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Who are the longest-reigning monarchs in the world?
Even as Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates his throne following a three-decade reign, other monarchs have served far longer. Here's a look at the longest-reigning monarchs around the world.
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN
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April 14, 2016
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch in the world since Thailand's King Bhumibol...
London, United Kingdom
From the Files: Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch in the world since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej died in 2016. At over 67 years into her rule, she is also the longest-serving monarch in British history, surpassing the 63-year reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. REUTERS/Eddie Mulholland/Pool
BRUNEI-ROYALS/
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August 15, 2015
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has ruled over the kingdom of Brunei for more than 51 years. He also ranks as...
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah salutes during his 69th birthday celebrations in Bandar Seri Begawan,...
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has ruled over the kingdom of Brunei for more than 51 years. He also ranks as one of the wealthiest men in the world, known for living a lavish lifestyle.
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USA-POMPEO/OMAN
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January 14, 2019
The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said rose to power by overthrowing his father in a palace coup...
Muscat, Oman
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said at the Beit Al...
The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said rose to power by overthrowing his father in a palace coup in 1970. He is currently the longest serving leader in the Arab world, having ruled Oman for more than 48 years.



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GERMANY
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October 21, 2005
Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi has served as Emir of the Emirate of Al-Shariqah (Sharjah) in the...
Frankfurt, Germany
Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi holds a falcon during a presentation at the Frankfurt bookfair
Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi has served as Emir of the Emirate of Al-Shariqah (Sharjah) in the United Arab Emirates since 1972. His rule has been continuous apart from a six-day period in 1987 during an attempted coup by his brother.
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SWEDEN-ROYALS/GERMANY
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October 05, 2016
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden ascended the throne following the death of his grandfather in 1973. He...
Berlin, Germany
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden looks on during his visit at the Bellevue presidential palace in Berlin...
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden ascended the throne following the death of his grandfather in 1973. He is the longest-reigning monarch in Swedish history, having surpassed the 44-year length of Magnus IV (1319-1355).



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