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Ruling Houses and Dynasties

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Ruling Houses and Dynasties

England

1066–1154William I, William II, Henry I, Stephen, Matilda Click to show or hide the answer
1154–1391Henry II, Henry III, Richard I, John, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II Click to show or hide the answer
Named after the broom plant (genista) which the founder of the dynasty – Henry of Anjou, father of Henry II – wore a sprig of in his bonnet (some sources say gentian)
1391–1461, and 1470–1Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and Henry VII by birth Click to show or hide the answer
1461–70, and 1471–85Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III Click to show or hide the answer
1485–1603Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I Click to show or hide the answer
1603–1704James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, Mary II, Anne Click to show or hide the answer
1689–1702William III (the dynasty that still rules the Netherlands) Click to show or hide the answer
1704–1901George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria Click to show or hide the answer
1901–1915Edward VII and George V (until he changed the name to Windsor) Click to show or hide the answer
1915 to dateGeorge V, George VI, Edward VIII, Elizabeth I Click to show or hide the answer

China (selected)

206BC – 220AD(with a break 9 – 23 AD when Wang Mang of the Xin Dynasty took power) – a "golden age" of Chinese culture Click to show or hide the answer
618 – 907 ADRegarded as a high point in Chinese civilization Click to show or hide the answer
1271–1368 Mongol dynasty founded by Kublai Khan; overthrown by Chu Yuan–chang, founder of the Ming dynasty Click to show or hide the answer
1368–1644Overthrown by the Manchus Click to show or hide the answer
1644–1911Overthrown by the revolution of 1911 Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Berber dynasty that defeated the Almoravids c. 1140 but was defeated by the Christian kings of Spain in 1212 and in Morocco in 1269 Click to show or hide the answer
Berber dynasty that ruled much of Morocco and Spain, 1056–1147 Click to show or hide the answer
Swedish royal family since 1818 – founded by a marshal in Napoleon’s army (invited by the Swedish parliament in order to maintain peace with Napoleon) Click to show or hide the answer
Spanish royal family (current; ruled Navarre from 1555, Spain from 1700, with some interruptions) and French 1589–1793; also at times Naples, Sicily and Parma Click to show or hide the answer
Portuguese royal family (from 1640, until the declaration of the Republic in 1910) Click to show or hide the answer
Monaco's royal family since 1297 Click to show or hide the answer
Ruled the Holy Roman Empire 1228–1806 (with some interruptions), Spain 1519–1700, and the Austrian Empire 1273–1918 Click to show or hide the answer
Marie Antoinette's family, by birth
Several members (notably Charles I and Charles II of Spain, the former also Holy Roman Emperor Charles V) suffered from mandibular prognathism, a condition where the lower jaw outgrows the upper, commonly known as the ... lip or ... jaw, exaggerated by inbreeding
Ruled Prussia throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and Germany from 1871 Click to show or hide the answer
Royal house of Luxembourg Click to show or hide the answer
Principality formed 1163 by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I; ceded to France under the Treaty of Utrecht, 1713 Click to show or hide the answer
Dutch royal family (founded 1544 when William of Nassau became Prince of Orange) Click to show or hide the answer
Russian royal family, 1613–1917 Click to show or hide the answer
Italy's last ruling house (1861–1946) Click to show or hide the answer
Ruled Sweden 1523–1654; now famous as the name of a warship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628, raised in 1961 and now on view in a purpose–built museum in Stockholm Click to show or hide the answer

Country ruled by the Chakri dynasty since 1782 Click to show or hide the answer

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