Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich, Romanov family, Russian Empire

Grand Duke Alex. Michaelovitch

As far as late 19th/early 20th century royalty goes he was actually the most progressive and intelligent of the Romanov extended family Рand urged Nicholas II to modify some of the imperial and societal cruelty inflicted upon the masses. He also, to no avail obviously, urged Nicholas II to take the whole growing communist revolution thingy more seriously than he did.