Russian Grand Duke
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.