Robert K. Massie

American historian

1929   -   2019

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Yale University, University School of Nashville
occupation: historian, essayist, writer
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography, Rhodes Scholarship

Robert Kinloch Massie III (January 5, 1929 – December 2, 2019) was an American journalist and historian. He devoted much of his career to studying and writing about the House of Romanov, Russia's imperial family from 1613 to 1917. Massie was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Peter the Great: His Life and World. He also received awards for his book Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (2011). His book Nicholas and Alexandra (1967) was adapted as a British film by the same name that was released in 1971. It starred Laurence Olivier, Michael Jayston, and Janet Suzman.
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