Best Monarchs of All Times

The Top Ten

1 Frederick II of Prussia

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 Gustav II Adolf of Sweden

Father of modern warfare

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

3 Robert I of Scotland
4 Pacal I of Palenque
5 Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil
6 David of Israel
7 Akbar of the Mughals
8 Julius Ceaser of the Roman Empire

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

9 Louis XIV of France 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.
10 Peter the Great of Russia Peter the Great of Russia

The Contenders

11 Constantine the Great
12 Victoria of the United Kingdom
13 Senusret III
14 Philip II of France

Drove the English out of France which signalled the end of the great Angevin Empire and defeated a coalition of his enemies at the Battle of Bouvines. Also went off on crusade, curbed the power of the nobility, modified the justice system and modernised Paris. A monarch who is often unfairly forgotten.

15 Xiaowu of Liu Song
16 Justinian I of Byzantine
17 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.

18 Henry IV of France

Drove out the invading Spanish and restored confidence in the monarchy after the French Wars of Religion.

19 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
20 Henry Dandolo of Venice
21 Henry VII of England
22 Basil II of Byzantium

Greatly expanded the empire to its furthest since Justinian whilst also managing to keep the treasury full.

23 Cyrus II of Persia

He not only created the largest empire the world had ever seen, he managed to respect all the different cultures and beliefs found within his realm.

24 Suleiman I of the Ottoman Empire

By far the best...expanded the empire to its zenith, added a law system that would last until the end of the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century...it was a golden age.

25 Agathocles of Syracuse
26 Frederick II of the Holy Roman Empire
27 Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor
28 Catherine the Great
29 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
30 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.

31 Bhumibol Adulyadej 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.
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