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Relating to public figures or personalities, celebrities or otherwise, who have made significant progress in their particular professional field, or who have helped or influenced wider society to an outstanding degree.

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King Edward VIII

People; Monarchs

King Edward VIII ruled for only 325 days. He abdicated the thrown so that he could marry his love Wallis Simpson. A king is not able to marry a divorced woman and become king, and ...

George VI

People; Monarchs

King George VI did not expect to become king, he was the shy brother of Edward VIII who only took the thrown when Edward abdicated. King George VI ruled during World War two and ...

Queen Elizabeth II

People; Monarchs

Queen Elizabeth II is the current queen and monarch of Britain. Taking over at the age of 26, Elizabeth took the thrown in 1952. Queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch who had ...

Alfonso de Borbón y Borbón Dos-Sicilias

People; Monarchs

Alfonso de Borbón y Borbón Dos-Sicilias (1941 - 1956), Infante of Spain, was born in Italy. He was the son of the Count of Barcelona, Juan de Borbón and Princess María de las ...

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

People; Monarchs

One of the world's few remaining absolute monarchs, King Abdullah has continued to pursue an agenda of moderate reform in the desert kingdom that contains 20% of the world's known ...


People; Monarchs

Charlemagne (Latin: Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus, meaning Charles the Great) (742 – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768 to his death. He expanded the Frankish ...

Catherine the Great

People; Monarchs

She took power after a conspiracy deposed her husband, Peter III (1728–1762), and her reign saw the high point of the Russian nobility. Peter III, under pressure from the ...