Thomas I of Quinta-Velha
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|King of Quinta Velha|
|Reign||05 November 2018 – present|
|Prince of Maryen|
|Reign||06 July 2017 – 11 March 2018|
|Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia|
|Assumed office |
21 August 2019
|Preceded by||Michael of Appinfeldt|
|Minister of Finances of Karnia-Ruthenia|
|Assumed office |
02 February 2020
|Preceded by||Matthias Wigmaransz|
|Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to Brazil|
|Assumed office |
15 March 2018
|Preceded by||The Duke of Agram|
|Nationality||Brazilian, Quintean, Karno-Ruthenian|
|Born||30 April 1994|
Thomas I, also known as Thomas, Prince Karácsony-Maryen, (born in Natal, Brazil, 30 April 1994) is the founder and first King of Quinta Velha. He is also currently serving as the 4th Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia, where he holds the noble title of Prince Karácsony-Maryen. He is also the Minister of Finance and Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to Brazil, and was the first and only reigning Prince of Maryen.
One of the most trusted man by Oscar I, Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia, Thomas was the first coach of the Karno-Ruthenian national football team as well as he is the current coach of the Karácsony Football Club and the second President of the Micronational Confederation of Football within the Lusophone sector. He is widely known within the Lusophone and Brazilian sectors for being the owner of the micronational newspaper "O Folhetim", aimed at the said micronational sectors where he acts and comments sports, politics, economics, foreign relations and columns of comments. He is also one of the first chancellors of the Karno-Ruthenian Imperial and Royal Academy of Geographical and Social Studies
Thomas is also regarded as the founder of the Conference of Santiago, South America's leading intermicronational organization, through the Treaty of Santiago which he drafted.
Thomas Karacsony-Maryen was born in Natal, Brazil on 30 April 1994. He was interested in sports and practiced Karate and skateboarding, having a relative reputation in the local scenario and eventually winning a championship in the beginner category and later getting third place in the amateur category, as well as placing well enough in many other categories in which he competed. Also musician, from 2013 to 2017 he became Bachelor of History by the Potiguar University. In 2011, he married and have a son.
From Pathros to Brigancia
He began his micronational life in 2015, in the Kingdom of Pathros. Despite the short time he was there, he was appointed to the post of Vice-President of Parliament and later assumed the presidency of the parliament. About a month later he left the micronation to join Oba Emerson Aquiwedé and found the United Kingdom of Brigantia and Afrikanda. There, he played important roles and contributed to the consolidation of the Kingdom. For this reason it was adopted like brother of the Oba, that means King, and happened to become the heir of the Brigante Throne, holding the titles of Archduke of Aquiwedé, Omubiito of United Kingdom of Brigantia and Afrikanda and Count of Sofala.
After political differences with the Oba, Thomas leaves Brigantia and joins the Kingdom of Escorvania on 01 April 2017 under the name Uriel Ibin Aquiwedé Al Hassan. He was appointed to the Ministry of Education, having implemented the PROFORM, micronational training program. He served as the Ambassador to Pathros. He was also Mayor of Haifa, having been responsible for dividing the city into commercial zones and for determining the values of commercial and residential lots in the city. He also acted as Secretary of National Security with a plan to update the functions of the armed forces, making them more functional. In addition to his political activities, he also acted as an entrepreneur, creating the Al Hassan Lottery and the newspaper O Folhetim, which became of great importance for Portuguese-speaking micronationalism. On 04 July 2017, he abandons his Escorvanese citizenship and founds the Maryen|Principality of Maryen.
As Prince Sovereign of Maryen, he was responsible for rescuing the simulationism, the mainstream style at Lusophone sector in territories of the Caribbean, until then in disuse. Also it was notable for the diplomatic conduction of the country, being able to maintain diplomatic relations with several micronações of the Portuguese-speaking micronations. Maryen became one of the promising micronations and political force in micronational Central America. As Maryen's Sovereign Prince, he was admitted to the Order of the Iron Cross as Commander Knight, being recognized for the good conduct ahead of Maryen. It was during this period that he also developed a good relation of friendship with Emperor Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia and received the title of Count Karácsony. However, on 11 March 2018, the Principality of Maryen was extinguished due low activity.
In March 2018, Thomas, entitled as Count Karácsony, now the former Prince of Maryen, assumed a new Karno-Ruthenian citizenship. Considering his diplomatic skills and increasing reputation as a well-succeeded micronationalist, he was made the Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to the Lusophone Sector, being appointed as ambassador for Barin, Brigantia, Bugolavija, Escorvania, Gastón, Lancastria, Terras Marianas, Manso, Mauritia, Pathros, R.U.P.A., Reunion and Villa Alicia.
Also a successful manager of football teams, he innovated the national sport with Karácsony Football Club and became the first manager of the Karnia-Ruthenia national football team, the first national team of soccer after the foundation of the Empire. On 04 June 2018, he was appointed High Comissioner of Gaussland, by the decree n. 148-2018. Coincidentally, on the same day, he was elected President of the Micronational Confederation of Football, having as his vice president Edward I, also King of Asgard. He was President of MCF until 30 August and had a pivotal role to bring the second edition of the MCF World Cup to Karnia-Ruthenia.
On 01 August 2018, he was elevated to Margrave Karácsony. Also in August, he was elected to be the rown Prince of Eslavija, increasing his influence and prestige. Acting politician, he made several contribuitions to the Empire and, during development of survival material supported by the military, he received his appointment as Admiral of the Karno-Ruthenian Navy on 01 December 2018, being also in charge of the Chief of Naval Operations office. On 20 December 2018, he was made Prince of Karácsony-Maryen. In parallel to his activities in the Empire, he maintains a derivative one-man-nation named Lordship of Santa Rita, that encompasses his and his paternal family's property. The Lorsship was reformed into the Kingdom of Quinta Velha in 2018 and rose to proeminence within the Brazilian sector by 2020, when he virtually founded the Conference of Santiago, which became South America's leading intermicronational organization. The Protocol of Quinta Velha between the Conference and the Association of South Asian Micronations was named after his kingdom, being signed on his capital. Since December 2018 until March 2019, plans were made between Karácsony, Oscar I and the Duke of Daugavia to establish an institute of culture or an university. The result of this effort was the creation of the Imperial and Royal Academy of Geographical and Social Studies, an university dedicated to studies of micronationalism and Karno-Ruthenian history. On 25 April 2019, he was appointed by Michael of Appinfeldt in one of his last acts as Imperial Chancellor, as Minister of Finances. On 30 July 2019, he was proclaimed elected with 100% of the valid votes during the Karnia-Ruthenia general election of that year, becoming the representative of the Ruthenian-Horvatian District for the II Legislature of the Imperial Diet, that in turn elected him as Imperial Chancellor on 21 August 2019. On 2020, he was made Duke of Saena.
Titles, styles and honours
Titles and styles
- 1994 - 2015: Mr. Thomas Albuquerque.
- 2015 - 01 April 2017: His Highness, Omubiito of Brigantia, Archduke of Aquiwedé and Count of Sofala..
- 06 July 2017 - 11 March 2018: His Sovereign Highness, Thomas, Prince of Maryen.
- 28 September 2017 - 30 July 2018: His Illustrious Highness, Thomas, Count Karácsony.
- 01 August 2018 - 02 December 2018: His Illustrious Highness, Thomas, Margrave Karácsony.
- 20 December 2018 - 16 February 2020: His Illustrious Highness, Thomas, Prince Karácsony-Maryen.
- 04 August 2018 - 16 February 2020: His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince of Eslavija, Grand Prince of Kosova.
- 16 February 2020 - present: His Highness, Thomas, Duke of Saena and Prince Karácsony-Maryen.
- 04 June 2018 - present: His Excellency, the High Comissioner of Gaussland.
Full style as Prince of Maryen
His Sovereign Highness, Thomas, Sovereign Prince of Maryen and Count Karácsony, Duke of Prince Island, Omubiito of Brigantia, Archduke of Aquiwedé, Count of Sofala.
His Royal Highness, Thomas, Duke of Saena, Prince of Karácsony-Maryen, Duke of Prince Island, Omubiito of Brigantia, Archduke of Aquiwedé, Count of Sofala.
- Knight of the Order of St. Stephen
- Knight First Class of the Order of the Lion
- Knight of the Most Excellent Order of St. Paul
- Conference of Persenburg Medal
- 22px Recipient of the Order of the Black Eagle.
- Count of Sofala
- Crown Prince of Brigantia and Afrikanda
- 25px Commander Knight of the Order of the Iron Cross of the Reich
- 25px Knight Grand Collar of the Order of Saint Prince Lazarus
- 25px Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
- 25px Knight of the Order of St. Peter of Cetinje
- 25px Recipient of the Order of the Black Eagle
- 25px Member of the Order of Fidelity and Merit
- Admiral of the Imperial and Royal Navy of Karnia-Ruthenia - 01 December 2018 - present