Imagine having chosen or bestowed the mantle of leadership over a nation, kingdom, or kingdom. You would be excited and glad that such a power was given you. But for the leaders, we will see that they have never enjoyed this power for long. They had the power, but it was taken voluntarily or involuntarily and passed on. They served leaders with a short reign.
Any kind of leadership you have always runs the risk of being removed by force or mutual understanding. Even the fact that you are a leader does not mean that you are immune to disease and death. Some of the leaders we will look at faced such a situation.
Being a leader is no guarantee that things will go in your direction. Due to the political nature of most leadership positions, there is always a surprise waiting for you. Serving one's own people is the noblest and most honorable thing, but sometimes that's not what it means.
That's why I readily found out about these leaders who wrote history:
0. King Louis XIX. Of France – 20 minutes
Like most European countries, France had a fully functioning monarchy with kings and queens at the seat of power. With the succession Ludwig XIX was. To the 20-minute king.
Louis XIX. Was the son of Charles X., the younger brother of King Louis XVI. Louis XIX, also known as Louis Antoine, had married the Princess Marie-Thérèse, the daughter of King Louis XVI.
In the 19th century it was a hard time for the French monarchy because of the revolution. Many royals were killed or banished and the monarchy tried to survive and be relevant.
When the king died in 1824 without a male child, the throne fell to Charles X, his younger brother. Charles X tried to save the monarchy from collapse by introducing reforms, but it was not enough to win the people over. The monarchy was unpopular and people wanted a real change.
Due to the pressure Karl X. thanked the throne and chose his son Louis XIX. To the new king. But King Louis XIX. Was not the popular or preferred candidate. 20 minutes later, he also thanked the throne and fled to Scotland, where he remembered his days.
. 9 Emperor Mo of the Jin Dynasty (China) – 1 day
The Jin Dynasty was 1115 AD. A dominant force in North China. As with many nations or empires of antiquity, there was a responsible person in the Jin dynasty who was the emperor.
The emperor had the absolute power and the one to be an emperor can be chosen either by succession, by force or by the outgoing emperor as leader.
Like any other empire, they had enemies who wanted nothing more than to conquer this vast empire. Most notable are probably the Mongols of Genghis Khan from the north and the southern Song dynasty.
In the 13th century, the Jin Dynasty was at war with both the Mongols and the Song Dynasty. The empire fought, but Emperor Aizong came to power in 1224 after his father Emperor Xuanzong had died.
Emperor Aizong managed to promote peace with all warring parties, including the Mongols. After the death of Genghis Khan attacked his successor Ögedei Khan in 1232 along with the Song Dynasty.
The Emperor fled to Caizhou, but was later besieged by the Mongols and the Song Dynasty. Not wanting to witness the overthrow of the Jin dynasty, the emperor committed suicide and turned the throne over to his general as a new leader.
The general became Emperor Mo of the Jin Dynasty, but did not rule long, because the Mongols and the Song Dynasty conquered Caizhou. The Emperor was killed in action, his reign lasted only one day. He joined the group of reigning leaders with an incredibly short tenure.
. 8 Chancellor Joseph Goebbels of Germany – 1 day
Joseph Goebbels joined the NSDAP in the 1920s and was a close ally of Adolf Hitler before and during the war. Joseph was a writer and journalist who impressed Hitler with his style.
In 1933, when Adolf Hitler was the German Chancellor, Joseph Goebbels was appointed Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. His task was to promote antisemitic feelings in the German population through the use of media and literature. He became the propaganda machine of the NSDAP before and during the war.
When World War II began, Joseph created propaganda films that were to appeal to the German people. They should show that the Nazi party was on the right, while the rest is wrong.
But as the war progressed and the defeat was imminent, he named Joseph Goebbels Chancellor of Germany before Hitler committed suicide. But unfortunately Goebbels has followed the same fate as Hitler. He poisoned his six (6) children and Joseph and his wife Magda committed suicide. All this happened in Hitler's bunker in Berlin.
Joseph Goebbels was chancellor for a whole day.
. 7 Sultan Khalid Bin Barghash of Zanzibar – 2 days
The East African island of Zanzibar was ruled by sultans, who were the authority of the island. Sultan Khalid bin Barghash was such a leader, son of Sultan Sayid Barghash bin Said Al-Busaid, a popular sultan in Zanzibar.
In the 1890s, this island was part of the British Empire, the British wanted another man at the helm. As a person favorable to them and causing no problems, the British feared the popularity of the Sultan among the people.
Sultan Khalid Bin Barghash did not want to leave his position to the Sultan, chosen by the British. As a result, the British sent warships to the Zanzibar coast. They bombed the wooden palace where Sultan Khalid forced him to surrender, the British won and made their way.
Sultan Khalid fled to the Seychelles and was Sultan of Zanzibar for only two days.
. 6 King Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal – 3 days
Before becoming king, Dipendra was the Crown Prince of Nepal. The circumstances in which he was crowned king are quite shocking.
On June 1, 2001, the Crown Prince shot his father, King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, his mother, Queen Aishwarya, and eight other members of the royal family. The story goes that the family disagreed with the Crown Prince's interest in marrying a woman from an Indian royal family.
After the Crown Prince shot his family, he aimed the gun at himself and shot himself in a suicide attempt. He did not die, but actually fell into a coma. He had tried to commit himself. Because the king was dead, the throne fell to the crown prince while he was still in a coma. But as fate would have it 3 days later, he died and his uncle became the new King, King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.
Therefore, King Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev ruled from June 1, 2001 through June 4, 2001. Of all the leaders in Nepal he was one of the serving leaders who negatively influenced the history of Nepal.
. 5 King John I of France – 5 days
John I of France was the son of King Louis X, who died in June 1316. At the time of his death, John I was not even born the throne before his birth. In the same year of the 15th of November he was born.
The throne was awarded to him to become King John I of France. But unfortunately he was dead on November 20, 1316; About the cause of death is unclear. There were rumors of poisoning and kidnapping in which his uncle Philippe V. was the prime suspect.
King John I of France was therefore able to serve only five days, and his uncle became the next king, King Philippe V.
. 4 Prime Minister Frank Forde of Australia – 5 Days
Frank Forde was a Labor Party politician who was a federal representative of Capricornia for 24 years (1922-1946). He served in the Australian Government as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Army, member of the Advisory Council on War and Minister of Customs.
He had a great resume or a large portfolio. And that's why Prime Minister John Curtin died of heart disease in July 1945. He took the helm and became the Australian Prime Minister, PM Frank Forde.
Unfortunately, the Labor Party had other ideas. They did not want him as a permanent prime minister. The party therefore chose Ben Chifley as prime minister.
Frank Forde was the Prime Minister of Australia from 6 to 13 July 1945 and thus the 15th Prime Minister of Australia with the shortest term.
. 3 Queen Lady Jane Gray of England – 9 days
She was the great niece of King Henry VIII and the fifth on the throne. King Henry VIII died in 1537. After inheritance, his son Edward VI. The next king. The young King Edward VI. Was suffering from tuberculosis and it was obvious that he would not run long.
On July 6, 1553, King Edward VI. Dead at the age of only 15 years. But before his death, the king had declared that Lady Jane Gray, her cousin, would become the new queen or ruler. This all happened because the king wanted to keep the country on the path of a Protestant England.
Her cousin was Protestant, but her half-sister Mary Tudor was Catholic. The queen's choice, which the king wanted, did not suit Mary Tudor. This was because, according to hereditary rights, Mary was at the head of the throne after her brother, King Edward VI.
With growing support for Mary, the reign of Queen Jane Gray ended and she was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Her reign lasted only 9 days, from 10 July 1553 to 19 July 1553.
Queen Mary took the throne and was reluctant to execute Lady Jane Gray. When Lady Jane Gray's father joined in January 1554 the uprising of Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Queen thought she was too dangerous to have him.
Therefore, Lady Jane Gray was executed on February 12, 1554, at the tender age of 16.
2. Pope Urban VII. The Roman Catholic Church – 12 days
The birth name of Pope Urban VII was Giovanni Battista Castagna; He was an Italian priest who had been elected pope on 15 September 1590.
Unfortunately, he could not serve the church as pope for so long. he was Pope for 12 days, ie from 15 September 1590 to 27 September 1590. In his short service, he managed to impose a smoking ban within the church.
He died in office and malaria was the culprit here, but Pope Gregory XIV did indeed inherit it.
. 1 King Umberto II of Italy – 34 days
Umberto was the son of the reigning king Vittorio Emanuele III. From Italy and part of the monarchy as prince. Like many monarchs in Europe, they felt the pressure of people who wanted a change in the system. Italy was no different than this wave of change.
In 1946 there was a referendum in Italy to decide whether the country wants a republic or remains a kingdom. In the hope of winning the public for the monarchy, King Vittorio Emanuele III renounced. In favor of his son Umberto on the throne.
In May 1946 he became King Umberto II, but this was due to the fact that his father and the monarch were not popular among the Italians. It was a downward spiral for the Italian monarchy.
When the referendum ended, people predominantly voted against the monarch. Italy became a republic and that was the end of the Italian monarchy.
King Umberto II was the last crowned king or monarch of Italy. He went into exile in Portugal, where he stayed for the rest of his days. Although 34 days are quite good compared to some of the leading minds in the list, they still lack the minds that have been in power for years. That's why he deserves to be one of the serving leaders.