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1 Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be Queen when the country became a republic in 1963. 29912
2 The 14th Dalai Lama abdicated from the throne of Tibet during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. 9539
3 King George VI of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India, ceased to be Emperor in 1947, when the country gained its independence. Indian Princely States: All the several hundred princely states (with a few exceptions) were abolished upon India's independence in 1947. (See List of Indian Princely States) 7764
4 Emperor Puyi was deposed in 1945, after Soviet intervention. 2995
5 King Alfonso XIII fled following republican wins in local elections in 1931. (The monarchy was restored in 1975 under his grandson, King Juan Carlos.) 1369
6 King Victor Emmanuel III abdicated in 1946. 1230
7 King Constantine II of Greece (b.1940) 1113
8 King Farouk abdicated in 1952 in favor of his infant son Fuad II, who was deposed the next year when Egypt became a republic. (Farouk died 1965; Fuad is still living .) 942
9 Sultan Mehmed VI was deposed following collapse of Ottoman Empire in 1922. 819
10 Sultan Abdul Hamid II was deposed by Young Turks in 1909. 742
11 King Mohammed Zahir Shah was deposed in coup in 1973. 714
12 King Saud was deposed by a coup in 1964. 649
13 Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII was deposed in 1948 when India invaded and annexed his country. 637
14 King Gyanendra of Nepal (b.1947) 637
15 Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria (b.1937); He later served as Prime Minister (2001-2005). 604
16 King Constantine I abdicated in 1922 in favour of his first-born son, George. 596
17 King Manuel II fled following a revolution in 1910. Portugal became a Republic. 554
18 King Christian X of Denmark ceased to be king in 1944, when the country became a republic on the 17th of June. 514
19 King Michael of Romania (b.1921) 502
20 King Peter II of Yugoslavia was deposed by Axis powers in 1941 and by Tito in 1943. (deposition formalized in 1945.) 446
21 Emperor Amha Selassie I, briefly emperor 1974–1975, was deposed by the abolition of the monarchy. see here, http://www.ethiopiancrown.org/crown.htm 441
22 King Fuad II of Egypt (b.1952) 382
23 Faisal II of Iraq, deposed and murdered in 1958 in a military coup d'etat. 363
24 King Ludwig III was deposed in 1918. 362
25 Duke Charles Edward was deposed at the end of the First World War in 1918 with all the other German monarchs. 337
26 King George II went into exile in 1923 and was deposed in 1924 by a referendum abolishing monarchy; returned to the throne in 1935; exiled in 1941, as the Axis forces overran Greece; returned in 1946 after a favorable referendum. 327
27 King Peter I became instead King of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in 1918. 273
28 Emir Mohammed Alim Khan was deposed in 1920 when his lands were taken over by Bolsheviks. 266
29 King Frederick Augustus III was deposed at the end of the First World War in 1918 with all the other German monarchs. 248
30 Shah Ahmad Shah Qajar deposed by Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1921 208
31 King Otto was deposed in 1913 199
32 King Idris I was deposed in a coup led by Muammar al-Gaddafi on September 1, 1969 a day before his abdication was due to take effect. 198
33 Negus Tekle Haymanot Tessema of Gojjam, died in 1901 and his kingdom was divided and incorporated into the Empire of Ethiopia. 189
34 King Ali of Hejaz, deposed by Saudi Military forces in 1925. 185
35 King Savang Vatthana was deposed in 1975 by the Communists. 173
36 Sir Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, abdicated on July 1, 1946. 127
37 Duke Bernhard III was deposed at the end of the First World War in 1918 with all the other German monarchs. 104
38 Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar (b. 1926) 76
39 King Muhammad al-Badr was deposed in 1962 75
40 Prince Leopold IV was deposed in 1918. 72
41 Prince Friedrich was deposed in 1918. 59
42 Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal ceased to be Chogyal (king) when India annexed Sikkim in 1975. 57
43 Prince Adolf II was deposed at the end of the First World War in 1918 with all the other German monarchs. 38
44 Duke Ernst II was deposed at the end of the First World War in 1918 with all the other German monarchs. 37
45 Prince Alchibiades I abdicated in 1942. 30
46 Sir Sri Rama Varma (1895-1914): He was rewarded with K.C.S.I, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E. It was during his reign that the railway line from Shornur was extended to Cochin. There are many versions for his abdication. He resigned in 1914. One of the very talked about version is that he had differences with British Empire because of his proximity with Germans. There is also another version in his biography which says he resigned due to ill-health. He died in January 1932 (1107 Makaram 16th). He is known as Ozinja Vallia Thampuran (Abdicated Highness, aka Rajarshi). 29
47 Malam Awwal Ibrahim, emir of Abuja (in Nigeria), deposed or abdicated 1994, restored 2000. 15
48 Chief Fundikira III, Ntemi of Unyanyembe, deposed by Tanzania in 1962. 10
49 Sao Edward Yang Kyein Tsai, Saopha of Kokang, deposed by Burma, 1959. 9
50 Voivode Julius I was deposed in 1943 by Germany. 8
51 Jean-Bédel Bokassa I, Emperor of Central African Empire, deposed in 1979. 7
52 Sharif Salih ibni al-Marhum Idrus al-Idrus, Tuan Besar of Kubu, was deposed by the Japanese in 1943. < 5
53 Rukirabasaija Patrick David Matthew Koboyo Olimi III was deposed by the abolition of the Ugandian kingdoms on September 8, 1967. < 5
54 Raja Don Obe Alfonsus Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang, was deposed by the Indonesian republic in 1960. < 5
55 Sultan Muhammad Farid Didi was deposed in 1968, same year Maldives became a republic. < 5
56 Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Nawab Sultan Kaikhusrau Jahan Begum Sahiba, Nawab Begum of Bhopal, abdicated in 1926. < 5
57 Prince Günther was deposed at the end of the First World War in 1918 with all the other German monarchs. < 5
58 Prince Henry XXVII was deposed in 1918. < 5
59 Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Brijendra Singhji Bahadur Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur was deposed in 1971. < 5
60 Emperor Karl was deposed as Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary in 1918. < 5
61 Sri Paduka Tuanku Haji Gusti Adi 'Abdu'l-Majid ibni al-Marhum Panembahan Ismail, Panembahan Kusuma Negara III, Panembahan of Sintang, deposed by Netherlands East Indies authorities in 1913. < 5
62 Sri Ratu Anak Agung g Nyoman Panji Tisna Raja of Buleleng abdicated 1947 and was reinstalled in 1950. < 5
63 King William II was deposed in 1918. < 5
64 Caliph Abdul Mejid II, cousin of the last Ottoman Sultan, was deposed in 1924. < 5
65 The last King of Jimma, Abba Jifar II, died and, on 12 May 1932, the Kingdom of Jimma was incorporated into the Empire of Ethiopia. < 5
66 King Moshoeshoe II was deposed in 1990 and reinstated in 1995. < 5
67 Haji Andi La Mappanjuki Karaeng Silayar Sri Sultan Ibrahim ibnu Sultan Husain Arumpone of Bone abdicated 1946, was restored 1950, and reigned again until 1960. < 5
68 Ndagara, Omukama of Buhweju, deposed 1901. < 5
69 Regent Nicholas I abdicated in 1942/43. < 5
70 Andi Pabenteng Arumpone of Bone was deposed in 1950. < 5
71 Musinga, Omukama of Igara, deposed 1901. < 5
72 Shaikh Khaz'al Khan ibn Haji Jabir Khan Sardar-i-Aqdas, Shaikh of Mohammerah 1897-1924. Deposed 1924 by Reza Shah, died 1936. < 5
73 Duke Ernest Augustus abdicated in 1918. < 5
74 King Umberto II of Italy was deposed by a referendum abolishing the monarchy in 1946. < 5
75 King Letsie III took the throne upon his father's, Moshoeshoe II, deposition in 1990. He later abdicated the throne in favor of his father (1995), and then reclaimed the throne on his father's death in 1996. < 5
76 King Faisal I was elected to be king of Greater Syria. His reign lasted from March 11, 1920 until July 25 when he was expelled by French forces. < 5
77 La Pawowoni Karaeng Segeri Arumpone of Bone was deposed in 1905. < 5
78 Ghalib II, Sultan of Qu'aiti, deposed in 1967 < 5
79 Emperor William II abdicated and fled to the Netherlands following Germany's defeat in World War I in 1918. < 5
80 Sharif Hasan ibni al-Marhum Sharif Muhammad Zainal Idrus al-Idrus, Tuan Besar of Kubu, was deposed by the Indonesian < 5
81 King Kigeri V of Rwanda (b.1935) < 5
82 Muhammad Nkochi Attahiru, emir of Agaie, deposed 1994, restored 2001. < 5
83 Warren Thunder, chief of Buffalo Point, deposed 1969, died 1973. < 5
84 Paduka Sri Sultan Tuanku Sulaiman Sharif ul-'Alam Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Bashar un-din [link], Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Serdang, was deposed in 1946. < 5
85 Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Sri Patmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Bala Rama Varma II (Sri Chithira Tirunal), Kulasekhara Kiritapati Manney Sultan Bahadur, Shamsher Jang, Maharaja of Travancore, signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15 August 1947, ending the executive political role of his monarchy. Merged his state with Cochin and served as Rajpramukh of the Travancore-Cochin Union from 1 July 1949 until 31 October 1956. Deprived of his princely rank, titles and honours by the republican federal government of India on 28 December 1971. < 5
86 Emperor Haile Selassie I was deposed following the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1936, and restored in 1941. He was deposed again during communist revolution in 1975. < 5
87 Sultan Kehalarat Deelat Nyang Meuha Meulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Berdaulat Zilulahil Filalam Alaudin Muhammad Daud Shah (His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Daud Shah) of Aceh (in Indonesia) surrendered to the Netherlands following the arrest of the Queen and Queen Mother in 1903. < 5
88 Makobore, omukama of Rujumbura, deposed 1901. < 5
89 Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Mohan Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana Maharaja of Lamjung and Kaski 1948–1951, was deprived of all the hereditary offices and privileges conferred on Jung Bahadur in 1857 on February 18, 1951. < 5
90 Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Shrimant Maharaja Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur, Maharaja of Baroda, deposed 1951. < 5
91 Haji Andi Mangkona Datu Marioriwawo, Aru Matowa of Wajo, abdicated 1949. < 5
92 Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Meherban Shrimant Maharaja Sir Vikramsinhrao Tukojirao (Nana Sahib) Puar, Maharaja of Dewas, abdicated in 1947. < 5
93 Andi Ijo Daeng Mattawang Karaeng Lalolang Paduka Sri Sultan Muhammad 'Abdu'l Kadir Aid ud-din ibnu Sultan Muhammad Tahir Muhib ud-din, Sultan of Gowa, was deposed by the Indonesian republic in 1960. < 5
94 Raja Don Ote Nicolaas Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang, abdicated in 1945. < 5
95 Sharif 'Abbas ibni al-Marhum Sharif Hasan 'Ali al-Idrus, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Kubu, was deposed in 1911. < 5
96 Sharif Muhammad Zainal Idrus ibni al-Marhum Sharif Ismail al-Idrus, Tuan Besar of Kubu, abdicated in 1921. < 5
97 Prince Henry XXIV was deposed in 1918. < 5
98 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was deposed by revolution in 1979. < 5
99 Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Padma Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, Maharaja of Lamjung and Kaski 1945–1948, abdicated in 1948. < 5
100 Emperor Sunjong abdicated in 1910 by the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. < 5
101 King Amanullah Shah was overthrown in 1929. < 5
102 William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope III, omukama of Bugabula, deposed by the Ugandan government in 1967, died 1973 < 5
103 Violet Pachanos chief of Chisabibi 1989-1995 ,deposed or abdicated 1995,restored 1999,reigned until 2001. < 5
104 Yang Guo Zhen Hkun Lu Kwan, Heng of Kokang—1919 < 5
105 King Charles III (Emperor Charles I of Austria) abdicated and the Habsburg-Lothringen dynasty was deposed in 1918. < 5
106 Bua Laphan Ratsadany, prince of Champasak 1900–1904, was deposed when the principality was abolished on November 22, 1904. < 5
107 Sherif Hussein ibn Ali, was the Sherif of Mecca, and Emir of Mecca from 1908 until 1917. He was deposed by Ibn Saud in 1924. < 5
108 Paduka Sri Sultan 'Abdu'l-Rahman II Mu'azzam Shah ibni al-Marhum Raja Muhammad Yusuf al-Mahdi, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Lingga, Riau, was deposed in absentia in 1911. < 5
109 Emperor Bảo Đại abdicated in 1945 when communists seized control of the nation. Following the Geneva accords, Vietnam was partitioned and Bao Dai became Head of State (Quoc Truong) of the French controlled areas of Vietnam. He was never restored as emperor, and in 1955 was removed from office via referendum. < 5
110 Duke Joachim Ernst of Anhalt (in Germany) abdicated at the end of World War I in 1918. < 5
111 Sri Paduka Sultan Aji Muhammad Parikesit al-Adil Khalifat ul-Muminin, Sultan of Kutai Karta Negara, was deposed by the Indonesian government in 1960. < 5
112 Sri Ratu Anak Agung Panji Sakti II Raja of Buleleng abdicated in 1950. < 5
113 Khan Abd Allah Khan was deposed 1920; his lands were taken over by Bolsheviks. < 5
114 King Nicholas was deposed after the First World War, when Montenegro became part of Yugoslavia. < 5
115 Shah Reza Pahlavi abdicated in 1941. < 5

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