Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia

Emperor + Grand Duke + Elder
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Born Dec 4, 1878
Hometown Anichkov Palace
Died Jun 13, 1918
Death Place Russian Soviet Fe...

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.… Read More

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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
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CHILDHOOD

1878 Birth Born on December 4, 1878.
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.

TEENAGE

1898 19 Years Old …  In November 1898, he attained legal adulthood, and just eight months later became heir presumptive to Nicholas as the middle brother, George, was killed in a motorcycle accident. … Read More

TWENTIES

1899 - 1902 4 More Events
1904 25 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1906 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Michael rejected the notion, proposed by his friends, that he keep her as a mistress, and in July 1906 he wrote to Nicholas asking permission to marry her. … Read More
1907 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Under family pressure, and unable to see Dina, by August 1907, Michael appeared to be losing interest. … Read More

THIRTIES

1909 - 1910 2 More Events
In May 1912, Michael went to Copenhagen for the funeral of his uncle King Frederick VIII of Denmark, where he fell ill with a stomach ulcer that was to trouble him for years afterwards. … Read More
1913 34 Years Old In July 1913, they saw Michael's mother in London who told Natalia "a few home truths" according to Xenia's diary. … Read More
…  For his actions commanding his troops in the Carpathian mountains in January 1915, Michael earned the military's highest honour, the Cross of St. George. … Read More
However, the slights against him by the Tsar's retinue continued; when he was promoted to lieutenant-general in July 1916, unlike all other Grand Dukes who attained that rank he was not appointed as an aide-de-camp to the Tsar with the rank of adjutant-general. … Read More
In January 1917, Michael returned to the front to hand-over command of his corps; from 29 January he was Inspector-General of Cavalry stationed at Gatchina. … Read More
The house arrest was lifted again in November, and the Constituent Assembly was elected and met in January 1918. … Read More

FORTIES

1918 40 Years Old Died on June 13, 1918.
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