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

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

4 Pacal I of Palenque
5 David of Israel
6 Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil
7 Akbar of the Mughals
8 Peter the Great of Russia

He is the creator of the most beautiful city of Europe)))

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!

9 Constantine the Great
10 Victoria of the United Kingdom

She was the most powerful women in history.She ruled half the world

The Contenders

11 Julius Ceaser of the Roman Empire

He was never emperor but his adopted son was.

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

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 Senusret III
14 Xiaowu of Liu Song
15 Justinian I of Byzantine
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 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.

18 Henry VII of England

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

19 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.

20 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.

ruled the Macedonian empire and conquered the Persian empire

21 Catherine the Great
22 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

A man that deserves to be remembered as a genius strategist and tactician. He is also responsible for cleaning up the border gore that was the HRE and without him our borders would no doubt be very different.

23 Henry IV of France

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

24 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.
25 King Arthur
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