Tsar of Russia
absolutist ruler, Tsar Paul I was vehemently opposed to the French
Revolution and was determined to do all in his power to stamp
years after becoming Tsar in 1796, Paul I became a key member of
the Second Coalition when he
sent sent three armies against France.
by Field Marshal Alexander Suvarov,
the Russians had good successes on the battlefields in Switzerland,
North Italy and the Netherlands, but eventually saw their efforts
come to nought as France recaptured all territories.
unstable, Paul I was regarded as a danger to his country by powerful
people within his own court - including his son Alexander
- and he was murdered on 12 March 1801.
ignoble end for the son of Catherine the Great.