Alexander II

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Birthday
29, 1818
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Mar 13, 1881 (62)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1818
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Mar 13, 1881 (62)

About

Emperor of Russia from 1855 until his assassination in 188. He was known for being a liberal reformer and was called Alexander the Liberator. 

Before Fame

When he was young he wet on a six-month tour of Russia, visiting 20 provinces of the country, which was rare for Russian royalty.

Trivia

He is best known for signing the Emancipation Edict of 1861, which freed the serfs.

Family Life

He married Princess Marie of Hesse in 1841.

Associated With

Oscar Wilde wrote about him in his first play "Vera; or, The Nihilists".