The Battle of Tannenberg The Battle of Tannenburg took place during World War I and resulted in Emperor Nicholas II being executed along with his entire family. The Battle of Tannenburg was Russia’s greatest military defeat. The disillusionment from the defeat at Tannenberg was the catalyst for the Russian Revolution. Alexander Sansonov was the Commander of the Russian Second Army and has been credited with the army’s defeat. While The Battle of Tannenburg was Russia’s greatest defeat it was Germany’s greatest victory during World War I. The Russian Second Army was lead into an encirclement and destroyed in 1914 while it was invading East Prussia. Russia was invading two German territories East Prussia the southwest corner and the...The end:
.....the last Emperor of Russia, the Grand Duke of Finland and the titular King of Poland. The Russian Revolution which began with the loss of the Russian Second Army in the Battle of Tannenberg resulted in the Tsar’s abdication on March 15, 1917. The defeat at Tannenberg was uncharacteristic of Tsar Nicholas who had the nickname Nicholas the Bloody because of his merciless bloody warring victories during his reign as Emperor. One year after the Battle of Tanneberg Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, their son, four daughters, valet, medical doctor and the Empress’ Lady in Waiting were executed by the organized defectors of the Russian Second Army. The defectors were known as the Bolsheviks. Imperial Russia ended as a result of the Battle of Tannenberg.