Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky was a Russian lawyer and revolutionary who was a key political figure in the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the February Revolution of 1917, he joined the newly formed Russian Provisional Government, first as Minister of Justice, then as Minister of War, and after July as the government's second Minister-Chairman. A leader of the moderate-socialist Trudovik faction of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, he was also a vice-chairman of the powerful Petrograd Soviet. On 7 November, his government was overthrown by the Lenin-led Bolsheviks in the October Revolution. He spent the remainder of his life in exile, in Paris and New York City, and worked for the Hoover Institution.
|Born||Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky, 4 May 1881, Simbirsk, Simbirsk Governorate, Russian Empire|
|Died||11 June 1970 (aged 89), New York City, New York, United States|
|Political party||Socialist Revolutionary (Trudovik Parliamentary breakaway group)|
|Alma mater||Saint Petersburg State University|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|IMDb||Alexander Kerensky's IMDb|
Remembered as both the Prime Minister of Russia and the Minister and Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government of 1917, Kerensky was a prominent member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party.
In the early 1900s, he earned a law degree from St. Petersburg University.
Following the October Revolution of 1917, Kerensky lived in exile in France, Australia, and the United States.
His mother, Nadezhda Adler Kerensky, was the child of a Russian-German aristocrat, and his father, Fyodor Kerensky, was a teacher who counted among his students the future Russian leader Vladimir Lenin. In 1904, Alexander Kerensky married Olga Lvovna Baranovskaya.
He played a key role in the February Revolution of 1917 that removed Tsar Nicholas II from power.
- Jailbirds of Kerensky - Jailbirds of Kerensky was the informal term used during the Russian Revolution for people who were released from Russian jails on amnesty. A total of three amnesties were enacted by Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Kerensky in 1917.
- Commanders-in-chief of the Russian Army
- Justice ministers of Russia
- White Russian emigrants to Australia
- Defence ministers of Russia
- Russian people of World War I
- Burials at Putney Vale Cemetery
- Hoover Institution people
- Russian Constituent Assembly members
- People of the Russian Revolution
- White Russian emigrants to France
- White Russian emigrants to the United States
- Russian anti-communists
- Russian revolutionaries
- Leaders ousted by a coup
- Stanford University faculty
Latest information about Alexander Kerensky updated on June 14 2021.