Monday 11 May 2015

Nicholas II, Czar of Russia, 1868–1918

* Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia. He ruled from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse.

I have updated his data entry on Astrodatabank, quoting the date and time of birth from his mother's diary. Thankyou to Susan Carmichael for inspiring my research.


BIRTH DATA: 6 May [OS] or 18 May [NS] 1868, 14:30 (2:30PM) LMT (-2:01:40), Tsarskoye Selo, Russia (59n43, 30e25). ASC: 2 Libra. RR: AA (from quoted birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield cites his mother's diary as quoted in "Kejserinde Dagmar Maria Fjodorovna: en udstilling om den danske prinsesse som blev kejserinde af Rusland" by O. Villumsen Krog (Christiansborg Slot, 1997), p. 118: "In her diary she related how the boy who was to become Russia's last emperor came into this world: '(May 6/18). I woke up at four o'clock with a bad stomach ache, ... I stood it until half past seven, ... Finally I had to go into the bedroom ... And finally it was over and a little child’s cry announced the birth of our little angelic son at half past two.'"

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