Through the course of human history, mankind has witnessed a number of great rulers. Some of them had the abilities to conquer almost half of the world while others lead their nation in times of great crisis. A leader or ruler in reality is the person that carries the nation with him keeping in view the needs of the people and the needs of the state. Indeed, there is a difference between rulers and tyrants. The focus of this top ten ranking would be to show gratitude to the rulers who were responsible for changing the course of history. No matter what people say, these individuals were indeed the greatest. Below is the list of top ten greatest rulers of all time.
10. Suleiman I
This individual was known by many names like (The Magnificent), (The Sultan) and many more. He had ruled the Ottoman Empire for more than 60 years. This made him the only Sultan to have ruled for such a long period. Before his rule, the Empire was not progressing at such a rapid pace. But with the advent of Suleiman I, all the social, economic, cultural and political spheres should a rapid growth. His reign over the Empire was considered to be the golden age for the people. The empire was not limited to a small area as it was spread to across the Middle East and regions of the South Eastern Europe.
9. Cyrus II of Persia
The greatest ruler in the history of the Persian Empire, Cyrus II was yet another highly skilled, brave and a secularist person. During his reign the entire empire witnessed a number of revolutionary reforms that were introduced. Human rights and all other minority rights were given priority by him. He had ruled the Empire for more than 30 years and had also added many other countries in his Empire. The countries like Israel, Iran, and many other Middle East areas were included in his Empire. The inclusion of big countries and areas in his empire was primarily due to the special and tactical military strategies which he had adopted.
8. Joseph Stalin
At number 8 we have the pride of the Russians, Joseph Stalin. This man was responsible for bringing the October Revolution in Russia and had a great support from the side of the local masses. It was during his period that Russia showed rapid growth in a number of sectors like Industry, Science, agricultural and political. No matter what the people of today think about him, but seen from a neutral and unbiased perspective, Stalin is indeed one of the greatest rulers of all time. He had transformed a struggling and weak nation into the strongest and super power nation of the world. No doubt, Stalin was the person who stood against Hitler and prevented him from taking control on the entire Europe.
7. Asoka the Great
At number 7 we have the greatest Indian emperor of all time whose name was Asoka or ASHOKA. He had gained control on the entire Indian, Pakistani and Afghanistan States which is indeed a very large area to be conquered. The reason behind his huge success was the fact that he had extra ordinary abilities which he used in making a number of military strategies. He had also introduced a number of reforms and initiated the everlasting construction process in the India. At the same time there are many people who are highly critical of what he did during his reign, but he is one of the greatest.
There is no doubt in saying that this man was responsible for a number of deaths, but at the same time the kind of abilities he possessed empowered him to conquer most of the areas of Europe. No matter what the world says about him, but still there are many Germans who regard him as the greatest in their history. Before him, Germany was facing a number of economic and social problems. In short, the country was on the road to decline, but with the arrival of Hitler the country saw the golden age and the age of glory which can never be forgotten by the Germans. Whether you speak of technological advancements or economic super structures, no doubt Hitler had improved everything in Germany.
5. Genghis Khan
Remembered as the most brutal Emperor in the history of the world, Genghis Khan is on our number 5 spot. Despite of the fact that he had slaughtered a number of his enemies, but when it comes to setting up a strong Empire, then his abilities and achievements can never be denied. He was the founder of the Mongol Empire and was also considered to be the most dominant and powerful force in the world. He also possessed excellent legislation abilities. It was during his reign that a number of Asian tribes were gathered under one banner.
Also known by the name of Augustus, Caesar is one our number 4 spot. As the first ruler of the Roman Empire, Caesar had ruled for the empire for more than 30 years. History reveals that his era was indeed very peaceful and exceptionally strategic. He had gained control on a number of powerful empires and it is also said that he had never lost even a single war. In terms of law making, he has amended a number of baseless laws and regulations that were prevalent before him. But at the same time, he had developed a number of enemies within his own senate who later on murdered him.
3. Queen Elizabeth I
Known as the virgin queen, Queen Elizabeth I had ruled England and Ireland for many years. Her life is indeed one of the best examples for women who think that they can never rule. The reason behind her naming as the Virgin Queen was the fact that she had never married and also because she never wanted to depend on a king. During her rule she has protected her people from a number of outside forces and had united them under one flag. Due to her excellent legislation abilities, she had earned a lot of respect and love from the side of her people. She had also encouraged the use of science, knowledge and exploration.
Best known as Emperor Napoleon, Napoleon is indeed the greatest ruler of France and one of the greatest rulers in the world. He had conquered a number of European regions and areas primarily because of his calculated military tactics and superior strategies. The legislation and law making which he had done in his country and other areas are still remembered. He had set examples of administration and legislation for the whole world. He never really did consider himself as a conqueror or invader, but rather a person who was making a nation of independent and free people.
1. Alexander the Great
At number 1 we have the person who had conquered more than half of the world, Alexander. He was appointed the ruler at a very young age after the murder of his father. Being the student of the great philosopher, Aristotle, he had a number of insights about politics. He had won all the major and minor battles which he had fought. During his reign he had also gained control on the Persia Empire which was indeed the most difficult to conquer at those times. He had established a new and stronger Macedonian Empire during the course of his rule. In short, his empire covered all the major areas from Europe to India which is indeed the greatest achievement in history.