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Types of Rulers

Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great

The story of Alexander the Great is one of ambition, conquest, and glory. By the time he died at age 32, in 323 B.C., he was leader of an enormous empire that stretched from Greece in the west to India in the east.

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Caesar
Caesar

Julius Caesar conquered Gaul between 58 and 50 bc and invaded Britain in 55 or 54 bc, thereby bringing the island into close contact with the Roman world. Caesar’s description of Britain at the time of his invasions is the first coherent account extant.

Charlemagne
Charlemagne

The death of Carloman in 771 ended the mounting crisis, and Charlemagne, disregarding the rights of Carloman’s heirs, took control of the entire Frankish realm. King of the Franks The age of Charlemagne. Charlemagne assumed rulership at a moment when powerful forces of change were affecting his kingdom.

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Chen Dynasty (557–589)
Chen Dynasty (557–589)

The Chen dynasty (simplified Chinese: 陈朝; traditional Chinese: 陳朝; pinyin: Chén Cháo; 557-589), also known as the Southern Chen dynasty, was the fourth and last of the Southern Dynasties in China, eventually destroyed by the Sui dynasty. Chen is the only dynasty named after the ruling house in Chinese history.

Chen Dynasty (557589)
Chen Dynasty (557589)

The Chen dynasty (simplified Chinese: 陈朝; traditional Chinese: 陳朝; pinyin: Chén Cháo; 557-589), also known as the Southern Chen dynasty, was the fourth and last of the Southern Dynasties in China, eventually destroyed by the Sui dynasty. Chen is the only dynasty named after the ruling house in Chinese history.

Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420)
Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420)

Restricted to southern China, the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420) was established by Sima Rui, a descendant of the royal family in the Western Jin Dynasty (265 AD – 316 AD). Eastern Jin governed for 103 years under 11 different emperors. It was so-named because it succeeded Western Jin and the capital city, Jiankang (Nanjing of Jiangsu Province today) lay to the east of Western Jin's capital Luoyang (Henan Province today).

Eastern Wu (222–280)
Eastern Wu (222–280)

Wu (222–280), commonly known as Dong Wu (Eastern Wu) or Sun Wu, was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280).

Eastern Wu (222280)
Eastern Wu (222280)

Wu (222–280), commonly known as Dong Wu (Eastern Wu) or Sun Wu, was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280). It previously existed from 220–222 as a vassal kingdom nominally under Cao Wei, its rival state, but declared independence from Wei and became a sovereign state in 222.

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Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was a warrior and ruler of genius who, starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings, brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under the rule of himself and his family in a rigidly disciplined military state.

Hitler Yes, That's Right
Hitler Yes, That's Right

Yes, that’s right. The creator of the Nazi party, the man responsible for mass genocide during World War II, was indeed a great ruler. Germany was in bad times when Hitler rose to power, and Hitler was the charamistic leader that the Germans could look up to. This one man blamed all of Germany’s problems on a scapegoat: the Jews living in ...

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Joseph II
Joseph II

Holy Roman emperor Joseph II tried to strengthen the Habsburg empire with his enlightened reforms, but the changes he made were met with fierce opposition. Synopsis Future Holy Roman emperor Joseph II was born in Vienna, Austria, on March 13, 1741.

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Liang Dynasty (502–557)
Liang Dynasty (502–557)

The Liang dynasty (Chinese: 梁朝; pinyin: Liáng cháo) (502–557), also known as the Southern Liang dynasty (南梁), was the third of the Southern Dynasties during China's Southern and Northern Dynasties period.

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Liang Dynasty (502557)
Liang Dynasty (502557)

The Liang dynasty (Chinese: 梁朝; pinyin: Liáng cháo) (502–557), also known as the Southern Liang dynasty (南梁), was the third of the Southern Dynasties during China's Southern and Northern Dynasties period.

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Liu Song Dynasty (420–479)
Liu Song Dynasty (420–479)

Other articles where Liu-Song dynasty is discussed: Daoism: The great Southern masters: …portents in favour of the Liu-Song dynasty (420–479), in whose rulers Daoists complacently agreed to recognize the fulfillment of the old messianic prophesies and the legitimate continuation of the Han dynasty.

Liu Song Dynasty (420479)
Liu Song Dynasty (420479)

Other articles where Liu-Song dynasty is discussed: Daoism: The great Southern masters: …portents in favour of the Liu-Song dynasty (420–479), in whose rulers Daoists complacently agreed to recognize the fulfillment of the old messianic prophesies and the legitimate continuation of the Han dynasty.

Odysseus
Odysseus

Polyphemos threwboulders at them, and Odysseus taunted him further when theboulders didn't hit them. Polyphemos then cursed they, praying toPosieden (his father, I think) for all of Odysseus's men to die sohe would return to Ithaka alone, or for at least the journey totake a very long time.

Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I, bynames the Virgin Queen and Good Queen Bess, (born September 7, 1533, Greenwich, near London, England—died March 24, 1603, Richmond, Surrey), queen of England (1558–1603) during a period, often called the Elizabethan Age, when England asserted itself vigorously as a major European power in politics, commerce, and the arts.

Southern Qi (479502)
Southern Qi (479502)

479–482: Emperor Gao of Southern Qi ... Sovereigns of Southern Qi Dynasty (479-502) Posthumous Name Family name and given names Period of Reigns

Southern Qi Dynasty (479–502)
Southern Qi Dynasty (479–502)

The Southern Qi (simplified Chinese: 南齐; traditional Chinese: 南齊; pinyin: Nán Qí) (479-502) was the second of the Southern dynasties in China, followed by the Liang Dynasty.