Alexander I

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Alexander I 1

Czar of Russia (1801-1825) whose plans to liberalize his country's government were forestalled by wars with Napoleon I.

Alexander I 2

Originally Alexander O·bre·no·vić  (ō-brĕn′ə-vĭch′) 1876-1903.
King of Serbia (1889-1903) whose efforts to increase his power at the expense of the national assembly led to his assassination.

Alexander I 3

King of Yugoslavia (1921-1934) who unified the peoples of Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia (1929) and was assassinated by Croatian separatists.
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Alexander I

1. (Biography) c. 1080–1124, king of Scotland (1107–24), son of Malcolm III
2. (Biography) 1777–1825, tsar of Russia (1801–25), who helped defeat Napoleon and formed the Holy Alliance (1815)
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Noun1.Alexander I - the czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825)Alexander I - the czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825)
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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O'Meara's goal is to offer readers a densely textured social and political portrait of the Russian nobility (dvorianstvo) during the age of Tsar Alexander I, who reigned from 1801 to 1825.
1917 - Alexander I becomes King of Greece following his father Constantine I's abdication.
Beginning with Alexander's role in the coup against his father and concluding with the legend that he feigned his death in order to devote his life to religion, this absorbing biography investigates the enigma around Tsar Alexander I and achieves a new interpretive synthesis of his life.
Minkina speculates that a desire to win over Jews to the Russian side in the Napoleonic war might have sparked Alexander I's personal initiative to engage Jewish elites.
The first period is from Poltava to the Congress of Vienna in 1814-15, when Russia appeared in the guise of benign "Enlightened despotism." The second begins with Alexander I's Holy Alliance through the unbending autocrat Nicholas I, seen by the West as the "gendarme of Europe." The third phase begins with the Great Reforms of Alexander II, and closes by the fall of the Imperial Regime in 1917 when Russia is viewed as an integral part of Europe.