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Legends of Spanish Royalty

From the famous tales of how the city of Barcelona was named after the ships of Hercules, to the much-loved stories of San Jorge rescuing his princess from the fearsome dragon, the Spanish lands, culture and people have gifted the history books a wealth of captivating fables and folklore. Among some of the most fascinating narratives of Spanish history are the lives of the kings, queens, princesses and princesses that comprised Spain's royal families over the centuries.

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Lavish Lifestyles of the French Aristocracy

The heyday of the infamous court of 17th century Versailles is perhaps the ultimate example of the wealth, decadence, drama and refinement that the aristocrats and nobles of the ages have come to be associated with. Yet, life was not always blissful and easy for the nobles of Versailles.

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The Grand Homes of German Royalty

While the life stories and legends of royalty through the ages may have filled the history books, there's another legacy of royal life that has long fascinated people from all walks of life and continues to captivate millions everywhere - the grand homes of those esteemed royals.

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Aristocratic Lifestyles of Colonial India

India has always been a nation of contrasts. Throughout history, there has been a spectrum of social orders and hierarchies, ranging from the stupendous wealth of the Maharajas, Nizams and Nawabs to the everyday peasant workers and the poorer members of society.

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Notable Noblewomen of Medieval Times

The Middle Ages were a period of great historic interest, but the history books of the time feature a largely one-sided record of the period - that of the lives and times of medieval men. While the everyday stories of medieval women of the working classes may be lost to the mists of time, there were some notable medieval women whose stories did survive in books or endured through legend.

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Aristocratic Families of the Renaissance

The Renaissance era is undoubtedly one of the most richly fascinating periods of history. Here are three of the aristocratic families of the Renaissance period whose legendary characters or status assured their place in the history of the time.

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The Lifestyles of Nobles in the Middle Ages

The centuries of the Middle Ages is one of the most captivating eras of European history. Here is a glimpse of some of the lifestyle features enjoyed - and endured - by the nobles of these times.

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The Lifestyles of Renaissance Nobles

After the centuries of feudal life and territorial battles that defined the Middle Ages, the Renaissance heralded a shift to the finer aspects of human existence. From these early forays into cultural resurgence, a movement spread across Europe and the world, marking the start of a new golden age of sophistication, splendour and philosophical enlightenment.

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The Top 3 Royal Palaces in France

During the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as the Age of Enlightenment spread its more refined influences around the world, royal residences became more elegant and elaborate. Here are three of the most magnificent of France's royal palaces - legendary royal residences that still charm and delight locals, visitors and architecture lovers the world over.

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5 Types of Palaces for Royals & Aristocrats

The common definition of a palace is that it is the grand home or headquarters of a king, queen, or head of state. Here are five of the different types of royal palaces that have evolved to accommodate royal life and rule over the centuries.

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The 10 Most Beautiful European Palaces

Throughout the ages, sovereigns, monarchs, royal families and political leaders have established their grand homes and residences around the world. It's difficult to discern which ones are overall the most beautiful - but here are 10 undoubted contenders for the title of Most Beautiful European Palaces.

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The 3 Most Beautiful Royal Palaces in India

India has a fascinating past that still lives on in the country's buildings and architecture. But in the centuries since the exquisite and inspiring Taj Mahal captured the imagination of India's rulers and their architects, the country has accumulated some 80 palaces to rival its beauty and magnificence.

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What Were the Earliest Medieval Noble Ranks?

The system of noble ranks and aristocratic titles that we know today evolved largely throughout the centuries of the medieval era. Here are two of the oldest aristocratic titles that went on to form core ranks of the medieval system of nobility.

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German Nobility Ranks

The nobility of Germany shares many of the traits and origins of the aristocratic systems of its European neighbours, such as France, Italy, Spain, Austria and England. However, the German hierarchy of aristocracy was divided into a number of subcategories.

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Who Were the Dukes of Burgundy?

Of all the many colourful aristocratic dynasties and eminent noble families of the Middle Ages, one of the most fascinating and renowned is the legendary line of the Dukes of Burgundy. But who were these legendary Dukes, and why did they leave such an indelible mark in the history books?

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How to Address Nobility & Royalty

There are a number of Dos and Don'ts when mixing in the highest social circles, addressing dignitaries or attending royal events. Here's a short guide to modern conventions for addressing royalty and nobility.

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5 Synonyms for Aristocracy & Nobility

The terms aristocracy and nobility are often used interchangeably these days. Here are some of the synonyms and alternative phrases used throughout history and in modern times to refer to this unique social group.

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What is the Landed Gentry?

Throughout the history of social evolution, there are many references to a class known as the Landed Gentry. But who was the Landed Gentry? Why were they so prominent in the history books? And are they still around today?

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How American Heiresses Saved England’s Noble Houses

While the characters of Downton Abbey are fictional, the coupling of wealthy American heiresses with England's most eligible bachelors was not a whimsical plotline - it was based on a very real trend of advantageous matches around the late 19th and early 20th century.

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The Decadent Lifestyles of the Renaissance Noble Classes

Throughout history, the noble classes have been famed for their decadent lifestyles. Although the aristocracy first began to emerge into a structured social hierarchy during the Middle Ages, the period most evocative of this noble decadence is undoubtedly the Age of the Renaissance.

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Who First Offered Titles of Nobility For Sale?

King James I of England left an indelible mark on the history books. However, one of James I's lesser-known legacies was being the entrepreneurial monarch responsible for first popularising the lucrative business of selling titles of nobility.

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The Most Famous French Noble Houses of the Renaissance

The centuries of the Renaissance call to mind images of audacious opulence, lavish decadence, palatial properties, and rich living in the lap of luxury. Nowhere was this spectacular period played out more fully than in the French royal courts and palaces during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

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Who are the Wealthiest Modern Aristocrats?

Throughout the ages, the world's aristocrats and nobles have been renowned for their lives of luxury, privilege, and enormous wealth. Though the status and power of modern aristocrats may have waned, the world's nobles have continued to endure, and so too has a great deal of that infamous wealth.

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What is Hereditary Aristocracy?

When it comes to the world of nobility titles and aristocratic ranks, the hereditary nature of those titles and ranks are a big deal. Here's some insight into the nature and evolution of hereditary aristocracy over the centuries and around the world.

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Famous Noble Families Around the World

In the centuries since the medieval period, when the aristocratic structures began to emerge, the various noble families have had a chequered history. Here are just a few of the many noble families of the world that left a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of their contemporaries and secured a permanent place in the history books.

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The Royalty Titles of Asia

The diverse blend of countries and regions within Asia gives rise to an eclectic mix of cultural history, and nowhere is this more apparent than in their kings and queens and royal families. Here are some of the most intriguing, enduring or enchanting examples of the variety of royalty titles.

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Indian Royal Titles & Aristocratic Ranks

The diverse cultures of the modern Indian subcontinent are the result of centuries of change and evolution, incorporating a bewildering array of tribes, kingdoms, cultures, languages and faiths. Here's a guide to some of the most popular and enduring names and terms within the Indian aristocracy and its royal families.

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Noblewomen of the Middle Ages

The lives & times of medieval women were rarely documented and even more infrequently recorded in the history books, but here are some of the noblewomen of the Middle Ages who achieved a degree of notoriety and managed to make their mark on the history of the medieval period.

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What are the Titles of Nobility for Females?

Nobility titles were often based on the status and achievements of the head of the family, which in medieval times would always be the male. Over time, though, women began to receive or inherit nobility titles in their own right. Here are some of the nobility titles for women that evolved in medieval Europe.

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The Lavish Lifestyles of Renaissance Noblewomen

The Renaissance Period is renowned for being a Golden Age of music, art, architecture, science and discovery. But what was life like for the noblewomen of the Renaissance period? Here are some of the details that have survived chronicling the lifestyles of Renaissance women, in all their lavish detail.

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The Original American Aristocracy

America held a vision of all persons being of equal merit & free to pursue the life of their choosing. However, during the evolution of the United States, social advances saw the unavoidable development of an unofficial hierarchy & class structure.

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America’s Dollar Princesses & the British Aristocracy

In the late 19th century, America began to see a new breed of successful businessmen accumulating vast fortunes from their triumphant enterprises. But for these self-made millionaires it seemed there were some things that money could not buy: social status.

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The Homes of Great Nobles in the Middle Ages

One of the best ways a noble family could make a clear statement regarding their wealth, power and status was the type of home they lived in. Over time, the homes of great nobles came to represent far more than simply a comfortable place to live.

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The Stately Homes of European Nobles

As the classes of aristocracy developed during the Middle Ages, grand estates and opulent homes were often gifted by monarchs in recognition of loyal service or military prowess. As a result, a sort of hierarchy of estates and properties began to emerge.

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Great Estates of Medieval Europe

The grand estates of Europe that emerged from the Middle Ages each have a fascinating history of their own. Here are two of the great estates of Europe that managed to survive and even thrive during those times.

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What Are the Oldest Palaces in France?

No country in the world epitomises finery, opulence and elegance quite like the French. So, it is not surprising that some of the most beautiful and extravagant royal palaces throughout Europe are to be found across the French cities and regions.

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Famous Palaces in India

Is there anywhere in the world that sums up the opulence and grandeur of royal life more than the palaces of India? Here is a short guide to some of the most beautiful and spectacular of India’s famous palaces.

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The Most Beautiful Royal Palaces of Europe

The royal palaces of Europe conjure up visions of vast wealth, extravagance and architectural splendour. Here are some of the most visually stunning of Europe's palaces that continue to inspire and enchant visitors from all over the world.

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The Lifestyle of an Indian Prince

As the empires of the Indian subcontinent rose and fell across the centuries, the many and varied royal dynasties left a historic legacy on the culture of India.

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What are the Levels of Nobility?

The Nobility is a powerful and glamourous social class that emerged during the Middle Ages. Here are the main levels of nobility that comprise the most commonly accepted hierarchy in modern-day Europe.

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The Hierarchy of European Nobility

The nobility of Europe is a topic that intrigues and fascinates people from all walks of life, the world over - here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the rank and status of European Nobility.

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Aristocratic Titles of Medieval Europe (Part 2)

We continue to look at the positions, titles, roles & privileges of the higher echelons of social & political power within the Aristocracy of Medieval Europe.

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Aristocratic Titles of Medieval Europe (Part 1)

Within the Aristocracy of Medieval Europe there was a hierarchy of positions & titles with strict definitions, roles & privileges. We examine the ranks & positions of the higher echelons of social & political power in medieval Europe.

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The Oldest Castle In Germany

There is some debate over which of Germany's 25,000 castles can rightly claim to be The Oldest of Them All. However, there is one castle that has, for almost 200 years, claimed a heritage of over 14 centuries.

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The Oldest Noble Family In Europe

The history of medieval and Renaissance Europe features a whole host of legendary noble families. However, there is one family that has undoubted lineage traceable back over 1000 years.

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The Oldest Fairy Tale Castles in Germany

Germany is renowned for its fairy tale castles - there are estimated to be over 25,000! But which are Germany's oldest castles, and which are the finest, most beautiful and picturesque?

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The History of Noble Titles for Sale in Europe

It's generally believed that only those born into 'blue-blood' families can ever be noble. However, this is not always the case. There has long been another way that individuals could attain higher levels of nobility for themselves, their family and their ancestors.

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Top Ten Must-See German Palaces

With over 25,000 castles in Germany, it can be difficult to know which ones to visit, or which area of Germany to base your trip - here are the Top 10 Must-See Palaces in Germany to help you.

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Five of the Most Famous Castles in Italy

Italy’s turbulent & dramatic history gave rise to a wealth of castles & fortified buildings, revealing the country’s rich heritage of innovation, conservation & architectural splendour.

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French Nobility Titles & Ranks in The Middle Ages

The French Nobility of the Middle Ages comprised the class of people below the reigning sovereign in the country's social order. The following is the commonly accepted hierarchy of French noble titles and ranks during the Middle Ages.

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What Are the Characteristics of Aristocracy?

The idea of aristocracy conjures up a rich array of imagery and history. But what are the true qualities and virtues of aristocracy?

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Famous Noble Families of Medieval Europe

While there are several notable noble families of medieval Europe, these two families are steeped in history that goes back hundreds of years.

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Noble Ranks & Royal Titles Around the World

The common European ranks of royals and nobles are quite recognisable, but there are some ranks, however, that are less well-known.

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What are Aristocrats?

The stories and lifestyles of aristocrats have intrigued and captivated people for centuries. But what exactly are aristocrats? What does it mean to be aristocratic?

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The Definition of Nobility

Nobility is a word that's often used to describe certain classes of society, both in modern times and throughout history. It's also sometimes used to denote certain qualities and characteristics. But what is the true definition of nobility?

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Why Are There So Many Castles in Germany?

Why Are There So Many Castles in Germany? - There are a number of reason that could explain why Germany is home to many thousands more castles than its European neighbours.

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Famous Aristocratic Families of Medieval Europe

Famous Aristocratic Families of Medieval Europe - The aristocratic families of medieval Europe provided some of history's most captivating characters and legendary stories.

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The Best Castles in Europe for History Lovers

The following is a selection of three of the best castles in Europe for history lovers - a combination of classical refinement, medieval magic and the rarely-told tales of history's powerful females…

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The Definition of Aristocracy

What does aristocracy really mean? Can we define Aristocracy and is it possible, in modern times, to join the ranks of this prestigious and endlessly alluring group?

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Famous French Castles in Films

Famouse French Castles in Films - Even though they were originally built as fortresses, famous French castles have played a supporting, or sometimes starring role in the films of the last hundred years.

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Rare German Principality for Sale

"German Prince titles for sale are a very uncommon commodity. After a long time, and extensive work, our team is now able to research for our clients some German princely titles with links to the Holy Roman Empire…

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The Roman Nobility

"The Roman Nobility was the most sophisticated caste of Machiavellian aristocrats that ever existed in Italian history", as quoted by Michele Arditi, a Neapolitan nobleman, lawyer, and famous author and antiquarian in the XIX century…

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Nobility of Tonga

There is worldwide fascination with the tiny nobility of this very small and colourful country of the South Seas, the exotic and still relevant nobility of Tonga…

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The Haitian Nobility

The Haitian Nobility is the class bringing together all individuals raised to the nobility status by the different monarchs (2 Emperors and a King) who reigned over this nation…

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The Nobility of Manchukuo

The Manchukuo Nobility is the name of the Manchurian Nobility from 1932 to 1945, when Manchuria became a puppet State under the direct control of Imperial Japan…

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The Black Nobility

The Black nobility dressed in black as a form of political protest for 59 years (1870-1929), and was the most conservative and loyalist faction of the Roman Nobility, which remained firmly faithful to the Papacy after the Unification of Italy and the subsequent Conquest of the Pontifical States by an army of the Royal House of Savoy in 1870…

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The Albanian Nobility

The Albanian Nobility was a social class that included all individuals and families recognized by Albanian customs, bylaws and traditions as members of the aristocratic class, which presupposed enjoying inherited privileges.…

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Pontifical and Papal Nobility

The Papal nobility refers to the families who were ennobled by the Roman Pontiffs, mostly after the disappearance of the Papal Estates. This nobility should not be confused with the ancient Princely Medieval families of the Papal Estates, which might even be classified as the heirs of the ancient nobility of the Western Roman Empire…

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Korean Nobility

The Korean nobility includes all the individuals and families recognized by Korea until the end of the local Japanese occupation as members of the aristocratic class, therefore holders of hereditary privileges…

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Indonesian Nobility

Probably, the Indonesian Nobility is one of the most complex nobility systems of the world, where nearly 300 Royal Houses have been recognized as the legitimate descendants of the former Kingdoms and have a customary role in society, protected by the laws of the Republic. …

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Genoese Nobility

The nobility of Genoa was one of the most cosmopolitan of Italy. In the centuries when the history of Genoa took the ultimate turn of lawful, governmental and financial sovereignty, finally becoming an independent nation, the city grew in importance…

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Turkish and Ottoman Nobility and Royalty

The Turkish Nobility was a very powerful, ancient and international social class that helped the sultans rule the Ottoman Empire for nearly five centuries, from 1453 till 1918…

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Royal and Noble Ranks - Titles of Nobility

A complete list and dictionary of Royal and Nobility Titles, Ranks, and Styles of all the Nobility, Royalty, Diplomacy and Clergy in the World…

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The Oldest Elite and Exclusive Clubs and Associations in the World

The right of association includes not only the right to plurality as well as the option to defend opinions and ideas but also the right to meet regularly people with whom we share values…

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Nobility and Royalty of Afghanistan

The Afghan Nobility has ethnic Indo-European origins and a strong link with Alexander the Great and the Persian Empire. The land called Afghanistan today has a long history…

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The Polish and Lithuanian Nobility

The Polish and Lithuanian Nobility, whose proper and original name is Szlachta, certainly was a legally demarcated state with extensive legal rights. The Szlachta was a lawfully privileged and elite order, and no member of this nobility was a commoner at law…

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French Nobility descendants involved in politics and wine

Here is a list of most of the French nobility families, owners of French wines, including some important foreigners from Germany and Belgium, and also some historical noble families involved in elections and politics within the system of the French Republic…

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The Nobility of Estonia and Latvia

Livonia is the initial name of Estonia and when the Teutonic Order of Livonia, who succeeded the Order of the Brethren of the Sword in 1237, ruled, Livonia became the name of today's Estonia and Latvia…

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The Title of Prince in France

The title of Prince was not formally recognised in the grading of non-royal French titles that start with the title of Duke: the monarchy accepted only the royal Princes and the foreign Princes…

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The Nobility of Venice

The Nobility of Venice is an integral part of the reality of the Venetian state, which is born and consolidated over a thousand years, is a striking anomaly in the European context and a unique phenomenon among all the historical profiles of its age…

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All you need to know to buy a title

Buying a title can be defined as obtaining the possession and property of an ancient noble and feudal dignity, through a legal or customary form…

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The Nobility of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Jerusalem was the centre of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099 until the Mameluke conquered it in 1291. The title of King of Jerusalem was mainly used and claimed by the Hapsburg of Austria, the Savoy of Italy and by the Kings of Spain until the beginning of the 20th century, and by the Kings of Naples and the Two Sicilies until 1861…

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The Nobility of Sardinia

The Nobility of Sardinia was a social class that had in its hands all the power and almost all the wealth of the kingdom, at least until the twentieth century, and thus exercised a decisive influence in the history, economy and politics of the island. The number of nobles and hereditary knights in Sardinia over the centuries has been considerable…

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The Nobility of Hungary

The Hungarian Nobility was extremely diverse, both ethnically and culturally. All these territories gave nobles to Hungary and formed part de iure or de facto of the Hungarian Kingdom, being at some time under the jurisdiction of the apostolic kings of Hungary…

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Indian Nobility

The Constitution of The Indian Republic forbids the authorities and government of the state to confer titles unless military or academic and the Indian citizen to accept any title of nobility from a foreign State…

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Byzantine Nobility

The period of reference is that of the last Byzantine age, the epoch of the Palaeologus dynasty (1261-1453)…

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French and Italian Lordships for Sale

Many years ago we offered Lordships for sale, mainly from Italy and France. Now, we offer again this excellent service, very much coveted and requested by historians, collectors, businessmen and philanthropists. Those with a deep love for feudalism, nobility, history and honour will be thrilled at our new offers…

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Brazilian Nobility

His Majesty the King Dom Joao VI, creator of the Brazilian Nobility, reigned in Brazil 1815-1822) and was the first ever to grant nobility titles: as sometimes in Portugal, the Brazilin noble titles were mostly life titles and were very seldom renewed or confirmed in favour of the next generation…

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Royal and Nobility Titles in Thailand

Also called Siam, the royalty and nobility of Thailand belongs to one of the most ancient noble systems of the world. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country to have resisted foreign occupation and overlordship, under the leadership of the contemporary Chakri dynasty…

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Japanese Nobility

By the year 1930, the total peerage and nobility of Imperial Japan was comprised of 961 peers: 18 Princes without Imperial Rank, 1 Duke, 41 marquises, 109 counts, 380 viscounts, and 412 Barons…

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Nobility Titles in China

It may be old-fashioned to study Chinese nobility titles when China abandoned monarchy categorically in 1924 and all such minor rights were positively eradicated or ignored by The Chinese Socialist Republic…

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Malaysian Nobility

The Malaysian nobility has been made of hereditary local chiefs and of higher titulars (personal nobility) of Orders comparable to British chivalric Orders, in the Kingdom of Malaysia and in each federated State; the main title is Dato, Datuk, among a very large variety of titles.…

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Napoleonic Nobility in the First French Empire

The Napoleonic Nobility is born with the French First Empire. The Imperial Decree of 18th of May of 1804 creates the office and Position of "An Emperor of the French", and by the magic and alchemy of the law, Napoleon becomes Napoleon I…

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Italian Count Title for Sale: Special Promotion

The sale and research of noble titles of Count in Italy is not easy for many reasons. The research of Italian titles with the rank of Count is actually one of the most difficult tasks for genealogical and historical researchers, as the availability of this type of title is rather scarce. However, we are pleased…

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Nobility for Sale in French Brittany

Britanny is one of the most interesting regions for the research and acquisition of Noble titles such as Feudal Lordships, Baronies, and exceptionally, titles of Count, Viscount and Marquis. It is of special interest to Anglo-Saxons in general and British people in Particular, as Britanny is one of those regions of France that was very…

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French Dukedom for Sale

After careful investigation we are proud to announce that our researchers have indicated that a French Title of Duke might be soon available for our distinguished clients.…

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German Count Title for Sale

German Count Titles are called Grafdoms and the original rank in German is Graf. Our company is well equipped to analyse the options available to those who wish to acquire the dignity and title of a German Count…

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Buy a German Barony Title

German Feudal Baronies have always been associated to the grandeur of a forgotten past of honour, tradition and splendour. Our researchers are capable to undertake the proper study and location of Feudal Barony Titles from the German lands of Europe. Our Baronial Titles are usually located in the former lands of the Holy Roman Empire, …

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A Baron Title for Sale: Normandy

Normandy is one of the best known regions of France, with a rich history and traditions. It also has special relationships with England and Italy, specifically with Sicily and Naples, as the Hauteville, a Norman Dynasty, reigned in Sicily. Also, another Norman Dynasty, called Plantagenet, reigned in England…

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Ancient Marquisate from Languedoc Roussillon

The nobility from Languedoc is one of the best nobilities of the France. This deeply forested region can boast about having some of the best titles of nobility with the rank of marquis left in France…

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Unique Baronial Title from Lorraine

Baronial dignities from the north of France are very much in demand, for several reasons. One is that the Barony Titles from this area are very much desirable, mainly by German collectors, and also other gentlemen of good taste. At the moment, there are not many titles in this category that can be researched, but…

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The Nobility of Sicily and Naples

The Nobility of Sicily and Naples is probably one of the oldest nobilities of the world, and also one of the most interesting both in terms of grandeur, prestige and history…

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Buy a French Count Title

In the feudal era it was possible to buy and sell titles of nobility with the rank of Count in France. Should you want to buy a Count Title and become a Count, this is a good place to start. Our company has the ability and knowledge to research ancient titles of nobility with the…

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Rare Viscount Title for Sale

Buying a noble title of Viscount is possible to our clients. It is still an option to acquire a French Viscount Title and Become a Viscount. Viscount Nobility Titles for sale are very scarce, and the price range starts at 9000€. The noble title of Viscount, like most others from the French aristocratic hierarchy, has…

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French or Italian Marquis for Sale

If you want to buy a Title of Nobility with the rank of Marquis in France or Italy, you have come to the right place. Marquisates sell well for 12000€, but in some occasions we can find very interesting titles of nobility of this rank for 9-10000€. Marquis is one of the most coveted titles…

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Barony Titles for Sale

French and Italian Baronies available In order to buy a Baron Title and become a Baron, cautious investigation needs to be done. The noble title of Baron occupies one of the highlights of the traditional aristocratic hierarchy in France, Italy and Germany. Furthermore, a specific feature of the noble title of Baron is its absolute…

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The Sale of Nobility in History: a list and examples of how nobility titles were sold and why

Famous Examples of the Purported Sale of Bought Noble Titles Historical Facts told with a Sense of Humour, only for the minority able to appreciate it 1. How an Armenian Diamond Trader bought a Noble Title of Marquis in Italy. 2. How a Russian Aristocrat acquired an Italian Princely Title for sale and also marriage…

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Ancient Italian Principality for Sale

The Titular Nobility of Italy, also known as the Italian Nobility, is a very complex and difficult historic and legal system. We do have in our books some rare and magnificent Italian Principalities. This type of title is even scarcer than the Duchies, and there are very few left that are suitable for transmission. Should…

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Sale of French Titles

In France, Nobility was sold, and a shining example of this is the sale of the Barony of Aubonne in 1670 to Jean Baptiste Tavernier, or the famous purchase of the Lordship of Montpellier, bought in 1349 by Philippe III of Valois to James II of Mallorca, which proves beyond doubt that even royals bought…

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The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire

The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire was a multinational and globalised social class that lasted exactly 844 years, from the Imperial Coronation of Otto in 962, until the formal dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 by Francis II, under pressure from Napoleon…

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Noble Titles for Sale in Europe

European Titles of Nobility for sale Ostlichter LTA also may obtain for you Feudal and Noble titles from other areas and countries of Europe. We also must say again that we do not work and will never work with any sort of Irish, English, Scottish or any sort of British Feudal Title. If this is…

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German Barony for Sale

Ostlichter LTA has available in his files an extremely old and prominent German Barony. The German noble titles are probably the ones with the biggest historical interest in ancient Europe. The German nobility was one of the most privileged social classes of the history of Europe, with an aura of legend and grandeur. Here, the…

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French, German and Italian Noble Titles for Sale

Ostlichter LTA specialises in the research and legal transfer of Feudal and Noble titles from specific regions of France, Italy and Germany. All transfers are handled by experienced solicitors and all processes are impeccably executed in a seamless manner…

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Everything you need to know about the Italian nobility

The Italian Nobility has always been an object of fascination, as it is one of the most peculiar and different social groups that ever existed in Europe. The main characteristic of the Italian Nobility was his diversity and the difference in origin. The main nobilities of Italy were the Piedmonts Nobility, the Papal Nobility, the…

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Information on the French Nobility

Why was the Nobility of France necessary and important? The French Kings had to administer a very large territory, comprised of more than one hundred Dioceses and Archdioceses, many provinces, and many millions of subjects. The plain truth was that neither the army nor the bureaucracy of the monarchy were capable to impose the King's …

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Ancient French Feudal Barony for Sale

We have in our archives several kinds of French nobility Titles of Baron for sale. In this world dominated by the loss of the traditional values and globalisation, there are many people interested in obtaining noble and feudal titles. Some want the titles for historical motives, sense of belonging, to further their business interests, respect…

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Italian Barony for Sale

The route to become a titled Italian Baron Ostlichter LTA has available in his files and archives some extremely old Mediterranean Baronies for sale from the Ancient Kingdoms of Italy. There is much history here. These are particularly aged Feudal Baronies, with all the grandeur of the South of Europe. The transfer of this Italian…

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Hereditary and Genuine Titles for sale

The sale of hereditary titles of nobility has always been a very important factor if you are contemplating to buy, acquire, purchase or obtain a noble title. We believe in the hereditability of noble titles, understood as the quality of a nobility title to be passed or transmitted by a predecessor to his offspring or…

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Feudal Titles for Sale: Baron, Count, Marquis

The act of selling, specifically the transfer of ownership of feudal titles to property to a person for a price within a proper legal procedure will soon be a relic of the past…

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Method, Pricing and Procedure: FAQ

Where do your Titles come from? We provide nobility and feudal titles only and exclusively from France, Germany and Italy. Please be aware that we do not engage in counsel or advice or sales related to English, Irish, Scottish or any other type of British title…

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The Spanish Nobility

Origins of the Nobility of Spain The origins of the Spanish nobility lie in the Visigothic kingdom, with its capital in Toledo, that arose in the early sixth century of the Christian era, following the Romanisation of the Iberian Peninsula. The first titles, duke, marquis and count, originated as officials of the Crown in particular…

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The Nobility of Finland

The Finnish Nobility is quite ancient, and dates back to the foundation of the Grand Duchy of Finland in the year of our Lord of 1809 by His Imperial Majesty the Tsar Alexander I of Russia. The Nobility of Finland is famous for their beautiful manorial houses, in a peculiar Nordic-Baltic Style with some Russian…

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The Belgian Nobility

The Belgian nobility consists of Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, Viscounts, Barons, Knights and untitled noblemen. It owes its legal existence to Article LXXV of the Constitution of 7th February of 1831. The aristocracy of Belgium is very old and ancient, and the most prestigious and oldest members come from families already ennobled in the Holy…

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The German Nobility Information

Adel is the original name of the German Nobility since time immemorial. This peculiar social class was a hereditary and very elite group that dominated the social, political and economic life of the Holy Roman Empire and the German and Austrian Confederation…

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Constables: High Royal Officials in the Leading Courts of Europe

ETYMOLOGY: the word constable comes from the Latin comes stabili, which means “count of the stable”. This literal meaning refers to the Constable’s original function as head of the royal stables and commander of the royal cavalry. HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS: when we come to explore the historical roots of the figure of the Constable, several clear…

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Portugal and the Portuguese Nobility

The Nobility of Portugal consists of Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, Viscounts, and Barons: the first three titles carry with them the rank of Grandee of the Kingdom, but Viscounts and Barons are only Grandees if specially created as such…

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The Swedish Nobility

The Nobility of Sweden The Swedish Nobility has its origins in the reign of King Magnus I Ladulas (1279-1290). This King married the Princess Hedwiga of Holstein, who suggested to the monarch the institution of the Fralse in 1290. This “Fralse” freed all those who in time of war could furnish a man and a…

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The Nobility of Norway

The Norwegian Nobility consisted originally of warrior Chieftains, Earls (Jarls), and minor kings, before the unification of the Kingdom under the sceptre of Harold Fair Hair, known as King Harald I of Norway. A nobility in the true sense of the word was unheard of until the middle ages…

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The Russian Nobility Report

The Russian Nobility was the social ruling class of the Russian Empire for centuries. Origins of the Russian Nobility The Nobility of Russia did not exist as such for a long time, being a ruling class made up of two differentiated groups…

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Aristocratic Titles for Sale

Our firm has in its archives an immense portfolio of aristocratic titles of nobility for sale. Here you can buy a French or Italian aristocratic title of nobility…

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The Nobility System of the Republic of San Marino

The Republic of San Marino is the oldest Republic in the world. Has an area of about 60 km, and its territory is divided, from an administrative point of view, in 9 districts called castles. The Heads of State and army, are the Captains Regent: a term of six months, and are elected April 1…

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San Marino Nobility Titles

The nobility ranks of San Marino are based on the Italian model (with the exception of the titles of Prince and Viscount , which were never granted) and are as follows: Duca, Duchessa. (Duke, Duchess). Resulting from the Latin dux, a military leader, this title originally was reserved to the sovereign of important territories…

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The Danish Nobility

Titled Nobility was unknown in Denmark before 1671, when the power of the old nobility, having been broken by the introduction of the autocracy and by the abolition of the old state council, King Christian V, by a decree of 25th may 1671, instituted a new Nobility with the titles of Count and Baron, in…

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Ancient Italian Duchy for sale

Ancient Italian Duchy for sale In some cases, we are able to research Italian Duchies. It is indeed a title with a very scarce availability, and there are just a few left…

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