Matthew Hubbard

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Matthew Hubbard
Matthew Hubbard in 2019
Reign 16 December 2017 – present
Coronation 16 December 2017
Predecessor Katalin Hubbard
Heir apparent Katalin Hubbard
Full name
Matthew István Hubbard
Born 2 December 2004 (2004-12-02) (age 16)
Sussex, England
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Matthew Hubbard (born 2 December 2004), is a British born Australian micronational politician, musician and businessman who previously served as the king of Matthewopia and currently as the founder of national anthem composing service Music by Matthew H and the Micronations World Map. He holds relatively few positions in the micronational community, so as to focus on helping other micronations perform small tasks. He previously served as a patroller on MicroWiki, before the position was abolished.

Throughout his reign until the dissolution of Matthewopia, Matthew took an active role in government, crafting a variety of policies and composing most legislation. He presided over several major changes in the Republic's government: the establishment of Matthewopia Day to celebrate the nation's founding day, the creation of the national song ('Pingarni Fauna'), and the enrolment of the nation in the Micronational Olympic Federation. Matthew prioritized building Matthewopia identity, economic development, and establishing informal relations with other micronations. As King, he also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Matthewopia Navy and as a diplomat. He took a short break from micronationalism in March 2021 to focus on his Year 11 studies in South Australia, but returned a short time later.

Personal Life

Matthew was born in Sussex, England on 2 December 2004, where he and his family lived for a year after his birth. His entire family then moved to Perth, Australia, where he attended a kindergarten and his sister was born. As a child, he demonstrated a great interest in how both the natural world and human society to function. Among the games he played when young, one was in which he pretended to rule a kingdom in his backyard. As he advanced through primary school, he exhibited a strong interest in the arts, particularly in music and demonstrated competency in most academic areas. Matthew started to become familiar with micronationalism during his time playing the computer game NationStates, discovering Sealand.

In February 2018, Matthew was admitted to Banksia Park International High School, a government school in Adelaide. His first few years of music lessons set his eyes on a career in music.

Matthew currently resides in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a Venturer Scout. He is employed in the music industry at a radio station and volunteers at his local Hungarian dance group. Matthew contributes to wikis such as Microwiki, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

Entry into micronationalism

The backyard that Matthew claims for Matthewopia.

Matthew first learned about micronationalism by learning about Sealand in the computer game NationStates, in which it was described as the world's smallest country claiming sovereignty. This led Matthew to seek out more information about the principality online, which led him to discover the broader concept of micronations. Inspired by Prince Roy, he soon decided to start his own country. He planned its creation slowly over more than a year and a half on an old laptop he got for his birthday. He claimed his own backyard as the first territory of Matthewopia, then expanded it to a small island of the coast of Adelaide, South Australia.

Microwiki

Matthew began editing MicroWiki on 30 April 2019.[1] As of May 2021, Matthew had made over one thousand edits to MicroWiki[2], which ranks him 70th in Users with the highest edit count. Matthew became a patroller on 14 May 2021, before Administrators abolished the position. Matthew founded MicroProject Translate on 29th May 2021 to promote language diversity on MicroWiki and make it more accessible to micronationalists around the world.

Titles, styles, and honors

Titles and styles

  • 2004 - 21 April 2015: Mister Matthew Hubbard
  • 21 April 2015 - 10 June 2021: His Majesty Matthew Hubbard I, King of Matthewopia
 MicroWiki
  • 1 May 2021 - present: Editor Second Class Fourth Rosette

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Honours

 Vishwamitra
  1. User:Matt on MicroWiki. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  2. Special:Statistics on MicroWiki. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  3. Office of the Rashtradhyaksh Recipients Of The Commemorative Medal Of The First Anniversary Of The Vishwamitran Anniversary (Partial List – II) (7 June 2021)