdered.

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Born
Dec 4, 1878
Anichkov Palace
Also known as
  • Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov
  • Misha
  • Flopsy
  • Михаи́л Александрович Рома́нов
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Siblings
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Children
Religion
  • Eastern Orthodox Church
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
Died
Jun 13, 1918
Perm

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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