Who was Alexis Romanov?

Alexei Nikolaevich (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич) (12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1904 – 17 July 1918) of the House of Romanov, was the last Tsesarevich (heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire). He was the youngest child and only son of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

Why is the birth of Alexis so important to the czar?

He was the first male heir born to a reigning tsar since the 17th century. Alexis was a hemophiliac, and at that time there was no medical treatment that could alleviate his condition or lessen his vulnerability to uncontrolled bleeding.

What illness did Alexei Romanov have?

The findings, published online today in Science, indicate that Alexei did indeed have hemophilia B and that his mother and Anastasia were carriers for the disease, bearing out the previous speculation.

Why were Maria and Alexei buried separately?

As they did so, they covered them in acid and buried them. Two of the children—likely Maria and Alexei—were burned and the remnants of their bodies buried in another, separate grave nearby. As they did so, they covered them in acid and buried them.

Did any of the Romanov family survive?

Contemporary Romanovs Descendants of Nicholas II’s two sisters, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, do survive, as do descendants of previous tsars.

Does the royal family still carry hemophilia?

The last known descendant to suffer from the disease was Infante Don Gonzalo (1914-1934), who died in a car crash at nineteen. Today, no living members of reigning dynasties are known to have symptoms of hemophilia.

Are the Romanovs still wealthy?

The Romanovs’ wealth was like no other family that has lived since, with a net worth in today’s terms of 250–300 billion dollars – making Tsar Nicholas richer than the top twenty Russian billionaires of the 21st century combined.