(b. 1868, d. 17th July, 1918)
- Good at heart - genuinely tried to improve living conditions for his people
- Family man
- Despised opposition
- Despised democracy; believed it would lead to the fall of Russia
- Was in support of death penalty and capital punishment
- Unpopular, because he didn't really do much
- Anti-Jew: established pogroms, which were religious purges against them
- Very religious
- Put family before governance
- Having never come from an underprivileged background, he didn't know what it was like to be poor. Therefore, he was only informed of Russia's problems through people a step lower who were all too keen on shielding him from what lay outside.
- Wife is a German - people then thought that he was a traitor, given that they were fighting against Germany
- Son Alexei had hemophilia - only heir, since he had three daughters.
- Assassinated in Ekaterinburg, the Ipatiev house, while the civil war raged on and the whites were losing.
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