Top 10 Most Famous Queens in History

  • Published on Aug 11, 2014
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  • Seoirsa
    Seoirsa 11 hours ago

    When you realize that Natalie Dormer starred as two queens. (Anne Boleyn and Margeary Tyrell.)

  • cwtabbs1
    cwtabbs1 17 hours ago

    All you nitpickers apparently don't read. Just because you're obsessed with royalty and royal history doesn't mean everyone else is. MOST FAMOUS QUEENS is the title and subject, so stop whining.

  • jeon jeongguj
    jeon jeongguj 3 days ago

    where is america singer-schreave???????? hello???

  • Alexander Alex Matthew Gayson Bishop

    yas queen

  • ServantJoe
    ServantJoe 4 days ago

    I think Queen Isabela of Spain should have been in the list, even #1.

  • Athena Minerva1616
    Athena Minerva1616 4 days ago

    Anne Boleyn is my favorite queen. Dod you know they were going to execute her with an axe but she chose to be beheaded by a sword and hired a skilled swordsman to execute her.

  • just someone
    just someone 5 days ago

    Where's queen liliuokalani?

  • soham bardhan
    soham bardhan 8 days ago

    As a man I believe that womens r better thn men as a rular

  • LA
    LA 11 days ago

    Why is Elizabeth just the second and not the first

    • Melody Clark
      Melody Clark 11 days ago

      Because there was already a first.

  • Galactofagis
    Galactofagis 14 days ago


  • Zurab Javakhidze
    Zurab Javakhidze 17 days ago

    Tamar of Georgia would be good honorable mention

  • Bilal Ahmed
    Bilal Ahmed 18 days ago

    What happened to chaterine de medici she was a powerful mastermind everything she did did she do for power and for her family

  • Dragana Mitrovic
    Dragana Mitrovic 20 days ago

    Where is Cersei Lanister?

  • XoX Destiny
    XoX Destiny 21 day ago +2

    i have a VERY weird obsession with queen marie antoinette ❤️⚜️🇫🇷

  • Mohamed Akhdim
    Mohamed Akhdim 21 day ago +1

    What about queen Isabela of spain ??

  • Billy Bob Williams
    Billy Bob Williams 22 days ago

    Anne Boleyn, instead of Catherine of Aragon of Jane Seymour?

  • effooo2000 and Nieva
    effooo2000 and Nieva 25 days ago

    Queen noor?

  • Daisy The Dinosaur
    Daisy The Dinosaur 26 days ago

    *Victoria of Great Britain

  • Nina Lancaster
    Nina Lancaster 27 days ago +1

    The most powerful woman in sixteenth century.....CATHERINE DE MEDICI ❤❤❤

  • JT Thomas LDBC
    JT Thomas LDBC 28 days ago

    If was funny to see the cleopatra from the 60’s 🤔👩🏻‍🦱lmao

  • Peggy Schuyler
    Peggy Schuyler 28 days ago

    To be honest, Marie Antoinette is my personal favorite.

  • Wendy
    Wendy 29 days ago +1

    Isabel of Castilla

  • summer girl
    summer girl Month ago

    My favorite queen is Mary queen of Scott’s and my second favorite is Catherine de Medici

  • makelesi nai
    makelesi nai Month ago


  • Liberty Griffin
    Liberty Griffin Month ago

    Anne of Cleves, Catherine Parr, Catherine Howard and Jane Seymour (the only one he truly loved)

  • mimee spoto x
    mimee spoto x Month ago

    Catherine de Medici

  • vanessa stmv
    vanessa stmv Month ago +3

    to make you gain time :
    10. Mary, Queen of Scots
    9. Queen Elizabeth II
    8. Maria Theresa of Austria
    7. Catherine the Great of Russia
    6. Anne Boleyn of England
    5. Nefertiti of Egypt
    4. Victoria of England
    3. Marie Antoinette of France
    2. Elizabeth I of England
    1. Cleopatra VII, Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt
    honorable mentions :
    Empress Theodora
    Wu Zetian
    Catherine of Aragon
    Hatshepsut of Egypt
    Eleanor of Aquitaine

  • Gacha Wow Verse
    Gacha Wow Verse Month ago +1

    What about Catherine the great!?

  • Juriana Harisu
    Juriana Harisu Month ago

    Mary Queen Of Scots♥️♥️

  • Kicha Sam
    Kicha Sam Month ago

    They are the queens of European history. Not Africa's( you can mention Cleopatra as Africa's but it was her connection with Europeans Julius Caesar made famous) , Asia's or America's .
    History doesn't belongs to Europe alone.

    • Kicha Sam
      Kicha Sam Month ago

      @Arberor that's fascinating history about Europe, but I heard London city and whole of England was built on the fortunes plundered from Asian countries like India . And stealing fortunes from other countries and making their own life better and affluent with their cunning tricks and some times backstabbing with their might and betrayal is called as European history .

    • Arberor
      Arberor Month ago

      @Kicha Sam
      Every empire in history expanded as much as they could, this idea on respecting international laws and sovereignty is a modern concept introduced by European via the UN and the League of Nations.
      •The Persians invaded Europe but were stopped by Greeks
      •The Carthaginians invaded Sicily and Spain but were stopped and defeated by the Romans
      •The Arabs invaded Constantinople but were defeated by the Byzantine empire
      •The moors invaded France but were defeated in the battle of tours
      •The mongols invaded Europe and intentionally bought over the plague by catapulting corpses infected with the plague over European walls infecting and killing half of Europe’s population
      •The ottomans invaded Europe and reach Vienna but the Polish defeated the ottomans, resulting in a continuous decline in the Ottoman Empire
      Only after all that Spain and Portugal expand and create their own empire after kicking out the invading Islamic horde from Europe. In other words Europeans are the winners in history.
      European queens like queen Victoria are amongst the most influential cause in the year 1900 she ruled 1/3 of Africa, all of South Asia, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong Guyana etc countless natural land marks are named after her, and a statue of her are found 6 continents in Canada, uk, Egypt, Kenya, Hong Kong, India, Australia etc
      She is the reason why so many African nation such as Kenya Ghana etc became British colonies and thus adopting European culture such as the English language, Latin script, European government, she also a major role in the industrialization of Britain just to name a few but people like you think educating people in the west about her is too much European history ?
      Well when Europeans were the only people in history to truly conquer the entire world what do you expect ?

    • Kicha Sam
      Kicha Sam Month ago

      In other words you can say they where greedy, imperialist and we'll many european historians hided their adulterous life too.

    • Arberor
      Arberor Month ago

      @Kicha Sam
      European queens just happen to be the most influential and powerful in history.

  • Mobile Legends Savager/Legendary Boy

    Wheres Deacon,May,Taylor And The Legendary Queen Freddie Mercury

  • Scandinavian Sperm Advocate

    All and Anne B. did was catch the attention of Henry and give birth to Elizabeth, but she didn't raise her. I could tell this is the most popular and not the most important.

    • Scandinavian Sperm Advocate
      Scandinavian Sperm Advocate 11 days ago

      +Melody Clark and him ordering her execution does? The main thing he wanted from a woman was a son. If Catherine would have given him one or Anne would have given him one he would have stayed with them. Edward was important not Anne.

    • Melody Clark
      Melody Clark 11 days ago

      Getting the king to break from the Church doesn't make her important? Sure.

  • Azurite 4C1M 1XB
    Azurite 4C1M 1XB Month ago

    Almost all of them are white...-_-

  • Winifred Sanderson
    Winifred Sanderson Month ago

    How could you not show Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth I from Shakespeare in Love!?

  • arya stark
    arya stark Month ago +1

    So y'all not even gonna mention elizabeth woodvile or elizabeth of york

  • Regal Peter's
    Regal Peter's Month ago

    Boudicca was also very powerful and famous

  • Sam Jill
    Sam Jill Month ago

    Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I were my favourite queens

  • Sam Blanshard
    Sam Blanshard Month ago

    also, Elizabeth the First died 4 years before the first British colony in Virginia was established. seriously. how can a queen who died four years previous oversee the establishment of the greatest empire of all time. like i actually want to know

  • Sam Blanshard
    Sam Blanshard Month ago

    omfg did they just say Victoria... of England!?!?!?! seriously guys, do some research

  • Kianni Vestal
    Kianni Vestal Month ago

    Elizabeth the first and cleopatra

  • Salad Head
    Salad Head Month ago

    so no margrete the 1? no? ok...

  • T W
    T W Month ago

    I'm disappointed that Nikki Minaj isn't on this list.

  • Ray Brunette
    Ray Brunette Month ago

    Can I have the list of the movies to these queens? Please? thank you in advanced

  • Lego Gaming PlayStation Productions

    Victoria actually was born in 1820

  • Alexandra Catalano
    Alexandra Catalano Month ago

    I think Elizabeth II should have been higher

  • Jaroslaw Glowacz
    Jaroslaw Glowacz Month ago +1

    Jadwiga of Poland could have an honorable mention atleast, she's a saint! : )

  • Alexandrianz Nico
    Alexandrianz Nico Month ago

    Tribuana Tunggadewi must be mentioned....She is great queen of Majapahit Empire

  • Aza Correa
    Aza Correa Month ago

    Anne Boleyn is my favorite Queen. 👑

  • Antonella9713
    Antonella9713 Month ago

    The irony is that males are responsible for the gender of a baby..king Henry blamed his wife..!!if only someone knew about genetics back then 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

  • James Lafferty
    James Lafferty Month ago

    My queen marry queen off Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • bish washu mean
    bish washu mean Month ago

    Cleopatra inspires me that a diamond can be anything before it is uncovered.

  • Hirab Hani
    Hirab Hani 2 months ago

    How the heck elizabeth is at2 and Queen mary is at 10

  • B Humphries
    B Humphries 2 months ago +1

    You should do a top ten list of villain queens.

  • Hina Mohsin
    Hina Mohsin 2 months ago


  • Mediocre Maiden
    Mediocre Maiden 2 months ago


  • Neha Deshpande
    Neha Deshpande 2 months ago

    What about the Queen of Jhansi?

  • Ric Chang
    Ric Chang 2 months ago

    How about, in the future, two separate top ten lists for queens regnant and queens consort?

  • mr. jack
    mr. jack 2 months ago +2

    Well My fav. Queen is Laxmi bai (queen of jhansi,India)
    Though She was a queen bt never live fr her own
    She pledged her live fr her people
    She fought and die but refuse to do slavery fr British
    If u google top 10 queen of world u will find ur answr

  • Megan Pearl
    Megan Pearl 2 months ago +1

    My favorite will always be Mary Queen of Scots

  • Kian Kuiper
    Kian Kuiper 2 months ago

    Why so much English monarchs?????

  • lolipops
    lolipops 2 months ago

    2:58 That's a picture of Maria Theresa of Austria not Kathrine the great of Russia

  • Brad Henry
    Brad Henry 2 months ago

    Cleopatra VII is black. Edom stop changing history, bloody hell.

    • Fabian Hale
      Fabian Hale Month ago

      Kleopatra was Macedonian Greek mixed with Persian. Learn about the Ptolemaic dynasty.

  • Gloriaimperial1
    Gloriaimperial1 2 months ago

    The most universal English is Shakespeare. He was a Catholic and an ally of Spain. Shakespeare wrote The tempest to present Elisabeth as an evil witch, and Anglicans as "cannibals" who eat Catholics: represented in the deformed Caliban (it was another era, and Shakespeare, who felt very English, was very hurt with repression against Catholics. But do not think about the great Shakespeare, who gave England so much, as a traitor: only as someone very Catholic and a friend of Spain). In The Tempest, Shakespeare projects a Spanish invasion of England. The main character, king of the island, Prospero (Duke of Milan), is actually Philip II of Spain (and Duke of Milan), who uses all his power to create a good tempest, which brings the Spaniards to the island, and thus be able to marry Miranda (María Tudor) with Fernando (Son of Felipe III of Spain) to unite the two monarchies and definitively restore Catholicism. The two kingdoms that are named in The Tempest are the Duchy of Milan and the Kingdom of Naples. To marry Maria Tudor, Felipe II was named a day before the wedding, in 1554, as Duke of Milan and King of Naples. Alonso (chief of the fleet) is Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, who commanded the fleet of 1588. Shakespeare reprimands Felipe III, because he has signed the Treaty of London (1604), which is detrimental to English Catholics. Shakespeare wants Philip III to imitate the example of Philip II, and send a Spanish armada to England. This is a conclusive investigation, what I read, of Professor Prado Infante.

  • Ashansha Kuksal
    Ashansha Kuksal 2 months ago

    And razia sultan... Noorjahan?

  • Ashansha Kuksal
    Ashansha Kuksal 2 months ago

    What about rani Lakshmi bai

  • Ana I Morales
    Ana I Morales 2 months ago

    I'm so obsessed with queen Victoria I don't know why❤

  • Ana I Morales
    Ana I Morales 2 months ago

    Hmmm....she got that line "one way or another" from titanic. I got proof! Not judging btw. But! Before rose jumps of the lifeboat, cal ends up saying "I always win jack, "one way or another".

  • Eliza Pancakes
    Eliza Pancakes 2 months ago

    6 days? 8 months.

  • gelits plays
    gelits plays 2 months ago +1

    7:15 henry 8 first wife and mother of elizabeth's older half sister mary 1 mom Catherine of aragon

  • Mielad Melad
    Mielad Melad 2 months ago

    Queen Elizabeth 1 best queen in the world and history

  • anonymous user!
    anonymous user! 2 months ago

    Freddie Mercury??? 👑

  • Amaka Nwosu
    Amaka Nwosu 2 months ago +1

    1. ME

  • vepkhvia jilikhauri
    vepkhvia jilikhauri 2 months ago

    Where is king (not queen) Tamara of Georgean kingdom?!she was king of kings and emperror of all the caucasus (1184-1212)

  • Richie Beck
    Richie Beck 2 months ago

    "When everyone else is losing their head, it is important for you to keep yours." - Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Irony.

  • Its—Me Anthony
    Its—Me Anthony 2 months ago +1

    Number one Freddy Mercury, RIP Beautiful Queen.

  • lena keo
    lena keo 2 months ago

    Bs Cleopatra sounds like a ryming scheme of fooling you into believing lies ........

  • Matt Animates
    Matt Animates 2 months ago

    Cleopatra is overrated

  • D Frank
    D Frank 2 months ago

    Isabella of Castille, Catherine de Medici, Empress Cixi

  • Timothy Daly
    Timothy Daly 2 months ago

    Fun fact Cleopatra was white. Why is Catherine the Great so far down? She made Russia a European Power which still exists today. And Isabella the I is not of here but I can accept that.

  • Toni Wolf
    Toni Wolf 2 months ago

    I find it strange to combine queens which were queen by her own right and queens which were just queen consorts. And Yekaterina the great was Empress not Queen.
    dose anyone know the music piece in the background?

    COOL DUDE 2 months ago

    You forgot Mary Tudor

  • Lulu Thaimei
    Lulu Thaimei 2 months ago +1

    Mary queen of scotts n Elizabeth 1

  • Deniella Gervacio
    Deniella Gervacio 2 months ago

    Wu Zeitan is probably the most Strategic Empress of all!

  • Lizi Jamagidze
    Lizi Jamagidze 2 months ago

    I’m from Georgia 🇬🇪 and in XII century we had a woman as a king. King Tamari was a daughter of a previous king, Giorgi III. She was married but still she was the one calling the shots and she brought a golden era to Caucasus.

  • kimpossible YT4
    kimpossible YT4 2 months ago

    like mother like daugther

    im talking about elizabeth 1 and her mom anne boleyn

  • abu sadek
    abu sadek 2 months ago +2

    Kosem sultan is number one queen

  • Breasia Newsome
    Breasia Newsome 3 months ago

    My favorite is hatspesut and neffritit and Cleopatra

  • Breasia Newsome
    Breasia Newsome 3 months ago

    Fun fact neffritit was married to pharaoh Akhenaten

  • Breasia Newsome
    Breasia Newsome 3 months ago

    I now a lot about neffritit and Cleopatra because I'm a egyptologist

  • the bubonic plague
    the bubonic plague 3 months ago

    some of them came from an egg like mother Theresa

  • Mehtab Qazi
    Mehtab Qazi 3 months ago +1

    Mary Stuart Queen of Scots ❤️👑

  • Barbara Vitória Alvarez
    Barbara Vitória Alvarez 3 months ago +1

    My favorite queen is Mary of Scots

  • Billy Mays
    Billy Mays 3 months ago

    _where_ is Raini Rodriguez??

  • Getting Slim
    Getting Slim 3 months ago

    Elizabeth ll should not be on this list, she's done nothing noteworthy or had an interesting life

  • Kristy Burgess
    Kristy Burgess 3 months ago

    I named my bunny 🐰 Hapshetsut after her.

  • Donald's daughter
    Donald's daughter 3 months ago +1

    Why is Mary queen of Scots not one because she changed Scotland in many ways and faced many challenges in her own life time

  • Skogsalven B
    Skogsalven B 3 months ago

    Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

  • Dylan Brokenshire
    Dylan Brokenshire 3 months ago

    How is Elizabeth that low?

  • Kleopátra Bereniké
    Kleopátra Bereniké 3 months ago

    Where is Queen Sissi? (Queen of Austria)

  • martel732
    martel732 3 months ago +4

    Hideous oversight: Isabella of Castile. Bump Mary Queen of Scots.