Some of them wore the crown, others were surrounded by it. In either case, here are those who were near the throne for some period of their lives.

Entries:

The Royals:

Ruled In Africa:

 

Ruled in Asia:

 

Ruled in Europe:

 

Ruled in the Middle East:

 

Ruled in North America:

 

Ruled in Oceania/Australia:

Ruled in South America:

Those Near the Throne:

From Africa:

  • Nebet, Vizier to Pharaoh Pepi I

From Asia:

  • Fu Hao, Consort to Emperor Wu Ding of China, Military General, Priestess, etc
  • Murasaki Shikibu, Court Lady and Novelist During the Japanese Heian Period
  • Peter Carl Fabergé, Maker of the Fabulous Fabergé Eggs and Jewelry
  • Ruan An, The Vietnamese Man Who Built China's Forbidden City
  • Shangguan Wan'er, Prime Minister to Wu Zetian (Chinese Empress)
  • Yao Niang, Court Dancer Attributed With Popularizing Foot Binding

From Europe:

From the Middle East:

 

From North America:

 

From Oceania/Australia:

 

From South America: