A REIGN is the period of a person's or dynasty 's occupation of the
office of monarch of a nation (e.g.,
In elective monarchies , there may be a fixed period of time for the duration of the monarch's tenure in office (e.g., Malaysia ).
The term of a reign can be indicated with the abbreviation "r." after
a sovereign's name, such as the following: George VI, King of the
* 1 Regnal periods
* 1.1 Abdications * 1.2 Abolitions
* 2 See also * 3 References
Notable reigns have included the following.
Victoria of the United Kingdom reigned from 1837 to 1901.
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
A reign can be ended in three ways:
* death * abdication * abolition of the office
Ferdinand I of Austria , King of Hungary and Bohemia, King
of Lombardy-Venetia (r. 1835-1848) was abdicated due to his
disabilities (feeble-mindedness and epilepsy ). His successor, Emperor
Franz Josef (r. 1848–1916) reigned for 68 years.
Edward VIII reigned from January to December 1936 before he
abdicated the throne. After his abdication he became known as the Duke
of Windsor . No other monarch of the Kingdom of Great Britain
(1707–1800), the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , the
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , or any Dominion
Commonwealth realm has ever abdicated, though forced abdications
did occur on rare occasions in the Kingdom of
Louis XVI of France reigned from the 1770s until the
overthrow of the monarchy in 1792 and his execution the following
Humbert II of Italy reigned for only a few weeks in 1946
before the abolition of the Italian Monarchy.
Constantine II of Greece