Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia

son of Nicholas II of Russia and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (12 August 1904 – 17 July 1918) was the heir apparent of Russia during the Russian Revolution. He would have become Tsar Alexei II. He was the youngest of five children and the only son of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandra Fyodorovna. His sisters were Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia.

Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsesarevich of Russia
Alexei in 1913
Born(1904-08-12)12 August 1904 [O.S 30 July]
Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg Governorate,
Russian Empire
Died17 July 1918(1918-07-17) (aged 13)
Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, Russian Soviet Republic
Full name
Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov
HouseHolstein-Gottorp-Romanov
FatherNicholas II of Russia
MotherAlix of Hesse and by Rhine
ReligionRussian Orthodox
SignatureAlexei Nikolaevich's signature
Tsarevich Alexei by Sergey Egornov circa 1910.

He had the genetic blood disorder hemophilia. He inherited the disorder from his mother. The disease can be traced back to his great-grandmother Queen Victoria. His father gave up the throne in 1917 and his family was exiled and then murdered in Ekaterinburg in 1918.

In 2000, Alexei and his family were canonised as saints by the Russian Orthodox Church.

In 2008 his body was one of those found near the site where the family was murdered. DNA tests proved all 5 of the Tsar's children had been killed.

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