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Silver jubilee

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Silver coin 1 crown United Kingdom Silver Jubilee of George V - 1935

Silver jubilee marks a 25th anniversary. The anniversary celebrations can be of a wedding anniversary, the 25th year of a monarch's reign or anything that has completed or is entering a 25-year mark.

Royal silver jubilees since 1750[edit]

Note: This list includes various reigning princes (by various titles) of petty states in Germany and elsewhere, who do not merit the designation "royal".

Monarch Date of silver jubilee
King George II of Great Britain 1752
Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1753
King Borommakot of Siam 1758
Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg 1762
King Frederick II of Prussia 1765
King Joseph I of Portugal 1775
Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1777
Christian Günther III, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 1783
King Ferdinand IV / III of Naples and Sciliy 1784
King George III of the United Kingdom 1785
Empress Catherine II of Russia 1787
Friedrich Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1788
Ferdinand I, Duke of Parma 1790
King Christian VII of Denmark 1791
Queen Maria I of Portugal 1802
King Rama I of Siam 1807
Günther Friedrich Karl I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 1819
King Frederick William III of Prussia 1822
Leopold II, Prince of Lippe 1827
Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen 1828
Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt 1832
King Frederick VI of Denmark 1833
George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1838
King William I of Württemberg 1841
George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1841
King Charles XIV John of Sweden 1843
Heinrich LXII, Prince Reuss Younger Line 1843
Heinrich LXXII, Prince Reuss of Lobenstein and Ebersdorf 1847
King Rama III of Siam 1849
Tsar Nicholas I of Russia 1850
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1853
King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies 1855
Emperor Pedro II of Brazil 1856
Günther Friedrich Karl II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 1860
Queen Victoria 1862
Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1867
Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1869
George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1870
King George Tupou I of Tonga 1870
Pope Pius IX 1871
Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse 1873
Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria 2 December 1873
King William III of the Netherlands 1874
Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg 1878
Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1878
Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg 1878
Tsar Alexander II of Russia 1880
Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden 1881
Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein 1883
Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz 1884
Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1885
King Norodom of Cambodia 1885
Adolphus I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe 1885
Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany 1886
King Luís I of Portugal 1886
King George I of Greece 1888
King Christian IX of Denmark 1888
King Charles I of Württemberg 1889
Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen 1891
Sheikh Abdullah II Al-Sabah of Kuwait 1891
Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line 1892
King Chulalongkorn of Siam 1893
Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt 1896
King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway 18 September 1897
Albert, King of Saxony 1898
Sultan Abdulhamid II of Ottoman Empire 31 August 1901
Pope Leo XIII 1903
Charles Gonthier, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 1905
Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria 1911
Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany 15 June 1913
Günther Victor, Prince of Schwarzburg 1915
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands 1915
King William II of Württemberg 1916
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse 1917
King George Tupou II of Tonga 1918
King Sobhuza II of Swaziland 1924
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy 1925
King Haakon VII of Norway 1930
King Gustaf V of Sweden 1932
King George V of the United Kingdom 6 May 1935
King Christian X of Denmark 1937
Queen Sālote Tupou III of Tonga 1943
Prince Louis II of Monaco 1947
Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin of Brunei 1949
King Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan 1951
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia 2 November 1955
Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein 25 July 1963
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran 1966
King Bhumibol of Thailand 9 June 1971
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands 1973
Prince Rainier III of Monaco 1974
King Baudouin of Belgium 1976
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms 6 February 1977
King Hussein of Jordan 1977
King Olav V of Norway 1982
Prince Shah Karim al-Hussaini, Aga Khan IV 11 July 1982 – 11 July 1983[1]
King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho 1985
King Hassan II of Morocco 1986
Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Bayero The Emir of Kano, Nigeria June 1988
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg 1989
King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV of Tonga 16 December 1990
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei 5 October 1992
Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman 23 July 1995
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria 1996
Joan Martí i Alanis, Co-Prince of Andorra 1996
King Birendra of Nepal 1997
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 14 January 1997
King Jigme Singye of Bhutan 1997
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 15 September 1998
King Juan Carlos I of Spain 22 November 2000
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah of Kuwait 31 December 2002
Pope John Paul II 2003
Sultan Ismail Petra of Kelantan, Malaysia 30 March 2004
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 29 April 2005
Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak, Malaysia 3 February 2009
King Mswati III of Swaziland 25 April 2011
Emperor Akihito of Japan 7 January 2014
Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein 13 November 2014
King Harald V of Norway 17 January 2016
King Letsie III of Lesotho 7 February 2021
King Abdullah II of Jordan 7 February 2024

Other silver jubilees[edit]

Non-royal state leaders Date of silver jubilee
Leader Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union 1949
Leader Enver Hoxha of Albania 1969
Supreme Leader Kim Il Sung of North Korea 1973
Chairman Mao Zedong of China 1974
Leader Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal of Mongolia 1977
Leader Todor Zhivkov of Buglaria 1979
Leader Janos Kadar of Hungary 1981
President Urho Kekkonen of Finland 1 March 1981
President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia 1982
President Sekou Toure of Guinea 1983
President Ne Win of Burma 1987
President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia 1989
President Mobutu Sese Seko of DR Congo 1990
President Hastings Banda of Malawi 1991
President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo 1992
President Suharto of Indonesia 1992
President Omar Bongo of Gabon 1992
Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution Muammar Gaddafi of Libya 1 September 1994
President Hafez al-Assad of Syria 1996
President Albert Rene of Seychelles 2002
President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen 2003
President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea 2004
President Jose dos Santos of Angola 2004
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt 2006
President Paul Biya of Cameroon 2007
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda 2011
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe 2012
President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan 2014
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei of Iran 2014
President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan 2014
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan 2014
President Idriss Deby of Chad 2015
President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea 2016
President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan 2017

South Asian film terminology[edit]

In India and Pakistan, a silver jubilee film is commonly described as a movie shown continuously in cinemas in one city for 25 straight weeks without any interruptions.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Silver Jubilee". Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)