Nicholas II | Biography, Death, & Facts | Britannica - Czar nicholas the seconds adult life
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Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and execution. Nicholas II’s handling of Bloody Sunday and World War I incensed his subjects and led to his abdication. Nicholas II, Russian in full Nikolay Aleksandrovich, (born May 6 [May 18, New Style], , Tsarskoye Selo [now Pushkin], near St. Petersburg, Russia—died July 17, , Yekaterinburg), the last Russian emperor (–), who, with his wife, Alexandra, and their children.