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Nicholas II (Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov)
Born: 18th May 1868

Died: 1918

Married to: Princess Alexandra of Hesse-Darmstadt




Nicholas was determined that Russia shouldn't be left to scramble for colonial
possessions so he encouraged the expansion in Manchuria. This provoked war with
Japan in 1904.
The resulting Russian defeat led to…

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The provisional government was soon overthrown by the Bolsheviks in October
1917.
Russia then fell into civil war after a harsh peace treaty with Germany in March 1918.
As anti-Bolsheviks approached Yekaterinburg in July 1918, Nicholas and his family
were executed.
This was almost certainly on the orders of the…

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