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List of Famous Emperors

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List of the most notable and famous Emperors in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Emperors worldwide and top Emperors in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Emperors to the lesser known Emperors in history and today, these are the top Emperors in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Emperors in the world?". List includes Akihito, William I, German Emperor and more. You can use the people in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (23 Items)
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    Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Emperor Shōwa was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death on January 7, 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito, in Japan, he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa. The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1901-1989)
    • Birthplace: Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
    • Profession: Statesman
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    Charlemagne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great or Charles I, was King of the Franks who united most of Western Europe during the Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France and Germany. He took the Frankish throne from 768 and became King of Italy from 774. From 800 he became the first Holy ...more

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    • Birthplace: Francia
    • Profession: Politician
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    Nicholas II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Nicholas II of Russia (Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov) (18 May[O.S. 6 May]1868 – 17 July[O.S. 4 July]1918) (Russian: Никола́й II, Nikolay II) was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland. He ruled from 1894 until his forced abdication in 1917. Nicholas proved unable to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1868-1918)
    • Birthplace: Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Profession: Politician
    • Credits: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
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    Alexander II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Alexander II was the Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Prince of Finland. Alexander was the most successful Russian reformer since Peter the Great. His most important achievement was the emancipation of serfs in 1861, for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1818-1881)
    • Birthplace: Moscow Kremlin, Russia
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    William I is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    William I, also known as Wilhelm I, of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia and the first German Emperor, as well as the first Head of State of a united Germany. Under the leadership of William and his Minister President Otto von Bismarck, Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1797-1888)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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    Paul I of Russia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Paul I was the Emperor of Russia between 1796 and 1801. Officially, he was the only son of Peter III and Catherine the Great, though Catherine is said to have later stated that he was fathered by her lover Sergei Saltykov. He remained overshadowed by his mother for much of his life. Paul's reign lasted ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1754-1801)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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    Wilhelm II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Wilhelm II or William II was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe. Crowned in 1888, he dismissed ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1859-1941)
    • Birthplace: Kronprinzenpalais
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    Alexander III of Russia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Emperors
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    Alexander III, or Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov was Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Prince of Finland from 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1881 until his death on 1 November [O.S. 20 October] 1894. He was highly conservative and reversed some of the liberal reforms of his father, Alexander II.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1845-1894)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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