What Are Characteristics of a Good King?

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Some of the qualities of a good king include being calm and centered, being decisive and having personal integrity. Being hardworking and energetic, speaking well, protecting people, maintaining order, blessing others and acknowledging the efforts of other people are a few more ideal characteristics of a king.

While most people would likely find these qualities virtuous, history has proven that they don't always translate into the kind of actions you might expect. Let's take a closer look at the characteristics of some of the most successful rulers in history.