Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Alexander III., Emperor of All the Russias
ALEXANDER III. (Alexandrovitch), Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, who succeeded to the throne on the murder of his father by Nihilist conspirators on March 13, N.S. 1881, was born March 10, 1845. Since his elevation to the throne he has seldom appeared in public, but has lived in the closest retirement at Gatchina, being in constant dread of the machinations of the secret societies of Socialists. His coronation took place at Moscow, May 27, 1883. He married, in 1866, Mary-Féodorovna (formerly Mary Sophia Frederica Dagmar), daughter of Christian IX., King of Denmark.