- NAME: Rasputin
- OCCUPATION: Religious Leader
- BIRTH DATE: c. 1869
- DEATH DATE: December 29, 1916
- EDUCATION: Verkhoture Monestery
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Siberia, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Full Name: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin
- AKA: Grigory Rasputin
- AKA: Rasputin
- Nickname: "Mad Monk"
- AKA: Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin
- AKA: Grigori Rasputin
- AKA: Grigory Efimovich Rasputin
- AKA: Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
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Rasputin is best known for his role as a mystical adviser in the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia.
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Rasputin arrived at the Romanov family's palace to help heal their son.
Rasputin met the son of the Romanov family, Aleksei, who had a secret illness - hemophilia. The Romanov family believed Rasputin had the power to heal their son.
Rasputin was kicked out of his home town for drinking, stealing, and womanizing. Rasputin then walked over 260 miles to get to a monastery and changed his ways.
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Baffled but not deterred, the conspirators repeatedly beat and finally shot Rasputin several times. He was wrapped in a carpet and thrown into the Neva River, only to be discovered three days later. An autopsy revealed that there was water in Rasputin's lungs at the time of his death, and it was concluded that he died by drowning.
Russia and the imperial family had gotten rid of Rasputin, but not his influence. Shortly before his death,
Rasputin wrote to Nicholas that if he were killed by government officials, the entire imperial family would be killed by the Russian people. His prophecy came true 15 months later, when the czar, his wife and all of their children were killed by assassins amidst the Russian Revolution.
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