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For the insecticide 'Regent', see Regent (insecticide)
For the New York State standardized tests, see Regents (Examinations)

A regent is an acting governor. In a monarchy, a regent usually rules due to the actual monarch's absence, incapacity or minority. In the case of Finland and Hungary, military officers served as regents in the absence of a monarch, while in Iceland, the regent represented the King of Denmark as sovereign of Iceland until the country became a republic in 1944.

In San Marino, an independent republic surrounded within Italy, the 'Captains Regent', or Capitani Reggenti, are two officials elected as joint heads of state.

In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth kings were elected, which often led to relatively long interregna periods. It was the Polish primate who served as a regent, known at that time as an interrex (ruler between kings).

Occasionally, the term regent refers to positions lower than the ruler of a country; for instance, some university managers in North America are called regents. In Indonesia, the term regent is used in English to mean a bupati or local government official.

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Examples of regents in various countries :

It should be noted that those who held a regency briefly, for example during surgery, are not necessarily listed, particularly if they performed no official acts; this list is also not complete.

China

Egypt

Finland

France

Hungary

Iceland

Japan

Liechtenstein

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

Bulgaria

  • Prince Kiril, during the minority of his dead brother (Boris III)'s son, Simeon II.

See also

cs:Regent de:Herrscher fr:Rgence he:עוצר (שליט) ja:摂政 nl:Regent no:Regent pl:Regent sv:Regent

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