Catherine the Great-Catherine was the longest reigning female leader of the Russian Empire
-She made Russia the dominant power in south-eastern Europe
Paul 1-He adopted the laws of succession to the Russian throne that lasted until the end of the Romanov dynasty and the Russian Empire.
-Paul emphatically reversed many of the harsh policies of his mother.
Alexander 1-He built many universities across Russia
-He helped form the coalition that defeated Napoleon
Nicholas 1-He was obsessed with the military
-Passed a law that enforced Jewish boys to join the army for 25 years.
Alexander 2-He freed the Russian serfs
-Lost the Crimean War
Alexander 3-maintained peace with his European and Asian neighbours
-He executed all those responsible for his father's death as well as all direct leaders of terrorist revolutionary groups
Nicholas 2-Bloody Sunday