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—  Federative unit and City  —
The Royal City of Gillisburgh


Motto: Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici
By the power of truth I, while alive, conquered the universe
Country KOEbenthal Flag Test4.png Ebenthal
Settled 08 April 1933 (as residence of the House of Beato; city's old borders)
Established as capital 11 August 2014 (from March to August 2014 it was a city in Roschfallen's Iriland Repartition)
Borders changed 29 December 2019 (city relocated to encompass properties of the Clan Brum, settled by the family since 1886)
 - Type Autocracy
 - Sovereign Arthur II
 - Total 36 (permanent)
Demonym Gillisburgish; Formely Arturian

Gillisburgh, officialy The Royal City of Gillisburgh (Portuguese: Cidade Real de Guilesburgo), formely known from August 2014 to August 2020 as Arturia is the capital of Ebenthal with a special status. The city is an autonomous federative unit, unnattached to any of the country's princely subdivisions. Lanlocked by the city of Rio de Janeiro, the currently occupied properties are owned by the Clan Brum since 1886.

Prior to it's creation, Gillisburgh's lands were part of the Rio de Janeiro city, founded in 1565 by the Portuguese initially as capital of Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, a state of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal and Brazil, who subsequently, in 1815, through her son, the Prince Regent and future King João VI of Portugal of Brazil, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. Rio de Janeiro subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960 when the capital was transferred to Brasília. From 1960 to 1975 it became a city-state within the Guanabara state until it's fusion with the Rio de Janeiro state, when the city become capital of the homonimous federative unit. On March 2014 Arturia was created from the private properties of the future King Arthur I of Ebenthal as part of the newly-established Kingdom of Roschfallen. The name was a homage to it's landowner and future king, meaning land of Arthur. Later on that year, in August, the city became capital to the breakaway Kingdom of Ebenthal. In late 2019 the city's geographic borders changed as did the dynasty in the throne; the city incorpored the Rio de Janeiro properties and lands of the Clan Brum as withdrawned from lands belonging to the House of Beato. In 18 August 2020, King Arthur II of Ebenthal passed a royal decree changing the city's name to Gillisburgh, meaning city of Gillis, a homage to the Clan's forefather, Gillis Van Der Bruyn, and as a mean to give the city a more neutral and less "egocentric" name, thus not offending any potential future monarch.[1]

The city of Gillisburgh is divided on three boroughs: North, South and West. The capital currently counts with four embassies, from Roschfallen, Harran, São Guimarães and Barin. and it's served by two train stations connecting the micronation to Roschfallen and Brazil, plus several "microroads".


The Royal City of Gillisburgh comprises all properties an unoccupied soil in the lands immediatly belonging to Armando, Baron of Roches, father to King Arthur II, immediate heir to those lands, and all of Armando's family members residing in the land are accounted, thus, as it's inhabitants. The city is landlocked in the Botafogo and Méier neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro.

See also


  1. Royal Decree No 168-2020. Published on 20 August 2020. Retrieved on 26 August 2020.