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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
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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 countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. Her coronation the following year was the first to be televised. From 1956 to 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four of the aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the ...more

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Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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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 unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, until by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into northwest India. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful military commanders. During his youth, Alexander was tutored by the philosopher Aristotle until the age of ...more

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

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Henry VIII of England is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Monarchs
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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 marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. His disagreements with the Pope led to his separation of the Church of England from papal authority, with himself, as king, as the Supreme Head of the Church of England and to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Because his principal dispute was with papal authority, rather ...more

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