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Al·ex·an·dra(ăl′ĭg-zăn′drə, -zän′-) 1872-1918.
Last czarina of Russia (1894-1917). The wife of Nicholas II, she interfered in politics under Rasputin's influence. After the Bolshevik revolution, she and her family were imprisoned and executed.
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1. (Biography) 1844–1925, queen consort of Edward VII of Great Britain and Ireland
2. (Biography) 1872–1918, the wife of Nicholas II of Russia; her misrule while Nicholas was supreme commander of the Russian forces during World War I precipitated the Russian Revolution
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