Of course, one King is not the other: there are Kings who had to fight for their power. Others had a congenital dignity. Or about special military qualities. Either way, the Kings from this list have determined the history.
10. Frederik II of Prussia (1712-1786)
That Frederick II would develop into such a great author, that his father was not expected. When Frederick II was 18, he tried to escape his royal obligations. There his father did not like it: he closed his recalcitrant son for a long period of time. After his release Frederik II took his obligations seriously. And how! He made a great European power from Brandenburg-Prussia. His military vision was not unnoticed: Napoleon has shown to be a great fan of Frederik II.
9. Haile Selassie I
In the 1950s, Haile Selassie I – Emperor of Ethiopia during the period 1930 to 1936 and 1941 to 1974 – was an example for a large part of the African population. He was a symbol of independence, peace and progress. For this reason, he exercised a lot of influence in the ‘Organization of African Unity’. He was also acclaimed for his international diplomacy. For example, he has made various state visits to the United States and European countries. In 1954, Haile Selassie I was in the Netherlands. Perhaps to be away from the turmoil in his own country: Ethiopia consisted – and still – of many religious groups.
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At the age of nine, Toetanchamon was crowned to Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. He has practiced this position exactly 10 years: Toetanchamon has only become 19 years old. During that period, the inhabitants of Egypt converted themselves into traditional religion. Then all ancient gods should be honored. Toetanchamon thanks his fame especially to the fact that his grave – when Howard Carter found this in 1922 – was virtually intact. And there were 3,500 artifacts here! You can imagine that they have a great historical value.
7. Peter I of Russia
During the period 1682 to 1725 Peter Peter – born as Peter I Alekseyevich Romanov – ruled over Russia.In 1721 he changed the name in the Russian Empire. This name was right to the development that the country was experiencing. Under the leadership of Peter I, the Russian Empire has been enormously modernized. More specifically, the Russians then made great strides in the field of science, industry and public health. Above all, Peter I was more than two meters long. His nickname – Peter the Great – was chosen for several reasons!
6. Hammurabi of Babylon
Hammurabi is known as the sixth King of Babylon. He ruled in the period 1795 to 1750 BC. How we know that? Hammurabi has laid down all his laws. In the ‘Codex Hammurabi’ – chiseled in a column of about 2.5 meters high – topics such as murder, theft, agriculture and animal husbandry are described.The position of the woman and the child also had his attention. During wars this stone has been taken a number of times. Eventually, archaeologists found the ‘Codex Hammurabi’ in 1901 in the place of Susa.
5. Charles the Great
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In the early Middle Ages, Charles the Great ruled over large parts of Europe. Beginning as King of the empire of the Franken – which also belonged to the Netherlands – he was fighting for rulers from all over the world. In the year 800, Charles the Great was crowned by the Pope as King of the West. To control this vast empire he invented a system of borrowers. In exchange for the board over a certain area – with the corresponding income – the borrowers had to advise him on all kinds of administrative matters. They also had to serve as warriors in wars.
4. Cyrus II of Persia
Cyrus II is in the history books as the founder of the Persian Empire. He also acquired the nickname ‘the Great’. And that of most liberal prince of ancient times. Cyrus II was characterized by exceptional visionary qualities. He was not only a brilliant army leader, but also a tolerant conqueror. Thus he gave the conquered peoples their own religion. The people were allowed to live their lives, as they wanted.And that was certainly very special during that time.
3. Alexander III of Macedonia
Another King, who ruled in ancient times, was Alexander III of Macedonia. When he was 30 years old, his empire ranged from the Himalayas to the Ionian Sea. According to the stories, he never lost a fight.And that’s all about his tactics. Anno 2016 still belong to the compulsory teaching material at military academies. More generally, Alexander III plays an important role in history. Thus his name comes back in various Greek myths.
2. Henry VIII of England
The most important weaponry, known as King Henry III of England, is the merger of England and Wales. In addition, he – unintentionally – contributed greatly to the protestant reform in his country. A personal conflict with the pope was the cause of this development. Henry VIII is also known as a cruel man. He has cleared many opponents, servants or wives out of the way. His love life also spoke to the imagination: he was married to six women. And he dropped two of them.
1. Louis XIV
In the period when King Louis XIV came to power, France was one of the most important European powers. It could not be missed that Louis XIV became involved in a number of major wars. Then you can think of the Dutch War, the Nine-Year War, the Devolution War and the French-Spanish War. These wars meant a major attack on France’s liquid assets. When Louis XIV came to die, the country was almost bankrupt. Undoubtedly, the poor military qualities of Louis XIV have to do with this. During his reign, he therefore worked mainly on a system of absolute ruling rule. In the end, this way of ruling led to the French Revolution.
TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS KINGS IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND