Ebenthali nobility

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Noble Titles of Ebenthal
Titles
 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg Dukedoms of Ebenthal
 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg Marquisates of Ebenthal
 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg Counties of Ebenthal
 Ebenthali baronial coronet.svg 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.

History

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.

Privileges

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.

Registration

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.

Titles

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

Dukedoms

  •       Subsidiary title.
  •       Dormant title.
Grant
No.
Arms Title Created Grantee Monarch
1 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Oldenhoff 2022 Thomas de Albuquerque-Maryen Arthur II
2 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Andrasingen 2021 Oscar Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha
3 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Liangheim 2020 Fernando Liang
4 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Bannen 2021 Marco Antonio Rino
5 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Tristan 2021 Dhrubajyoti Roy
6 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duchess of Kheenich 2021 Maria of Sildavia
7 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duchess of Frumar 2022 Gabriela Amorim
8 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Sternachten
formerly Duke of Sion
2016, altered on 2022 Raphael Sousa Arthur I
9 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duchess of Montana 2016, re-created on 2020 Larissa Sousa Santos
Luísa Somme de Sant'Anna
10 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Ambarino 2018 Matheus Goethe
11 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Novaes
formerly Duke of Launceston
2014, altered on 2022 Nícollas Reis
12 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Zentar 2014 Adriano Moreira
vacant
13 Ducal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Duke of Grünewald
formerly Duke of Guanabara
2019, altered on 2022 Thiago Walker Mateus I

Marquisates

  •       Subsidiary title.
  •       Dormant title.
Grant
No.
Arms Title Created Grantee Monarch
1 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Rozandir 2020 Jonathan Scherer-Arrais Arthur II
2 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Braunau 2022 Hans Scherer
3 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Novesfora 2020 Marcos de Toledo
4 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Schönwallia
formerly Marquis of Wallia
2015, altered 2022 Vinicius Dias Arthur I
5 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Recceswinth 2014 Luiz Elias Vasco
6 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Savaßi
formerly Marquis of Terra Nova
2018, altered 2022 Felipe Saint
7 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Telesia
formerly Marquis of Ferea
2019, altered 2022 Lucas Lira
8 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Soutofeld
formerly Marquis of Souto
2014, altered 2022 Ricardo Souto
9 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Hunsrikfeld
formerly Marquis of Hunsrik
2016 Henrique Heinrich
10 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Lüttenbühl
formerly Marquis of Trevo
2017, altered 2022 Rodrigo Scherer-Arrais
11 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Jännerarch 2014 Adriano Moreira
12 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Falkner 2018 Rodrigo Falcão
13 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Liuva 2019 Allan de Pádua Mateus I
14 Marquisal coronet of Ebenthal.svg The Marquis of Nova Gallar
formerly Marquis of Bracara
2019 Gustavo Grünewald Linhares Raphael Sousa
as Regent

Counties

  •       Subsidiary title.
  •       Dormant title.
Grant
No.
Arms Title Created Grantee Monarch
1 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Countess of Wittiza 2019 Gabriela Amorim Arthur II
2 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Galla Placidia 2020 Bruno de Moraes
3 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Countess of Barcelos 2021 Beatriz Barcelos
4 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Goethe 2022 Eduardo Goethe
5 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Ivrea
formerly Count of Frantam
2020, altered 2022 Daniel Corston
6 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Maldras
formerly Count of Novesfora
2020, altered 2022 Ariel Silva
7 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Theudigisel
formerly Count of Chintila
2019, altered 2022 André Marquadt
8 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Countess of Andeca
formerly Countess of Aurora
2020, altered 2022 Larissa Sousa
9 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Reccared 2020 Eric Grzebula
10 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Countess of Lorencia 2020 Luísa Somme de Sant'Anna
11 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Balten
formerly Count of Ardo
2015 Gabriel Silva Arthur I
12 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Nordwind
formerly Count of Icarus
2018 Henrique Silva
13 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Lyns 2019 Diogo Bonfim
14 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Allesgüt
formerly Count of Autem
2018 João Koehler
15 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Lahad 2018 Vinicius Lahad
16 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of the Hidden Mound 2016 Nilo Moreira
17 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Verdefort 2015 Raphael Viana
18 Ebenthali comital coronet.svg The Count of Gesetzhausen
formerly Count of Iustitia
2014 Pedro Reis

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