Genealogical Tree of the Romanovs: History of Tsarist and Imperial Russia
The genealogical tree of the Romanovs begins with Mikhail Fedorovich, the first of the dynasty that became the tsar. On the throne, he was planted by the boyars in 1613 and up until 1917 Russia ruled the Romanov dynasty.
After Mikhail Fedorovich, Alexei Mikhailovich ascended the throne, and then his three sons. In 1696 the young Peter the Great became king, radically changing Russia and turning it into one of the great European powers. He was the last to bear the title of king. In 1721 he took the title of emperor, and Russia has since become known as the Russian Empire.
Next, the 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 succeeded to the throne at the age of eleven and was the last descendant of Peter on the male line. He did not last long, only three years, and unfortunately, at the age of 14, he died from smallpox.
After the death of Peter II, during the palace intrigues, the throne of the Russian Empire was transferred to the daughter of Peter the Great's elder brother - Anna Ioannovna. She rules for ten years, from 1730 to 1740. After it, until the 1741st, John VI was overthrown by the daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, Elizabeth Petrovna.
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna never married and remained childless for the rest of her life. She made the heir to the throne the son of Anna Petrovna (daughter of Peter the Great) - Peter III, who in 1761 was proclaimed emperor, but he remained short-lived and was overthrown in 1762. After the genealogical tree of the family Romanov continued his wife Catherine II, who went down in history as Catherine the Great. Under her, the Russian Empire gained great power and became one of the leading European empires. During her reign, the borders of the state were significantly expanded. And it can rightfully be called a genius and wise politician.
Genealogical tree of the Romanovs after the death of Catherine the Great continues her son Pavel the First. He ruled from 1796 to 1801, was killed in a conspiracy, and the throne was taken by his son Alexander the First. During his reign, Russia experienced the Great Patriotic War of 1812.
In 1825, the emperor died without leaving an heir. The emperor proclaimed Nicholas I, brother of Alexander the First. His accession to the throne is overshadowed by the Decembrist uprising, and towards the end of the reign, in the fifties of the nineteenth century, the Crimean War flared up.
Subsequently, the genealogical tree of the Romanovs was continued by Nikolai's son, Alexander the Second. He went down in history as the emperor, abolished serfdom and carried out a number of major reforms.
Following the rules of Alexander III, he was succeeded by Nikolai II, the last Russian emperor from the Romanov dynasty. During his reign, Russia was drawn into the First World War, a number of popular unrest swept through the country, and in the end, in 1917, the February bourgeois-democratic revolution took place, during which the monarchy in Russia was overthrown.
Thus, all Russian emperors were Romanovs. The family tree can be traced to the present day, since the descendants of the dynasty are alive.