There have been child rulers who had to cross the board for various reasons in history or who came out of it. Moreover, some of them have changed the course of history despite their childhood.
Christina – 6 years old
The Swedish queen, who reigned between 1632 and 1654. She was deposed on June 6, 1654, and her cousin, X. Karl Gustav, became king. Christina left Sweden and settled in Rome. Here she changed his religion and became a Catholic. She died in Rome on April 19, 1689, and the saint was buried in the St. Peter’s Basilica.
Edward VI – 9 years old
The king of England and Ireland between 1547 and 1553. He is the third person to rule the country from the Tudor Dynasty and is the first ruler of the country to be born according to Protestant rules. He took over the country on January 28, 1547 when he was 9 years old. He died at the age of 15 due to tuberculosis in 1553.
Tutankhamen – 9 years old
He ruled from 1332 B.C. to 1323 B.C., the Egyptian Pharaoh. He died at the age of 18.
IV. Mehmed – 6 years old
IV. Mehmed is also known as hunter Mehmed. He became the youngest sultan who came to the throne at the age of 6 in 1648 after his father was deposed. Because of his fondness for the hunt, he was known as the hunter. He was the longest ruler of Ottoman sultan after Solomon I with his reign of 39 years.
Ahmed Şah Kaçar – 11 years old
He came to the throne at the age of 11 after his father Muhammed Ali Şah’s exile. He ruled Iran between 1909-1925 and died in 1930.
III. Henry – 9 years old
He ruled as king of England between October 19, 1216 and November 16, 1272. It reigned for as long as 56 years, and was the first of the 5 British rulers, who ruled for more than 50 years, between the rulers of Great Britain and Great Britain.
II. Lajos – 10 years old
He was the king of Hungary and Bohemia between 1516-1526. The Ottoman Empire ambassador sent by Suleiman I confronted the Ottoman Empire on August 29, 1526 in Mohaç Square, because he cut off his head and sent it back to Suleiman I. On August 29, 1526, in the Battle of Mohac Square, his army was defeated before the Ottomans. He is thought to have drowned in the blackwater marsh while fleeing the battlefield.
IX. Louis – 12 years old
9th king of France. His father VIII. He became the king of France upon the death of Louis and died in 1270 while he was on his eighth crusade in Tunisia.
Tahmasp – 10 years old
Persian king, who has been the longest ruler of the Safavid dynasty for 52 years. He went to the throne at the age of 10 in 1524 and died in 1576.
Wilhelmina – 10 years old
She was the Dutch queen for about 58 years from 1890 to his waiver in 1948.
Young Osman – 14 years old
The 16th Ottoman sultan who ruled between 1604 and 1622. Young Osman, who was killed by the janissaries in the Yedikule Dungeons after being thrown down by the throne in a rare way in history, and was subjected to various insults and attacks, was buried in his tomb next to the Blue Mosque built by his father Sultan Ahmed I. As soon as the throne was replaced, he changed the senior officials of the state officials and took the appointment powers of the professor and the wives from the sheikh al-Islam. He was the first sultan to be killed in the uprising.
Romulus Augustus – 12 years old
He was the last western Roman emperor who ruled between October 31, 475 and September 4, 476. The dismissal of Romulus Augustus is considered the end of the Western Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet – 12 years old
He first ruled for a short period between 1444 and 1446, then for 30 years from 1451 to his death in 1481. II. Mehmed conquered Istanbul at the age of 21 and ended the 1000-year-old Byzantine Empire, and this event was accepted by many historians as the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the New Age.
VI. Konstantinos – 9 years old
Byzantine Emperor between 780 and 797. Constantine was declared a common emperor by his father in 776 when he was 5 years old and he was crowned with a ceremony. When his father died in 780, he was 9 years old and was the only emperor when he was not an adult.
III. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev – 6 years old
He was the Anatolian Seljuk Sultan between 1265-1284. III. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev came to the throne as a child when his father, IV. Kılıçarslan, was executed by İlhanlılar. He was executed in 1284 by the Mongols.
Peter the Great – 10 years old
It is the Russian tsar that ruled Russia from May 7, 1682 to his death on February 8, 1725. Since it is thought to have put Russia among the states that have a say in the destiny of Europe and the world by some historians, it is called Peter the Great because of its behavior by some historians.
Shunzhi – 5 years old
He is the third emperor of China’s Qing Dynasty, who ascended the throne when he was only five after the death of his father, Hong Taiji. His reign lasted from 1643 to his death in 1661.
II. Friedrich – 15 years old
He was crowned the king of Sicily at the age of 4, the king of Germany at the age of 8, and the age of 15 as a Holy Roman-German Emperor by Pope Innocentius when he was 15 years old. He died in 1250.