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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... 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 ... Nikephoros was murdered in 969 by his nephew John I Tzimisces, who then became emperor and reigned for seven years ...
... 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 ...
... ascended to the throne following the abdication of his uncle, Emperor Junna. 10, 28th 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 ...
... Thanks to his position commanding the only troops in the city and making gifts of money, Justin was able to secure election as emperor in 518. ...
... Ninmyō was the second son of Emperor Saga and the Empress Tachibana no Kachiko ... 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 Mausoleum), in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, as the ...
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- (noun): Large richly colored butterfly.
Synonyms: emperor butterfly
- (noun): The male ruler of an empire.
Famous quotes containing the word emperor:
“The greater the privilege, the more hidden the arrogance. The Emperor of China need not exist.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
“I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a Kingmy republican feelings and principles forbid itthe simplicity of our system of government forbids it.”
—Andrew Jackson (17671845)
“Such is the caprice of Romans ... who reject kings in name but not in practice, and accept an Emperor mightier than a hundred kings.”
—Pierre Corneille (16061684)