Nicholas I
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The Tsar Nicholas, 1843
Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias
Reign 1 December 1825 – 6 August 1844
Coronation 3 September 1826
Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russian Empire
Predecessor Alexander I
Successor Alexander II
Spouse Alexandra Feodorovna
Issue Alexander II
Maria, Duchess of Leuchtenberg
Olga, Queen of Württemberg
Alexandra, Princess of Hesse-Kassel
Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich
Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich
Full name
Nicholas Pavlovich Romanov
House Romanov
Father Paul I
Mother Maria Feodorovna
Born 6 July 1796
Gatchina Palace, Russian Empire
Died 6 August 1844 (aged 48)
Winter Palace, Russian Empire
Burial 8 August 1844
Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Religion Russian Orthodox

Nicholas I (born Nicholas Pavlovich Romanov, 6 July 1796 – 6 August 1844) was Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias from 1825 until his death in 1844. Nicholas, the younger brother of the previous Tsar Alexander I, was much more reactionary and heavy-handed than his predecessor. ((will work on this brief summary))