List of the last monarchs in Africa

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This is a list of last monarchs of Africa.

List of Monarchs[edit]

Nation / territory Picture Name Birth Ruled from Rule Ceased Reason Death Arms
Botswana Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdoms
21 April 1926 6 February 1952 30 September 1966 Granted independence by the UK living Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
Democratic Republic of Congo Baudouin of Belgium 1969.jpg Baudouin of Belgium
King of the Belgians
7 September 1930 17 July 1951 30 June 1960 Granted independence by Belgium 31 July 1993 Greater Coat of Arms of the Belgian Congo.svg
Kingdom of Burundi Ntare V of Burundi
2 December 1947 8 July 1966 28 November 1966 Monarchy abolished 29 April 1972 Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Burundi.png
Central Africa Bokassa colored.png Bokassa I
Emperor of Central Africa
22 February 1921 4 December 1976 20 September 1979 Military coup d'état overthrew
Central African Empire
(Republic declared)
3 November 1996 Imperial Coat of arms of Central Africa (1976–1979).svg
Egypt Fuad II of Egypt 1952.jpg Fuad II
King of Egypt and the Sudan
16 January 1952 26 July 1952 18 June 1953 Military coup d'état overthrew
Kingdom of Egypt
(Republic declared)
living Coats of arms of the Kingdom of Egypt and Sudan.png
Ethiopia Selassie restored.jpg Haile Selassie I
Emperor of Ethiopia
16 January 1952 2 November 1930 12 September 1974 Military coup d'état overthrew
(Republic declared)
27 August 1975 Imperial coat of arms of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie).svg
The Gambia Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of the Gambia
21 April 1926 18 February 1965
[1]
24 April 1970 Republican constitution adopted
(Referendum)
living Coat of arms of The Gambia.svg
Ghana Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Ghana
21 April 1926 6 March 1957
[1]
1 July 1960 Republican constitution adopted
(Referendum)
living Coat of arms of Ghana.svg
Kenya Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Kenya
21 April 1926 12 December 1963
[1]
12 December 1964 Republican constitution adopted living Coat of arms of Kenya.svg
Libya IdrisI3.jpg Idris I
King of Libya
12 March 1889 24 December 1951 1 September 1969 Military coup d'état overthrew
(Republic declared)
25 May 1983 Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Libya.svg
Malawi Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Malawi
21 April 1926 6 July 1964
[1]
6 July 1966 Republican constitution adopted living Coat of arms of Malawi.svg
Mauritius Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Mauritius
21 April 1926 12 March 1968
[1]
12 March 1992 Constitutional amendment living Coat of arms of Mauritius.svg
Nigeria Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Nigeria
21 April 1926 1 October 1960
[1]
1 October 1963 Constitutional amendment living Flag of Nigeria.svg
Rhodesia Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Rhodesia
(Not Recognised)
21 April 1926 11 November 1965 2 March 1970 Republican constitution adopted
(Referendum)
living Coat of arms of Rhodesia.svg
Rwanda U.S. Army Captain James Văn Thạch & King Kigeli V of Rwanda.jpg Kigeli V Ndahindurwa
Mwami of Rwanda
June 29, 1936 25 July 1959 28 January 1961 Monarchy abolished living Royal Rwanda Coat.jpg
Seychelles Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdoms
21 April 1926 6 February 1952 29 June 1976 Granted independence by the UK living Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
Sierra Leone Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Sierra Leone
21 April 1926 27 April 1961
[1]
19 April 1971 Republican constitution adopted living Coat of arms of Sierra Leone.svg
South Africa Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of South Africa
21 April 1926 6 February 1952 31 May 1961 Republican constitution adopted
(Referendum)
living Coat of Arms of South Africa (1932-2000).svg
Sudan Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdoms
21 April 1926 6 February 1952 1 January 1956 Granted independence by the UK living Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
Tanganyika Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Tanganyika
21 April 1926 9 December 1961
[1]
9 December 1962 Constitutional amendment living COA Tanganyika 1.jpg
Tunisia Lamine Bey.jpg Muhammad VIII al-Amin
King of Tunisia
4 September 1881 15 May 1943 25 July 1957 Kingdom abolished 30 September 1962 Tunisia Royal Coat of Arms.PNG
Uganda Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of Uganda
21 April 1926 9 October 1962
[1]
9 October 1963 Constitutional amendment living Coat of arms of the Republic of Uganda.svg
Zambia Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdoms
21 April 1926 6 February 1952 24 October 1964 Granted independence by the UK living Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
Zanzibar Jamshid bin Abdullah
Sultan of Zanzibar
16 September 1929 July 1, 1963 January 12, 1964 Sultanate abolished living Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar (1963).svg
Kingdom of Kongo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elizabeth II previously reigned over this country as Queen of the United Kingdom, from 6 February 1952 until the nation's independence and the creation of a separate crown.