Clan Brum

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Clan Brum
Clan Brum Arms.png
Country1024px-Flag of Portugal (1830).svg.png Portugal
Roschfallen Flag.png Roschfallen
NewSchneeblutigFlag.png Schneeblutig
Flag of Ebenthal.svg Ebenthal
SovietiaFlag.png Sovietia
Karnia-Ruthenia
Harranflag.png Harram
Parent houseClan Drummond (Cognatic)
TitlesSovietian Emperor
King of Ebenthal
King of Roschfallen
Sultan of Harram
Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig
Prince of Bruges
Prince of Belmonte
Prince of Iriland
Prince of Ebenthal
Prince of Roschfallen
Prince of Triunphus
Prince of Engern-Tonna
Duke of Abbās
Duke of Daman
Duke of Zëgret
Count of Sealand
Baron of Roches
Baron of Alagoa
Baron of Sealand
FounderGillis van der Bruyn
Current headHE Armando, 5th Baron of Roches
Founding1460, Holy Roman Empire
DepositionIn Roschfallen
29 December 2019
Cadet branchesal-Bruyn (Harram)
EthnicityFranks, Latins, Celtiberians

The Clan Brum or Brum Dynasty (Portuguese: Clã Brum or Dinastia Brum) is a relevant royal houses of lusophone micronationalism, present in eight micronations. Originating from the low Portuguese nobility, the house firstly reigned over the Kingdom of Roschfallen, from 2014 to 2019. It currently occupies the throne of the Kingdom of Ebenthal, since 2019, with this realm being the house's main focus of micronational action. The house also reigns in the Sovietian Empire and more recently in the Sultanate of Harram. Throughout its micronational history, the Clan Brum has also held titles in Sealand, a Vishwamitra, Manso, Schneeblutig (serving as de facto ruling house of that country temporarily), Karnia-Ruthenia and Sildavia.

The Clan Brum has its origins in the 15th century Low Countries and, related through matrilineal line, it considers itself a cadet branch of the Scottish Clan Drummond, which is related to the Scottish Royal House of Stuart. Eventually immigrating to Portugal, the Brum family quickly rose to the rank of fildagos and, in 1871, its head wasennobled Baron of Roches by King Luís I. The heredity of the title was granted by King Carlos I in 1901, when the family was already settling in Brazil. The current head of the clan is Armando, 5th Baron of Roches, great-great-grandson of the 1st baron, father of the King of Ebenthal and Emperor of Sovietia, Arthur II, and great-uncle to he Sultan of Harram, Hassan III.

Etimology

The name Brum is a Portuguese derivation of the original Dutch surname Bruyn, itself a derivation of the Dutch word Bruin, translated to brown; the family name came due to their brown hair. Originally members of the family were called Van Der Bruyn (de Brum; of Brown), but as they settled in different places (mainly Portugal and Great Britain) the name took the form of a series of language variations.

History

Impression of Gillis van der Bruyn's appearance.

The Clan Brum has it's origins in the Duchy of Brabant, a state of the Holy Roman Empire at the Burgundian Netherlands, where the aristocrat Anton Van Der Bruyn, the first known to bear the name, was born in 1460. Little is known of his own origins, but some sources appoint that his family came from the County of Flandres, as the archives of the town of Schouteet mention a Gillis Van Der Bruyn, an artisan from Bruges in 1479. Anton married to Margot Sabuya, of the House of Savoy. Their son, Wilhelm Van Der Bruyn (1493?-1553), moved to the Portuguese archipelago of Azores at the first decade of the 16th century (or around 1480), becoming a sugar trader. There he met Violante Vaz de Ferreira Pimentel (born in 1495), either great-granddaughter or great-great-granddaughter of Sir John Drummond V (1400-1465), of the Clan Drummond of Scotland, son of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall, 12th Thane of Lennox (1356-1428) which was brother of Annabella Drummond, Queen consort of the Scots (as wife of King Robert III of the Scots), nephew to Maragret Drummond, Queen consort of the Scots and uncle to King James I of the Scots. In the Azores Wilhelm and Violante fathered four children: António, Cosme, Catarina and Caspar, of which António married the Dutch aristocrat Lady Barbara van Aetrycke, daughter of the aristocrat Joss van Aard and granddaughter of Willem van der Haegen. António's offspring came to colonize both the Azores and the Madeira. Simão de Roches da Cunha Brum, a direct descendant of António, was made Baron of Roches by King Luís I of Portugal in 1871, a title later confirmed for his family in 1901. In 1899 the remnants of the family left Portugal and immigrated to Brazil, where part of the family lived since the 1870sm owning a property since 1876. They arrived in 1900 in Rio Grande do Sul from where they moved by train to Rio de Janeiro, settling permamently at the family's chacara in Botafogo.

Micronational history

Roschfallen and Schneeblutig

In 2014, Arthur Brum, the only son of Armando, the 5th titular Baron of Roches, founded the Kingdom of Roschfallen, an independent seccessionist micronation, assuming its throne as Arthur I. He ennobled all his immediate family (mother, sisters, nephews and nieces) as Princes of Roschfallen, granting his father the special treatment as Serene Highness while his older sister and heir, Élida Brum, was granted the title of Princess of Iriland. Arthur chose not to give his father a Roschfallenian titles in order to not jeopardize his macronational noble title from Portugal.

In 2016, watching the dormant Schneeblutigan Empire, as King of Roschfallen, Arthur decided to claim that country's government, but instead of proclaiming himself as Emperor, as most of his government intended, he chose to establish himself as a regent, recognizing the formely reigning house's legitimacy, and claimed the title of Prince Imperial, with the treatment of Imperial Highness, while awaiting for the rightful Schneeblutigan monarch to take the throne. By this move, he also became the heir to the throne of Schneeblutig. Eventualy, by 2019, he gave up the claim and in 2020 he recognized King Pedro I, Schneeblutig's former Emperor, return to that throne.

Ebenthal and more

Caught in a political crisis, Arthur abdicated the Roschfallenian throne in 29 December 2019 as soon as he was invited by Raphael Sousa, Regent of the Kingdom of Ebenthal, to assume that country's throne. Along with his title, Arthur relinquished all of his family's Roschfallenian royal titles. Assuming the Ebenthali throne as High King (and later simply King), his sister Élida was declared his heir once again under the new title of Princess of Belmonte, with the treatment of illustrious highness, while all of his immediate family were made Princes of Ebenthal. Though, in 2021 Princess Élida resigned her title of Princess of Belmonte and her place in the line of succession in favor of her son Heitor Brum. A law was passed returning the princely title of Belmonte to the Belmontine princely family and severing the link between the title and the heir to the Ebenthali throne. Prince Heitor then became the heir to his uncle's throne with the new title of Prince of Bruges.

On his birthday in 2020, the now King Arthur II of Ebenthal was gifted the title of Count of Sealand, while in April that year he relinquished his title of Marquis of the Water Valleys, granted to him by Queen Marina I of the Manso, over a feud with that monarch and her government. In July that same year, Arthur became Emperor of the Sovietian Workers upon founding the Sovietian Empire, a unique micronational project he had in mind for ages, and in August he was made Prince of Engern-Tonna in Karnia-Ruthenia, with hereditary rights, thus making of the Clan Brum a higher noble house in Karno-Ruthenian peerage.[1]

In 2021 Arthur II was made Duke of Daman in Vishwamitra as well as Duke of Zëgret in Sildavia, but the most important fact for the houser properly was its ascension to the throne of the Sultanate of Harram through a coup d'état which established Prince João Mauro of Ebenthal as Sultan Hassan III of Harram, thus becoming the second member of the Clan Brum to seat in a throne.

Armorial

1932 book on the history of the Brum family.

The Clan Brum's coat of arms consists in a white field with a red stripe charged with three golden fleurs-de-lis; above the stripe, three golden partridges; over the shield a helmet, representing the family status as fidalgos of the Portuguese Royal House, with the Portuguese baronial coronet representing the familie's two Portuguese titles of Baron of Alagoa, granted in 1841 by the Queen Maria II and Baron of Roches, grantes in 1871 by King Luís I and later confirmed in 1901 by King Carlos I.

Properties

The Ebenthali Royal Family possesses and lives in a series of palaces and houses across the country:

  • Kings Palace, Gillisburgh; residence to the King.
  • Ignatius Castle, Gillisburgh; residence to the Baron of Roches, Princesses Laíze, Prince Lorenzo and several other members of the Clan Brum.
  • Central Hill Palace, Gillisburgh; residence to Princess Élida and Prince Heitor.
  • Oranges Royal Apartment, Gillisburgh; residence to Princesses Eleine, Alice and Lara and Prince Theo.
  • Fernandine Complex, Belmonte; residence to most of the King's maternal relatives.
  • Summer Palace, Abyssi; summer residence to the Royal Family.

Members

Royal Family of Ebenthal

Currently besides King Arthur, his cousin, Prince Fernando, are the two only members of the clan engaged in micronationalism, although many others are aware of their activity. Those counted as the de facto Ebenthali Royal House are the descendants of Armando, present Baron of Roches, which means besides his son, the King, his immediate family comprised of the King's sisters, nephews and nieces. They are:

  • Armando, Baron of Roches (b. 1961)
    • Élida, Princess of Belmonte (b. 1981)
      • Prince Heitor of Ebenthal (b. 2013)
    • Princess Laíze of Ebenthal (b. 1984)
      • Prince Lorenzo of Ebenthal (b. 2016)
    • Princess Eleine of Ebenthal (b. 1987)
      • Prince Theo of Ebenthal (b. 2008)
      • Princess Alice of Ebenthal (b. 2018)
      • Princess Lara of Ebenthal (b. 2018)
    • Arthur II, King of Ebenthal (b. 1998)
    • Princess Laura of Ebenthal (b. 2004)
    • Princess Sophia of Ebenthal (b. 2007)

Patrilineal descent

The earliest known member of the clan to be a direct ancestor of King Arthur II is his great-x16 grandfather Gillis Van Der Bruyn who is mentioned at archives of the town of Schouteet, in present-day Belgium, as having been representant of the artisans native from Bruges sometime around 1479. The patrilineal descent from Gillis to Arthur, as researched by the monarch and at least three other members of his family, is:

  • Gillis Van Der Bruyn (1433-1480; possibly)
  • Anton Van Der Bruyn (1460-1500)
  • Wilhelm Van Der Bruyn (1493-1553)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)
  • António Brum (1546-1597)
  • António S. L. Brum (1564-1624)
  • Jorge T. Brum (1594-1678)
  • António Brum (1646-1723)
  • Jorge T. Brum II (1686-1753)
  • António T. Brum (1710-1790)
  • Francisco T. Brum (1731-1790)
  • José P. Brum (1742-1801)
  • Bernardino P. Brum (1793-1865)
  • Bernardino I. Brum (1838-1906)
  • Henrique Brum (1886-1950)
  • Mário Brum (1912-1992)
  • Armando Brum (b. 1961)
  • Arthur Brum (b.1998)

Matrilineal descent

Through matrilinal line, the Brums are deeply related to the medieval European royalty, with ancestry traced back to figures such as Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes, King Louis the Stammerer of West Francia, Gerold, Count of Holland, King Andrew I of Hungary and Emperor Charlemagne, besides several other European nobles and monarchs as seen:

Line to Attila the Hun

Line to Hugh Capet

  • Robert II, Count of Hesbaye (7??-807)
  • Robert III, Count Count of Worms and Rheingau (800-834)
  • Robert the Strong (830-866)
  • King Robert I of West Francia (866-923)
  • Hugh, Duke of the Franks and Count of Paris (898-956)
  • King Hugh Capet of the Franks (939-996; great-great-grandfather of King Afonso I of Portugal)
  • King Robert II of the Franks (972-1031; brother to Robert I, Duke of Burgundy)
  • King Henry I of the Franks (1008-1060)
  • King Philip I of the Franks (1052–1108)
  • King Louis VI of the Franks (1081-1137)
  • Robert I, Count of Dreux (1124-1188)
  • Robert II, Count of Dreux and Braine (1154-1218)
  • Aliénor de Dreux (1188-1242)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 6th Lord of Rosslyn (1230-1297)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to Ranulf of Aquitaine

  • Ranulf I, Duke of Aquitaine (820-866)
  • Ranulf II of Aquitaine (850-890)
  • Ebalus, Duke of Aquitaine (870-935)
  • William III, Duke of Aquitaine (913-963)
  • Princess Adelaide of Aquitane (987-1004)
  • King Robert II of the Franks (972-1031)
  • King Henry I of the Franks (1008-1060)
  • King Philip I of the Franks (1052–1108)
  • King Louis VI of the Franls (1081-1137)
  • Robert I, Count of Dreux (1124-1188)
  • Robert II, Count of Dreux and Braine (1154-1218)
  • Lady Aliénor de Dreux (1188-1242)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 6th Lord of Rosslyn (1230-1297)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to Gerolf of Holland

  • Gerolf of Holland, Count of Frisia (850-895)
  • Dirk I, Count of Holland (870-928/944)
  • Dirk II, Count of Holland (920-988)
  • Arnulf, Count of Holland (950-993)
  • Dirk III, Count of Holland (982-1039)
  • Floris I, Count of Holland (1017-1061)
  • Queen Bertha of the Franks (1055-1094)
  • King Louis VI of the Franks (1081-1137)
  • Robert I, Count of Dreux (1124-1188)
  • Robert II, Count of Dreux and Braine (1154-1218)
  • Lady Aliénor de Dreux (1188-1242)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 6th Lord of Rosslyn (1230-1297)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to Siegfried and Charlemagne

  • Charlemagne, King of the Franks, of the Lombards, Emperor of the Carolingian Empire (742-814)
  • King Louis I of the Franks, of Aquitaine, Emperor of the Carolingian Empire (778-840)
  • King Charles II of West Francia, Emperor of the Carolingian Empire (823-877)
  • King Louis II of West Francia (846-879)
  • Princess Ermentrude of France (875-9??)
  • Princess Cunigunda of France (893-923)
  • Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes (922-998; Father to Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg)
  • Lutgardis of Luxemburg (955-1005; Sister to Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg)
  • Dirk III, Count of Holland (982-1039)
  • Floris I, Count of Holland (1017-1061)
  • Queen Bertha of the Franks (1055-1094)
  • King Louis VI of Franks (1081-1137)
  • Robert I, Count of Dreux (1124-1188)
  • Robert II, Count of Dreux and Braine (1154-1218)
  • Lady Aliénor de Dreux (1188-1242)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 6th Lord of Rosslyn (1230-1297)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to the Saxons

  • Hermann, Margrave of Billung (912-973)
  • Bernard I, Duke of Saxony (950-1011)
  • Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (995-1059)
  • Princess Gertrude of Saxony (1030-1113)
  • Queen Bertha of the Franks (1055-1094)
  • King Louis VI of Franks (1081-1137)
  • Robert I, Count of Dreux (1124-1188)
  • Robert II, Count of Dreux and Braine (1154-1218)
  • Lady Aliénor de Dreux (1188-1242)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 6th Lord of Rosslyn (1230-1297)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to the Savoys

  • Humbert I, Count of Savoy (980-1047/8)
  • Otto, Count of Savoy (1023-1057/1060)
  • Amadeus II, Count of Savoy (1050-1080)
  • Humbert II, Count of Savoy (1065-1103)
  • Queen Adelaide of the Franks (1092-1154)
  • Robert I, Count of Dreux (1124-1188)
  • Robert II, Count of Dreux and Braine (1154-1218)
  • Lady Aliénor de Dreux (1188-1242)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 6th Lord of Rosslyn (1230-1297)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to William the Lion

  • King Duncan I of Scots (1001-1040)
  • King Malcolm III of Scots (1031-1093)
  • King David I of Scots (1083-1153)
  • Prince Henry, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (1114-1152)
  • King William the Lion of Scots (1143-1214)
  • Princess Ada of Scotland (1164-1204)
  • Agnes of Dunbar (1177-????)
  • Sir Henry Sinclair of Roskelyn, 5th Lord of Roslin (1192-1218)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roskelyn (1214-1270)
  • Amicia de Roskelyn, Heiress of Roslin (1237-1299)
  • Sir Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • Sir William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

Line to Alfred the Great

  • King Alfred the Great of the Anglo-Saxons (849-899)
  • King Edward (I) the Elder of the Anglo-Saxons (874-924)
  • King Edmund I of the English (923-946)
  • King Edgar I of the English (943-975)
  • King Æthelred the Unready of the English (966-1016)
  • King Edmund (II) Ironside of England (988-1016)
  • Edward the Exile, Ætheling of England (1016-1057)
  • Saint Margaret, Queen of Scots (1045-1093)
  • King David I of Scots (1083-1153)
  • Prince Henry, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (1114-1152)
  • King William the Lion of Scots (1143-1214)
  • Princess Ada of Scotland (1164-1204)
  • Agnes of Dunbar (1177-????)
  • Sir Henry Sinclair of Roskelyn, 5th Lord of Roslin (1192-1218)
  • Henry Sinclair of Roskelyn (1214-1270)
  • Amicia de Roskelyn, Heiress of Roslin (1237-1299)
  • Sir Henry Sinclair of Roslin, 7th Lord of Roslin (1255-1336)
  • William Sinclair of Roslin (1283-1330)
  • Sir William Sinclair of Roslin, 8th Lord of Roslin (1327-1358)
  • Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (1345-1400)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair (1363-1460)
  • João Escórcio Drummond (1400-1465; 1st cousin to King James I of the Scots)
  • Isabel Ferreira Drummond (1447-????)
  • Violante Vaz Ferreira Pimental (1495-15??)
  • Catarina de Brum (1522-1580)

See also

References

Clan Brum
Cadet branch of the Clan Drummond
Regnal titles
Preceded by
House of Beato
Ruling House of the Kingdom of Ebenthal
2019–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
None
Throne established
Ruling House of the Kingdom of Roschfallen
2014–2019
Succeeded by
House of Degani
Preceded by
House of Basilio
as reigning house
Acting Ruling House of the Empire of Schneeblutig
2016–2019
Succeeded by
Interregnum and then
House of Basilio
Preceded by
None
Throne established
Ruling House of the Sovietian Empire
2020–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
House of Harram
Ruling House of the Sultanate of Harram
2021–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent