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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Monarchs. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Monarchs so important!

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Top 10 Monarchs facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The monarch butterfly’s life span is 2 to 6 weeks, except every 4th generation lives from 6 to 8 months so they can travel all the way down from Canada/USA to Mexico and back

  2. About Seretse Khama, a Botswana monarch who was exiled after marrying a white woman. After his return as a private citizen, he started an independence movement, became a president and led Botswana to prosperity.

  3. King Louis IX, who died today in 1270, is the only French monarch venerated as a saint. He invited beggars to eat with him at his table daily, and replaced trial by combat with evidence-based trials.

  4. If Elizabeth II is still reigning as of 9 September 2015, she will surpass Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in British history

  5. In less than 100 days, Queen Elizabeth will officially become the longest reigning British monarch in history, surpassing Queen Victoria who reigned for nearly 64 years.

  6. You could not have been King of Ireland without nipples, as the kissing or sucking of King's nipples was a form of submission. If one attempted to become the Irish Monarch and was not successful, your nipples were removed. They were also cut off if you were sacrificed.

  7. More than 90 percent of the monarch butterfly population has vanished in the last 25 years.

  8. One of the last grizzly bears in CA was captured in 1889, brought to San Francisco as a publicity stunt, then spent 22 years on display in a concrete cell in Golden Gate Park. After he died, 1200-lb ‘Monarch’ was stuffed, again put on display, and became the bear depicted on CA’s state flag.

  9. To decide who would become the monarch of the Persian Empire (44% of world population), six nobles decided on a test. They were to gather outside the palace, mounted on their horses at sunrise, and the man whose horse neighed first in recognition of the rising sun would become king.

  10. Monarch Butterflies generally live for a couple weeks, until the 4th generation that lives for 6 to 8 months to migrate south.

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monarchs fact data chart about Life and terms of every British PM (by gender of reigning mo
Life and terms of every British PM (by gender of reigning monarch)

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Lifespans of English Monarchs (Chronological Order)

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Because Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 independent and legally distinct monarchies she is the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th and 12th longest currently reigning monarch in the world

Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria was 9 when Bulgaria deposed of the monarchy in 1946. In 2001, after years in exile, he was elected Prime Minister, becoming the only European monarch to be democratically elected head of state.

All current monarchs of Europe have one common ancestor, who died in 1711.

Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, who ruled from 1943 to 1946 as a child, and was overthrown after the WWII, was later elected Prime Minister of Bulgaria in 2001. He is the only monarch to become the head of government through democratic elections in European history.

Monarch butterflies seem to remember an ancient mountain that used to stand where Lake Superior is now, and they still veer around that long-gone obstacle during their migration flight across the lake.

The Emperor of Japan is the only remaining monarch in the world with the tittle 'Emperor'

If Queen Elizabeth is still reigning by September 9, she will become the longest-ruling British monarch.

Mohammed V, monarch of Morocco, and Vichy French colonial subject was ordered to produce a list of Jewish subjects, he responded: "There are no Jews in Morocco. There are only Moroccans""

In 2015 the British passed a law that the eldest living child of a monarch inherits the throne, regardless of sex.

Emperors are recognized above kings in rank and that the only monarch in the entire world that is still officially acknowledged as 'emperor' is the emperor of Japan, Akihito.

Every British Monarch from 1399 to present day is a direct descendant of the Irish king Brian Boru

On British coins, the direction in which the monarch's head faces alternates with each successive monarch.

Forensic examination of the recently discovered skeleton of King Richard III shows he perished at the hands of assailants who hacked away pieces of his scalp and rammed spikes into his brain as the helmetless monarch knelt in the mud.

Frederick the Great, one of Prussia's greatest monarchs, who ruled for 46 years, was forced to watch the decapitation of what was likely his gay lover, Hans Hermann von Katte when he was 18.

In 6 days Queen Elizabeth will become the longest reigning British Monarch

The CIA and MI6 orchestrated a 1953 overthrow of Mohammad Mosaddegh, a secular, democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. This led to 26 years of rule under a repressive monarch.

Groot is also known by: "His Divine Majesty King Groot the 23rd, Monarch of Planet X, custodian of the branch worlds, ruler of all the shades"

The only ruling monarch in the world who speaks Czech fluently is the King of Cambodia

The King of thailand is the Worlds longest reigning Monarch, 69 years and 70 days. He is also the richest, worth 30 Billion Dollars.

The Groom of the Stool, the English monarch's royal toilet attendant, was considered one of the most powerful positions in court because of all the secrets the monarch would share. Eventually holders of the position were also put in charge of royal finances.

Except for the dutch all current european monarchs (Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK) are descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX (Denmark). At the start of WW1 their grandchildren occupied the thrones of Germany, Russia, the UK and 5 other countries.

If absolute primogeniture had applied from the very beginning of William the Conqueror's reign over England, the current monarch of England would, bizarrely enough, be Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

King Sobhuza II was the longest reigning monarch in recorded history, with a total of 82 years, 254 days (30,204) Which he began at age of 4 months.

Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch as well as the world's longest-serving female head of state, oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state.

The English monarch, William III was so broke he levied a tax on properties with too many windows to increase his revenue. This caused property owners to brick up any excess windows to avoid paying the tax. This is the origin of the term "Daylight Robbery"