Viscount Titles for Sale

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Why Become A Viscount?

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, these noble ranks 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 royal family, 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.

A Viscount ranks above a number of other noble titles, such as Lord (the lowest rank), and in the modern world, typically moves in the same social circles as European royalty, members of the British peerage, and others with respected titles of nobility, such a Scottish feudal barony or a manorial lordship.

For centuries, the title of Viscount has been one of the most important cultural icons of the nobility, which is what makes this rank extremely appealing to people of all backgrounds, from Europe and beyond.

The esteem and popularity of this historic noble title means that it is one of the more valuable aristocratic ranks, it is also relatively rare in comparison to many of the other titles of nobility.

Yet, these enduringly popular titles do occasionally become available for sale, and Ostlichter LTA are experts in sourcing these rare and valuable gems.


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Buying A Viscount Title

It is notoriously difficult to find a genuine Viscount title for sale, making them one of the most desired Noble Titles in the world.

We are one of the few companies with the capability and expertise to research this historic Nobility Title. Within our archives, we have many titles of French Viscount and German Viscount, and our wealth of experience with this esteemed noble title has enabled us to help many people invest in this unique social upgrade.

It is of particular interest and value to those who appreciate the many benefits of a hereditary title, ie one that can be passed on to future generations. The aristocrats of the ages knew well the value of an inheritable title, and as a class, they were very keen to ensure the noble lineage of their descendants.

By purchasing a hereditary title of Viscount, you are providing a unique gift of social elevation to your family and the generations to come.

We manage the entire legal process and can also advise on deed poll changes and other certificate enquiries regarding your new title.

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.

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Great Offers

New & Rare German Viscount


Offer expires: December 2024

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 2024

Now we can offer a very rare opportunity to our customers.

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.

A French Viscount 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.

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