Famous 20th Century Empresses & Queens

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 1 Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria.
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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901)
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, England
Died: January 22, 1901

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for over six decades, Queen Victoria reigned for longer than any of her predecessors. Her rule witnessed the vast expansion of the British Empire and ushered in a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated with great pomp and show.

 2 Liliʻuokalani

Liliʻuokalani.
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Famous As: Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 11, 1917
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 3 Queen Rania of Jordan

Queen Rania of Jordan.
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Famous As: Queen consort of Jordan.
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuwait City

Queen Rania of Jordan is the current queen consort of Jordan. Since her marriage to Abdullah II of Jordan, Rania has focused on improving education and health in Jordan. In 2005, Queen Rania joined hands with the Ministry of Education to launch the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, an annual teachers’ award.

 4 Isabella II of Spain

Isabella II of Spain.
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Famous As: Queen of Spain
Birthdate: October 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: April 9, 1904

Isabella II was the queen of Spain from 1833 until 1868. She took to the throne shortly before turning 3, according to a Pragmatic Sanction issued by her father before her birth. Her uncles’ resistance caused the Carlist Wars. Spain became a constitutional monarchy under her mother’s regency.

 5 Maud of Wales

Maud of Wales.
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Famous As: Queen of Norway
Birthdate: November 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marlborough House
Died: November 20, 1938

Daughter of King Edward VII of Norway, Maud of Wales, was known for being a tomboy and had even been nicknamed Harry, after a valiant admiral. She married Prince Carl of Denmark. After Carl took over as King Haakon VII of Norway, Maud became the queen of Norway, too.

 6 Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Died: April 15, 1969

 7 Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
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Famous As: Queen of the Netherlands
Birthdate: August 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
Died: November 28, 1962

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the only child of the King William III and his second wife, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, became queen at age 10. While she remained neutral during World War I, she went into exile to England during World War II. Her autobiography revealed her religious devotion.

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 8 Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bessungen, Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 18, 1918

 9 Mary of Teck

Mary of Teck.
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Famous As: Queen consort of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: May 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London
Died: March 24, 1953

The queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1910 to 1936, Mary of Teck was the wife of King George V. She supported her husband through the First World War and in the aftermath of the war. She became the queen mother after her son ascended to the throne. She died in 1953.

 

 10 Marie of Romania

Marie of Romania
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: October 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 10, 1938

 11 Viktoria Luise of Prussia

Viktoria Luise of Prussia
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: September 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 11, 1980

 12 Empress Kōjun

Empress Kōjun
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: March 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16, 2000

 13 Sophia of Prussia

Sophia of Prussia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: January 13, 1932

 14 Frederica of Hanover

Frederica of Hanover
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blankenburg, Germany
Died: February 6, 1981

 15 Eugénie de Montijo

Eugénie de Montijo
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Famous As: Empress of France
Birthdate: May 5, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: July 11, 1920

 16 Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Anton Palace, Attard, Malta
Died: March 2, 1936

 17 Carlota of Mexico

Carlota of Mexico
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: June 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19, 1927

 18 Ingrid of Sweden

Ingrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000

 19 Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubsko, Poland
Died: April 11, 1921

 20 Astrid of Sweden

Astrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1935

 21 Princess Alexandrine of Baden

Princess Alexandrine of Baden
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: December 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: December 20, 1904

 22 Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: January 23, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died: July 9, 1985

 23 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine

Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: July 11, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Died: November 11, 1953

 24 Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: July 29, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 14, 1921

 25 Hermine Reuss of Greiz

Hermine Reuss of Greiz
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: December 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, German Empire
Died: August 7, 1947

 26 Princess Stéphanie of Belgium

Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: May 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: August 23, 1945

 27 María Cristina De Habsburgo-Lorena

María Cristina De Habsburgo-Lorena
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: July 21, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moravia, Austria
Died: February 6, 1929

 28 Lady May Abel Smith

Lady May Abel Smith
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Birthdate: January 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Claremont, Esher, Surrey
Died: May 29, 1994

 29 Menen Asfaw

Menen Asfaw
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: April 3, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wollo, Ethiopian Empire
Died: February 15, 1962

 30 Archduchess Gisela of Austria

Archduchess Gisela of Austria
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: July 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Laxenburg, Austria
Died: July 27, 1932

 31 Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: February 17, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arolsen, Germany
Died: September 1, 1922

 32 Alexandra of Yugoslavia

Alexandra of Yugoslavia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: January 30, 1993

 33 Margherita of Savoy

Margherita of Savoy
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 20, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Italy
Died: January 4, 1926

 34 Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: April 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 13, 1966

 35 Maria of Yugoslavia

Maria of Yugoslavia
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: January 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: June 22, 1961

 36 Princess Thyra of Denmark

Princess Thyra of Denmark
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: September 29, 1853
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 26, 1933

 37 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria

Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria
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Famous As: Archduchess
Birthdate: April 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: September 6, 1924

 38 Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Famous As: Regent
Birthdate: August 2, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arolsen Castle, Arolsen, Germany
Died: March 20, 1934

 39 Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia

Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: July 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: March 14, 1917

 40 Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cumberland Lodge, Old Windsor
Died: December 8, 1956

 41 Elena of Montenegro

Elena of Montenegro
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: January 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: November 28, 1952

 42 Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: September 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16, 1942

 43 Louise of Sweden

Louise of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: October 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 20, 1926

 44 Victoria of Baden

Victoria of Baden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: August 7, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1930

 45 Princess Mafalda of Savoy

Princess Mafalda of Savoy
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: August 27, 1944

 46 Helen of Greece and Denmark

Helen of Greece and Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: May 2, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: November 28, 1982

 47 Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: May 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 8, 1967

 48 Princess Viktoria of Prussia

Princess Viktoria of Prussia
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: November 13, 1929

 49 Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven

Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: March 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Died: January 22, 1963

 50 Queen Fabiola of Belgium

Queen Fabiola of Belgium
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died: December 5, 2014