Biography of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin:- Monk, adventurer and Russian courtier and peasant origin and without any formation, Rasputín soon acquired great popularity by its licentious life and its fame of thaumaturgo.
Biography of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin
- Born:- 21 January 1869, Pokrovskoye, Russia
- Height:- 1.93 m
- Assassinated:- 30 December 1916, Moika Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Title:- Father Grigori
- Spouse:- Praskovia Dubrovina (m. 1889–1916)
- Children:- Maria Rasputin, Anna Rasputina, Varvara Rasputina
At the age of nineteen he married Proskovia Fyodorovna, of whom he had four children, but after a short period of time he left his family to travel through Greece and Jerusalem. During this pilgrimage Rasputín lived of the donations of the peasants that he found in his step; was considered a mystic and was attributed the power to cure diseases and predict the future.
Upon his arrival in St. Petersburg in 1903, Rasputin was received as a holy man and in 1905 he was introduced to the Tsar’s wife, Alejandra Fyodorovna , who had already heard of her supposed curative powers. The tsarina thought that she could cure her son Alexis Nikolayevich, the heir to the Russian throne, who had hemophilia. It is speculated that he could relieve his illness through hypnosis; in any case, the improvement of the heir won him the confidence of the tsarina and also that of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia , strongly influenced by the tsarina.
Invasion of immense power, Rasputin appointed many high officials of the government, although none was competent. At the beginning of World War I , Russia was going through a critical moment. Czar Nicholas II assumed command of the army and Rasputin took control of the government. His profound influence on the imperial court shocked public opinion; in addition, his behavior gave him a bad reputation and his orgies were well known by the people, who designated him with the nickname of The Crazy Monk .
In 1916 Rasputin imposed its candidate, Sturmer, as president of the Council. This fact was not well seen by several people close to the Tsar, although Nicolás II did not withdraw his confidence. Finally, the trio formed by Prince Yussopov, Grand Duke Dimitri and right-wing deputy Purishkievich consummated his assassination, decided in a palace conspiracy.