Nicholas II Biography
(Emperor of Russia (1894 - 1917))
Birthday: May 18, 1868 (Taurus)
Born In: Saint Petersburg, Russia
The last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II was an infamous king who was executed at the age of 50. Ascending to the throne at the age of 26, after the unexpected death his father, Nicholas proved to be an incapable emperor for the vast and sprawling kingdom of Russia. In fact, the Tsar himself admitted his disinterest and inability to rule and confided in his close friend/associate “I am not prepared to be a tsar. I never wanted to become one. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” To add to his encumbrance, this ill-fated emperor was to face the World War I, the outcome of which proved to be fatal for him and his family. His failure in representing the Russian army effectively in the war was the turning point of his life, where most of his ministers turned against him and he earned the wrath of the public. On his return from the war, he was forced to abdicate his title and was put under house arrest, before being executed. He has been, time and again, condemned for his lack of intellect in the political affairs and has been criticized as a “tyrant, who paid with his life for the age-old repression and arbitrary rule of his ancestors over the Russian people, over the impoverished and blood-soaked country”.