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Werner Stauffacher

Werner Stauffacher was supposedly the name of the representative of the canton of Schwyz, one of the three founding cantons at the legendary Rutlischwur of 1291, as told by Aegidius Tschudi. Many members of the Stauffacher family held the office ...

Rafi ibn Abil-Layl

ʿIzz al-Dawla Rāfiʿ ibn Abīʾl-Layl ibn ʿUlayyān al-Kalbī was the emir of the Kalb tribe of Syria in the mid-11th century. He succeeded his uncle, Sinan ibn Ulayyan, after the latters death in 1028. Sinan had entered the Kalb into an alliance agai ...

As-Salih Ismail, Emir of Damascus

Al-Malik as-Salih Imad ad-Din Ismail bin Saif ad-Din Ahmad better known as as-Salih Ismail was the Ayyubid sultan based in Damascus. He reigned twice, once in 1237 and then again from 1239-45.

Irakli Danylovich

Mother Anna Mstislavna of Novgorod + bef 1252 Father Daniel of Halych 1201-1264, Knyaz of Halych-Volynia 1211–1213 and 1229–1264, Knyaz of Volynia 1215–1264, crowned by a papal archbishop in Dorohychyn 1253 as the 1st king of Halych-Volynia Broth ...

Laborec (ruler)

Laborec was an alleged White Croat ruler in the 9th century, who was a vassal of Great Moravia. He is mentioned in Gesta Hungarorum by Bele Regis Notarius. At the time of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin around 896, Laborec opposed ...

List of rulers of Gwynedd

Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd r. 1170; killed by his younger brother Dafydd ab Owain in a conspiracy hatched by his stepmother Cristen, dowager princess of Gwynedd, and her sons Dafydd and Rhodri ab Owain. Maelgwn ab Owain Gwynedd 1170–1173, ruling Ynys ...

Farcaș

Farcas, also Farkas, Farkas or Farcas, was a cneaz mentioned in the Diploma of the Joannites issued by king Bela IV of Hungary on 2 July 1247; the diploma granted territories to the Knights Hospitaller in the Banate of Severin and Cumania. Farcas ...

John (knez)

John, also Joan or Ioan, was a cneaz mentioned in the Diploma of the Joannites issued by King Bela IV of Hungary on 2 July 1247; the diploma granted territories to the Knights Hospitaller in the Banate of Severin and Cumania. John held a kenazate ...

Litovoi

Litovoi, also Litvoy, was a Vlach/Romanian voivode in the 13th century whose territory comprised northern Oltenia in todays Romania. He is mentioned for the first time in the Diploma of the Joannites issued by king Bela IV of Hungary 1235–1270 on ...

Radu I of Wallachia

Radu I was a Voivode of Wallachia. His year of birth is unattested in any primary source. He was the son of Nicolae Alexandru and half-brother and successor to Vladislav I. He is identified by many historians as the legendary Radu Negru, a mythic ...

Thocomerius

Thocomerius, also Tihomir, was the father of Basarab, who would become the first independent voivode of Wallachia. Many Romanian historians, such as Vlad Georgescu and Marcel Popa, believe that Thocomerius was a voivode in Wallachia who succeeded ...

Anna of Wallachia

Anna of Wallachia or Anna Basarab was a Wallachian princess and Empress consort of Bulgaria in Vidin, second wife of Emperor Ivan Sratsimir. She was the daughter of Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia and his Catholic second wife, the Hungarian Clara ...

Seneslau

Seneslau, also Seneslav or Stanislau, was a Vlach voivode mentioned in the Diploma of the Joannites issued by king Bela IV of Hungary on 2 July 1247. The diploma granted territories to the Knights Hospitaller in the Banate of Severin and Cumania. ...

Justina Szilagyi

Justina Szilagyi de Horogszeg was a Hungarian noblewoman, who became the second wife of Vlad the Impaler, Voivode of Wallachia. She was the daughter of Ladislaus or Osvat Szilagyi and thus a cousin of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary. Corvinus ...

Duchy (Kingdom of Hungary)

The Duchy or Ducatus is the denomination for territories occasionally governed separately by members of the Arpad dynasty within the Kingdom of Hungary in the 11th-12th centuries. The symbol of the ducal power was a sword, while the royal power w ...

Von

The term von is used in German language surnames either as a nobiliary particle indicating a noble patrilineality, or as a simple preposition used by commoners that means of or from. Nobility directories like the Almanach de Gotha often abbreviat ...

Austrian nobility

The Austrian nobility is a status group that was officially abolished in 1919 after the fall of Austria-Hungary. The nobles are still part of Austrian society today, but they no longer retain any specific privileges. Austrias system of nobility w ...

List of princes of Austria-Hungary

This page lists princely families in the territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, whether extant or extinct. The style of address was Durchlaucht ; also used was Furstliche Gnaden. The Austrian princely title was the most prestigious title of ...

Finck von Finckenstein

Finck von Finckenstein is a noble family classified as Uradel. It is one of the oldest Prussian aristocratic families extant, dating back to the 12th century in the Duchy of Carinthia.

Hackinger

Hackinger, or von Hacking, is the name of an old Austrian noble family. The earliest documented use of the name was by Marcwardus de Hakkingin in 1156, a follower of the House of Babenberg, who named himself after the town of Hacking, which is no ...

Inkolat

Inkolat is a term from the rights of the nobility. It was obtained by either birth or formal admission into the societies of knights and landed gentry in the old Austrian and Czech lands. Only in Lusatia there was no Inkolat ; admission into the ...

Laurențiu Man

Laurențiu Man was a Hungarian noble of Romanian origin who was in the service of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. Laurențiu Man entered in the service of the Habsburgs which gradually imposed their rule on the Principality of Transylvania and Varat ...

Manndorff zu Pfannhofen und Wissenau

von und zu Manndorff zu Pfannhofen und Wissenau are an Austrian nobility family, more specifically the Uradel. They are among the oldest Carinthian noble families still in existence today.

Nizzo of Krems-Gars

Nizzo of Krems-Gars was a scion of the house of Kuenring. Not much is known about this mysterious individual. What little is known is that he died before 1114 and married a woman named Truta. His father was the legendary Azzo of Gobatsburg.

Matlalxochtzin

Matlalxochtzin was a daughter of Tlacacuitlahuatzin, the first tlatoani of Tiliuhcan, one of the polities of the Tepanec people in the Valley of Mexico during the Late Postclassic period of Mesoamerican chronology. She was born in Tiliuhcan after ...

Belgian nobility

The Belgian nobility comprises individuals and families recognized by the Kingdom of Belgium as members of a certain class of persons. Historically, these individuals were a socially privileged class enjoying a certain degree of prestige in socie ...

Arnold I, Count of Loon

Arnold I, Count of Looz, son of Emmo, Count of Loon, and Suanhildis, daughter of Dirk III, Count of Holland, and his wife Othelandis. He was an ally of Henry of Verdun and Otbert, both bishops of Liege. In 1078, he endowed the Collegiate Church o ...

Arnold II, Count of Looz

Arnold II, Count of Looz, son of Arnold I, Count of Looz, and Agnes von Mainz, daughter of Gerhard I, Count of Rieneck, and Helwig von Bliescastel. He is distinguished from his father of the same name by historians who note records for counts nam ...

Counts of Hesbaye

The Counts of Hesbaye were Counts named as having lordships in the important Frankish "country" called Hesbaye in the early Middle Ages. Ewig, for example, proposed that this area together with the neighbouring Maas river valley, formed one of th ...

François le Vasseur, Lord of Moriensart

François le Vasseur, Lord of Moriensart and Over-Heembeeke + Brussels, 16/3/1603 was a Politician of the Southern Netherlands. He was the son of Guillaume le Vaisseur, who was in service of King FelipeII as Receveur general of Artois.

Giselbert II, Count of Duras

Count Giselbert, was the deputy advocate of Saint Trudo’s Abbey. At least by 1111 he began to be referred to as not just a count, but specifically the Count of Duras, and he may have been the first to be known under that title. He was son of Otto ...

Godefroi, Count of Durbuy

Godefroi, Count of Durbuy, son of Henry I, Count of Durbuy. Godefroi captured Otbert, Bishop of Liege, and imprisoned him in Durbuy. This presumably was related to the conflict between Otbert and Godfrey I the Bearded, Count of Louvain over the C ...

Godfried III, Count of Aarschot

Godfried III, Count of Aarschot, son of Arnout IV, Count of Aarschot. Godfried is recorded as stealing artifacts medietatem de Hancines from the Abbey of St. Medard at Soissons which were recovered, resulting in his excommunication. Godfried marr ...

Henry Delvaux de Fenffe

He achieved his Doctorate of Law in 1885. He was member of the provincial council, 1985. In 1898 he was shortly member of parliament. He served as Royal High Commissioner for Eupen-Malmedy, and governor of Devastated Regions. Between 1908–1919 he ...

Henry I, Count of Durbuy

Henry I, Count of Durbuy, son of Albert II, Count of Namur, and Regilende, daughter of Gothelo I, Count of Verdun and Duke of Lorraine. Emperor Henry IV confirmed donations made by Henry to Saint Jamess Church, Liege, as witnessed by Giselbert II ...

Jacques van de Werve de Vorsselaer

He is the son of Fernand and Blanche Marie Julie de Lichtervelde. He married Beatrice de Faestraets 1925-2002 on 30 September 1947, and their children are: Married: Etienne Cornet d Elzius de Peissant Marie-Antoinette van de Werve de Vorsselaer b ...

List of Lords and Counts of Egmont

Wouter / Walter I 1158–1208 Gerard / Gerald I c. 1200–1242 Wolbrand Walger?–1036 Willem / William I c. 1180–1234 Dodo I?–? Willem / William III 1281–1312 Jan / John I 1310–1369 Wouter / Walter II 1283–1321 Dodo II?–1074 Albrecht/Albert c. 1130–11 ...

Louis III, Count of Looz

Louis III, Count of Rieneck and Count of Looz. He was the son of Gerard III, Count of Rieneck, and Cunegonde von Zimmern. Upon the death of his father, he was too young to lead the county of Rieneck and it was his uncle Arnold III became count, a ...

House of Lynden

Van Lynden is one of the oldest families of the Dutch nobility, originating in the Duchy of Guelders. This family later gave rise to different branches. Most remained in the Netherlands and produced several Dutch politicians, ministers, and milit ...

Maurice de Patoul

Count Maurice de Patoul was a Belgian Dignitary at the court. Born as son of Leon de Patoul 1852-1926 and Countess Marie-Victorine dAuxy de Launois 1851-1911. He was the Grand Marshall of king Albert of Belgium. Grace to Mgr. Clemente Micara, he ...

Prince of Ligne

Prince of Ligne is a title of Belgian nobility that belongs to the House of Ligne, which goes back to the eleventh century. It owes its name to the village in which it originated, between Ath and Tournai. The lords of Ligne belonged to the entour ...

Robert II de la Marck

Robert II de la Marck, Duke of Bouillon, Belgium, and Seigneur of Sedan, France. Son of Robert I de la Marck and Jeanne de Saulcy.

Royal and Merciful Society of the Bearer of Medals and Awards of Belgium

The Royal and Merciful Society of Bearers of Medals and Awards of Belgium was founded in 1865. The headquarters of the Royal Society is located in Heule, Belgium.

Marie-Pierre Verhaegen

Verhaegen is of noble birth and daughter of baron Pierre Corneille Theodore Verhaegen, mayor of Merelbeke and his wife Michelle Charlotte dHoop de Synghem. She is a direct descendant of Pierre-Theodore Verhaegen. She married in 1998 to Count Bern ...

Jankovsky of Vlasim

Jankovsky z Vlasimi is an old Czech family and a member of the House of Vlasim. In the 13th Century at Jankov in Bohemia, the family began to split into several branches.

Count Morzin

Count Morzin was an aristocrat of the Holy Roman Empire during the 18th century. He is remembered today as the first person to employ the composer Joseph Haydn as his Kapellmeister, or music director. The first few of Haydns many symphonies were ...

Velisovsti z Velisova

Velisovsti z Velisova is a Czech noble family. The family counted politicians, military and ecclesiastical among its numbers. It is related to many other noble families, including Markwartinger, Peemyslid, Waldstein and Wartenberg. All nobles fro ...

Hans of Warnsdorf

Hans of Warnsdorf was a follower of King George of Podebrady of Bohemia. From 1454 to 1474, he held the post of Landeshauptmann of Klodzko; and from 1465 also the post of governor of Zabkowice Slaskie.

Wenceslaus II, Duke of Opava

Duke Wenceslaus II of Opava was a member of the Opavian branch of the Peemyslid dynasty. He was Duke of Opava from 1433 until his death. From 1435 until his death, he was also Duke of Glubczyce and Lord of Fulnek.

British nobility

The British nobility is the peerage of the United Kingdom. The nobility of its four constituent home nations has played a major role in shaping the history of the country, although in the present day they retain only the rights to stand for elect ...