Famous Empresses & Queens - List of Famous Empresses & Queens - page 2

An empress is commonly defined as the female equivalent of an emperor, an emperor's wife (empress consort). The tile of being an empress could also be referred to the emperor’s mother (empress dowager), or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). An empress consort usually shares her husband’s rank and holds the feminine equivalent of the king’s monarchical titles while an empress regnant is a queen in her own right with all the powers of a monarch, usually becoming empress by inheriting the throne on the death of the previous monarch. Quite similar to the description of an empress, queens are the female equivalent of kings. Both are considered to be monarchs, the only difference being is that the emperor and empress are considered to be the higher monarchical titles than king and queen. A monarch is the sovereign head of state, officially outranking all other individuals in the realm. An empress or queen may exercise the most and highest authority in the state independently or along with their husbands.. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous empresses and queens from all over the world.

The Most Famous Empresses & Queens

Jetsun PemaJune 4, 1990BhutaneseJetsun Pema is the Queen consort of Bhutan
Princess Alice of BattenbergFebruary 25, 1885BritishPrincess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, also known as Princess Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie of Battenberg, was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II
Boudica30BritishBoudica was a queen of the Celtic Icenic tribe, who led an uprising against Roman invaders
Nefertiti1370 BCEgyptianNeferneferuaten Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and chief consort of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh
Alexandra of DenmarkDecember 1, 1844BritishAlexandra of Denmark was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India
Mariam-uz-Zamani1542IndianMariam-uz-Zamani, also known in history as Harka Bai and Jodha Bai, was the third wife of the Mughal Emperor Akbar
Rani Padmini1303IndianRani Padmini or Padmavati was a legendary 13th-14th century Indian queen, who has inspired numerous tales of love and honor
Empress Dowager CixiNovember 29, 1835ChineseEmpress Dowager Cixi was a Chinese empress dowager and regent of the Qing Dynasty
Marie AntoinetteNovember 2, 1755Austrian, FrenchMarie Antoinette was the Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792
Yaa Asantewaa1840GhanaianYaa Asantewaa was queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti/Asante Empire
Alexandra Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna was the last Tsaritsa of the Russian empire

GermanJune 6, 1872119 views

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia was the daughter of Renaissance Pope Alexander VI and belonged to the influential Nobel family of the House of Borgia

ItalianApril 18, 1480102 views

Mary II of England

Mary II served as the joint sovereign of England, Scotland and Ireland along with her husband, William II

BritishApril 30, 1662108 views

Mary I of England

Mary I was the Queen of England and Ireland from 1553 until 1558

BritishFebruary 18, 151699 views

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots was Queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567

Elizabeth of Russia

Elizabeth of Russia was the Empress of Russia from 1741 to 1762

RussianDecember 29, 1709101 views

Victoria, Princess Royal

Empress Frederick was the Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III

BritishNovember 21, 1840139 views

Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I was the Queen of England whose reign of 45 years is popularly referred to as the Elizabethan Era

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the Duchess of Aquitaine who served as the Queen of France and Queen of England

Dutch1122107 views

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey was the de facto monarch of England for a very short period from 10 July until 19 July 1553

British1537104 views