Deposition (politics)

Deposition (politics)

Deposition by political means concerns the removal of a politician or monarch.[1] It may be done by coup, impeachment, invasion, or forced abdication.[2] The term may also refer to the official removal of a clergyman, especially a bishop, from ecclesiastical office.


  • Notable deposed politicians 1
  • Notable deposed kings 2
  • Notable deposed bishops 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Notable deposed politicians

Notable deposed kings

Notable deposed bishops

See also


  1. ^ a b The Deposition of Edward II, Medieval England, Steven Muhlberger, ORB: The Online Reference for Medieval Studies, 1999
  2. ^ a b The deposition of Richard II, J.P.Sommerville, History Department, University of Wisconsin