12. Queen Victoria
Victoria was born in May of 1819, and she ruled from 1837 until she died in 1901.
She ruled Great Britain, Ireland, and was also the Empress of India for a while.
While she a constitutional monarch with little power on the political spectrum, her strict sense of morality was a major component in her popularity.
The queen married her cousin, Prince Albert, and had nine children. Following the death of her husband in 1861, Victoria mourned deeply.
We still refer to the queen’s reign as the Victorian era.