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

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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
Osman I Osman I
Turkish

Caligula Caligula
Ancient Roman
Nero Nero
Italian

Shivaji Shivaji
Indian

Tutankhamun Tutankhamun
Egyptian

Akbar Akbar
Indian

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Saladin Saladin
Egyptian

Commodus Commodus
Ancient Roman

Hirohito Hirohito
Japanese

Solomon Solomon
Israeli

Ramesses II Ramesses II
Egyptian

Kublai Khan Kublai Khan
Mongolian

Ashoka Ashoka
Indian

Tiberius Tiberius
Ancient Roman

Timur Timur
Uzbekistan

Naruhito Naruhito
Japanese

Jahangir Jahangir
Indian
Babur Babur
Uzbekistan

Herod the Great Herod the Great
Jordanian, Palestinian

Puyi Puyi
Chinese

Xerxes I Xerxes I
Iranian
Claudius Claudius
Ancient Roman

Akihito Akihito
Japanese

Ibn Saud Ibn Saud
Saudi Arabian