Best Monarchs of All Times

The Top Ten
1 Frederick II of Prussia

A great musical composer (seriously, as long as you like Baroque music you need only to search in Google or YouTube), one of the greatest generals of all time despite his dislike of war, patron of the arts, philosophy and of the sciences, ended torture, reformed the legal system and almost abolished the death penalty, abolished serfdom on all crown-owned lands, was admired by and a friend of some of the greatest scientists and philosophers of his day (D'alembert, Voltaire), brought some of the greatest mathematicians of his time to Berlin (Euler, Lagrange), opened most of the higher government posts to people of non-noble birth, religiously tolerant (which was a rarity at the time) and proud of it, speech was free-er than in any other part of Europe during his reign, established in Prussia one of the first mandatory school systems in history with the aim to eliminate illiteracy and to provide certain technical skills and was over a century ahead of countries like Britain and ...more

Frederick THE GREAT. He was abused by his father, was never let use of musical instruments and books, and yet when his reign arrived, he led Prussia through the Seven Years' War and greatly expanded Prussia's army and land. Deserving of his title, without doubt.

This one Prussian did so much for his kingdom. He was a patron of the arts and a great composer. Of course, even greater are his military exploits. The greatest German leader.

2 Robert I of Scotland
3 Gustav II Adolf of Sweden

Gustav II is the most powerful king northern europe has ever seen.
He founded the swedish empire.
I'm proud to be swedish.
Take that, danes

Father of modern warfare

4 Pacal I of Palenque
5 David of Israel
6 Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil
7 Constantine the Great
8 Victoria of the United Kingdom
9 Peter the Great of Russia

Come on! Nobody from that list didn't rise his country to a new, completely new level! He made from wild, medieval Russia one of the strongest empire! In the beginning of his rule, Russia had not have navy, and had had entrance only to one north sea. Russia had not have powerful trading until his rule. I'm Russian, and I think that he is the greatest Russian of all time. He made most of our great history!

10 Senusret III
The Contenders
11 Akbar of the Mughals
12 Louis XIV of France Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major ...read more.
13 Catherine the Great
14 Julius Ceaser of the Roman Empire

The guy who demanded a higher ransom be requested for him when kidnapped.

He was never emperor but his adopted son was.

15 Xiaowu of Liu Song
16 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 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 George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.
17 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.
18 King Solomon

The Greatest peace time ruler in history.

19 Bhumibol Adulyadej Bhumibol Adulyadej was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX . He Was Born on 5 December 1927 . Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he was, at the time of his death, the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, serving for 70 years, ...read more.
20 Alexander III of Scotland

Alexander III ruled Scotland from 1249-1286 and in 1266 after defeating the Norwegians at the Battle of Largs gained the Hebrides and the counties of Caithness and Ross for Scotland.

21 Margrethe II of Denmark
22 Henry VII of England

Brought about an end to the 32 year destructive War of the Roses, secured a strong Dynasty, an amazing admin.

23 Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor
24 Justinian I of Byzantine
25 Henry V of England

Would of become king of France, simply through guts, determination and some great commanders, had he not died so early. Lead the English at the battle of Agincourt, one of/if not the greatest victory in the country's history. My favourite king and English monarch. My favourite queen and monarch of any other nation is Isabella of Castile.

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