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Eugene Botkin

Court physician for Tsar Nicholas II

Died when: 53 years 112 days (639 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Eugene Botkin

Yevgeny Sergeyevich Botkin (Russian: Евге́ний Серге́евич Бо́ткин; 27 March 1865 – 17 July 1918), commonly known as Eugene Botkin, was the for Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.

While in exile with the family after the February Revolution in 1917, he sometimes treated the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia for haemophilia-related complications.

Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Botkin went into exile with the Romanov family, accompanying them to Tobolsk, Siberia and Ekaterinburg.

He was murdered with the family by guards at Ekaterinburg on 17 July 1918.Botkin’s family contributed to the nation: his elder son, Dimitri who died in World War I.

His son Yuri, who was grievously injured during the war.Like the Romanov Imperial Family, Botkin was canonised in 1981 as a New Martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church canonised the Romanov family as passion bearers.On 3 February 2016, the Bishop's Council of the Russian Orthodox Church canonised Botkin as Righteous Passion-Bearer Yevgeny the Physician.

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