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

An empress is commonly defined as the female equivalent of an emperor, an emperor's wife (empress consort). The tile of being an empress could also be referred to the emperor’s mother (empress dowager), or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). An empress consort usually shares her husband’s rank and holds the feminine equivalent of the king’s monarchical titles while an empress regnant is a queen in her own right with all the powers of a monarch, usually becoming empress by inheriting the throne on the death of the previous monarch. Quite similar to the description of an empress, queens are the female equivalent of kings. Both are considered to be monarchs, the only difference being is that the emperor and empress are considered to be the higher monarchical titles than king and queen. A monarch is the sovereign head of state, officially outranking all other individuals in the realm. An empress or queen may exercise the most and highest authority in the state independently or along with their husbands.. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous empresses and queens from all over the world.

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr
Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile


Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise
Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile

Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany

Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia
Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland

Chand BibiChand Bibi

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia

Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati

Charlotte of AlbretCharlotte of Albret

Infanta Elena, Duchess of LugoInfanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

Anna JagiellonAnna Jagiellon
Queen MaryQueen Mary

Christina of DenmarkChristina of Denmark
Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of FrancoCarmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco

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