Alexander, who, without being consciously tyrannical, possessed in full measure the tyrant's characteristic distrust of men of ability and independent judgment, in fact lacked the first requisite for a reforming sovereign: confidence in his people; and it was this want that vitiated such reforms as were actually realized. He experimented in the outlying provinces of his Empire; and the Russians noted with open murmurs that, not content with governing through foreign instruments, he was conferring on Poland, Finland, and the Baltic provinces benefits denied to themselves. The elaborate system of education, culminating in the reconstituted, or newly founded, universities of Dorpat, Vilna, Kazan and Kharkiv, was strangled in the supposed interests of "order" and of the Russian Orthodox Church; while the military settlements which Alexander proclaimed as a blessing to both soldiers and state were forced on the unwilling peasantry and army with pitiless cruelty. Though they were supposed to improve living conditions of soldiers, the economic effect in fact was poor and harsh military discipline caused frequent unrest. Ascendant Aquarius with ruler, Uranus in 3rd, he was born to take care of education of the people. The same shows also Venus in 9th, responsible for Universities. Mars on the ASC shows him as a good soldier. Neptune in 7th is for open enemies. 9th house in Sagittarius and ruler Jupiter in 7th: he had enough “to do” with foreign countries. On 9 October 1793, Alexander married Louise of Baden, after her conversion to the Orthodox Church. Their two children of the marriage died young.. In the autumn of 1825 the Emperor undertook a voyage to the south of Russia due to the increasing illness of his wife. During his trip he himself caught a cold which developed into typhus from which he died 1 December 1825 in Tagarong.