Alexander I, was the head of the Russian state when it was invaded by Napoleon. His patient leadership during the invasion and Alexander’s change from leading the army himself to relying on his more experienced generals was key to winning the war. Since I recently blogged on Alexander, instead of rehashing his life, you can read about it here.
Alexander I – #9 On The Best Russian Ruler list
By Mark Schauss on December 30, 2012 in Foreign Affairs, Lists, Military Actions, Russian Empire, Russian Royal Family, Tsar