|Dukedoms of Ebenthal|
|Marquisates of Ebenthal|
|Counties of Ebenthal|
|Baronies of Ebenthal|
The Ebenthali nobility (Portuguese: Nobreza Ebentálica) is the peerage of the Kingdom of Ebenthal. It consists of the holders of the titles of baron, count, marquis and duke which are granted and can be revoked at any minute by the Sovereign of Ebenthal. A characteristic of the Ebenthali peerage system is the absence of the title of viscount. All titles are personal, life-long and non-transferable, and their heredity depends on the Sovereign's confirmation. According the Constitution of Ebenthal, all nobles shall be treated in their own right as His/Her Grace, and traditionally they may be referred to as Lord or Lady, followed by their names, or as by their titles.
The nobility of Ebenthal is registered at the Registry of Nobility and Knighthood of the Realm, an agency under administration of the Ministry of the Kingdom and overseen by a King of Arms. Historically, the Ebenthali nobility held and still hold much political power through some exclusive privileges. There are currently 56 ebenthali nobles, accounting for 29.6% of the population.
The Ebenthali nobility was created from the Roschfallenian nobility, as the Ebenthal was created by Roschfallenian exiles in 2014. The firstly recognized noble titles in Ebenthal were those of its founders which were granted to them by the King of Roschfallen and subsequently absorbed by the newly-established Ebenthali nobility as noble titles proper to Ebenthal. Promulgated in 2015, the constitution of Ebenthal designated the country's political offices to be of exclusive access by nobles as Ebenthal was an aristocratic state, opposed to a democratic state. The nobility thus controlled entirely the political and much of the social life of Ebenthal.
Until 2019, some political offices were reserved for aristocrats of predetermined noble rankings, for example, a city's Mayor should be Count or a Baron, never higher. Talks at the College of Peers of the Realm took place to wether abolish this requirements or expand it into a government-ranking related model, whereas the Prime Minister should be a Duke, its ministers should be Marquises, members of the Tribune of Truth should be Counts and mayors should be Barons. In the end, the Peers of the Realm voted for the abolition of the ranking requirement for offices, keeping the nobility requiriment.
In 8 March 2021 the College of Peers, in its last act as Ebenthal's legislature, approved a constitutional amendment abolishing the aristocratic state and thus stripping the nobility of the exclusive right to participate in the political process. An exception was the maintenance of aristocratic exclusivity in relation to the upper house of parliament. When this amendment entered in force, it also extinguised the title of Archduke, which had never been granted to anyone.
The Constitution of Ebenthal, through an 2021 ammendment, grants nobles the exclusive right to seats in the House of Aristocrats, the parliament's upper chamber, upon appointment by the Sovereign. Occupying such position, the nobility oversees the civilian politics with the powers to reject or ammend the lower chamber's bills and to propose their own, independently from the government. Furthermore, while the House of Aristocrats is of exclusive access by the nobility, nobles can also run for the House of Councillors.
All nobles shall enjoy the treatment of Grace, unless they are extraordinarily granted the treatment of Highness by the Sovereign. They may also be called Lord or Lady before their names and titles in all official and unofficial matters. The nobility follows an order of precedence on presentations, participations, requirements and demands in all official business.
The Ebenthali noble titles are registered and administrated by a King of Arms at the Registry of Nobility and Knighthood of the Realm, an organ by the Ministry of the Kingdom. Newly acquired titles may also be registered at the individual indentity registry at the Registry and Citizenship Department, jointly administrated by the Ministry of the Kingdom and the Ministry of Information and Propaganda.
The individual title shall be reffered in all passports and official documents and foreign titles one might have to be recognized by the Ebenthali state.
The Ebenthali nobility and aristocracy works through a mixture between the Portuguese system and the British Peerage. The titles that are granted do not incumbent upon automatic heredity, which may or may not be confirmed or granted by the monarch. Likewise, the monarch can revoke any title or right of heredity at will. In the Ebenthal system of nobility there is no title of viscount.
From the creation of the first noble titles to this day, Ebenthal has produced:
- 10 Dukes: Launceston, Sion, Guanabara, Montana, Endre, Kheenich, Bannen, Tristan, Macau.
- 10 Marquises: Souto, Terra Nova, Wallia, Sant'Anna, Bracara, Recceswinth, Rozandir, Liuva, Ferea, Novesfora.
- 20 Counts: Hidden Mound, Ardo, Three Marys, Lorencia, Galla Placidia, Framtan, Lyns, Lahad, Iustitia, Verdefort, Ivrea, Icarus, Chintila, Aetrycke, Autem, Aurora, Reccared, Wittiza, Barcelos.
- 32 Barons: Wamba, Afonsine, Saint Arnald, Pilars, Etc.
List of titles
- Subsidiary title.
- Dormant title.
|1||The Duke of Oldenhoff||2022||Thomas de Albuquerque-Maryen||Arthur II|
|2||The Duke of Andrasingen||2021||Oscar Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha|
|3||The Duke of Liangheim||2020||Fernando Liang|
|4||The Duke of Bannen||2021||Marco Antonio Rino|
|5||The Duke of Tristan||2021||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|6||The Duchess of Kheenich||2021||Maria of Sildavia|
|7||The Duchess of Frumar||2022||Gabriela Amorim|
|8||The Duke of Sternachten
formerly Duke of Sion
|2016, altered on 2022||Raphael Sousa||Arthur I|
|9||The Duchess of Montana||2016, re-created on 2020||Larissa Sousa Santos|
Luísa Somme de Sant'Anna
|10||The Duke of Ambarino||2018||Matheus Goethe|
|11||The Duke of Novaes
formerly Duke of Launceston
|2014, altered on 2022||Nícollas Reis|
|12||The Duke of Zentar||2014||Adriano Moreira|
|13||The Duke of Grünewald
formerly Duke of Guanabara
|2019, altered on 2022||Thiago Walker||Mateus I|
- Subsidiary title.
- Dormant title.
|1||The Marquis of Rozandir||2020||Jonathan Scherer-Arrais||Arthur II|
|2||The Marquis of Braunau||2022||Hans Scherer|
|3||The Marquis of Novesfora||2020||Marcos de Toledo|
|4||The Marquis of Schönwallia
formerly Marquis of Wallia
|2015, altered 2022||Vinicius Dias||Arthur I|
|5||The Marquis of Recceswinth||2014||Luiz Elias Vasco|
|6||The Marquis of Savaßi
formerly Marquis of Terra Nova
|2018, altered 2022||Felipe Saint|
|7||The Marquis of Telesia
formerly Marquis of Ferea
|2019, altered 2022||Lucas Lira|
|8||The Marquis of Soutofeld
formerly Marquis of Souto
|2014, altered 2022||Ricardo Souto|
|9||The Marquis of Hunsrikfeld
formerly Marquis of Hunsrik
|10||The Marquis of Lüttenbühl
formerly Marquis of Trevo
|2017, altered 2022||Rodrigo Scherer-Arrais|
|11||The Marquis of Jännerarch||2014||Adriano Moreira|
|12||The Marquis of Falkner||2018||Rodrigo Falcão|
|13||The Marquis of Liuva||2019||Allan de Pádua||Mateus I|
|14||The Marquis of Nova Gallar
formerly Marquis of Bracara
|2019||Gustavo Grünewald Linhares||Raphael Sousa|
- Subsidiary title.
- Dormant title.
|1||The Countess of Wittiza||2019||Gabriela Amorim||Arthur II|
|2||The Count of Galla Placidia||2020||Bruno de Moraes|
|3||The Countess of Barcelos||2021||Beatriz Barcelos|
|4||The Count of Goethe||2022||Eduardo Goethe|
|5||The Count of Ivrea
formerly Count of Frantam
|2020, altered 2022||Daniel Corston|
|6||The Count of Maldras
formerly Count of Novesfora
|2020, altered 2022||Ariel Silva|
|7||The Count of Theudigisel
formerly Count of Chintila
|2019, altered 2022||André Marquadt|
|8||The Countess of Andeca
formerly Countess of Aurora
|2020, altered 2022||Larissa Sousa|
|9||The Count of Reccared||2020||Eric Grzebula|
|10||The Countess of Lorencia||2020||Luísa Somme de Sant'Anna|
|11||The Count of Balten
formerly Count of Ardo
|2015||Gabriel Silva||Arthur I|
|12||The Count of Nordwind
formerly Count of Icarus
|13||The Count of Lyns||2019||Diogo Bonfim|
|14||The Count of Allesgüt
formerly Count of Autem
|15||The Count of Lahad||2018||Vinicius Lahad|
|16||The Count of the Hidden Mound||2016||Nilo Moreira|
|17||The Count of Verdefort||2015||Raphael Viana|
|18||The Count of Gesetzhausen
formerly Count of Iustitia