Genealogical tree of the Romanovs: a history of the Royal and Imperial Russia
The family tree begins with the Romanov Mikhail Fedorovich, the first of the dynasty, became king. To the throne, he was imprisoned by the boyars in 1613 until 1917 Russia the rule of the Romanov dynasty.
After Mikhail Fedorovich to the throne, Alexei Mikhailovich, and then his three sons. In 1696 the king is a young Peter the great radically changed Russia and turn it into one of the great European powers. He was the last who bore the title of king. In 1721 he assumed the title of Emperor, and Russia has since been called the Russian Empire.
Further genealogical tree of the Romanovs continues the wife of Peter the Great, Catherine I, who ruled for two years, from 1725 to 1727. After her death the throne passes to the grandson of Peter the Great – Peter II. He inherited the throne at the age of eleven years and was the last descendant of Peter through the male line. He ruled briefly, for only three years, and, unfortunately, at the age of 14 died from smallpox.
After the death of Peter II, in the course of Palace intrigues, the throne of the Russian Empire was transferred to the daughter of the elder brother of Peter the Great – Anna Ivanovna. She ruled for ten years, from 1730 to 1740 the first year. Until 1741-go rules John VI, who overthrew the daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine the First, Empress Elizaveta Petrovna.
The Empress Elizabeth never married and until the end of life remained childless. She made heir to the throne of the son of Anna Petrovna (daughter of Peter the Great) Peter III, who in 1761 was proclaimed Emperor, but had remained a short time and was overthrown in 1762. After the family tree of the Romanov family was continued by his wife Catherine II, who made history as Catherine the Great. Under her the Russian Empire gained much power and became one of the leading European empires. In the period of her reign was considerably expanded the borders of the state. And it can rightly be called a genius and a wise politician.
Genealogical tree of the Romanovs, after the death of Catherine the great continues her son Paul the First. He reigned from 1796 to 1801, the first years, was killed in the course of the conspiracy, and the throne was occupied by his son Alexander the great. During his reign Russia experienced the Great Patriotic war of 1812.
In 1825 the Emperor dies without an heir. Proclaim the Emperor Nicholas I, brother of Alexander the First. His ascension to the throne is marred by the Decembrist revolt, and by the end of the Board, in the fifties of the XIX century the Crimean war erupted.
Subsequently, the genealogical tree of the Romanovs was continued by his son Nicholas, Alexander II. He went down in history as the Emperor, the abolition of serfdom and spent a number of major reforms.
Following the rules of Alexander III, his throne was inherited by Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor of the Romanov dynasty. In his reign Russia was involved in the First World war that swept the country a number of popular unrest and eventually, in 1917 year, the February bourgeois-democratic revolution in which the monarchy in Russia was overthrown.
Thus, all the Russian emperors of the Romanovs were. The family tree can be traced at the present day as living descendants of the dynasty.