List of famous emperors & kings with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

When we talk of emperors and kings, the picture of a regal man dressed in resplendent attire reigning over some ancient land comes to our mind, for in today’s world what we know about emperors and kings comes primarily from folklores and history books. An emperor is the male sovereign ruler of an empire. There have been many vast empires worldwide which consisted of several states and countries. Kings were the rulers of their own kingdoms over which they exercised complete power. Being extremely powerful, the emperors and kings have played crucial roles in shaping the history of not just their own empires and kingdoms, but of the whole world. Titus, the ancient Roman Emperor might have had a short reign, but he secured his place in history as he completed the Colosseum and dealt with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Genghis Khan, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire conquered vast territories, four times the lands of Alexander the Great. Other rulers still revered today are Atilla the Hun, Timur the Lame and Charlemagne. Over the centuries, absolute monarchies gave way to several other forms of government and now only a handful of monarchies, that too ceremonial, remain in the world. Browse on to learn more about the great emperors and kings who had once walked on this earth.

George VI George VI
British

George V George V
British

Genghis Khan Genghis Khan
Mongolian

Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
Ancient Roman

Augustus Augustus
Ancient Roman

Commodus Commodus
Ancient Roman

Caligula Caligula
Ancient Roman

Tutankhamun Tutankhamun
Egyptian

Nero Nero
Ancient Roman
Akbar Akbar
Indian

Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius
Ancient Roman

Solomon Solomon
Israeli

Hirohito Hirohito
Japanese

Shivaji Shivaji
Indian

Ashoka Ashoka
Indian

Naruhito Naruhito
Japanese

Babur Babur
Uzbekistan

Saladin Saladin
Egyptian

Bhumibol Adulyadej Bhumibol Adulyadej
Thai, American

Kublai Khan Kublai Khan
Mongolian

Tiberius Tiberius
Ancient Roman

Herod the Great Herod the Great
Jordanian, Palestinian
Ramesses II Ramesses II
Egyptian

Akihito Akihito
Japanese

Xerxes I Xerxes I
Iranian

Jahangir Jahangir
Indian

Puyi Puyi
Chinese

Claudius Claudius
Ancient Roman

Trajan Trajan
Ancient Roman
Richard II of England Richard II of England
French, British