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Several countries have in the past banned ruling queens, but lacked any requirement that the king be male. This led to King Anna of Poland, and King Mary of Hungary.
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5 months ago #9777011        
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Funny fact, Queen Kristina of Sweden was called "King" back in the day because she was the ruler. Also funny fact: it was she who banned women from becoming regents after she abdicated.


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mocna

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3 years ago #9490683        
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Actually, a better example would be Queen Jadwiga (Hedwig) of Poland. She was crowned king in 1384 and ruled for one year, just because of the lack of a proper law.


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3 months ago #9790295        
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This is too funny. Women rule! Literally AND figuratively!!!

1 year ago #9660546        
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So girls count as kings? Pretty cool, to say the least.


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Henlaar

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17 days ago #9800412        
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'*click* nice'
Michael Rosen

6 months ago #9775287        
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Hopefully England isn't one of the countries.. I love saying "The Queen of England!"


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6 months ago #9772010        
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Actually, quite recently in The Netherlands, the queens Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix were of course called queens, but their formal position according to the constitution was King of The Netherlands. So they were sort of king and queen at the same time. :)

7 months ago #9759155        
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or just mostly cause they didint want a husband to be the next to rule and some weamon did not have rights after the queens

10 months ago #9737508        
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In Journey to the west, we have the king of women’s country, filled with nothing but women.

2 years ago #9637464        
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Similarly, in Japan Emperor is always an Emperor (Tenno) regardless of sex. Current constitution does not allow female Emperors, but there have been several in the past. Title "Empress" is reserved to Emperors' consort.


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2 years ago #9625297        
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Don't they know thou, that a lot of the great rulers and leaders were indeed female? Take Queen Elizabeth I, and Joan of Arc? >:P Yoish.


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Cansu

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3 years ago #9484228        
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Well who cares the title's gender. if they ruled better then others. Go girls.

Karen

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3 years ago #9472103        
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Though they call them both queens as well, and the references are spotty, Wikipedia does seem to support the calling of Anna and Mary as kings:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Queen_of_Hungary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Jagiellon (see Regnal Titles at the bottom)

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