As long as there are kingdoms, so long there are queens. One follows her dumb Husband, the other rules with an iron hand. And enjoy worldwide fame. Often as a result of murder parties, (sex) scandals and addictions. In the table below we go deeper into the life of 10 of these QUEENS.
10. Maria I of Scotland (1542 – 1587)
Maria I of Scotland, also known as Mary Queen of Scots, was the daughter of King Jacobus V and Maria van Guise. Her father passed away when Mary was six days old. From then on, Mary ruled over Scotland. That period – from 1542 to 1567 – was a series of violent actions. And that was in her family – with a niece called ‘ Bloody Mary ‘ – just plain. Her actions, including relationships with wrong men, have led to a blast of shock in Scotland. At one point, the noble family no longer supported the royal family. Mary was sentenced to the death penalty: she was beheaded.
9. Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1926 -)
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That Elizabeth II is included in this list mainly relates to the length of her term of office. For a few months – to be exact from September 9, 2015 – it is known as the tallest ruling frost in the history of the United Kingdom. And that is quite remarkable. At her birth Elizabeth II was third in line for follow-up of the throne. The chance was that her uncle would go for her. When he wanted to marry his lover, he waived all rights. During her period as the Prince of the United Kingdom, one significant scandal has taken place: the mysterious death of her daughter-in-law Diana.
8. Maria Theresia of Austria (1717 – 1780)
The absolute monarchy or absolutism is a form of government in which the ruling has full ruling authority; He is not bound by laws nor is he accountable. Maria Theresia was one of the most influential and enlightened monarchs of the absolutist era. If you are familiar with the power that Maria Theresia of Austria has, then you know where the concept of “absolute power” comes from. During the period 1740 to 1780 she was both the arch of Austria and the queen of Hungary and Bohemia. At the same time, Maria Theresia – as a wife of French I Stefanus – was the Empress of the Holy Roman Empire.And as it is a good mother, she helped her son Joseph II in exercising his role as Emperor of the German Empire.
7. Catharina II of Russia (1729 – 1796)
Assuming Catharina II has meant a lot for the modernization of Russia. Still, she is famous for her love life. After a failed marriage – in which son Paul was born – she never took the step to the altar. But she certainly did not swallow men. During her reign, Catharina II shared the bed with no less than 12 lovers.When she was there, she sent him to a farm. Another spike detail: Prince Platon Zoebov, her last lover, was 40 years younger than Catharina II.
6. Anne Boleyn of England (1501 – 1536)
As it was very ordinary at that time, Anne Boleyn, a daughter’s daughter, spent her youth at the court of other empires. Thus she lived in Austria and in France. Once back in her native country, she received an appointment as court lady of Hendrik VIII and Catharina van Aragon. It soon became apparent that Anne Boleyn and Hendrik VIII had a relationship with each other. And when Catharina, his wife, could not give him any male offspring, Henry VIII asked for the divorce. After that he married the charming Anne Boleyn. In September 1533, she gave birth to her daughter Elizabeth, the later Queen Elizabeth I of England; in the next three years she had at least three miscarriages; Hendrik believed there was a curse on this marriage. In May 1536, Anna was arrested and transferred to the Tower of London on accusation of adultery, witchcraft and incest, and her five so-called lovers (and themselves two days later) were beheaded.
5. Nefertiti of Egypt (1370 – 1330 BC)
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What strikes immediately – when you look at Nefertiti’s life course – is that she was not her husband’s sister. Nearly all Egyptian Kings were related to the King. For that reason, they could take on the position of Queen. Nefertiti had a lot in her march. Thus she introduced a new monotheistic religion.According to some historians, Nefertiti exercised more power than her husband. That is, they had a completely different vision. And she took advantage of her position to turn it into action.
4. Victoria of England (1819 – 1901)
In no other country, Kings – better said Kings – as long as in the United Kingdom. For example, Victoria of England has been sitting on the throne for 63 years, seven months and two days. Her ruling period is also known as the Victorian era. Although her political power was reduced to a minimum, it has meant a lot for the economic progress of her country. In that period, the Industrial Revolution fired. And Victoria managed to transform technological advances into an expansion of the British Empire.
3. Marie Antoinette of France (1755 – 1793)
The roots of Marie-Antoinette of France are in Austria. She was married to King Louis XVI from France.And so she became Queen of that country. The French population had no high hat of Marie Antoinette.The Queen had very little political interests. She also controlled the French language very badly. When it became clear that she spent most of her royal allowance on diamond-dressed dresses, Marie Antoinette could not do much more. There are historians who claim that they were the cause of the fall of the French monarchy.
2. Elizabeth I of England (1533 – 1603)
Elizabeth I of England was also called the virgin Queen. During her reign, which lasted for about 45 years, she never took the step to the altar. Indeed, she has uttered her virginity very consciously.Elizabeth I wanted to be especially acclaimed for her intelligence. She also appeared to have the necessary political qualities. Her strategy has worked: Elizabeth I is one of the largest heads of state in the world. The English speak of ‘Good Queen Bess’.
1. Cleopatra VII of Egypt (69 – 30 BC)
Cleopatra VII formed the ultimate achievement of a political masterpiece with beautiful features. And that combination has brought her a lot. During her relationship with Julius Ceasar, she exercised an influence on two or more major empires. Her love relationships – including those with Marc Antony – inspired many writers to write plays that are still being raised today.
TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS QUEENS OF THE WORLD