Who is higher king or emperor?
An Emperor is HIGHER than a King.
That's actually not true.......... anymore.
"Emperor" in the European medieval sense of the term - a ruler who claims the same rank as a Roman emperor, with the approval of another emperor or a supreme ecclesiastical official (the Pope or the Ecumenical Patriarch). The terms Tsar or Czar came about (derived from the word Kaiser" or more familiarly "Caeser") which meant a person of equal power as Caesar, which was the name given to the first 12 holy roman emperors.
Occasionally, the word could be used to designate other, secular, supreme rulers. In Russia and Bulgaria the imperial connotations of the term were blurred with time, due to the medieval translations of the Bible, and, by the 19th century, it had come to be viewed as an equivalent of King. By todays standards in terms of their power to rule their countries and people, they remain Equal. However, I'm pretty sure the only remaining leader refered to as an Emperor is in China. There are actually very few Kings left in the world as well. Basicly in modern times there really aren't any "Empires any more" There are Countries, Larger regions are called Continents, and sinse we dont have leaders of Continents, the term really no longer applies. So therefore, The term "Emperor "does not have the same meaning today as it did in mideaval times.
A King is of lower rank than an Emperor. King Albert of the Belgians is of a lower rank than Emperor Akihito of Japan. An Emperor is a King of Kings, he/she has kings that are subordinate to them. It is a inherited title, usually pasted from father to son although there have been numerous exceptions to this such as Catherine the Great assending the thorne after her husband was killed.
Abdicating system is a system which chooses the emperor or the king according the ability, while hereditary system chooses the emperor according to the relationship with the pervious emperor (eg. the son of the ex-emperor). Abdicating system is a system which chooses the emperor or the king according the ability, while hereditary system chooses the emperor according to the relationship with the pervious emperor (eg. the son of the ex-emperor). Abdicating system is a system…
The only country in the world that currently has an emperor is Japan. An emperor is higher up than a king, but the japanese dont really have an empire made up of different kingdoms, so it's an empty title. The japanese ruling family is believed to be descended from the sun godess Amaterasu of japanese mythology.
Initially the Romans were ruled by kings, but they were overthrown. The word "king" was a horror to the tradition conscious Romans. When Augustus came to power he in fact was an emperor, but the Romans never even used the word emperor. Augustus was the "princeps" or first citizen. After Augustus, the Romans used the title "Caesar" for their rulers, never the word emperor. In reality the Romans had both a king and an emperor.