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Kings & Queens: Modern Non-European

Using the term "modern" fairly loosely, this page covers kings and queens of countries outside Europe, since the Middle Ages.

Names

Succeeded his half-brother Fahd to the throne of Saudi Arabia in 2005; succeeded in 2015 by his half-brother Salman Click to show or hide the answer
Succeeded his father Hirohito as emperor of Japan, 1989 Click to show or hide the answer
Founder of the Mogul (Mongul) Empire in India (16th Century) Click to show or hide the answer
King of Zululand 1873–83, rule threatened by British annexation of the Transvaal Click to show or hide the answer
The fourth son of Ibn Saud to rule Saudi Arabia: succeeded his half-brother Khalid in1982, succeeded in 2005 by his half-brother Abdullah in 2005 Click to show or hide the answer
Last king of Egypt, overthrown by Nasser in 1952 Click to show or hide the answer
Born Temujin Borjigin, c. 1162; ruler of all Mongol people from 1206; "Founder of the Mongolian Empire"; began the conquest of China 1213; adopted name means "Perfect Warrior" Click to show or hide the answer
The last King of Nepal: ruled for 2 months 1950–1, aged 3, when his grandfather Tribhuvan fled to India; returned to the throne 2001 following the deaths of his brother Birendra and nephew Dipendra in the Royal Family massacre (which some believe he orchestrated); monarchy abolished 2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Emperor of Ethiopia 1930–6 and 1941–74; one of the founders of the OAU; real name Tafari Makonnen; also known as Ras Tafari or "the Lion of (the Tribe of) Judah" Click to show or hide the answer
Emperor of Japan, 1926–89; now known in Japan as the Emperor Showa (originally the name of the period over which he reigned); reported in the West in 1946 to have renounced his divinity, although the true story is more complicated Click to show or hide the answer
First King of Saudi Arabia (1932–53) Click to show or hide the answer
King of Libya overthrown by Gaddafi in 1969 Click to show or hide the answer
Grandson of Genghis Khan; completed the Mongol conquest of China 1240; established himself as emperor following the death of his brother Mungo 1259; moved capital to Beijing, founded the Yuan dynasty 1271; Marco Polo entered his service in 1274 Click to show or hide the answer
Muslim rulers of India, 1526–1827 Click to show or hide the answer
Aztec ruler when Cortez conquered Mexico Click to show or hide the answer
Second and last emperor of Brazil (reigned 1831–89) Click to show or hide the answer
Last emperor of China (1908–12, and nominally for 12 days in 1917) Click to show or hide the answer
First king of Saudi Arabia (1932–53) Click to show or hide the answer
Succeeded his half-brother Abdullah to the throne of Saudi Arabia in 2015 Click to show or hide the answer
Ottoman emperor, 1520-66: known to the Turks as 'the Lawgiver' but in the West as 'the Magnificent' Click to show or hide the answer

Countries

Ruled since 1829 by the El Thaim family Click to show or hide the answer
Mswati III succeeded his father Sobhuza II in 1986 as king of Click to show or hide the answer
Declared a constitutional monarchy in 1875, by Siaosi (George) Tupou I; all six kings have had the name Tupou (Tupou VI succeeded his elder brother George Tupou V in 2012) Click to show or hide the answer

Saudi Arabia

Six sons of Ibn Saud (the country's founder) who have ruled Saudi Arabia:

Reign Born Died Name
1953-64 1902 1969 Click to show or hide the answer

King Saud was forced to abdicate in 1964 in favour of his more progressive brother Faisal.

1964-75 1906 1975 Click to show or hide the answer

King Faisal was assassinated (shot in the head from close range) in 1975 by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid, who was said by some to be "mentally deranged" but was nevertherless executed three months later.

1975-82 1913 1982 Click to show or hide the answer
1982-2005 1921 2005 Click to show or hide the answer
2005-15 1924 2015 Click to show or hide the answer
2015- 1935   Click to show or hide the answer

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