Like many of the various ranks of the French aristocratic hierarchy, the origins of the Noble Title of Viscount can be traced back to the ancient Roman Empire.
Viscount is derived from the Latin term vicecomes and was used to refer to a trusted ‘deputy’ or appointee, typically a Roman imperial officer or courtier who would assist the Count with their responsibility for the civilian and military government of a territory within the empire.
Originally, to limit the potential for Viscounts to consolidate their power, the titles were non-hereditary and more of an administrative function - they didn’t become the hereditary Noble Title granted by Kings that we recognise today until much later in history.
Under the influence of Charlemagne, the title was introduced in France, but it wasn’t until the time of Robert II the Pious, the second King of the Capetian dynasty, that it became more popularly granted. Along with the Noble Title of Baron, the title of Viscount was most frequently awarded by the Kings and Queens of the House of Bourbon, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
French Viscounts enjoyed a typically lavish lifestyle, with this elite social caste enjoying such distractions as falconry, horse racing, shooting and winemaking at their splendid chateaus and large estates.
Viscount titles available to purchase are notoriously scarce, making them one of the most desired Noble Titles in the world. We are one of the few companies who have the capability and expertise to research these historic titles.
Enlightened individuals who are interested in acquiring a genuine Viscount title can find out more about the available French titles below.
To secure your own Viscount title, get in touch using the enquiry form in the sidebar or you can contact our Geneva office directly between 10.00-19.00, Monday to Friday on +41 225 181 360.
New & Rare German Viscount
Offer expires: December 2021
Our extensive library of historical information and expert research skills have uncovered a unique opportunity to secure a highly unusual Noble Title - a German Viscount, or BurgGraf.
The title of BurgGraf is a prestigious aristocratic rank within the historic German Nobility.
Comprising the German words for castle or large estate (Burg) and Count (Graf), the position of BurgGraf is widely regarded to be comparable to that of a Viscount, and is an esteemed Noble Title that would typically suggest significant property ownership.
BurgGraf was traditionally a hereditary title and, like all the titles we research, this title can be passed to descendants - lending an air of prestige and exclusivity to your family’s future generations.
This rare title holds a rich and fascinating history, which makes the possession of this highly regarded BurgGraf title a valuable and impressive link to one of the world's most powerful and legendary aristocracies.
The secure and authentic transfer of this interesting and unique title is assured by the services of our experienced legal specialists, who will manage all aspects of the acquisition process.
Price: 4900€ payable via PayPal or Bank Wire.
This is an example of a rare and exceptional German Noble Title and, as one that is not often available, we would encourage any genuinely interested parties to contact us for more details.
A French Viscount (Vicomte), plus a Feudal Lordship
Offer expires: December 2021
Now we can offer a very rare opportunity to our customers.
- French Feudal Title of Vicomte (Viscount)
- French Feudal Lordship (Seigneurie)
Our researchers have found preliminary evidence of an extremely rare French noble and Feudal Title with the prestigious rank of Viscount that could be transferred, together with an ancient Feudal Lordship. This title is several centuries old and has an extremely beautiful coat of arms.
The title will be transferred through solicitors; Very good historical Value. These rare relics of Feudalism are ever scarcer to find. Not many left like this one.
This particular Viscountcy, a magnificent example of French feudalism, is offered at the discounted and reduced rate of 5900€ payable via PayPal or Bank Wire.
Please contact us and enquire.
To take advantage of this great offer, get in touch using the enquiry form in the sidebar or you can contact our Geneva office directly between 10.00-19.00, Monday to Friday on +41 225 181 360.