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Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo

Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo is a hereditary title of Spanish nobility held by a line of descendants of Emperor Moctezuma II, the ninth Tlatoani, or ruler, of Tenochtitlan. Since 1766, the title has been attached to a Grandeza de España, or a pl ...

Quinatzin

For a codex, see Mapa Quinatzin. Quinatzin was a King of ancient Texcoco, an Acolhua city-state in Mexico. He was the first known ruler of that city and is also known as Quinatzin II. It was Quinatzin who transferred the seat of Chichimec power t ...

Khong Tayiji

Khong Tayiji, also spelled Qong Tayiji, was a title of the Mongols, derived from the Chinese term Huangtaizi. At first it also meant crown prince in Mongolian. It was originally given only to descendants of Genghis Khan. In the Mongol tradition, ...

Montenegrin nobility

The Montenegrin nobility are notable people of the Principality of Montenegro and the Kingdom of Montenegro who hold titles such as knez, vojvoda, veliki vojvoda, serdar, and guvernadur. The titles are hereditary for life. Focusing on the Montene ...

Petrovic-Njegos dynasty

Petrovic-Njegos were the family that ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1916. Montenegro had enjoyed de facto independence from the Ottoman Empire since 1711, but it only received formal international recognition as an independent principality in 1878 ...

Albanian nobility

The Albanian nobility was an elite hereditary ruling class in Albania, parts of the western Balkans and later in parts of the Ottoman world. The Albanian nobility was composed of landowners of vast areas, often in allegiance to states like the By ...

Demetrio Reres

Demetrio Reres was an enigmatic person who has been little researched by historians. In a 1448 document Reres Renes or Renessi in Venetian documents was mentioned as related to the "illustrious Castrioti family" while no document of the period in ...

Leke Dushmani

A member of the Dushmani family he ruled over the region of Zadrima, in modern Shkoder District. In Venetian documents he is also mentioned along with his relative Damian as lord of Pult in 1446. Leka joined the League of Lezhe, an alliance forme ...

Frasheri family

The Frasheri family is one of the oldest tribal and feudal families of Albania who are Orthodox, Muslim. The family contributed to the independence of Albania throughout military actions but also in literature and politics. The family were known ...

Skuraj family

The Skuraj were an Albanian noble family that ruled over the region of nowadays Central Albania in the Late Middle Ages. It is thought that scions of the family served in the Ottoman Empire administration. The family coat of arms it has been used ...

Brazilian nobility

The Brazilian nobility refers to the titled aristocrats and fidalgo families recognized by the Kingdom of Brazil and later, by the Empire of Brazil dating back to the early 19th century, when it was a colony of the Kingdom of Portugal. It existed ...

Czech nobility

Czech nobility consists of the noble families of the historical states of the Czech Republic that include Bohemian nobility, Moravian nobility and Silesian nobility. These are connected with the history of Great Moravia, Duchy of Bohemia, later K ...

Josef Sebestian Daubek

Josef Sebestian Daubek was a Czech-Austrian nobleman who served as a politician, entrepreneur and patron of the arts.

Akhadom

Akhadom is traditionally said to have been an ancestral father, to whom most notables and chiefs of Agame trace their pedigrees. Some of the ruling groups from other regions of Tigray also claim descent from him.

Aregawi Sabagadis

Aregawi Sabagadis was a dejazmach of Agame from 1831 to 1859. Aregawi gained some fame in the 1840-50s for rebelling a number of times against dejazmach Wube Haile Mariam. Making Adigrat his capital, he ruled Agame and the surrounding areas by 18 ...

Ras (title)

Ras, is a royal title in the Ethiopian Semitic languages. It is one of the powerful non-imperial titles. Historian Harold G. Marcus equates the Ras title to a duke; others have compared it to "prince". The combined title of Leul Ras was given to ...

Finnish nobility

The Finnish nobility was historically a privileged class in Finland, deriving from its period as part of Sweden and the Russian Empire. Noble families and their descendants are still a part of Finnish republican society, but except for the titles ...

Counties and baronies in Finland

The creation and granting of counties and baronies in Finland began with the coronation of King Eric XIV in 1561 and continued through Great Reductions in the latter half of the 17th century. Eric XIV created two baronies in 1561, the barony of A ...

Fief of Viborg

Fief of Viborg was for some two centuries a late medieval fief in the southeastern border of Finland and the entire Swedish realm, held by its chatelain, a fiefed, appointed feudal lord. For extended periods the medieval commanders of Viborg cast ...

Valborg Fleming

She was born before 1494 as the daughter of the riksråd nobleman Joakim Fleming and Elin Bjornsdotter of Svidja, and the sister of riksråd admiral Erik Joakimsson Fleming and Ivar Fleming, two of the most powerful men in Finland, and aunt of Fili ...

House of Nobility (Finland)

The House of Nobility either refers to the institution of the Finnish nobility or the palace of the noble estate. The Finnish nobility was until 1906 the first of the four estates of the realm.

Lord Marshal (Sweden)

Lantmarskalk, was the title of one of the speakers of the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates, from 1627 to 1866 and of the Diet of Grand Duchy of Finland from 1809 to 1906. The Lantmarskalk was appointed by the Estate of the Nobles and also served as ...

Lordship of Harviala

Harviala has been an immense property in Southern Hame Tavastia in Finland. The manor and the seat of lordship were in Vanaja. Holders of the property were hereditary, and through at least ten generations, they were mighty regional magnates in Ta ...

Ramsay (Russian nobility)

Eduard Andreyevich Ramsay Russian: Эдуард Андреевич Рамзай, 1799 - 1877, was a Scottish-Russian general of infantry, adjutant general of Russian Empire Army, who served in the Crimean War on Balticum. Georg Eduardovich Ramsay Russian: Георгий Эду ...

Vasaborg

King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden had an illegitimate son called Gustav Gustavsson who in 1637 was ennobled under the name of Vasaborg, echoing his fathers House of Vasa. Queen Christina of Sweden raised her illegitimate half-brother to the dignity ...

Szlachta

The szlachta, exonym: Nobility) was a legally privileged noble class in the Kingdom of Poland and in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After the Union of Lublin in 1569, the Grand Duchy and its neighbouring Kingdom became a single state, the Polish–L ...

Dausprungas

Dausprungas was the older brother of Mindaugas, the first King of Lithuania. Dausprungas is mentioned in the peace treaty with Galicia–Volhynia in 1219 among the 21 early dukes of Lithuania as one of the five elder dukes, the other four being Ziv ...

Erdvilas

Erdvilas was one of the 21 early dukes of Lithuania who signed a treaty with Galicia–Volhynia in 1219. He and Vykintas are the two dukes of Samogitia mentioned in the treaty. This is supported by the fact that the eastern part of Samogitia suppor ...

Jurgis Gedgaudas

Jurgis Gedgaudas was a noble and diplomat from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. He used the Leliwa coat of arms. He was active in political life from 1401 to 1435, serving Grand Dukes Vytautas and Svitrigaila as voivode and diplomat. His represented ...

Iuga of Moldavia

Iuga of Moldavia was Voivode of Moldavia from November 1399 to June 1400. According to one hypothesis, he may have been the Lithuanian prince George Koriatovich. Other hypotheses posit him as the son of Roman I of Moldavia and an unknown wife, po ...

Mykolas Kesgaila

Mykolas Kesgaila Valimantaitis was a Lithuanian nobleman from Deltuva. He established the Kesgailos family in Samogitia, where their power rivaled that of the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Mykolas Kesgaila was the deputy of Ukmerge, Elder of Samogitia ...

Stanislaw Kiszka

Stanislaw Piotrowicz Kiszka was a noble, diplomat and military commander from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. He became the progenitor of the prominent Kiszka family. He was sent on frequent diplomatic missions to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and King ...

Krolewicz

Krolewicz was the title given to the sons and daughters of the king of Poland, later the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was similar in its distinctiveness to the Spanish and Portuguese title of infante, also reserved to the children of the mo ...

Kurnatowski

Kurnatowski is a Polish aristocratic family. The family has been highly prominent for centuries, first in the Kingdom of Poland, later in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and presently in the Republic of Poland. Since the 16th century, members ...

Lengvenis (13th century)

Lengvenis was one of the local dukes in the early Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the reign of King Mindaugas. First mentioned in 1242, Lengvenis was a nephew of Mindaugas. Around 1245, Lengvenis led Mindaugas armies against Volhynia and was inju ...

Lithuanian nobility

The Lithuanian nobility was historically a legally privileged class in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania consisting of Lithuanians, from the historical regions of Lithuania Proper and Samogitia, and, following Lithuanias eastern expansion, many Ruthen ...

Magnates of Poland and Lithuania

The magnates of Poland and Lithuania were an aristocracy of nobility that existed in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and, from the 1569 Union of Lublin, in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, until the Third Pa ...

Naiman-Beg

Naiman-Beg, Tatar prince, ancestor of many Lipka Tatar families. It is not known what was his real name - the expression "Naiman Beg" is not a name but a title that means "Prince of Naimans". This title implies that he was relative to khan dynast ...

Ivan Olshansky

Ivan Olshanski is the first known and undisputed member of the princely Olshanski family. Historians only know his fathers name, Algimantas. Ivan was a faithful companion of Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania. They both were married to d ...

Jurgis Petkūnas

Jurgis Petkūnas was a Bishop of Samogitia from 1567 to 1574. He received medical education in universities in Germany and Italy. Despite his lack of theological education, Petkūnas was confirmed as bishop in November 1567. He inherited a neglecte ...

Pilsudski family

The Pilsudski family is a family of nobility that originated in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and increased in notability under the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Second Polish Republic. The family was Polonized Lithuanian nobility that ov ...

Samogitian nobility

The term Samogitian nobility refers to the noble class living in the region of Samogitia, in Lithuania and an integral part of Lithuanian nobility. Historically, the local Polish-Lithuanian gentry was formed of people of various ethnic background ...

Staszkiewicz family

The Staszkiewicz family is a Polish-Lithuanian noble family of ancient lineage originating from the Duchy of Samogitia. The first known reference to the family is in the 1528 census of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania where they are recorded living i ...

Vaisvilas

Vaisvilas was a Lithuanian noble and sometimes is considered as one of the sons of Kestutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania. In 1358 Kestutis and Masovian princes formed a commission to settle border disputes. The Lithuanian side was represented by Vais ...

Vykintas

Vykintas was Duke of Samogitia and a rival to the future King of Lithuania, Mindaugas. In 1236 he probably led the Samogitian forces in the Battle of Saule against the Livonian Order. The Order suffered a great defeat and was near the brink of co ...

Jurgis Zablockis

Jurgis Zablockis was one of the first known writers in the Lithuanian language. Two hymns that he translated from German to Lithuanian were published by Martynas Mazvydas. One of them was published in Simple Words of Catechism, the first printed ...

Amina of the Maldives

Amina Rani Kilegefa’anu or Aminath Rani Kilegefan was princess regent of the Maldives in the absence of her father Muhammad Imaduddin III in 1754–1757, and Sultana regnant in 1757–1759.

Prince Abdulla

Prince Abdulla is the given name for Prince Ibrahim Faamuladheyri Kilegefan, son of Sultan Muhammad Ghiyasuddin of the Dhiyamigili dynasty. After protests over the assassination of his father Sultan Muhammad Ghiyasuddin, Prince Abdulla was banish ...

Serbian nobility

Serbian nobility refers to the historical privileged order or class of Serbia, that is, the medieval Serbian states, and after the Ottoman conquests of Serbian lands in the 15th and 16th centuries, Serbian noble families of the Kingdom of Hungary ...

Boyar

A boyar was a member of the highest rank of the feudal Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Wallachian, Moldavian, and later Romanian and Livonian aristocracies, second only to the ruling princes from the 10th century to the 17th century. The rank has li ...