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List of Famous Monarchs

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List of the most notable and famous Monarchs in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Monarchs worldwide and top Monarchs in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Monarchs to the lesser known Monarchs in history and today, these are the top Monarchs in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Monarchs in the world?". List ranges from Alexander III of Russia to Wisnuwardhana and more. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. (156 Items)


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    Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Upon her accession on 6 February 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Mayfair, London, London, England
    • Credits: Royal Heritage, Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work
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    Alexander the Great
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    Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)
    • Birthplace: Pella, Greece
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    Juan Carlos de Borbón appeared in the film Unit 7.more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Lazio, Europe, Eurasia, Province of Rome, Rome, + more
    • Profession: Politician
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    Henry VIII of England
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    Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII. Besides his six ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1491-1547)
    • Birthplace: Palace of Placentia, London, United Kingdom
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    Ivan the Terrible
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    Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1530-1584)
    • Birthplace: Kolomenskoye, Russia
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    Nicholas II of Russia
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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: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia
    • Profession: Politician
    • Credits: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
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    Louis XIV of France
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    Louis XIV, known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history. Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661 after ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1638-1715)
    • Birthplace: Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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    Peter the Great
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    Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alexeyevich ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power.more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1672-1725)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician
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    George VI
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    George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)
    • Birthplace: Sandringham House, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Monarchy of the United Kingdom
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    Queen Victoria
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    Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Both the Duke of Kent ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1819-1901)
    • Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, England
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    Alexander II of Russia
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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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    Peter III of Russia
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    Peter III was emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was born as Karl Peter Ulrich, son of the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. The German Peter could hardly speak Russian and pursued a strongly pro-Prussian policy, which made him an unpopular leader. He was likely assassinated as a result of a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1728-1762)
    • Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
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    Princess Beatrix reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013. Princess Beatrix is the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Upon her mother's accession in 1948, she became heir presumptive. When her mother abdicated on 30 ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Baarn, Netherlands
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    Henry VII of England
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    Henry VII was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor. Henry won the throne when his forces defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of England to win ...more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1457-1509)
    • Birthplace: Pembroke Castle, Pembroke, United Kingdom
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    Henry VI of England
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    Henry VI was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Until 1437, his realm was governed by regents. Contemporaneous accounts described him as peaceful and pious, not suited for the dynastic wars, such as the Wars of the Roses, which ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1421-1471)
    • Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom
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    George III of the United Kingdom
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    George III was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1738-1820)
    • Birthplace: Norfolk House, London, United Kingdom
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    Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Her reign was called Russia's golden age. She was born in Stettin, Pomerania, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1729-1796)
    • Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
    • Profession: Politician
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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway
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    Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He is the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Alfred was the first King of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (849-899)
    • Birthplace: Wantage, United Kingdom
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    Charles I of England
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    Charles I was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1600-1649)
    • Birthplace: Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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