Russia, Empire of / Император Пётр II (Emperor Peter II)

Russia, Empire of - Император Пётр II (Emperor Peter II) (18 May 1727 - 30 January 1730)

Peter II Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр II Алексеевич, Pyotr II Alekseyevich) reigned as Emperor of Russia from 1727 until his death. He was the only son of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich (son of Peter I of Russia by his first consort Eudoxia Lopukhina) and of Princess Charlotte of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Emperor Peter II died as dawn broke on 30 January 1730. He is buried in the Cathedral of the Archangel located at the Moscow Kremlin and was the only post-Petrine Russian monarch given that honor; along with Ivan VI (who was murdered and buried in the fortress of Shlisselburg), he is the only post-Petrine monarch not buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg.

With Peter's death, the direct male line of the Romanov Dynasty ended. He was succeeded by Anna Ivanovna, daughter of Peter the Great's half-brother and co-ruler, Ivan V.

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To30 January 1730
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