When it comes to women rulers in world history, only a few names such as Cleopatra, Razia Sultan, and Queen Victoria come to mind. But in history, many women rulers have ruled in different parts of the world. These women queens faced conspiracies and created conspiracies themselves. He tried all the tactics of politics. Many of these women rulers handled large empires. Today in this article we will talk about some famous but successful women rulers.
Turhan Sultan of Türkiye
Queen Turhan and her mother-in-law Kösem are the two reigning women in the Ottoman Empire of Turkey. Turhan was the main wife of her husband Sultan Ibrahim. She was chief regent from 1651 to 1656 during the reign of her son Mahmud IV (1648–1687). Turhan put his son on the throne after killing his mother-in-law, Kösem. Kösem wanted to kill Mahmud and make her other grandson Sultan.
Türkiye’s Sultan Kosem (Kosem Sultan)
Kösem Sultan is called the most powerful woman of the 17th century. But her arrival in Turkey’s capital Istanbul was as a maid. She was of Greek origin. She became the chief mistress and later queen of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I. After Ahmed’s death, Kösem put his dim-witted brother on the throne and became the de facto ruler.
Queen Arsinoe II of Egypt (Arsinoe)
Arsinae II was a Greek princess who ruled ancient Egypt. First, she became queen of Thrace, Asia Minor, and Macedonia by marrying King Lysimachus. Then later becoming the wife of her brother Ptolemy II Philadelphus, she ruled Egypt with him.
Empress Wei of China
Empress Wei was a queen of the Tang Dynasty of China. She was the second queen of King Zhangzong. Zhangzong ruled twice. Wei had good interference in his second reign. After Zhangzong died in 710 AD, Wei took over the reins of governance. It is believed that she got her husband poisoned. However, shortly after, Zhang’s nephew Li Longji usurped the throne by killing him.
Ahhotep I, Queen of Egypt
Ahhotep’s lifetime is believed to be from 1560 to 1530 BC. She was the daughter of Queen Tetisheri and Pharaoh Shenakhterne. She was the chief queen of Pharaoh Sequence Tao. It is believed that she was also his sister.
Malika-e-Hindustan Nur Jahan
Nur Jahan ruled India. Although her husband Jahangir was emperor in the 1620s, Nur Jahan’s reign continued. Royal decrees were issued in her name and she also kept the royal seal.
Mongol Queen Sorghaghtani
Sorghaghtani was the wife of Tolui, the younger son of Genghis Khan. After Tolui’s death, Sorghaghtani was declared the guardian of his territory. She is one of the most famous women of the 13th century. The Persian historian Rashid al-Din wrote that the emirs and soldiers obeyed him without losing a moment.
Toregene, ruler of Mongolia
After the death of Genghis Khan, his third son Ogedei got power. Ogedei was an alcoholic, but he was chosen because his other brothers hated each other. If one of them was made king, a civil war would start in Mongolia. That’s why everyone agreed on Ogedei’s name. His wife Toregen used to run the kingdom. She became the de facto ruler after Agadei’s death. He died in 1246.
Queen Zoe of the Byzantine Empire
Zaae commanded the Byzantine Empire that stretched from the Balkans to Asia. During this, she had many husbands one by one and she had to compete for power with her sister as well. Zoë and her younger sister Theodora were the daughters of Constantine VIII. She had no sons, so Zoey married the powerful Romans. Romanose became king after the death of Constantine. Zoey later banishes her sister and poisons her husband to death. After this, she married an official of her palace.