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The longest reigning monarch ever is King Sobhuza II of eSwatini (Swaziland), who reigned from December 1899 to August 1982. King Sobhuza II was born in July 1899 and the regency for King Sobhuza II ended in 1921.
Louis XIV reigned from 1643 to 1715. He was born in 1643 and reached the age of majority in 1651.
The longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult, is King Bhumibol of Thailand, who was born in 1927. He reigned from June 1946 to October 2016.
Sovereign Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein is the second-longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult. He was born in October 1840. He reigned from November 1858 to February 1929.
Queen Elizabeth is the third-longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult. She was born in 1926 and has reigned since February 1952. Queen Elizabeth is the longest reigning current monarch.
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary is the fourth-longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult. He was born in August 1830. He reigned from December 1848 to November 1916.
King Mihai of Romania would have been the longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult, if the Romanian monarchy hadn't been abolished. King Mihai was born in 1921 and he assumed the throne in September 1940. The Romanian monarchy was abolished in December 1947. King Mihai died in December 2017.
Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria would have been the longest reigning current monarch, if the Bulgarian monarchy hadn't been abolished. Tsar Simeon was born in 1937 and he assumed the Bulgarian throne in August 1943. The Bulgarian monarchy was abolished in September 1946. Tsar Simeon reached the age of majority in June 1955.

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The longest reigning monarch ever is King Sobhuza II of eSwatini (Swaziland), who reigned from December 1899 to August 1982. King Sobhuza II was born in July 1899 and the regency for King Sobhuza II ended in 1921.
Louis XIV reigned from 1643 to 1715. He was born in 1643 and reached the age of majority in 1651.
The longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult, is King Bhumibol of Thailand, who was born in 1927. He reigned from June 1946 to October 2016.
Sovereign Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein is the second-longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult. He was born in October 1840. He reigned from November 1858 to February 1929.
Queen Elizabeth is the third-longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult. She was born in 1926 and has reigned since February 1952. Queen Elizabeth is the longest reigning current monarch.
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary is the fourth-longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult. He was born in August 1830. He reigned from December 1848 to November 1916.
King Mihai of Romania would have been the longest reigning monarch ever, who assumed the throne as an adult, if the Romanian monarchy hadn't been abolished. King Mihai was born in 1921 and he assumed the throne in September 1940. The Romanian monarchy was abolished in December 1947. King Mihai died in December 2017.
Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria would have been the longest reigning current monarch, if the Bulgarian monarchy hadn't been abolished. Tsar Simeon was born in 1937 and he assumed the Bulgarian throne in August 1943. The Bulgarian monarchy was abolished in September 1946. Tsar Simeon reached the age of majority in June 1955.

there was also an egyptian pharao who was among the very longest reigning monarchs. im not sure of the name, pepi perhaps
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there was also an egyptian pharao who was among the very longest reigning monarchs. im not sure of the name, pepi perhaps

You're thinking of Pepi II. According to the Classical Period Egyptian historian Manetho, Pepi reigned for 94 years, which would make him the longest-reigning known monarch in history; however, many historians are sceptical about the dates given by Manetho, who was writing some 2,000 years after Pepi's death. There are earlier sources that record a 90+ year reign for Pepi, but none earlier than the New Kingdom if I remember correctly, still significantly later than Pepi himself. Pepi was apparently 6 years old when he ascended the throne, which would have made him 100 years old at his time of death if Manetho is accurate.

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You're thinking of Pepi II. According to the Classical Period Egyptian historian Manetho, Pepi reigned for 94 years, which would make him the longest-reigning known monarch in history; however, many historians are sceptical about the dates given by Manetho, who was writing some 2,000 years after Pepi's death. There are earlier sources that record a 90+ year reign for Pepi, but none earlier than the New Kingdom if I remember correctly, still significantly later than Pepi himself. Pepi was apparently 6 years old when he ascended the throne, which would have made him 100 years old at his time of death if Manetho is accurate.


i see. very interesting thanks for info
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You're thinking of Pepi II. According to the Classical Period Egyptian historian Manetho, Pepi reigned for 94 years, which would make him the longest-reigning known monarch in history; however, many historians are sceptical about the dates given by Manetho, who was writing some 2,000 years after Pepi's death. There are earlier sources that record a 90+ year reign for Pepi, but none earlier than the New Kingdom if I remember correctly, still significantly later than Pepi himself. Pepi was apparently 6 years old when he ascended the throne, which would have made him 100 years old at his time of death if Manetho is accurate.


Solid confirmation of his early accession is provided by a statuette of the King Pepi II as an infant, with his mother, Queen Ankhnespepi II:

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The earlier source is the now badly damaged Turin Papyrus, from about a thousand years before Manetho, and so a thousand years after Pepi II, which records his reign length as ninety something years. However it is likely that the Turin Papyrus was one of the sources used by Manetho, so it may not be independent confirmation. Nevertheless, there are contemporary records of routine events extending to year 62 of his reign, so it was certainly very long. He was apparently succeeded by a son, King Menenre II, who reigned just one year and one month, according to the Turin Papyrus. This is understandable, for if his father lived to 100, the son could well have been very old when he succeeded.

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