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003 RUSSIA.

(Empire of All the Russias.) Eeig^ning Emperor.

Nicholas II., Emperor of All the Russia?!, bf)rn May 6 (May 18 new style), 1868, the eldest son of the Emperor Alexander III. and of Princess Marie Dagmar, daughter of King Christian IX. of Denmark ; ascended the throne at the death of his father October 20 (November 1 new stylo), 1894 ; married November 14 ( ovember 26), 1894, to Princess Alexandra Alix, daughter of Ludwig TV., Grand Duke of Hesse, born May 25 (June 6), 1872. Offspring of this union two daugliters : Olga, born Novem- ber 3 (November 15), 1895, and Tatiana, born May 22 (June 11), 1897.

Mother of the Emperor.

Empress Marie Dagmar, widow of Emperor Alexander III., born November 26, 1847; married November 9, 1866. Brothers and Sisters of the Emperor.

I. Grand-duke George, heir-apparent, born April 27 (May 9), 1871.

II. Grand-duchess Xenia, born March 25 (April 6), 1875 ; married to Grand Duke Alexander (see next page).

III. Grand-duke Michael, born November 22 (December 4), 1878.

IV. Grand-duchess Olga, born June 1 (June 13), 1882.

Uncles and Aunts of the Emperor.

I. Grand duke Vladimir, born April 10 (April 22), 1847; married August 16 (August 28), 1874, to Princess Marie of Mecklenburg- Sell werin. Offspring of the union are three sons and one daughter: — 1. Cyril, born September 30 (October 12), 1876. 2. Boris, born November 12 (November 24), 1877. 3. Andreas, born May 2 (May 14), 1879. 4. Helene, born January 17 (January 29), 1882.

II. Grand-duke Alexis, his^h admiral, born January 2 (January 14), 1850.

III. Grand-duchess J/rt?-irt, born October 5 (October 17), 1853 ; married January 21, 1874, to the Duke of Edinburgh, son of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.

IV. Grand-duke Sergius, born April 29 (May 11). 1857; married June 3 (June 15), 1884, to Princess Elizabeth of Hesse- Darmstadt.

V. Grand-duke Paul, born September 21 (October 3), 1864; married June 5 (June 17), 1889, to Princess Alexandra, daughter of the King of Greece ; widower September 24, 1891. Offspring : Maria, born April 6 (18), 1890 ; Dimitri born September 18. 1891.