nicholas ii

nicholas ii

Tsar Michael Romanov (1596 - 1645), Михаи́л Фёдорович Рома́нов

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Not very prepossessing for the first ruler of a dynasty lasting over 300 years. Michael was the first Romanov tsar. A sickly and anemic person, his was the government that inaugurated the serf system in 1644. His coronation ended the chaos of the previous decades and stabilized the economy with serfdom. He had the valuable support of his remarkable father, Patriarch Philaret. Tsar Michael Romanov is from the Historical Figures of Russia created by artist-histrorian George Stuart. For more information see www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com, or visit the Museum of Ventura County in Ventura, California.