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Grigori Rasputin

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Birthday
21, 1869
Birthplace
Pokrovskoye, Russia
Death Date
Dec 30, 1916 (47)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1869
Birthplace
Pokrovskoye, Russia
Death Date
Dec 30, 1916 (47)

About

Russian mystic and advisor to Czar Nicholas II's wife Alexandra Fedorovna. The Russian people often blamed him for Russia's misfortunes at the beginning of the 20th century and many historians believe he played a significant role in increasing the Tsar's unpopularity, which in turn lead to the February Revolution of 1917.

Before Fame

He was enrolled in the Verkhoturye Monastery, but never completed his training.

Trivia

He was thought to be able to cure the hemophilia of Alexei, the son of the Tsar of Russia.

Family Life

His daughter Maria Rasputin became a memoir writer.

Associated With

The events of the February Revolution set in motion Vladimir Lenin's rise to power and the establishment of the Soviet Union.