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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)

Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Juan Carlos I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Juan Carlos de Borbón appeared in the film Unit 7.

Henry VIII of England is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Ivan the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Nicholas II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Nicholas II of Russia 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 ...more

Louis XIV of France is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Peter the Great is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

George VI is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. As the ...more

Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her passing. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria was the ...more

Alexander II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Peter III of Russia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Beatrix of the Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Henry VII of England is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Henry VI of England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

George III of the United Kingd... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Catherine II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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

Harald V of Norway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Monarchs

Alfred the Great is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Charles I of England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Henry V of England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Henry V was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of either 34 or 35 in 1422. He was the second English monarch who came from the House of Lancaster. After military experience ...more

Haile Selassie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Haile Selassie I, born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was a member of the Solomonic dynasty. At the League of ...more

Paul I of Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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 ...more

Charles II of England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Charles II was King of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Charles II's father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War. ...more

Edward III of England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Edward III was King of England from 25 January 1327 until his death; he is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous reign of his father, Edward II. ...more