Foreign News: Death of Nicholas

As it must to all men, death came, last week, to His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholaievitch of Russia, 72. at Cap d'Antibes, French Riviera, where he lay ill of pneumonia (TIME, Dec. 31).

The Grand Duke Nicholas, so-called "strong man" of the former Russian imperial family, was commander-in-chief of the Russian armies (1914-15), and second cousin of assassinated Tsar Nicholas II and last, whose successor he claimed to be. A leader of glorious victories and masterly retreats, the Grand Duke Nicholas was beloved of thousands of Russian emigres and commanded popularity...

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