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Eleanor of Aquitaine

The longest-reigning female monarchs

The longest-reigning monarch in the world was Sobhuza II of Swaziland, who ruled for 82 years and 254 days. It sounds nearly impossible, but Sobhuza was only six months old at the time of his accession. The longest-reigning female monarch was the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine who ruled over the Duchy of Aquitaine in her [read more]

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The seven wives of Philip II of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon certainly beats Henry VIII with his number of wives, but he did benefit from the times by marrying several at the same time. Philip lived from 382–336 BC, and during that time he married seven times. The exact dates are unknown, and even some of his wives’ names are debated. Philip [read more]