Aleksei Aleksandrovich

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Aleksei Aleksandrovich

 

Born Jan. 2, 1850; died Nov. 1, 1908. Grand duke; fourth son of Alexander II; adjutant general (1880), general admiral (1883). He was educated at home.

From the moment of his birth, Aleksei Aleksandrovich was designated for the navy. During the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 he was chief of the naval command on the Danube. He became head of the naval department in 1881. Demonstrating a total lack of talent for this post, Aleksei Aleksandrovich was one of the chief culprits in the rout of the Russian fleet during the Russo-Japanese war. He was placed on the retired list June 2, 1905. He died in Paris.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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