Alexander II(redirected from Aleksandr Nikolayevich)
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Czar of Russia (1855-1881) who emancipated the serfs in 1861.
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1. (Biography) 1198–1249, king of Scotland (1214–49), son of William (the Lion)
2. (Biography) 1818–81, tsar of Russia (1855–81), son of Nicholas I, who emancipated the serfs (1861). He was assassinated by the Nihilists
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|Noun||1.||Alexander II - the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)|
Russia - a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917
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