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.

Diana, Princess of WalesDiana, Princess of Wales
Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
Catherine ParrCatherine Parr

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves
Empress Elisabeth of AustriaEmpress Elisabeth of Austria

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
Empress MatildaEmpress Matilda

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise
Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile

Henrietta Maria of FranceHenrietta Maria of France
Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia
Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois

Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
Maud of WalesMaud of Wales
Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia

Infanta Elena, Duchess of LugoInfanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Olga Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of Russia
Philippa of HainaultPhilippa of Hainault

Caroline of AnsbachCaroline of Ansbach
Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Elizabeth II of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Joan I of NavarreJoan I of Navarre
Margaret I of DenmarkMargaret I of Denmark

Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgMarie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
Chand BibiChand Bibi

Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
Claude of FranceClaude of France
Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany

Maria Theresa of AustriaMaria Theresa of Austria
Margaret, Maid of NorwayMargaret, Maid of Norway
Tamar of GeorgiaTamar of Georgia

Queen MaryQueen Mary
Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan