John I of Baustralia

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John I
John I, 2020 pattern naval photo.jpg
John I in No. 1A Rig, March 2020
King of Baustralia, and Emperor of Ostreum
Reign20 June 2017 -
Heir presumptiveJohn, Prince of Kingston
Prime Ministers[a]John Timpson
Aidan McGrath
Nick Sullivan
Tsar Emeritus of Kapreburg
Reign24 July 2019 -
Tsar RegentJackson I
Emperor of Ovrestlia
Reign21 April 2020 - 23 April 2020
PredecessorThomas Marios I
Successor
Co-monarchs
Born7 June 2003 (2003-06-07) (age 17)
Toronto, CAN
Full name
Jacob Patrick
HouseCaravaggio
FatherJohn, Prince of Kingston
MotherSusan, Princess of Kingston
Military career
Allegiance Baustralia
Service/branch His Royal Navy
RankBaustralia-Navy-O10-infobox.svg Admiral of the Fleet
Service number34883
Commands heldBaustralian Armed Forces
Battles/warsBaustralian War

John I (Jacob Patrick, born 7 June 2003) is King of Baustralia, the Colonies of the Baustralian Empire, and the Emperor of Ostreum since 20 June 2017. He was also the Prince of Cumberland from 4 November 2017 until 10 February 2018 and once again from 9 March 2018 to 31 May 2018, when the Kingdom of Edstmae was dissolved.

He also holds the title of Tsar Emeritus of Kapreburg from 24 July 2019 after giving up the Dominion of Kapreburg, and the title of Crown Prince of Sayville in the Kingdom of Sayville. He held the title of Emperor of Ovrestlia from 21 April 2020 to 23 April 2020, co-reigning with Aggelos I and Alcibiades I, as well as Duke of Brighton in Ikonia.

Formerly King Jacob I, he was born in Toronto as the first child of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Kingston, and is being educated in the Ontario public school system. He is currently a cadet in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets with the rank of Chief petty officer, 1st class, and serves without pay as an Admiral of the Fleet in His Royal Navy.

Personal life

Early life

John, born at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on 7 June 2003, was the eldest child of John Caravaggio, and Susan Garsnell (later, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Kingston). Two years later, she bore Katelynn, Princess of Wabasso.

Though John grew up with his family being Catholic, he is Anglican. He was baptized on 22 April 2018, and confirmed on 20 January 2019 by the Right Reverend Charles Masters, alongside Sir John Timpson, and the 1st Marchioness Smith.

Programming

John is proficient in ten programming languages, and two markup languages, as he has been programming since he was 10. He knows HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript, Visual Basic, BASIC, Microsoft C#, C++, Java, Batch, Markdown, and Wikitext. He has used these skills to form the crown corporation Dossier, which has programmed their website, and also manufactures military uniforms.

Pets

The late Stella, perched on the shoulder of King John I.

Fond of animals, John grew up with multiple cats, the most recent being George, estimated to be around 10 years old. He enjoys the company of Bailey, a Havenese dog, age 13. Stella, the second fancy rat he's owned, died around 6:00pm EST on 4 July 2020.[1]

Military career

John serves as an Admiral of the Fleet, and ceremonially holds the equivalent ranks within the other forces. He is the titular head of the navy as Lord High Admiral, and Commander-in-Chief of the Baustralian Armed Forces as a whole.[2]

John I in uniform at the 2018 cadet annual ceremonial review
John I in Baustralian naval uniform at Concord Palace

John, outside of his reign, is a Sea Cadet in Canada, holding the rank of Chief petty officer cadet, 1st class and the appointment of Coxswain. He previously held the appointments of master-at-arms, deputy coxswain, stores man, divisional petty officer, and boatswain's mate.[2]

He has received the award for Best Junior Cadet at the Annual Ceremonial Review, two months after joining late. The next year, he won the Best Junior NCO award, as well as the Best Personal Drill award.

He has received the qualifications for CANSail1, and Standard First Aid and CPR C. He also received the cadet levels of Distinguished Marksman, and Excellence Fitness incentive. In July 2017, John attended the Basic Drill and Ceremonial course and in July 2018, he attended the Drill and Ceremonial Instructor course.

In addition to holding the cadet rank, he also is a Master Artisan of the Gradonian Armed Forces and a Major in the Gradonian Foreign Legion. He held the ranks of Captain-general of the Quebec Marines, Marshal of His Royal Air Force, a Captain general of His Royal Marines, a Captain in Their Royal Navy of Rmhoania, and a Vice admiral in His Majesty's Navy.[2]

On 25 November 2019, he was appointed Commander of the Imperial Navy North American Command, and in December 2019, John I accepted an honourary commission as Admiral within the Molossian Navy after completing studies at Spyglass Hill.[3]

Reign

His reign (the Jacobean era in Baustralian history) saw the Bill of Rights, Constitution and Justice Act (1 John 1 c. 1) being passed, which was repealed by the Repeal Act (2 John 1 c. 1) and replaced by the Constitution Act (c. 2). His reign also saw the Baustralian Conquest, which doubled the land of Baustralia, and also made himself four dominions, one of which used to be Baustralian land.

It also saw the 2019 Kapresh constitutional crisis where the vice president of Kapreburg, deputizing for the absent president in an attempt to cause Baustralia to fail, gave the Crown the Republic of Kapreburg. This was unconstitutional under the Kapresh constitution which made this an illegal annexation, starting a war with the government of the Republic of Kapreburg. The land was set to be returned after Parliament passed the Kapreburg Act (2 John 1 c. 13), and was returned officially on 24 April 2019.

Described by John as the most eventful year yet, his reign in 2020 saw the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baustralian Civil War, and the official end to the Baustralian War. Prior to the 2020 Baustralia general election, he saw the announcement of long-time friend and 1st Prime Minister, Sir John Timpson, that he will not be running for a fourth term as Prime Minister, before being defeated by one vote in the 2020 Conservative leadership election by Sir Nick Sullivan set about by Aidan McGrath, later declared a persona non-grata.

King John I has not yet been coronated, and the coronation was planned to take place by July 2020. This was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is postponed until further notice[4]. It has been speculated that the coronation will take place by July 2021. John I has granted assent to 169 Acts of Parliament, and is on his 4th year of reign.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles, and styles

Standards and arms

Coat of arms of Jacob, Prince of Cumberland.svg
Coat of arms of Edstmae, during the reign of John.svg
Royal coat of arms of Baustralia.svg
Coat of arms as Prince of Cumberland
(2017 – 2018)
Coat of arms as King of Edstmae
(2017 – 2018)
Coat of arms as King of Baustralia

Honours

Ribbon bars worn by John I
Ribbon bar of the Royal Family Order of King John I.svg
Ribbon bar of a knight-lady of the gadus.svgOBauE.svgSKB.svgOW.svg
OO.svgBTA***.svgBD.svgRibbon bar of the Order of Saint George.svg
Baustralian War Victory Medal**.svgLNMY.svgLNFX.svgRibbon bar of the Order of the Blood.svg

John used to be a Stranger Knight of the Order of the Diaconus, but due to many land claim disputes lost and regain the order. On 15 January 2019, the King of Ikonia was made aware that John believed that Ikonia's colony, Astrax unfairly claimed Fox Islands land, this dispute leads to John annexing all of Fox Islands, which resulted in him ultimately losing the Order. Almost two months later, on 2 March 2019, he was reinstated. On 4 April 2019, the news of the foundation of the Dominion of Kapreburg caused the King of Ikonia to revoke the Diaconus of John I once again.

Military Ranks

Baustralia Baustralia-Navy-O10-infobox.svg Admiral of the Fleet, 34883 His Royal Navy
Baustralia-Army-O10-infobox.svg Field Marshal Baustralian Army
Baustralia-Air-Force-O10-infobox.svg Marshal of His Royal Air Force His Royal Air Force
Molossia Admiral Molossian Navy
Gradonia Gradonia-Marines-Master Artisan (infobox).svg Master Artisan Gradonian Marines
Gradonia-Rangers-Master Artisan (infobox).svg Master Artisan Gradonian Rangers
Gradonia-Legion-OF 4 (infobox).svg Major Gradonian Legion
Canada Canada-RCSC-OR9-infobox.svg Chief petty officer CADET, 1st class Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
Ranks in bold denote service ranks, rather than ceremonial ranks

Attire

These are the ceremonial dress uniforms worn by John I.

Ancestry

Notes

  1. Prime Ministers of Baustralia, for a list, see List of Prime Ministers of John I.

References

  1. Hankery Jenkinson, 1st Baron Jenkinson of Worthing. "Farewell to Stella". Baustralian News Network. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "His Majesty Admiral of the Fleet King John I". Baustralian Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  3. "Naval Academy Graduates". Molossian Naval Academy. Retrieved 21 November 2020. ADMIRAL JOHN I King of Baustralia
  4. Hankery Jenkinson, 1st Baron Jenkinson of Worthing. "King returns to Concord; Coronation postponed". Baustralian News Network. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
John I
Born: 7 June 2003
Regnal Titles
New title King of Baustralia
20 June 2017 – present
Incumbent
Heir presumptive
John, Duke of Kingston
New title King of the Baustralian Antarctic Territory
31 July 2017 – present
Preceded by
Katelynn
King of Edstmae
10 Feburary 2018 - 9 March 2018
31 May 2018 - present
Succeeded by
Katelynn
Preceded by
Katelynn
Incumbent
Heir presumptive
John, Prince of Kingston
New title King of the Fox Islands
1 November 2018 - 1 May 2019
Succeeded by
Aidan I
New title King of Kapreburg
2 April 2019 - 24 April 2019
Vacant
Demonarchization
Title next held by
Jackson I
New title
Independence from Baustralia
Emperor of Ostreum
31 July 2017 – present
Incumbent
Heir presumptive
John, Prince of Kingston
New title King of Wangatangia
December 2017 - present
Military offices
New title Commander in Chief of the Baustralian Armed Forces
2 July 2017 - present
Incumbent
Heir presumptive
John, Duke of Kingston
Recreated
Title last held by
Sir John Timpson
Lord High Admiral
12 March 2018 - present
Incumbent
New title Chief of the Naval Operations
of the Naval Service of the Quebec Republic

24 January 2019 - 10 April 2019
Vacant
New title Chief of the Naval Staff
of Kapreburg

26 July 2019 - present
Incumbent
Chief of the General Staff
of Kapreburg

26 July 2019 - present
Chief of the Air Staff
of the Kapreburg

26 July 2019 - present
Preceded by
Vice Admiral Sir Nick F.
Commander of the Imperial Navy North American Command Imperial Navy dissolved by Act of Parliament
Heraldic offices
New title King of Arms
10 March 2018 - 14 December 2018
Succeeded by
Duke of Northumbria
Political offices
New title Marshal of the League of Nations
19 December 2018 - present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
First Orders of precedence of the Baustralian Empire Succeeded by
Katelynn