Best Monarchs of All Times
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.
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
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!
The guy who demanded a higher ransom be requested for him when kidnapped.
He was never emperor but his adopted son was.
Brought about an end to the 32 year destructive War of the Roses, secured a strong Dynasty, an amazing admin.
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.
The Greatest peace time ruler in history.
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.
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.