Alexander III of Russia

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Alexander III with his wife and five of their children

Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov (Alexander III, 10 March 1845 – 1 November 1894), was Tsar of the Russian Empire from 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1881 until his death on 1 November [O.S. 20 October] 1894. He reversed some of the liberal laws made by his father, Alexander II and promoted the Russian language. Unlike many Tsars, he kept Russia out of wars. Alexander III had six children. His son Nicholas II of Russia became the next and last Tsar.