There is a legend that a certain Parisian fortune teller predicted to the Russian emperor Alexander II that he would be able to survive six attempts and die from the seventh, even calling the date 1881. The meeting with the fortune-teller took place in Paris in 1867, where the second attempt was made on the Russian ruler. Alas, it all happened: Alexander died on March 1, 1881. Moreover, this was precisely the seventh attempt to kill the emperor.
The first attempt on the life of Alexander the Liberator took place on April 4, 1866 at the gates of the Summer Garden. The Emperor was making his usual walk. Suddenly a shot rang out. The culprit turned out to be Dmitry Karakozov, a former student expelled first from Kazan, then from Moscow universities. He was prevented by a certain tradesman Osip Komissarov, who hit Karakozov on the arm during the shot.
May 25, 1867 Anton Berezovsky, a native of the Volyn province, shot at the emperor in Paris. True, the shooter from Berezovsky turned out to be unimportant - Alexander, who was riding in an open wheelchair, was not injured. Two bullets hit the horse as it passed the equestrian. In addition, the gun exploded in the hands of the terrorist, seriously injuring his hand.
The third attempt was committed 12 years later - on April 2, 1879. The village teacher Alexander Solovyov, having met the emperor at the Winter Palace, drew a revolver and opened fire. The tsar, well acquainted with the art of war, ran away from him in zigzags. This saved the life of the ruler, only the overcoat was shot through.
In November of the same 1879, terrorists staged another hunt for the tsar, blowing up a canvas on the Moscow-Kursk railway, where at that moment the tsar's train was passing. But fate turned out to be favorable to Alexander. The criminals were aware that the train with the luggage would go first, and then the emperor's train. It was the second train that they blew up. Wrong - the king was in the first.
Several months passed, and a new assassination attempt. This time in the Winter Palace itself. People's activist Stepan Khalturin got a job there as a simple carpenter. He managed to transfer explosives to Zimniy in small batches. Having collected more than three poods, Khalturin laid the charge under the royal dining room. The explosion killed 11 soldiers from the guard, more than 50 were injured. And the king was late for dinner - he met the Prince of Hesse.
The last two assassination attempts took place on the same day - March 1, 1881. The emperor was returning from the ceremony of divorcing the royal guard. An explosion was heard on the embankment of the Catherine Canal next to the carriage. The bomb was thrown by Nikolai Rysakov, a philistine, a native of the Novgorod province. The king was not injured, but got out of the carriage to personally see the criminal. I managed to take only a few steps. Terrorist Ignatius Grinevitsky threw another bomb right under the tsar's feet. The bloody emperor was taken to the Winter Palace, where he died just a few minutes later. The seventh attempt was indeed fatal.