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.

Cleopatra Cleopatra
Egyptian, Greek

Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Austrian, French

Anne of Cleves Anne of Cleves
German, British

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti Nefertiti
Egyptian
Boudica Boudica
British

Wu Zetian Wu Zetian
Chinese

Hatshepsut Hatshepsut
Egyptian

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

Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
French
NefertariNefertari
Kosovar
Henrietta Maria of FranceHenrietta Maria of France
French
Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois
British

Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
Danish
Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia
Russian
Maud of WalesMaud of Wales
Norwegian, British

HimikoHimiko
Japanese
Infanta Elena, Duchess of LugoInfanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Spanish
LiliʻuokalaniLiliʻuokalani
American
ZenobiaZenobia
Syrian

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
Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland
British, Scottish
Elizabeth II of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United Kingdom
British
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
Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
Russian
Louise of Mecklenburg-StrelitzLouise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
German, Prussian

AthaliahAthaliah
Israeli
Eleanor of ProvenceEleanor of Provence
French
Catherine II of RussiaCatherine II of Russia
Russian
Queen MaryQueen Mary
British