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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)
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 word Shōwa is the name of the era that corresponded with the Emperor's reign, and was made the Emperor's own name upon his death. In Japanese, the reigning Emperor is referred to without a personal name as "his Majesty the Emperor" or "his current Majesty". The name Hirohito means "abundant benevolence". At the start of his reign, Japan was already one of the great powers — the ninth-largest ...more on Wikipedia

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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 Roman Emperor - the first recognized Roman emperor in Western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state he founded is called the Carolingian Empire. The oldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon, Charlemagne became king in 768 following the death of his father. He was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman I. ...more on Wikipedia

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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 manage a country in political turmoil and command its army in World War I. His rule ended with the Russian Revolution of 1917, after which he and his family were shot by Bolsheviks. Nicholas's full name was Nikolay Aleksandrovich Romanov (Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Рома́нов). His official title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. He is sometimes referred to as Nicholas the Martyr ...more on Wikipedia

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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 which he became known as Alexander the Liberator. The tsar was responsible for numerous other reforms including reorganizing the judicial system, setting up elected local judges, abolishing capital punishment, promoting local self-government through the zemstvo system, imposing universal military service, ending some of the privileges of the nobility, and promoting the universities. Despite ...more on Wikipedia

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