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List of shortest reigning monarchs of all time

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Organized here is a list of the rulers who were in power for the shortest period of time, and those who reigned for under one year. King Louis XIX of France held the throne for approximately twenty minutes on August 2nd, 1830, before abdicating to Henry V. His is the shortest period noted on the list. Many of those who ruled for less than a week did not voluntarily give up power as Louis XIX did and were killed.

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