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The Top 10 Greatest Kings In The World’s History

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From the beginning of the stone age till today, the world has undergone a lot of changes. As it began to become more organized, the need to follow a single ruling force rose. Thus, monarchies and rulers were introduced, and some of them were too legendary to forget. Here is a list of the 10 greatest kings in the world’s history that you must know about.

Greatest Kings In World’s History

1. Alexander the Great

We all have heard his name. This Macedonian ruler was the creator of one of the largest empires in the world’s history. He was known as the conqueror, and he captured Greece when he was just 22 years old.

He was tutored by one of the great teachers of all time, Aristotle. He went down in history as one of the most powerful and legendary kings.

2. Genghis Khan

Making a list of the greatest kings in the world and not including Genghis Khan is impossible. Originally named Temujin, Genghis Khan is known as the founder of the Mongol Empire.

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His father was killed when he was of tender age, and he came forward to reclaim his tribe. In his rampage, he acquired over a vast area of land, stretching from Afghanistan to Northern China.

3. Cyrus the Great

Known as Cyrus II of Persia, his reign lasted for about thirty years. He first conquered the Median Empire and then the Lydian Empire. Cyrus the Great showed immense respect and love for the culture and the customs of the lands he conquered.

He was recognized for his accomplishments in influencing western and eastern civilizations, human rights, military, and political strategies.

4. Ashoka the Great

The Indian king and founder of the Maurya dynasty, Ashoka the Great is a very significant figure in history.

He became the king after his father’s unfortunate death, but after witnessing the violent and ruthless bloodshed in the Battle of Kalinga, he followed the path of ‘dhamma’ or ‘dharma’ and preached Buddhism.

5. Akbar

He was one of the most prominent Indian rulers and an important figure in world history. This ruler belonged to the Mughal dynasty and reigned over the Indian subcontinent for 49 years.

He made many military changes and his army was considered one of the most powerful and invincible armies in the world.

6. Pharaoh Thutmose III, Egypt

He was among the first rulers who understood and realized the power of sea trading and supply lines. He was invincible and never lost a battle.

He was given the throne at the mere age of 7 years and he ruled the country as a co-regent with his stepmother and aunt. Egypt became a major power in world history during his regime.

7. Attila the Hun

‘The Scourge of God’, as he was called, started ruling Hungary in 434 AD. After gaining the throne by inheritance, he expanded his territory from Germany to the Caspian Sea and ruled these lands for 20 years.

He also managed to defend his kingdom from the Romans. 

8. King Tamerlane

King Tamerlane a.k.a ‘Timur the Lame’, was born in modern-day Uzbekistan. He had problems of paralysis in his childhood days.

First, he became the senior minister of Mongol Khan’s chamber, and then overthrew him and claimed Persia, parts of Russia, Armenia, and Georgia.

9. King Louis XIV

He is one of the most famous but scandalous kings in the world’s history. He ruled for a very long time, but France and the people of France did not prosper under his rule.

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He wanted to symbolize the image of power with the help of his legacy, but he ended up being killed in a revolution led by the French public.

10. King Augustus Caesar

King Augustus Caesar was the nephew of Julius Caesar.

He was also known as Octavian and was the first Roman Emperor. He broadened the Roman lands to many significant countries such as Hungary, Croatia, Spain, and Egypt.


These rulers are the reason behind many significant changes throughout the timeline and have left their mark on the world’s history. The world we see today was either directly or indirectly influenced by these rulers.

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