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Date of Birth 12 August 1904Peterhof, Russia
Date of Death 17 July 1918Ekaterinburg, Russia  (murdered)
Birth NameAlexei Nikolaevich Romanov
Nicknames Lyosha
Sunbeam
Baby
Alyosha
Alexei
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

His Imperial Highness, The Heir, Tsesarevich and Grand Duke Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov was born on 30th July 1904. His mother sometimes called him "Baby" or "Sunbeam." He was the fifth, the last and only son of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Everyone in the family was filled with joy when he was born because he was the long-waited-for heir and tsarevich. But, weeks after Alexei's birth they realized he had hemophilia, which is a disease that effects blood clotting (they discovered this when he started to bleed from the navel). He had 4 older sisters - Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Grand Duchess Marie and Grand Duchess Anastasia. He was the favorite of the family, and his parents gave him everything he wanted. He had two sailors to watch him to make sure he wouldn't get hurt. Derevenko, who was a sailor in the Russian Navy, who later abandoned Alexei during the October revolution, and Nagorny who stayed with the family and was killed in Tobolsk after he tried to stop a guard from stealing a gold chain that was Alexei's. Even though he had his sailors, Alexei still got hurt sometimes. When he was eight years old, he almost died of a hemophiliac attack. He was in Spala on vacation with his family when he got an injury on his leg. He seemed to be recovering but the bleeding became worse and collected in his joints which caused immense pain, when his parents met Rasputin, a monk who was able to heal Alexei. By the next day, Alexei was starting to recover.

When his father abdicated, for himself and for Alexei, he and his family were prisoners of the Revolution, in Tobolsk. After that, Alexei's father, mother and sister Maria went to Ekaterinburg, leaving Alexei with his sisters. Eventually the siblings and some of their employees also went to Ekaterinburg. There the Romanovs lived in a place called "The House of Special Purpose." Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia all shared one room, while he, his father and mother shared another. On July 17, 1918 the Romanovs, their doctor, and others were set up in a basement in "The House of Special Purpose." Then, 11 executors entered and started firing. Alexei and his family and servants all died. Alexei was only 13 years old when he died. But, when they found the bodies of the Romanovs and their servants they realized there were two missing, Alexei and either Maria, Tatiana, or Anastasia. Recently the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia canonized the Romanovs as saints.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jamie

Trivia (12)

Only son of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Heir to the Russian throne.
Baptism date was 24 August, 1904. Was baptised in the Peterhof Palace.
Was only a few weeks old when it was realized he had hemophilia, a blood disorder transmitted only to sons from a mother who inherited the gene (Tsarina Alexandra inherited it from her grandmother Queen Victoria). The family kept this a secret as much as possible. Mostly the family referred to Alexei's disease as "Alexei's problem.".
Known as Alexei, the Tsarevitch was only a few weeks old when it was realized he had hemophilia, a blood disorder transmitted only to sons from a mother who inherited the gene. The family kept this a secret as much as possible. Mostly the family referred to Alexeis disease as 'Alexei's problem'.
Was very close to his older sister, Grand Duchess Anastasia.
After he got into an accident in Siberia, he never walked again, as a few months later Alexei and his family were executed.
From his birth to his death, he was the most important child in Russia.
Had a spaniel dog named Joy.
His skeletal remains went undiscovered until 2007.
When his hemophilia was made public in 1912, many of the Russian people blamed his mother for giving him the disease.
He was the grandson of the Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorova (1847-1928) and the great-nephew of Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and King George of Greece (1845-1913).

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