Grigori Rasputin - Mystical Faith Healer, Facts and Childhood

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Grigori Rasputin's Personal Details

Rasputin was a Russian farmer-turned-healer, famous for his relationship with the Tsar’s family

InformationDetail
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1869
Died onDecember 30, 1916
NationalityRussian
FamousMystical Faith Healer, Peasant, Miscellaneous
SpousesPraskovia Fedorovna Dubrovina
SiblingsAndrei Rasputin, Dmitri Rasputin, Evdokiya Rasputina, Glikeriya Rasputina, Maria Rasputina
Known asGrigori Yefimovich Rasputin
Childrens Dmitri Rasputin, Maria Rasputin, Varvara Rasputin
Cause of deathDrowning
Birth PlacePokrovskoye
ReligionRussian Orthodox Church
Height193cm
GenderMale
FatherEfim Rasputin
MotherAnna Rasputina
Sun SignAquarius
Born inPokrovskoye
Famous asPeasant, Mystical Faith healer
Died at Age47

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Who is Grigori Rasputin?

Grigori Rasputin was a Russian faith healer in the 19th century, who was known to have visions. Having gained popularity with his prophecies, he soon became a close associate and confidante of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Tsarina Alexandra. Initially, he impressed other members of the imperial family, and churchmen. However, when Nicholas began entrusting the psychic with too much power, people turned against Rasputin, and several attempts were made to defile him. The Tsar's confidence in the spiritual healer remained strong, since on various occasions, the former's son Alexei had been cured by the ascetic. He even survived an assassination attempt, after which Nicholas II vested all advisory powers in the hands of the healer. As a spiritual person of faith, he travelled to many places, including Constantinople, Beirut, Jaffa and Jerusalem. For a brief period of time, he exerted so much control on the Tsarina, that many ministers were appointed and dismissed for no apparent reason. Finally, it was a member of the Tsar’s family, Prince Yusupov, who executed a well-planned murder of the healer. It is said, that even his own death was predicted by Grigori, which he mentioned to the Tsar in a letter, also prophesying that Russia would suffer if the murder was committed by a member of the royal family

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Childhood & Early Life

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was born in the Pokrovskoye village of the Russian Tobolsk Governorate, Siberia, on January 21 (O.S. January 9), 1869. His father, Yefim Yakovlevich, was an Orthodox Christian coachman and peasant. The child had eight other siblings, of who, only Feodosiya, Grigori's sister, was alive.

Not much is known about the young boy's childhood, except for the fact that even at an early age, he was known for being clairvoyant.

Later Life

In 1892, Grigori suddenly left home one day, and lived in a monastery for many months. Brother Makary, a sage living near the monastery inspired Rasputin to live a life of austerity.

Soon, he became a religious ascetic when he claimed to have seen 'Our Lady of Kazan', who is believed to be a form of Mother Mary. By the year 1900, he had become well-known as a wanderer, also known as a 'strannik'.

In 1903, he travelled to see the 'Monastery of the Caves' in the Ukranian capital of Kiev. In Russia, his claims of having visions made him a mystical phenomenon amongst the elite class and the bishop.

Rasputin also planned to request the Orthodox Saint John of Kronstadt to provide financial help for constructing a church in the village of Kazan. During his trip, he put up at the ‘Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery’, where he got acquainted to Saint Hermogenes.

Grigori's spiritual powers also impressed Russian archbishop Theophanes of Poltava, Grand Duchess Milica of Montenegro, and Princess Anastasia. In 1905, the Grand Duchess Milica introduced the faith healer to the Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, and Tsarina Alexandra.

In 1906, the Tsar, who had earlier seen troubled times, put his faith in Grigori, and asked the latter to cure future prime minister, Pyotr Stolypin's daughter, who was hurt as a result of a bombing incident. The healer was able to provide relief to the injured girl, impressing Tsar Nicholas II.

The same year, he was invited by the Tsar to pay a visit to Alexei, the son of Nicholas II and Alexandra. The young child, who had hemophilia B, was bleeding profusely, resulting from an injury. The doctors were unable to treat him, sure of the fact that Alexei would not survive.

Rasputin, however, assured the royal family, that it would take time, but Alexei would be cured. He stopped the aspirin prescribed by the doctors, prayed for the boy's recovery, and Alexei was better by the next day. This miraculous act sealed the Tsar’s faith in the spiritual healer and his powers.

With Grigori's increasing popularity with the royal family, the count of his enemies also began to rise. In 1907, the intuitive healer faced severe controversy, when he was accused of being a womanizer. These allegations however could not be proved, and the case was withheld for a brief period of time.

In 1911, along with other ardent pilgrims, the ascetic travelled to places like Patmos, Tripoli, Constantinople, Beirut, Cyprus, Jaffa, and finally Jerusalem. He also took out time to meet Orthodox priest Iliodor, who himself had a large group of followers.

The next year, another round of controversies followed for Rasputin, where former friends, Hermogenes and Iliodor accused the faith healer of having a physically intimate relationship with the Tsarina.

They even provided the Tsar a set of letters written by Alexandra and her daughters, as proof. They conspirators were soon dismissed, since the Tsar had complete faith in Rasputin.

Several attempts were made to sever the relationship of trust that had formed between Grigori and Nicholas II's family, but to no avail.

This bond strengthened when the Tsar's son Alexei needed treatment once again, in 1912, and Grigori was summoned by Alexandra. The child felt immediate relief, though it took him almost a year to recover completely.

By 1914, Grigori had begun playing a major role in the politics of Russia. The Tsar and Tsarina blindly accepted his suggestions, and they were but mere puppets in the hands of the psychic.

He even suggested that the World War I would prove to be catastrophic for Russia, and it would be better to make peace with the Germans. This, however, was a suggestion that the Tsar did not heed to, and it cost him his empire.

Major Works

Rasputin was a popular faith healer who treated Prince Alexei on several occasions, and after earning the trust of the Tsar’s family, played a significant role in Russian politics.

Personal Life & Legacy

On February 2, 1887 Rasputin got married to Praskovia Fyodorovna Dubrovina. The healer and his wife had two sons, Dmitri, Varvara and a daughter, Maria.

In the month of July, 1914, an attempt to assassinate Rasputin was made by a masked woman. The murder attempt stemmed from increasing jealousy at the healer’s close ties with the Tsar. Grigori survived the assassination after a doctor performed surgery on him to save his life.

Later, it was Saint Iliodor and statesman Vladimir Dzhunkovsky, who admitted to having planned the murder.

Prince Felix Yusupov, who was the husband of the Tsar's only niece, Irina Aleksandrovna, invited Rasputin to his palace in December, 1916. When the healer reached there, he was murdered by Yusupov, who laced Grigori's food with poison, and then shot him to death.

The healer was interred at the 'Chesme Church' near the Tsar's palace, and the ceremony was attended by the royal family and a few other friends

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Grigori Rasputin biography timelines

  • // 21st Jan 1869
    Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was born in the Pokrovskoye village of the Russian Tobolsk Governorate, Siberia, on January 21 (O.S. January 9), 1869. His father, Yefim Yakovlevich, was an Orthodox Christian coachman and peasant. The child had eight other siblings, of who, only Feodosiya, Grigori's sister, was alive.
  • // 2nd Feb 1887
    On February 2, 1887 Rasputin got married to Praskovia Fyodorovna Dubrovina. The healer and his wife had two sons, Dmitri, Varvara and a daughter, Maria.
  • // 1892
    In 1892, Grigori suddenly left home one day, and lived in a monastery for many months. Brother Makary, a sage living near the monastery inspired Rasputin to live a life of austerity.
  • // 1900
    Soon, he became a religious ascetic when he claimed to have seen 'Our Lady of Kazan', who is believed to be a form of Mother Mary. By the year 1900, he had become well-known as a wanderer, also known as a 'strannik'.
  • // 1903
    In 1903, he travelled to see the 'Monastery of the Caves' in the Ukranian capital of Kiev. In Russia, his claims of having visions made him a mystical phenomenon amongst the elite class and the bishop.
  • // 1905
    Grigori's spiritual powers also impressed Russian archbishop Theophanes of Poltava, Grand Duchess Milica of Montenegro, and Princess Anastasia. In 1905, the Grand Duchess Milica introduced the faith healer to the Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, and Tsarina Alexandra.
  • // 1906
    In 1906, the Tsar, who had earlier seen troubled times, put his faith in Grigori, and asked the latter to cure future prime minister, Pyotr Stolypin's daughter, who was hurt as a result of a bombing incident. The healer was able to provide relief to the injured girl, impressing Tsar Nicholas II.
  • // 1907
    With Grigori's increasing popularity with the royal family, the count of his enemies also began to rise. In 1907, the intuitive healer faced severe controversy, when he was accused of being a womanizer. These allegations however could not be proved, and the case was withheld for a brief period of time.
  • // 1911
    In 1911, along with other ardent pilgrims, the ascetic travelled to places like Patmos, Tripoli, Constantinople, Beirut, Cyprus, Jaffa, and finally Jerusalem. He also took out time to meet Orthodox priest Iliodor, who himself had a large group of followers.
  • // 1912
    This bond strengthened when the Tsar's son Alexei needed treatment once again, in 1912, and Grigori was summoned by Alexandra. The child felt immediate relief, though it took him almost a year to recover completely.
  • // 1914
    By 1914, Grigori had begun playing a major role in the politics of Russia. The Tsar and Tsarina blindly accepted his suggestions, and they were but mere puppets in the hands of the psychic.
  • // 1914
    In the month of July, 1914, an attempt to assassinate Rasputin was made by a masked woman. The murder attempt stemmed from increasing jealousy at the healer’s close ties with the Tsar. Grigori survived the assassination after a doctor performed surgery on him to save his life.
  • // 1916
    Prince Felix Yusupov, who was the husband of the Tsar's only niece, Irina Aleksandrovna, invited Rasputin to his palace in December, 1916. When the healer reached there, he was murdered by Yusupov, who laced Grigori's food with poison, and then shot him to death.

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Grigori Rasputin's FAQ

  • What is Grigori Rasputin birthday?

    Grigori Rasputin was born at 1869-01-21

  • When was Grigori Rasputin died?

    Grigori Rasputin was died at 1916-12-30

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    Grigori Rasputin was died in Saint Petersburg

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    Grigori Rasputin was died at age 47

  • Where is Grigori Rasputin's birth place?

    Grigori Rasputin was born in Pokrovskoye

  • What is Grigori Rasputin nationalities?

    Grigori Rasputin's nationalities is Russian

  • Who is Grigori Rasputin spouses?

    Grigori Rasputin's spouses is Praskovia Fedorovna Dubrovina

  • Who is Grigori Rasputin siblings?

    Grigori Rasputin's siblings is Andrei Rasputin, Dmitri Rasputin, Evdokiya Rasputina, Glikeriya Rasputina, Maria Rasputina

  • Who is Grigori Rasputin childrens?

    Grigori Rasputin's childrens is Dmitri Rasputin, Maria Rasputin, Varvara Rasputin

  • What is Grigori Rasputin's cause of dead?

    Grigori Rasputin dead because of Drowning

  • What is Grigori Rasputin's religion?

    Grigori Rasputin's religion is Russian Orthodox Church

  • How tall is Grigori Rasputin?

    Grigori Rasputin's height is 193

  • Who is Grigori Rasputin's father?

    Grigori Rasputin's father is Efim Rasputin

  • Who is Grigori Rasputin's mother?

    Grigori Rasputin's mother is Anna Rasputina

  • What is Grigori Rasputin's sun sign?

    Grigori Rasputin is Aquarius

  • How famous is Grigori Rasputin?

    Grigori Rasputin is famouse as Peasant, Mystical Faith healer