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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #41

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George Washington is more famous!!!
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #42
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David and Solomon. Well, here at least.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #43

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Originally Posted by sylla1 View Post
John or a translation/feminine form has been used by no less than:

- twenty-four popes (excluding one fictitious case),
- eight Roman emperors,
- eight monarchs of Spanish kingdoms,
- seven tsars of Bulgaria,
- six tsars of Russia,
- six kings of Portugal,
- five monarchs of Saxony,
- four Kings of Sweden,
- four Ethiopian neguses,
- four Monarchs of Trebizond,
- four monarchs of Luxembourg,
- three kings of Poland,
- three kings of Jerusalem or Cyprus,
- two kings of France,
- two kings of Britain (one each England & Scotland),
- one king of the Jews,
- and one native king of Kongo,

... among several other monarchs.
I believe John was also the name the church and European monarchies gave Genghis Khan early on when he was laying waste to the "infidel" Khwarezm empire and surrounding regions, believing he was a legendary Nestorian priest or bishop. "Nestor John", maybe? Not exactly sure of that, but John was used.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #44
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among Hungarian monarchs the most frequent names were:

Ladislaus (László) 5 times but if we count it together with Vladislaus (Ulászló) then 7 times. But the two names are counted separately despite its from the same Slavic Vladislav name.
Stephen 5 times (all from Arpad dynasty)
Ferdinand 5 times (all Habsburgs)
Bela 4 times (all Arpadian)
Charles 4 times
Andrew 3 times (all Arpadian)
Geza 2 times but there was also a chieftain with that name so he is the 3rd. (all Arpadian)

The rest of the kings had names that occured only 1-2 times (we also had 2 king Johns btw ).
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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #45

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In india chandragupta,europe i think alexander or charles.

As for my personal favourite.Xerxes.The name is somehow cool.
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