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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 (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King ...more

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Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γʹ ὁ Μακεδών; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, romanized: ...more

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Juan Carlos I of Spain ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Juan Carlos I of Spain
Juan Carlos I (Spanish: [xwaŋˈkaɾlos]; Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, born 5 January 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family ...more
Henry VIII of England is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He was the second Tudor monarch, succeeding his father Henry VII. Henry is best known for his ...more

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Ivan the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Ivan IV Vasilyevich (; Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич, tr. Ivan Vasilyevich; 25 August 1530 – 28 March [O.S. 18 March] 1584), commonly known as Ivan the Terrible (Russian: Ива́н Гро́зный​ , Ivan ...more

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Nicholas II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Nicholas II or Nikolai II (Russian: Никола́й II Алекса́ндрович, tr. Nikolai II Aleksandrovich; 18 May [O.S. 6 May] 1868 – 17 July 1918), known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer in the Russian ...more

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Louis XIV of France is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May 1643 until his ...more

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Peter the Great is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Peter the Great (Russian: Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]), Peter I (Russian: Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj]) or Peter Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр ...more

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George VI is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
George VI
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death ...more

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Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the ...more

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Alexander II of Russia ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Alexander II (Russian: Алекса́ндр II Никола́евич, tr. Aleksandr II Nikolayevich, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ftɐˈroj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ]; 29 April 1818 – 13 March 1881) was the Emperor of Russia from 2 March ...more

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Peter III of Russia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Peter III (21 February [O.S. 10 February] 1728 – 17 July [O.S. 6 July] 1762) (Russian: Пётр III Фëдорович, Pyotr III Fyodorovich) was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was born ...more
Beatrix of the Netherlan... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbeːjaːtrɪks ˌʋɪlɦɛlˈminaː ˈʔɑrmɡɑrt] (listen); born 31 January 1938) is a member of the Dutch Royal House ...more
Henry VII of England is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death. He was the first monarch ...more

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Henry VI of England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Henry VI (6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. The only child of Henry V, he succeeded ...more

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George III of the United... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, ...more

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Catherine II of Russia ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Catherine II (Russian: Екатери́на Алексе́евна, romanized: Yekaterina Alekseyevna; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), also known as Catherine the Great (Екатери́на ...more

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Harald V of Norway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Harald V (Norwegian: [ˈhɑrɑl]; born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway, having ascended to the throne upon the death of his father King Olav V on 17 January 1991. Harald was the third child ...more
Alfred the Great is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, 'Elf-counsel' or 'Wise-elf'; between 847 and 849 – 26 October 899) was King of Wessex from 871 to c.  886 and King of the Anglo-Saxons ...more

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Charles I of England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was the monarch over the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles was born into the ...more

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Henry V of England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Henry V of England
Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422), also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of England from 1413 until his death in 1422. He was the second English monarch of the House of Lancaster. ...more

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Haile Selassie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, romanized: qädamawi haylä səllasé, Amharic pronunciation: [ˈhaɪlə sɨlˈlase] (listen); born Lij Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael; 23 July 1892 – ...more

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Paul I of Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Paul I (Russian: Па́вел I Петро́вич; Pavel Petrovich) (1 October [O.S. 20 September] 1754 – 23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1801) reigned as Emperor of Russia between 1796 and 1801. Officially, he was ...more
Charles II of England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Charles II of England
Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland ...more

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Edward III of England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from January 1327 until his death; he is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority ...more