Armando, 5th Baron of Roches
|Baron of Roches|
|Head of the House of Brum|
|Reign||20 May 1994 – present|
|Administrator of Gillisburgh|
|Assumed office |
29 December 2019
|Preceded by||Office established|
|President of the Bank of Ebenthal|
|Assumed office |
31 December 2019
|Preceded by||Jorge Beato|
|Commissioner at the Ebenthali Space Research Institute|
|Assumed office |
8 September 2020
|Born||9 September 1961|
Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara, Brazil
Arthur II of Ebenthal
|Father||Mário, 4th Baron of Roches|
|Mother||Lindalva Barbosa de Savoy|
Armando, 5th Baron of Roches (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 9 September 1961) is currently the head of the House of Brum and titular holder to the Portuguese noble title of Baron of Roches. He is also the father of King Arthur II of Ebenthal. Born in Rio de Janeiro, in the former state of Guanabara, he is the last of the nine children of Mário, 4th Baron of Roches, late head of the barional Brum family, and his wife Lidalva Barbosa de Sousa Savoy.
In 1981 Armando married Wanda da Costa after have with her a daughter, Princess Élida of Ebenthal. The couple remained married until 1990 and had two other daughters, Princesses Laíze and Eline. In 1994, when he assumed the headship of the House of Brum, Armando partnered with Marília Carvalho, with whom he had Arthur II, current King of Ebenthal. Separated again in 1998, from 2000 onwards Armando went to live with Fabíola in Rio de Janeiro, with whom he had the Princesses Laura and Sophia. He finally married Fabíola in 2014.
Currently Armando is the 12th in the line of succession to the throne of Ebenthal. He is also the President of the Bank of Ebenthal and Administrator of Gillisburgh, as well as an employee of the Ebenthali Space Research Institute at the Kings Palace Observatory.
Early life and family
Armando Ignácio Brum was born in 9 September 1961 as the youngest child of Mário Ignácio Brum, 4th Baron of Roches, to Lindalva Barbosa de Sousa Sabóia, an illegitimate agnatic member of the House of Savoy as great-great-granddaughter of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. He was born in the former State of Guanabara, which ceased to exist when he was 14. Armando's father Mário, the 4th Baron of Roches, was legitimate son of Henrique Ignácio Brum, 3rd Baron of Roches. Henrique, in turn, was son of Bernardino Ignácio Brum, half-brother to Simão de Roches da Cunha Brum. Simão, childless, adopted Henrique as his own son following Bernardino's death so he could inherit both the title, but more importantly, the state of the Brum family in the Azores.
Armando grew in the neighbourhood of Botafogo, in Rio de Janeiro, at the estate owned by the family since 1876. He was educated at the St. Ignatius College, one of the most prestigious schools in the country, graduating in 1978. He then studied hotel management at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and later studied tourism at Estácio de Sá University.
Marriages and children
At the early age of 20, Armando had his first child, the future Princess Élida of Ebenthal, with a romantic affair, Wanda da Costa, in 1981. After it the two of them married and eventually had two more daughters, Laíze in 1984 and Eleine in 1987. Due to constant conflicts that strained the relationship, Armando and Wanda divorced in 1990. In 1994 Armando met Marília Carvalho while working at a hotel in Copacabana. The two began dating and soon decided to move in together, eventually moving to Fortaleza, in the state of Ceará, where Armando was employed as a manager of a luxury hotel. There, in 1998, the future King Arthur II of Ebenthal was born. Armando and Marília's relationship was peaceful, but Armando, a womanizer, had multiple extramarital affairs (although the couple was never officially married). Because of this, Marília separated from Armando and returned to Rio de Janeiro with her son. Returning to Rio de Janeiro in 2000, Armando began a relationship with Fabíola, a much younger black hairdresser, with whom he had two daughters, Laura in 2004 and Sophia in 2007. The couple got married in 2014.
Furthermore, Armando has five grandchildren: Heitor, Prince of Bruges (2011), son of Princess Élida, Prince Lorenzo (2016), son of Princess Laíze, and Prince Theo (2008) and the twin Princesses Alice and Laran (2018), all children of Princess Eleine.
Titles, styles and honours
Armando, Baron of Roches
|Reference style||His Excellency|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Titles and styles
- 9 September 1961 – 20 May 1994: His Excellency The Hereditary Baron of Roches
- 20 May 1994 – present: His Excellecy The 5th Baron of Roches
As father of the Ebenthali King, Armando is recipient of the following Ebenthali Orders:
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Swiss Prince
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Silver Cat
- Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Arnald (defunct)
- Knight of the Order of Dagon
- Knight of the Order of the Blue Blood
- Kingdom of Roschfallen: Grand Cross of the Most Serene Order of Blue Blood
- Kingdom of Roschfallen: Grand Cross of the Most Serene Order of the Crowned White Lion
- Kingdom of Roschfallen: Grand Cross of the Most Serene Order of the Golden Triumph
- Sultanate of Harram: Grand Cross of the Order of Hassan the Great
- Sultanate of Harram: Grand Cross of the Most Sacred Order of the Sultan
- Federative Republic of Brazil: Knight of the Order of the Jurisdictional Merit
- Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia: Knight of the Imperial and Royal Order of the Lion
- State of Vishwamitra: Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra
- Kingdom of Sildavia: Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Queen's Day
The ancestry of Armando:
|Ancestors of Armando, 5th Baron of Roches|
Armando, 5th Baron of RochesBorn: 9 September 1961
|Baron of Roches
20 May 1994 – present