Known as the “Liberator Tsar”. He realized the need for radical reforms if the Imperial regime was to survive.
His reform movement immediately followed his coronation. He freed Russia’s serfs.Enacted many other measures to modernize the government. Nihilist groups set out to assassinate him and he was forced to repress social progress. He was murdered for his efforts to improve the regime. He was about to sign Russia’s first constitution when he was killed.