Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia
Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov of Russia would have become Tsar Alexei II. He was born on August 12, 1904 (Julian calendar July 30, 1904) and died on July 17, 1918. He was the youngest of five children and the only son of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandra Fyodorovna. His sisters were Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia.
He had the disease hemophilia. He inherited the disease from his mother. The disease can be traced back to his great grandmother Queen Victoria. His father gave up the throne in 1917 and his family was exiled and then murdered in Ekaterinburg in 1918.
In 2008 his body was one of those found near the site where the family was murdered. DNA tests proved all 5 of the Tsar's children had been killed.
In 2000, Alexei and his family was made saints by the Russian Orthodox Church. When Alexei was struggling with hemophilia a Russian Orthodox monk named Grigori Rasputin, commonly known as Rasputin, healed Alexei better than any doctor could. This might have led to the family's murder, because they were so fond of Rasputin. Once Rasputin was murdered, Alexei and his family were murdered only two years later.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- AkexeiRomanov.org includes Articles on Alexei, 3D images and more
- FrozenTears.org A media library of the last Imperial Family.
- The Romanov Memorial
- The Murder of Russia's Imperial Family, Nicolay Sokolov. Investigation of murder of the Romanov Imperial Family in 1918.
- Account of Alexei's life, told in first person
- Tsarevich Alexei