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Elizabeth II has reigned for how long? How long has she been in power compared to other monarchs?

Only a week after celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II became the world’s second-longest-reigning monarch.

She has now surpassed Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days before passing away in 2016.

It means the Queen has passed Louis XIV of France, who ruled for 72 years and 110 days.

The United Kingdom commemorated her Jubilee with street parties and special television broadcasts over a long bank holiday weekend.

Ed Sheeran performed at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall appeared as special guests on an episode of Eastenders.

The Platinum Jubilee marked Elizabeth II’s official 70th year on the throne; here’s how she stacks up against the UK’s and world’s longest-reigning monarchs.

Who are the longest-reigning monarchs?

1. Louis XIV of France, 72 years 110 days

As a small child, Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” ascended to the French throne and reigned from 1643 to 1715.

During a turbulent period, the king led his country through many wars, including the Franco-Dutch War, the League of Augsburg War, and the War of Spanish Succession.

2. If you’re looking for something to 70 years and 127 days have passed since the birth of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

3. Make a list of your accomplishments Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej was 70 years and 126 days old when he died.

From 1946 to 2016, Bhumibol Adulyadej was the King of Thailand, and he was served by 30 prime ministers.

From 2008 to 2013, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $30 billion (£25 billion), putting him at the top of the list of the world’s wealthiest royals.

4. Johann II of Liechtenstein, 70 years 91 days

Johann II was crowned King of Liechtenstein in 1858 and reigned until 1929, issuing the country’s first constitution in 1862 and a second in 1921.

During World War I, he oversaw Liechtenstein’s neutrality and forged a relationship with Switzerland that resulted in the Swiss franc becoming the country’s official currency.

a) 68 years and 33 days, K’inich Janaab’ Pakal of Palenque (modern-day Chiapas, Mexico).

From 615 to 683, he was known as Pakal the Great, and he oversaw the construction of the Temple of the Inscriptions, a large Mesoamerican stepped pyramid structure, and his own carved sarcophagus lid.

Who are Britain’s longest-serving monarchs?

a) 70 years and 127 days have passed since the birth of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

2. Queen Victoria, 63 years 216 days

In 1837, Queen Victoria succeeded William IV as King of the United Kingdom, and she reigned until 1901.

She held the record for the longest reign as monarch until Elizabeth II, who reigned during the industrial revolution and the heights of the British Empire, surpassed her.

3. George III, 59 years 96 days

When America forced the British to surrender in 1782, George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820, presided over arguably the most famous declaration of independence from an Empire state.

The king battled illness from 1788 to 1801 before becoming mentally unfit to rule in 1810, with his son George IV acting as Prince Regent in his place.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29, 2017: A portrait of England's Queen Victoria (1819-1901) painted in 1900 by Bertha Muller is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The painting shows the queen nearing the end of her long reign and she wears the blue sash of the Order of the Garter. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

4. James VI of Scotland, 57 years 246 days

After his father was killed in battle, James VI assumed the throne of Scotland at the age of 15, and 36 years later became James I of England.

He was multilingual and ordered the King James Version of the Bible to be translated.

5. Henry III, 56 years 19 days

In 1216, at the age of nine, Henry III was crowned King and oversaw the confirmation of the Magna Carta, which established the “rule of law,” which remains an important part of our constitution today.

6. Edward III, 50 years 147 days

When Edward III took the throne in 1327, he was 14 years old and had already proven himself to be a capable soldier who led England into the Hundred Years’ War.

By 1360, he had taken control of a quarter of France, establishing a claim to the French throne for English kings that lasted until the nineteenth century.

Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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