Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, (In Russian Великий Князь Георгий Александрович Романов), (9 May 1871 in Tsarskoe Selo – 9 August 1899 in Likani, Georgia) was the third son of Alexander III and Empress Marie of Russia. He was named George after his mother's younger brother, King George I of Greece. At the time of his birth, his father, as the eldest surviving son of Tsar Alexander II, was titled as the Tsarevich of Russia. After his elder brother, the Grand Duke Nicholas, the infant Grand Duke was third in succession to the imperial throne, an elder brother, Alexander having died the year before George's birth. At times he was referred to by his family as "weeping willow".
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