This Roman Emperor was known as "The Mad Emperor."
This conqueror was defeated and exiled to an island for the rest of his life. However, he managed to escape and raise another army.
This English king had 6 wives.
This conqueror is credited for spreading Greek philosophy and science to the Eastern countries.
Alexander the Great is credited for spreading Western ideas to the far Eastern areas of his huge empire.
Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a....
Built in the 17th century, the Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
True or False: Queen Elizabeth I was the first female queen of England.
Elizabeth's half sister Mary was queen before her and the first female queen.
This Japanese emperor made the final decision to surrender to the US at the end of WWII.
Emperor Hirohito delivered a historic speech to his countrymen and surrendered after the bombing of Nagasaki,
This Roman Emperor was considered cruel and murderous, and killed his own family.
Nero had his mother and wife murdered, among many others.
Who was the English Prime Minister when WWII broke out?
Neville Chamberlain was prime minister between 1937 and 1940
This French monarch became king at age 4, built the Palace of Versailles and styled himself "The Sun King".
Louis XIV ruled from 1638 to 1715 and is known as the most famous French monarch.
A 2015 poll found that the most popular American President in history is...
Queen Elizabeth II has been queen for...
Queen Elizabeth II has been queen since 6th of February, 1952, taking over from her father King George VI.
This Ruler came to power by overthrowing her husband and then ruling for 34 years, the longest female rule of her country.
Catherine the Great arranged a coup that killed her husband Peter III, and she ruled from 1762 to 1796.
This Chinese ruler is known as the "Founding Father of the People's Republic of China."
Mao Zedong, known also as Chairman Mao, started the communist rule of China. He is also known as a mass murderer.
This man is known as the biggest conqueror in history.
Genghis Khan had an empire that spanned an estimated 4,860,000 Square Miles - more than double the area of Alexander the Great's empire.
No Crown For You!
Sorry, but you didn't do well on this trivia quiz. The great rulers of the past were fascinating people, if not always GOOD people, and learning about them has many benefits, believe us. Their actions and decisions are still inspiring (or serve as warnings) to this day. Have a look below to see the correct answers, or try again!
You Are a Royal, But Not a Ruler
You did very well for yourself! A princely performance, one might say, but not quite kingly (or queenly). You did better than most, but still got quite a few answers wrong. If you are ambitious enough to become a full monarch, you may try the quiz again. If you are satisfied with being a prince or princess, however, you can look below at the answers.
You Highness, We Are Your Humble Servants!
My liege, you have obviously the knowledge to become a real monarch and hallowed ruler of the people. Long may be your reign and may it be blessed with peace and riches. In other words - You aced this test!