European Sovereigns

Here are charts presenting basic information on the rulers of European kingdoms and empires covering approximately the past one thousand years. My principal source for these lists is the book Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe (1991) by Jiri Louda and Michael Maclagan, from which the order of the countries below is also derived.

England/Great Britain (Scotland)
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Netherlands
Belgium
Spain

France
Holy Roman Empire/Austria-Hungary
Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
Hungary
Prussia/Germany (Bavaria, Hanover, Saxony, Württemberg)
Portugal
Sardinia/Italy (Two Sicilies)
Poland
Russia
Greece
Serbia/Yugoslavia (including Montenegro)
Romania
Bulgaria

The royal coats of arms used on these pages were drawn by Arnaud Bunel.

European Sovereigns Today

Nine Kings 1910
Leading Monarchs of the World 1908
Belle Époque Rulers
Selected Royal Anniversaries
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