Umar ibn al-Khatab (RA)
Umar ibn al-Khatab (RA) was a companion of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the second Caliph of Islam. During his reign of almost 10 years, the great ruler adopted a simple style of governance and brought about a number of revolutionary reforms and schemes for the betterment of the people. Some of the systems invented during his tenure in the 7th century, including the social security system, are adopted by many welfare states even in the current era.
The founding father of the Mongolians, Genghis Khan, is considered to be one of the finest militarists in world history, having conquered all parts of Central Asia and China.
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Catherine The Great
She ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796, and it was during her reign that Russia became one of the strongest countries in Europe. The Catherine era is considered to be the golden era in Russian history.
Akbar – The Great
Akbar was the third Mughal ruler in India. He became the King at a very early age and went on to rule the country for almost 50 years. He is known for his religious tolerance and a number of revolutionary schemes.
Sher Shah Suri
He was a self-made warrior, who overthrew Humayun (a Mughal King) in the 16th century and introduced many great reforms. However, he faced death very early and could only rule for 5 years.