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In 1520, Montezuma II, the ninth and last emperor of the Aztecs, died in Tenochtitlan under unclear circumstances (some say he was killed by his own subjects; others, by the Spanish).
My next book will be about Gulbadan Begum, a daughter of [founding Moghul emperor] Babur who dared to lead an all-women's journey to Mecca after the first harem was established.
The emperor hasn’t had any clothes for many a year, and now his subjects are about to see him in all his naked glory.
Contrary to some popular reports (most influentially, The Emperor, by Ryszard Kapuściński, which has been widely criticized for fabrications), Ermias says the Selassies smuggled no money out of Ethiopia before the emperor fell.
One of these counties was Barcelona, which became a strong political ward despite its feudal dependence on the Central European emperor.
His faceless two men fighting a cartoonish emperor in one image is decidedly modern, clean and profoundly worrying in its exhortation to kill the enemy.
Species like purple emperor butterflies and nightingales, which had not been sighted for a generation, returned, the soil recovered from decades of fertilizer overuse, and natural river systems were restored.
Travelers photograph majestic emperors against a spectacular backdrop of ice cliffs, pressure ridges and icebergs.
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Did You Know?
The words emperor, caesar, czar, and Kaiser all go back to one source: the title of the first Roman emperor, Imperator Caesar Augustus. Augustus was the adopted son of the Roman general and ruler Julius Caesar and he took the name Caesar as part of his official name. Later Roman emperors did the same, and thus caesar came to mean “an emperor of Rome.” The word caesar was borrowed into German and other Germanic languages as Kaiser, which is how we get the word kaiser for “a ruler in Germany.” Through the Russian word tsar, which also came from kaiser, we got our word czar, meaning “a ruler in Russia.” The word emperor can be traced through French to Latin imperator. Imperator was a title given to great Roman generals and meant “commander,” from the verb imperare “to command.”
Origin and Etymology of emperor
EMPEROR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emperor for English Language Learners
: a man who rules an empire
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