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.
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A French Viscount (Vicomte), plus a Feudal Lordship
Offer expires: December 2020
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.