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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 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 the Great 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 I of Spain 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 of England 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 the Terrible 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 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 ...more

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

Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Queen Victoria 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 ...more

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

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Beatrix of the Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Beatrix of the Netherlands 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 of England 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 of England 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 of the United Kingdom 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
Catherine II of Russia 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 ...more

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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 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 of England 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 of England 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 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

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

Haakon VII of Norway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Haakon VII of Norway Haakon VII, known as Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of ...more

Cime is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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Francis I of France is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Francis I of France Francis I was the first King of France from the Angoulême branch of House of Valois, from 1515 until his death. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He ...more

Margrethe II of Denmark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Margrethe II of Denmark Margrethe II is a film production designer.

Alexander III of Russia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Alexander III of Russia 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 ...more

Henry IV of England is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Henry IV of England Henry IV was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413. He was the 10th King of England of the House of Plantagenet and also asserted his grandfather's claim to the title King of ...more

Olav V of Norway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Olav V of Norway Olav V was the King of Norway from 1957 until his death. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Olav was the son of Haakon VII and Maud of Wales. He became heir ...more

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David is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
David David was, according to the books of Samuel, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally ...more

James I of England is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
James I of England James VI and I was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death. ...more

Napoleon III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Napoleon III Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was the first President of the French Second Republic and, as Napoleon III, the Emperor of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. He ...more

Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho Moshoeshoe II, previously known as Constantine Bereng Seeiso, was the paramount chief of Lesotho, succeeding paramount chief Seeiso from 1960 until the country gained full independence from ...more

George Tupou V is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
George Tupou V George Tupou V was the King of Tonga following the death of his father, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV in 2006, until his own death six years later.

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False Dmitriy I is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
False Dmitriy I False Dmitriy I, historically known as Pseudo-Demetrius I, was the Tsar of Russia from 21 July 1605 until his death on 17 May 1606 under the name of Dimitriy Ioannovich. He is sometimes referred ...more

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia was the youngest son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia. At the time of his birth, his paternal grandfather was still the reigning Emperor of All the ...more

Nicholas I of Russia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Nicholas I of Russia Nicholas I was the Emperor of Russia from 1825 until 1855. He was also the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. He is best known as a political conservative whose reign was marked by ...more

Peter II of Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Peter II of Yugoslavia Peter II of Yugoslavia, also known as Peter II Karađorđević, was the third and last King of Yugoslavia and the last reigning member of the Karađorđević dynasty, founded early in the 19th ...more

Charles XIV John of Sweden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Charles XIV John of Sweden Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Karl Johan was King of Sweden and King of Norway from 1818 until his death and served as de facto regent and head of state from ...more

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Alexander I of Russia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Alexander I of Russia Alexander I, reigned as Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801 to 1 December 1825. He was the first Russian King of Poland, reigning from 1815 to 1825, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of ...more

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is an important political figure in Bulgaria. During his reign as Simeon II, King of Bulgaria, from 1943 to 1946 he was a minor, the royal authority being ...more

Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovi... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia Konstantin Pavlovich was a grand duke of Russia and the second son of Emperor Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. He was the Tsesarevich of Russia throughout the reign of his elder ...more

Hamengkubuwono IX is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Hamengkubuwono IX Hamengkubuwono IX or HB IX was the first Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, the second Vice President of Indonesia and the ninth Sultan of Yogyakarta during the rule of Suharto.

Alexander Nevsky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Alexander Nevsky Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky; 13 May 1221 – 14 November 1263 served as Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev and Grand Prince of Vladimir during some of the most difficult times in Kievan ...more

Fyodor II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Fyodor II of Russia Fyodor II Borisovich Godunov of Russia was a tsar of Russia during the Time of Troubles. He was born in Moscow, the son and successor to Boris Godunov. His mother Maria Grigorievna ...more

Rainier III, Prince of Monaco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco Rainier III ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in European history. Though internationally known due to his marriage to the ...more

Pakubuwono XII is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Pakubuwono XII Pakubuwono XII was the twelfth Susuhunan and the longest ruling of all monarchs in Javanese history. Upon his death there was no clear heir as there was no official queen installed. Two of his ...more