A ruler is certainly the person who can bring about a change in the entire society,who can change the world around him with his own leadership qualities.Many attributes are required to be a great ruler.A great ruler is known by his actions,the actions may be the end of violence,creation of a peaceful society,gaining victory over nations or may be changing his entire country.There have been uncountable rulers in the world history,but only some of them can be categorize as ‘The Greatest Ruler’.Here we will discus some of the greatest rulers that world has seen so far.
10. GENGHIS KHAN
Genghis khan is the most brutal emperor in the history of world.He was the founder of the most contiguous empire of the world i.e. the Mongol empire.He made an army by himself by uniting some nomadic tribes and trained them.Then he started Mongol invasions.He conquered a large number of dynasties within years.His invasions over countries includes massacres of many civilians.He was successful in conquering almost all parts of Central Asia and China.He was an unbeatable military man.His military accomplishments are above extra ordinary.Besides military possessions,he also created many other reforms in the Mongol dynasty.He declared Uyghur script as writing system for Mongol empire.He was very liberal in religious view.The main example here is of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia,uniting whom the whole empire was build.He was originally a Muslim,but he possess great tolerance in religions.He constructed various temples and churches in his empire.This great ruler is regarded as the founding father of Mongolians.
9. PETER THE GREAT
Peter was known as Peter the Great.He ruled the Russian country from 1682 to 1725.This great emperor dragged Russia from its medieval period and led to modernization of the country.He centralized the government,modernize the army and also created a navy.He created a whole new Russian empire.He modified the believes of people.He said that the old believers are responsible for spiritually holding Russia back,though this statement was opposed by several people,who considered ole believers to be a symbol of true religious devotion.Peter had to share his throne with his elder brother and sister for some duration.However after 1696,he became the sole ruler of the country.The powerful attribute of Peter can be told by knowing his physical presence.He was 7 feet tall and very broad,loud mouthed,violent and ruthless.He was a person who was always eager to learn.He learned many things from a carpentry work to how to train soldiers.He also learned how to torture people.Though he was a violent and ruthless,but it was during his reign only that Russia emerged as a leading eastern European state.He was also treated like a role model by many other future emperors,due to his great ruling tactics.
8. QUEEN ELIZABETH I
Queen Elizabeth is an example the greatest woman ruler.She was the queen of England and Ireland from the year 1558 till her end.She belonged to Tudor dynasty.She was a great ruler and was always concerned about her people.She went through lots of struggle in her early days.His mother was executed when she was only two and half year old Elizabeth was then declared as an illegitimate girl.When she grew up,the throne of her father was succeeded first by her half brother and then her half sister,who put her in prison for around a year.Then in year 1558,she succeeded the throne and became the queen of England and Ireland.She was known by many nicknames,the most common and important of which was “The Virgin Queen” .The reason behind this name was that she remained unmarried till her death.She was never dependent over any king for her actions and for control of her kingdom.She was a role model before all the female rulers at that time and was the only female ruler who was working independently without any king and was serving her kingdom.She established an English Protestant Church,which is later known as The Church of England.Elizabeth’s reign is known as Elizabethan era and is mainly famous for the flourishing of English Drama,led by some of the greatest literature kings like William Shakespeare.The failure of Spain in 1588 to conquer England led to a great victory associated with the history of England and thus Queen Elizabeth as well.It was all because of her ruling tactics that she made England a stable and powerful country during her reign.