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Yongle Emperor
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Yongle Emperor

A silk scroll portrait of the Yongle Emperor (aka Chengzu or Yung Lo, r. 1403-1424 CE) who was the third ruler of the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE). (National Palace Museum, Taibei)
Jianwen Emperor
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Jianwen Emperor

A painted silk scroll portrait of the Jianwen Emperor (r. 1398-1402 CE), the second ruler of the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644 CE).
Autograph of Emperor Harsha
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Autograph of Emperor Harsha

This is the autograph of the Pushyabhuti Emperor Harshavardhana or Harsha (606-647 CE) as it appears in the Banskhera inscription. This signature in Sanskrit reads as “Svahasto mama maharajadhiraja sri harshasya” meaning, “By my own hand...
Emperor Go-Daigo
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Emperor Go-Daigo

A 14th century CE portrait of the Japanese emperor Go-Daigo (r. 1318-1339 CE). Taken from 'Miru Yomu Wakaru Nihon No Rekishi 2 Chusei', 1993 CE, Asahi Shinbun-sha.
Emperor Go-Horikawa
Image by Fujiwara no Tamenobu

Emperor Go-Horikawa

A portrait of Japan's Emperor Go-Horikawa, r. 1221-1232 CE. Artist: Fujiwara no Tamenobu. From the Tenshi-Sekkan Miei. (Museum of the Imperial Collections, Tokyo)
Emperor Wu of Jin
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Emperor Wu of Jin

Sima Yan, convinced Cao Huan to abdicate in his favor and then founded the Jin Dynasty in 266 CE, taking the throne name of Emperor Wu of Jin. Thirteen Emperors Scroll, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
An Audience with a Chinese Emperor
Image by Jacques Gabriel Huquier

An Audience with a Chinese Emperor

An 18th century CE engraving by Jacques Gabriel Huquier illustrating an audience with a Chinese emperor. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Emperor Tiberius in his Youth
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Emperor Tiberius in his Youth

This marble sculpture depicts the Roman emperor Tiberius (reigned 14-37 CE) in his youth. Early 1st century CE. From Troy, Turkey. It is on display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Wife of Yuan Emperor Yingzong
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Wife of Yuan Emperor Yingzong

A portrait of an unnamed wife of the Chinese emperor Yingzong of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (r. 1320-1323 CE). (National Palace Museum, Taipei)
Tomb of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II
Image by © José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro

Tomb of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II

Tomb of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (l. 1194-1250 CE) in Palermo, Sicily.