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What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England? Sweyn Forkbeard.
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
Which dynasty has never ruled Poland? House of Habsburg.
Despite many attempts, Habsburgs have never ruled Poland. The list of kings of Poland includes Louis I of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland from the House of Anjou, Augustus II and Augustus III from House of Wettin and Henry III of France from the House of Valois.
Which Muslim country was the first to elect woman to head of government? Pakistan.
Noted for her charismatic authority, Benazir Bhutto was nicknamed "Iron Lady" because of her hard line against the trade unions and tough rhetorical opposition to her rivals. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state.
Who was the longest-ruling non-royal national leader since 1900? Fidel Castro.
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for 52 years (1959-2011). He was the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Commander in Chief of the country’s armed forces, Prime Minister (1959-1976) and President (1976-2008).
Which country was ruled by this person? Libya.
Gaddafi was a controversial and highly divisive world figure. Supporters lauded his anti-imperialist stance and work in unifying Africa and the Arab world, and he was decorated with various awards. Conversely, he was internationally condemned as a dictator and autocrat whose authoritarian administration violated the human rights of Libyan citizens and supported international terrorism.
What is the name of the ruling family of Monaco? Grimaldi.
Grimaldis were once one of the most important families of Genoa. The House of Grimaldi provided several doges, ministers, cardinals and military officers of historical note. In 1395, the Grimaldis took possession of Monaco, which they then ruled as a condominium. This is the origin of today's principality.
Which country was ruled by this leader? China.
This is Mao Zedong's official portrait at Tiananmen gate. In the mid-1990s, Mao Zedong's picture began to appear on all new Renminbi currency. This was officially instituted as an anti-counterfeiting measure as Mao's face is widely recognized in contrast to the generic figures that appear in older currency.
Who was the shortest reigning monarch? Louis Antoine of France,.
Louis Antoine of France (1775-1844) was the eldest son of Charles X of France and the last Dauphin of France from 1824 to 1830. He was technically King of France and Navarre for less than 20 minutes before he himself abdicated, due to his father's abdication during the July Revolution in 1830. He never reigned over the country, but after his father's death in 1836, he was the legitimist pretender as Louis XIX.