Topic: Alexander III
Emperor Alexander III died at Livadia on 1st November [O.S. 20th October] 1894. It has been a common held belief by Western historians that Alexander III had been a heavy drinker which seriously effected his health, and which ultimately resulted in his untimely death. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the opening of the Russian archives, these myths were finally put to rest. It is now known that Emperor Alexander III in fact died of heart failure.
Shortly after Alexander III's death a commemorative gold medal was struck in Russia. The date of his death is noted on the bottom of the medal.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 11 May, 2012