An emperor (through Old French empereor from Latin imperator) is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife (empress consort), mother (empress dowager), or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honor and rank than kings.
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... Emperor Ninmyō (仁明天皇, Ninmyō-tennō?, 27 September 808 – 6 May 850) was the 54th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession ...
... Ninmyō was the second son of Emperor Saga and the Empress Tachibana no Kachiko ... Ninmyō had nine Empresses, Imperial consorts, and concubines (kōi) and the emperor had 24 Imperial sons and daughters ... Emperor Ninmyō is traditionally venerated at his tomb the Imperial Household Agency designates Fukakusa no Misasagi (深草陵?, Fukakusa Imperial ...
... Ninmyō ascended to the throne following the abdication of his uncle, Emperor Junna ... day of the 2nd month) In the 10th year of Emperor Junna's reign, the emperor abdicated and the succession (senso) was received by his adopted son ... Masara-shinnō was the natural son of Emperor Saga, and therefore would have been Junna's nephew ...
... troops in the city and making gifts of money, Justin was able to secure election as emperor in 518 ...
... Basil was the son of Emperor Romanos II and Empress Theophano, whose maternal family was of Laconian Greek origin originating in the Peloponnesian region of Laconia, possibly from the city of Sparta ... Because he and his brother, the future Emperor Constantine VIII (ruled 1025–1028), were too young to reign in their own right, Basil's mother Theophano married one of Romanos' leading generals, who took the ... Nikephoros was murdered in 969 by his nephew John I Tzimisces, who then became emperor and reigned for seven years ...
More definitions of "emperor":
- (noun): The male ruler of an empire.
- (noun): Large richly colored butterfly.
Synonyms: emperor butterfly
- (noun): Red table grape of California.
Famous quotes containing the word emperor:
“In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.”
—Bible: New Testament, Luke 2:1.
“The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church.”
—Ambrose (c. 333397)
“The greater the privilege, the more hidden the arrogance. The Emperor of China need not exist.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)