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.

Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Austrian, French

Cleopatra Cleopatra
Egyptian, Greek

Anne of Cleves Anne of Cleves
German, British

Boudica Boudica
British
Neferneferuaten Nefertiti Nefertiti
Egyptian

Hatshepsut Hatshepsut
Egyptian

Wu Zetian Wu Zetian
Chinese

Jetsun Pema Jetsun Pema
Bhutanese

Yaa Asantewaa Yaa Asantewaa
Cental African, Ghanaian

Theodora Theodora
Turkish

Diana, Princess of WalesDiana, Princess of Wales
French

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
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Empress Elisabeth of AustriaEmpress Elisabeth of Austria
Austrian
Empress MatildaEmpress Matilda
German

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise
French
EstherEsther
Italian

Joan I of NavarreJoan I of Navarre
French

Queen Letizia of SpainQueen Letizia of Spain
Spanish
Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
French

NefertariNefertari
Kosovar
Henrietta Maria of FranceHenrietta Maria of France
French

Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois
British

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia
Russian
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
Danish

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales
Norwegian, British
LiliʻuokalaniLiliʻuokalani
American

ZenobiaZenobia
Syrian

HimikoHimiko
Japanese

Infanta Elena, Duchess of LugoInfanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Spanish
Philippa of HainaultPhilippa of Hainault
British
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
French

Olga Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of Russia
Russian

LiliuokalaniLiliuokalani
American

Elizabeth II of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United Kingdom
British
Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland
British, Scottish

Caroline of AnsbachCaroline of Ansbach
British

Margaret I of DenmarkMargaret I of Denmark
Norwegian, Swedish

Maria Theresa of AustriaMaria Theresa of Austria
Austrian

Tamar of GeorgiaTamar of Georgia
Georgian
Claude of FranceClaude of France
French

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany
French
Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
Brazilian, Portuguese

Margaret, Maid of NorwayMargaret, Maid of Norway
Norwegian
Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan
Turkish
Louise of Mecklenburg-StrelitzLouise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
German, Prussian