- NAME: Paul I of Russia
- OCCUPATION: Tsar
- BIRTH DATE: October 01, 1754
- DEATH DATE: March 23, 1801
- Did You Know?: Paul I banned waltzes and round hats as the tsar of Russia.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Petersburg, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Full Name: Pavel Petrovich
- AKA: Paul I of Russia
- AKA: Tsar Paul I
- AKA: Paul I
- Nickname: The Russian Hamlet
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Paul I of Russia served as the nation's emperor for a brief, tyrannical five years before he was assassinated 1801.
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Rumors also began to spread that he was mentally unstable. On March 23, 1801, a group of officials gained access to the 46-year-old Paul’s rooms at the Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburg and killed him. His son Alexander then took the throne.
Although it is impossible to know if Paul was mad or if he was just an unfit ruler, what is certain is that he was unsuccessful in his role as tsar.
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