Famous Crownings

Name the famous person from their crowning (or lack thereof).
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Last updated: January 11, 2019
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This woman's coronation in 1953 is the first to be televised, and is watched by 227 million people worldwide
Elizabeth II
This man becomes French Emperor, taking his crown off the pope and crowning himself
Napoleon Bonaparte
This woman is the first to ever be crowned ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire in her own right
Irene of Athens
Pope Leo III refused to recognise a woman as Roman emperor, and so instead crowned this Frankish King as the first Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas day 800
Charlemagne
This Norman woman was due to be crowned the first queen of England, but only hours before her coronation she was attacked by an angry mob and chased out of London
Empress Matilda
The only emperor of China to be officially crowned, the first emperor
Qin Shi Huang
This English king was never formally crowned in his brief reign
Edward VIII
Byzantine Emperor Leo III mysteriously died from fever after wearing the bejewelled crown of this previous emperor he had exhumed
Heraclius
This tyrant dictator of Central African Republic and mass murderer of schoolchildren suddenly decided to crown himself emperor in a gaudy ceremony, spending the national budget of that year on a $5M crown and a two tonne solid gold throne shaped like an eagle
Jean-B├ędel Bokassa
Before his execution, he was coroneted with a crown of thorns and proclaimed 'King of the Jews'
Jesus Christ
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