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Alexander I

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noun

Saint, pope a.d. 106?–115.
Aleksandr Pavlovich, 1777–1825, czar of Russia 1801–25.
Alexander Obrenovich or Aleksandar Obrenović, 1876–1903, king of Serbia 1889–1903.
1888–1934, king of Yugoslavia 1921–34 (son of Peter I of Serbia).

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Alexander I

noun

c. 1080–1124, king of Scotland (1107–24), son of Malcolm III
1777–1825, tsar of Russia (1801–25), who helped defeat Napoleon and formed the Holy Alliance (1815)
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