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.

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Diana, Princess of WalesDiana, Princess of Wales
(French)
Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
(British)
Mary of GuiseMary of Guise
(French)

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
EstherEsther
(Italian)
Empress Elisabeth of AustriaEmpress Elisabeth of Austria
(Austrian)

Empress MatildaEmpress Matilda
(German)
Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
(Spanish)
Joan I of NavarreJoan I of Navarre
(French)

Henrietta Maria of FranceHenrietta Maria of France
(French)
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
(Danish)
Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
(French)

HimikoHimiko
(Japanese)
LiliʻuokalaniLiliʻuokalani
(American)
NefertariNefertari
(Kosovar)

ZenobiaZenobia
(Syrian)
Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois
(British)
Maud of WalesMaud of Wales
(Norwegian,British)

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia
(Russian)
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
(Russian)
TarabaiTarabai
(Indian)

LiliuokalaniLiliuokalani
(American)
Caroline of AnsbachCaroline of Ansbach
(British)
Philippa of HainaultPhilippa of Hainault
(British)

Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland
(British,Scottish)
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
(Russian)
Olga Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of Russia
(Russian)

Elizabeth II of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United Kingdom
(British)
Claude of FranceClaude of France
(French)
Infanta Elena, Duchess of LugoInfanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
(Spanish)

Maria Theresa of AustriaMaria Theresa of Austria
(Austrian)
Margaret, Maid of NorwayMargaret, Maid of Norway
(Norwegian)
Margaret I of DenmarkMargaret I of Denmark
(Norwegian,Swedish)

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany
(French)
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
(French)
Tamar of GeorgiaTamar of Georgia
(Georgian)

Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
(Brazilian,Portuguese)
Queen MaryQueen Mary
(British)
Louise of Mecklenburg-StrelitzLouise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
(German,Prussian)

Eleanor of ProvenceEleanor of Provence
(French)
Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan
(Turkish)
Catherine II of RussiaCatherine II of Russia
(Russian)