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The Title of Prince in France

The title of Prince was not formally recognised in the grading of non-royal French titles that start with the title of Duke: the monarchy accepted only the royal Princes and the foreign Princes…

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The Nobility of Venice

The Nobility of Venice is an integral part of the reality of the Venetian state, which is born and consolidated over a thousand years, is a striking anomaly in the European context and a unique phenomenon among all the historical profiles of its age…

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The Nobility of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Jerusalem was the centre of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099 until the Mameluke conquered it in 1291. The title of King of Jerusalem was mainly used and claimed by the Hapsburg of Austria, the Savoy of Italy and by the Kings of Spain until the beginning of the 20th century, and by the Kings of Naples and the Two Sicilies until 1861…

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The Nobility of Sardinia

The Nobility of Sardinia was a social class that had in its hands all the power and almost all the wealth of the kingdom, at least until the twentieth century, and thus exercised a decisive influence in the history, economy and politics of the island. The number of nobles and hereditary knights in Sardinia over the centuries has been considerable…

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The Nobility of Hungary

The Hungarian Nobility was extremely diverse, both ethnically and culturally. All these territories gave nobles to Hungary and formed part de iure or de facto of the Hungarian Kingdom, being at some time under the jurisdiction of the apostolic kings of Hungary…

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Indian Nobility

The Constitution of The Indian Republic forbids the authorities and government of the state to confer titles unless military or academic and the Indian citizen to accept any title of nobility from a foreign State…

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Byzantine Nobility

The period of reference is that of the last Byzantine age, the epoch of the Palaeologus dynasty (1261-1453)…

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French and Italian Lordships for Sale

Many years ago we offered Lordships for sale, mainly from Italy and France. Now, we offer again this excellent service, very much coveted and requested by historians, collectors, businessmen and philanthropists. Those with a deep love for feudalism, nobility, history and honour will be thrilled at our new offers…

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Brazilian Nobility

His Majesty the King Dom Joao VI, creator of the Brazilian Nobility, reigned in Brazil 1815-1822) and was the first ever to grant nobility titles: as sometimes in Portugal, the Brazilin noble titles were mostly life titles and were very seldom renewed or confirmed in favour of the next generation…

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Royal and Nobility Titles in Thailand

Also called Siam, the royalty and nobility of Thailand belongs to one of the most ancient noble systems of the world. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country to have resisted foreign occupation and overlordship, under the leadership of the contemporary Chakri dynasty…

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Japanese Nobility

By the year 1930, the total peerage and nobility of Imperial Japan was comprised of 961 peers: 18 Princes without Imperial Rank, 1 Duke, 41 marquises, 109 counts, 380 viscounts, and 412 Barons…

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Nobility Titles in China

It may be old-fashioned to study Chinese nobility titles when China abandoned monarchy categorically in 1924 and all such minor rights were positively eradicated or ignored by The Chinese Socialist Republic…

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Malaysian Nobility

The Malaysian nobility has been made of hereditary local chiefs and of higher titulars (personal nobility) of Orders comparable to British chivalric Orders, in the Kingdom of Malaysia and in each federated State; the main title is Dato, Datuk, among a very large variety of titles.…

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Napoleonic Nobility in the First French Empire

The Napoleonic Nobility is born with the French First Empire. The Imperial Decree of 18th of May of 1804 creates the office and Position of "An Emperor of the French", and by the magic and alchemy of the law, Napoleon becomes Napoleon I…

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Italian Count Title for Sale: Special Promotion

The sale and research of noble titles of Count in Italy is not easy for many reasons. The research of Italian titles with the rank of Count is actually one of the most difficult tasks for genealogical and historical researchers, as the availability of this type of title is rather scarce. However, we are pleased…

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Nobility for Sale in French Brittany

Britanny is one of the most interesting regions for the research and acquisition of Noble titles such as Feudal Lordships, Baronies, and exceptionally, titles of Count, Viscount and Marquis. It is of special interest to Anglo-Saxons in general and British people in Particular, as Britanny is one of those regions of France that was very…

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French Dukedom for Sale

After careful investigation we are proud to announce that our researchers have indicated that a French Title of Duke might be soon available for our distinguished clients.…

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German Count Title for Sale

German Count Titles are called Grafdoms and the original rank in German is Graf. Our company is well equipped to analyse the options available to those who wish to acquire the dignity and title of a German Count…

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Buy a German Barony Title

German Feudal Baronies have always been associated to the grandeur of a forgotten past of honour, tradition and splendour. Our researchers are capable to undertake the proper study and location of Feudal Barony Titles from the German lands of Europe. Our Baronial Titles are usually located in the former lands of the Holy Roman Empire, …

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A Baron Title for Sale: Normandy

Normandy is one of the best known regions of France, with a rich history and traditions. It also has special relationships with England and Italy, specifically with Sicily and Naples, as the Hauteville, a Norman Dynasty, reigned in Sicily. Also, another Norman Dynasty, called Plantagenet, reigned in England…

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Ancient Marquisate from Languedoc Roussillon

The nobility from Languedoc is one of the best nobilities of the France. This deeply forested region can boast about having some of the best titles of nobility with the rank of marquis left in France…

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Unique Baronial Title from Lorraine

Baronial dignities from the north of France are very much in demand, for several reasons. One is that the Barony Titles from this area are very much desirable, mainly by German collectors, and also other gentlemen of good taste. At the moment, there are not many titles in this category that can be researched, but…

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The Nobility of Sicily and Naples

The Nobility of Sicily and Naples is probably one of the oldest nobilities of the world, and also one of the most interesting both in terms of grandeur, prestige and history…

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Buy a French Count Title

In the feudal era it was possible to buy and sell titles of nobility with the rank of Count in France. Should you want to buy a Count Title and become a Count, this is a good place to start. Our company has the ability and knowledge to research ancient titles of nobility with the…

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Rare Viscount Title for Sale

Buying a noble title of Viscount is possible to our clients. It is still an option to acquire a French Viscount Title and Become a Viscount. Viscount Nobility Titles for sale are very scarce, and the price range starts at 9000€. The noble title of Viscount, like most others from the French aristocratic hierarchy, has…

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French or Italian Marquis for Sale

If you want to buy a Title of Nobility with the rank of Marquis in France or Italy, you have come to the right place. Marquisates sell well for 12000€, but in some occasions we can find very interesting titles of nobility of this rank for 9-10000€. Marquis is one of the most coveted titles…

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Barony Titles for Sale

French and Italian Baronies available In order to buy a Baron Title and become a Baron, cautious investigation needs to be done. The noble title of Baron occupies one of the highlights of the traditional aristocratic hierarchy in France, Italy and Germany. Furthermore, a specific feature of the noble title of Baron is its absolute…

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The Sale of Nobility in History: a list and examples of how nobility titles were sold and why

Famous Examples of the Purported Sale of Bought Noble Titles Historical Facts told with a Sense of Humour, only for the minority able to appreciate it 1. How an Armenian Diamond Trader bought a Noble Title of Marquis in Italy. 2. How a Russian Aristocrat acquired an Italian Princely Title for sale and also marriage…

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Ancient Italian Principality for Sale

The Titular Nobility of Italy, also known as the Italian Nobility, is a very complex and difficult historic and legal system. We do have in our books some rare and magnificent Italian Principalities. This type of title is even scarcer than the Duchies, and there are very few left that are suitable for transmission. Should…

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Sale of French Titles

In France, Nobility was sold, and a shining example of this is the sale of the Barony of Aubonne in 1670 to Jean Baptiste Tavernier, or the famous purchase of the Lordship of Montpellier, bought in 1349 by Philippe III of Valois to James II of Mallorca, which proves beyond doubt that even royals bought…

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The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire

The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire was a multinational and globalised social class that lasted exactly 844 years, from the Imperial Coronation of Otto in 962, until the formal dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 by Francis II, under pressure from Napoleon…

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Noble Titles for Sale in Europe

European Titles of Nobility for sale Ostlichter LTA also may obtain for you Feudal and Noble titles from other areas and countries of Europe. We also must say again that we do not work and will never work with any sort of Irish, English, Scottish or any sort of British Feudal Title. If this is…

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German Barony for Sale

Ostlichter LTA has available in his files an extremely old and prominent German Barony. The German noble titles are probably the ones with the biggest historical interest in ancient Europe. The German nobility was one of the most privileged social classes of the history of Europe, with an aura of legend and grandeur. Here, the…

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French, German and Italian Noble Titles for Sale

Ostlichter LTA specialises in the research and legal transfer of Feudal and Noble titles from specific regions of France, Italy and Germany. All transfers are handled by experienced solicitors and all processes are impeccably executed in a seamless manner…

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Everything you need to know about the Italian nobility

The Italian Nobility has always been an object of fascination, as it is one of the most peculiar and different social groups that ever existed in Europe. The main characteristic of the Italian Nobility was his diversity and the difference in origin. The main nobilities of Italy were the Piedmonts Nobility, the Papal Nobility, the…

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Information on the French Nobility

Why was the Nobility of France necessary and important? The French Kings had to administer a very large territory, comprised of more than one hundred Dioceses and Archdioceses, many provinces, and many millions of subjects. The plain truth was that neither the army nor the bureaucracy of the monarchy were capable to impose the King's …

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Ancient French Feudal Barony for Sale

We have in our archives several kinds of French nobility Titles of Baron for sale. In this world dominated by the loss of the traditional values and globalisation, there are many people interested in obtaining noble and feudal titles. Some want the titles for historical motives, sense of belonging, to further their business interests, respect…

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Italian Barony for Sale

The route to become a titled Italian Baron Ostlichter LTA has available in his files and archives some extremely old Mediterranean Baronies for sale from the Ancient Kingdoms of Italy. There is much history here. These are particularly aged Feudal Baronies, with all the grandeur of the South of Europe. The transfer of this Italian…

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Hereditary and Genuine Titles for sale

The sale of hereditary titles of nobility has always been a very important factor if you are contemplating to buy, acquire, purchase or obtain a noble title. We believe in the hereditability of noble titles, understood as the quality of a nobility title to be passed or transmitted by a predecessor to his offspring or…

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Feudal Titles for Sale: Baron, Count, Marquis

The act of selling, specifically the transfer of ownership of feudal titles to property to a person for a price within a proper legal procedure will soon be a relic of the past…

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Method, Pricing and Procedure: FAQ

Where do your Titles come from? We provide nobility and feudal titles only and exclusively from France, Germany and Italy. Please be aware that we do not engage in counsel or advice or sales related to English, Irish, Scottish or any other type of British title…

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The Spanish Nobility

Origins of the Nobility of Spain The origins of the Spanish nobility lie in the Visigothic kingdom, with its capital in Toledo, that arose in the early sixth century of the Christian era, following the Romanisation of the Iberian Peninsula. The first titles, duke, marquis and count, originated as officials of the Crown in particular…

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The Nobility of Finland

The Finnish Nobility is quite ancient, and dates back to the foundation of the Grand Duchy of Finland in the year of our Lord of 1809 by His Imperial Majesty the Tsar Alexander I of Russia. The Nobility of Finland is famous for their beautiful manorial houses, in a peculiar Nordic-Baltic Style with some Russian…

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The Belgian Nobility

The Belgian nobility consists of Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, Viscounts, Barons, Knights and untitled noblemen. It owes its legal existence to Article LXXV of the Constitution of 7th February of 1831. The aristocracy of Belgium is very old and ancient, and the most prestigious and oldest members come from families already ennobled in the Holy…

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The German Nobility Information

Adel is the original name of the German Nobility since time immemorial. This peculiar social class was a hereditary and very elite group that dominated the social, political and economic life of the Holy Roman Empire and the German and Austrian Confederation…

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Constables: High Royal Officials in the Leading Courts of Europe

ETYMOLOGY: the word constable comes from the Latin comes stabili, which means “count of the stable”. This literal meaning refers to the Constable’s original function as head of the royal stables and commander of the royal cavalry. HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS: when we come to explore the historical roots of the figure of the Constable, several clear…

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Portugal and the Portuguese Nobility

The Nobility of Portugal consists of Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, Viscounts, and Barons: the first three titles carry with them the rank of Grandee of the Kingdom, but Viscounts and Barons are only Grandees if specially created as such…

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The Swedish Nobility

The Nobility of Sweden The Swedish Nobility has its origins in the reign of King Magnus I Ladulas (1279-1290). This King married the Princess Hedwiga of Holstein, who suggested to the monarch the institution of the Fralse in 1290. This “Fralse” freed all those who in time of war could furnish a man and a…

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The Nobility of Norway

The Norwegian Nobility consisted originally of warrior Chieftains, Earls (Jarls), and minor kings, before the unification of the Kingdom under the sceptre of Harold Fair Hair, known as King Harald I of Norway. A nobility in the true sense of the word was unheard of until the middle ages…

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The Russian Nobility Report

The Russian Nobility was the social ruling class of the Russian Empire for centuries. Origins of the Russian Nobility The Nobility of Russia did not exist as such for a long time, being a ruling class made up of two differentiated groups…

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Aristocratic Titles for Sale

Our firm has in its archives an immense portfolio of aristocratic titles of nobility for sale. Here you can buy a French or Italian aristocratic title of nobility…

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The Nobility System of the Republic of San Marino

The Republic of San Marino is the oldest Republic in the world. Has an area of about 60 km, and its territory is divided, from an administrative point of view, in 9 districts called castles. The Heads of State and army, are the Captains Regent: a term of six months, and are elected April 1…

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San Marino Nobility Titles

The nobility ranks of San Marino are based on the Italian model (with the exception of the titles of Prince and Viscount , which were never granted) and are as follows: Duca, Duchessa. (Duke, Duchess). Resulting from the Latin dux, a military leader, this title originally was reserved to the sovereign of important territories…

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The Danish Nobility

Titled Nobility was unknown in Denmark before 1671, when the power of the old nobility, having been broken by the introduction of the autocracy and by the abolition of the old state council, King Christian V, by a decree of 25th may 1671, instituted a new Nobility with the titles of Count and Baron, in…

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Ancient Italian Duchy for sale

Ancient Italian Duchy for sale In some cases, we are able to research Italian Duchies. It is indeed a title with a very scarce availability, and there are just a few left…

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