The last emperor of Russia, ruling from 1894 until his abdication in 1917.

Nicholas II of Russia

The last emperor of Russia, ruling from 1894 until his abdication in 1917.

Augustulus is deposed from the crown by Odoacer, and was thus the last Western Roman Emperor.

Odoacer Compels Augustulus to Yield the Crown

Augustulus is deposed from the crown by Odoacer, and was thus the last Western Roman Emperor.

Illustration of Paul, kneeling on one knee in the city streets, head bowed, awaiting execution. A man in a short tunic and head wrap is raising his sword above Paul's head. A man in a robe stands nearby with his hand over his mouth. Another man stands in the background, holding a scroll and a staff. Two soldiers are standing in the background.

Paul is Beheaded at Rome by the Order of Emperor Nero

Illustration of Paul, kneeling on one knee in the city streets, head bowed, awaiting execution. A man…

Illustration of Peter being bound to an upside down cross. One man holds his upper body, while another man ties his ankles to the cross. A third man prepares to pierce Peter's feet with a large nail. Peter asked to be crucified upside down because he did not believe he was worthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus.

Peter Crucified on an Upside Down Cross

Illustration of Peter being bound to an upside down cross. One man holds his upper body, while another…

(1672-1725) Emperor of Russia

Peter the Great

(1672-1725) Emperor of Russia

"The next Emperor was Aurelius Probus, officer of the army of Germany. He was chosen by the legions, and recognized by the Senate, A certain Florianus, brother of Tacitus, had in the mean tie assumed the purple without recognition by either the civil or the military power; but presently finding himself abandoned, he made an end by suicide. Probus, who was a soldier and man of worth, was thus left in undisputed possession of the throne. His reign of six years was almost wholly occupied in war."—Ridpath, 1885

Probus

"The next Emperor was Aurelius Probus, officer of the army of Germany. He was chosen by the legions,…

"Proclamation of King William as Emperor of Germany at Versailles, January, 1871."—Myers, 1905

Proclamation

"Proclamation of King William as Emperor of Germany at Versailles, January, 1871."—Myers, 1905

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He was known as Richard the Lionheart, or Cœur de Lion, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. Richard was a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade, effectively leading the campaign after the departure of Philip Augustus, and scoring considerable victories against his Muslim counterpart, Saladin.

Richard I

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death.…

(221-35 B.C.) Roman Emperor

Alexander Severus

(221-35 B.C.) Roman Emperor

The armor worn by ancient Roman emperors and generals.

Roman soldier

The armor worn by ancient Roman emperors and generals.

"The emperor of China, Taou-Kwang, was born in 1782, and is a grandson of Kien-long. He succeeded his profligate father, Kea-king, in 1820." — Goodrich, 1844

Taou-Kwang

"The emperor of China, Taou-Kwang, was born in 1782, and is a grandson of Kien-long. He succeeded his…

Emperor of Rome from 14 to 37 A.D.

Tiberius

Emperor of Rome from 14 to 37 A.D.

Also known as Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus. Emperor of Rome from 98 to 117.

Trajan

Also known as Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus. Emperor of Rome from 98 to 117.

The Emperor of Rome from 69 to 79.

Vespasian

The Emperor of Rome from 69 to 79.

"A cartoon by Sir John Tenniel which appeared in the English journal Punch for June 10, 1854. The tsar is shown holding a bombshell to his ear and, as he listens to it (as children do to sea shells), having a vision of armed men."—Webster, 1920

What Nicholas Heard in the Shell

"A cartoon by Sir John Tenniel which appeared in the English journal Punch for June 10, 1854. The tsar…

Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

Kaiser Wilhelm II

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (German: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling both the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918.

German Emperor Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (German:…

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

William I

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

Emperor of Germany

William I, Emperor of Germany

Emperor of Germany

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

Emperor William II

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

An Inca emperor.

Yupanqui

An Inca emperor.