Ivan VII, Emperor of Pavlov

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His Imperial Majesty
Ivan VII
Official portrait
Emperor of Pavlov
Assumed office
17 February 2022
Predecessor Alexander IV & VI
First Consul of Pavlov
Assumed office
4 September 2021 – 3 September 2022
Monarch HIM Emperor Alexander IV & VI
Predecessor HIM Tsarina Maria Georgia Filia Augusta
Tsesarevych of Pavlov
Monarch HIM Emperor Alexander IV & VI
Predecessor HS Duchess Helena Aleksandrivna Kirsanova
Personal information
Born 28 February 1967 (1967-02-28) (age 57)
 United States
Birth name Erik Aleksandrovych
Citizenship Pavlov
Nationality  Pavlov
Ethnicity Pavlovian
Spouse(s) Sofia Richardevya
Residence Aleksandropol, Pavlov
Occupation Emperor of Pavlov
Religion Pavlovian Orthodox

HIM Emperor Ivan VII, known also as Erik Alexandrovych, is the second and current Emperor of Pavlov and other realms. He has held several other governmental positions. He succeeded Alexander IV & VI on 17 February 2022.

Early life

Emperor Ivan VII, born Harold Erik FitzHarold DeWhyte, was born on 28 February 1967 at Ballard General Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was the first child of Nina, Viscountess White, and Harold Clarence FitzLewis DeWhyte, Viscount White of the House of the Dragon, and the first grandchild of Melvin I, 16th Duke of Ozenne. From birth, Erik held the title Baron of Sarthe of the House of the Dragon. On 18 March 2000, he married Sofiya Richardevya, the current Empress of Pavlov. The Imperial couple has two sons.[1]

Appointed heir

Alexander IV signed an edict on 15 December 7530 AM appointing the then Erik Haroldovych White as Heir to the Throne and formally adopting him. The edict in fact de-adopted Helena Aleksandrivna Kirsanova, removing her from all of her positions and her rights of sucession, while establishing Erik Aleksandrovych as Grand Prince and Heir to the Throne, also carrying the title of Nobilissimus Caesar. This decision was made with unanimous approval of the Pavlovian Senate.[2]


On 4 February 7530 AM, at 09:59 hours, Alexander IV abdicated the Pavlovian throne via Instrument of Abdication.[3] As designated heir, Tsersarevych Erik Aleksandrovych assumed the Imperial Throne of Pavlov as His Imperial Majesty Ivan VII Aleksandrovych.

In recognition of his ascension to the Imperial Throne, issued several proclamations, including the granting of the Peerage of Duke of Thrace to Alexander IV and setting out a decree granting the former Emperor and Empress the Style of Imperial Highness. Ivan VI further dissolved the Regency Council and appointed all of its members as Privy Councilors. He also confirmed the current Pavlovian Officials and Ministers in their current positions and has asked the Patriarch of the Pavlovian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret III, to prepare for an official coronation ceremony later in the year.[4]

Military training and career

In 2010, HIM passed out of the Royal Military Academy of the Kingdom of Victoria and was appointed as Captain of the Household Cavalry. In 2011, Her Majesty Queen Victoria II, promoted HIM to the rank of Field Marshal with command over all land forces in the Kingdom of Victoria.

In 2011, HIM enrolled in the Molossian Naval Academy at Spyglass Hill completing the course and being awarded the rank of Admiral in the Molossian Navy.

In 2013, with the accession of Queen Alexandra I, the last Sovereign of the Glennish Kingdom of Hanover and Sconeland, HIM was made a Commander in the Glennish Navy and appointed Colonel-in-Chief of King James' Own Regiment of Foot in the Glennish Army. Also in 2013, HRH Prince Maximillian von Lichtenberg Sovereign Prince of the Principality of Lichtenberg (now Kaharagia), appointed HIM to the Rank of Colonel in the Lichtenberg Army and made him an Aide-de-Camp to the Prince.

Titles, styles and honours

Styles of
HIM Tsar Ivan VII
Reference style His Imperial Majesty, May Almighty God bless his reign
Spoken style Your Imperial Majesty
Alternative style Sire

Titles and styles

  • 12 March 2015 - 29 December 2021: His Serenity Duke Erik Haroldovych White
  • 29 December 2021 - 16 February 2022: His Imperial Highness Tsesarevych Erik Aleksandrovych
  • 17 February 2022 – present: His Imperial Majesty Faithful Pavlovian Emperor Ivan VII Aleksandrovytch

Full style

His Imperial Majesty Ivan VII Alexandrovych in Christ the God, Faithful Pavlovian Emperor and Autocrat of all Rus', of the Great, the Little and the White, Semper Augustus, Emperor of the Two Religions, Vicegerent of God on Earth, Despot of Trebizond, Khagan of the Two Seas and the Two Lands, Tsar of Moscow, of Kyiv, of Vladimir, of Kazan, of Astrakhan and of Sibir, King of Syria, Grand Prince of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, , Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver and Perm,  Lord and Grand Prince of Nizhny Novgorod, Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Belozersk, Udorsky land, Obdorsk, Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislav, and all of the northern countries, Lord of Asia Minor, Hereditary Sovereign and Ruler of the Circassian and Mountainous Princes, Sovereign in the Order of the Flat Earth, in the Sacred Military Order of St. Demetrios, in the Order of St. Prince Volodymyr, in the Order of Menelvagor, and in the Order of the Dragon. Lord of all the dependencies and borders, and many others countries and cities, etc. etc. etc.

Short forms

  • HIM the Faithful Pavlovian Emperor


Foreign Orders

Foreign Medals and Awards

  • Order of Hanover (2014)
  • Hanoverian Citizenship Ribbon (2011)
  • Queen Alexandra Accession Medal (2013)

Foreign Titles

  • Viscount Paleoarchon - Principality of Somotovia (1999)
  • Baron von Weisshausen - Principality of Zugesbucht (1999)
  • Duke of Angevin - Principality of Alameigh (2000)
  • Count White - Duchy of Westbernhaven (2011)
  • Ladonia Duke of Southmoor - Royal Republic of Ladonia (2013)
  • Westarctica Baron of Forrester - Grand Duchy of Westarctica (2015)
  • Baron White - Principality of Kaharagia

Other Honours and Awards

  • Associate Fellow - International Association of Amateur Heralds (2013-2021)
  • Molossia Hero of Molossia -Republic of Molossia (2014)