House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha

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House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha
Country Karnia-Ruthenia, Ruthenia, Karnia, Carpathia, Badakistan, Acrin
Ancestral house Thomaz-Rocha (male line)
Goëtzën (female line)
Titles Emperor of Karnia
King of Ruthenia
King of Bessabia
King of Acrin
King of Horvatia
Grand Duke of Gaussland
Founder HI&RM Emperor-King Oscar (as a royal house)
Current head HI&RH Archduke Ari
Founding 13th century: Monssu de la Roche
19 November 2014 (as a royal house)
Deposition 2016: Oscar I ceded title in accordance with the Treaty of Alexandrești
Ethnicity Hungarian, Ruthenian, French

The House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, or House of Ruthenia is one of the most important royal houses of micronationalism. The throne of the Kingdom of Ruthenia is occupied by the family since 2014. The house also produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Acrin, Kingdom of Bessabia, Empire of Badakistan, Grand Duchy of Gaussland, and the Principality of the Carpathia, as well as holders of several other minor titles. The house is also a cadet branch of the House of Thomaz-Rocha and the House of Goëtzën, created in 1988 with the marriage between Duke Ari of Thomaz-Rocha and the Countess Denise of Goëtzën, only daughter of the Count Michael of Goëtzën. After the death of Michael of Goëtzën in 2015, the Goëtzën's direct line ended, and the Götzö-Thomaz-Rochas assume his titles.


The known origin of the family is their first record in the 13th century by the event of the Fourth Crusade. Monssu de la Roche, the youngest of three brothers, joined the Crusader efforts. The eldest of the brothers, Otto de la Roche, became the first Duke of Athens and the middle brother, even the name was taken by the time without having achieved anything noteworthy. Years after the end of the Fourth Crusade, the youngest of the brothers became a mercenary warrior in the service of the King of Portugal against Muslims in Algarve. Since then, a cyst crossed and made the Kingdom of Portugal his home, without having descendants who reached some fame as the older brother or himself.

The De la Roche family absorbed "Thomaz" about three centuries later, when a branch of the family, in the King of Portugal diplomatic service in Electorate of Saxony, found a Scottish exiled supporters of Reform, then chased by Mary I of England. In fact, the last name at the time was "McThomaz", with "Mc" deleted after the union of the two families, they would consider more Latin form "Thomaz-Rocha", to live in the Kingdom of Portugal, where the family reside and who dedicate his life to the Napoleonic invasion in 1807.

With the invasion, the family fled to Brazil, then colony of Portugal. Once the colony and with the blessing of the House of Braganza, paved over the country and established what later became the Kingdom of Ruthenia, in northeastern Brazil. For a little over a century, the family would perform consanguineous marriages in order to preserve its history and its fortune; this last point, inefficient.

In the 1980's, the so-called Duke Ari of Ruthenia married the Countess Denise von Goëtzën, the last ancestor of an aristocratic Austro-Hungarian family that despite the Germanic name, proudly preserved their deep Magyars origins. It was the only child of such couple, Oscar, to usher in this family with the actual status in 2014. At birth the king, who already boasted a courtesy title (Count von Goëtzën), families make appear in documents that were known as "Götzö and Thomaz-Rocha", although it is more common to use the last name, and after his coronation, the king has signed as "Oscar of Ruthenia". After the death of his grandfather, Michael von Goëtzën, Oscar of Ruthenia took the title of Count of Bihar, since it was the last male member of the family still alive.


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On 19 November 2014, the Kingdom of Ruthenia was founded. With the accession of Oscar von Goëtzën to the newly established throne, the title of Count von Go¨tzën became attached to the title of King of Ruthenia.

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On 30 June 2015, the Government of Ruthenia annexed the Kaiser Wilhelm II Land which came to be known as Grand Duchy of Gaussland and on 15 December 2015, Oscar of Ruthenia dethroned King Eitan of Acrin, assuming the throne of the Kingdom of Acrin and annexing it to Ruthenia.

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Karnia was founded on 2 February 2016 and after some weeks, the project didn't achieved the expectd result. Without a Constitution or a well estabilished system of government, the Karnian government requested help to the Ruthenian Government and on 10 March 2016, the Imperial Crown was handled to the King of the Ruthenians. In return, the project would be expanded and be at par with the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The result of this negotiation was the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 and the foundation of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire.

On 9 July 2016, the Household of Their Royal Highness-es the Co-Domnitori Alexander XII and Oscar I, has announced that the Domnitor Oscar signed the Treaty of Alexandrești and abdicated from the Princely throne of the Carpathia leaving the throne solely to Alexander XII. This was done as a part of a treaty between the two co-Domnitori, by which the Carpathia would become a constituent state of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire.

After the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the ancestral branches of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, the Houses of Thomaz-Rocha and Götzö acquired imperial rank, and on 16 July 2016, had their titles established by Imperial and Royal Decree n. 34/2016, and from that moment on "His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke of Karnia and Prince of Ruthenia", but the House of Thomaz-Rocha have the titles of Count Vincefort, Count of Rochen, Duke of Mainarque, Prince of Mainarque, Duke of Montfort and Prince of Montfort abolished, while the House of Goëtzën have created the title of Prince or Princess of Hohenstenberg.

Line of Succession to the Throne

Karnia-Ruthenia had equal primogeniture sucession, but that is limited to those descended from Archduke Ari of Karnia and in the future, Emperor-King, through approved marriage. Dynasts lose their right to the throne if they marry without the permission of the monarch or current pretender. Individuals born to unmarried dynasts or to former dynasts that married without royal permission, and their descendants, are excluded from the throne. Further, when approving a marriage, the monarch can impose conditions that must be met in order for any resulting offspring to have succession rights.

Also included in the line of succession, although excluded members who were against decisions of the head of the dynasty or promoted any attempt on the dynastic order imposed; the latter are considered "disgraced", lose their titles and their descendants are automatically excluded from the line of succession, although it remains just as a courtesy.

The Throne must pass to the member of the Imperial and Royal Family next nearest in lineage with the same line of succession should a situation arise where there are no eligible descendants of the reigning King. The monarch is allowed to be a member of any faith of their choosing, traditionally a Catholic Church. The monarch was never forced to belong to any religion, however to prevent any potential crisis of faith within the Imperial and Royal Family, all members are allowed to profess any faith they desire or none at all.

  • Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).pngArchduke Anthony I of Karnia, married Archduchess Judith of KarniaDECEASED.
    • Archduke Francis II of KarniaDECEASED, married Ms. Campos.
      • three excluded children.
    • Archduke Anthony II Joseph of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • three excluded children.
    • Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).pngArchduke Ari of Karnia, married Archduchess Denise of Karnia.
    • Archduke G. of Karnia, married Archduchess Aparecida of Karnia.
      • two excluded children, two excluded grandchildren
    • Archduke L. of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • three excluded children
    • Archduke Peter of Karnia, married first Archduchess CeliaDECEASED second Archduchess Anna of Karnia.
      • Archduke Alexander of Karnia.
      • Archduke Danilo of Karnia.
    • Archduke A. of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • three excluded children.
    • Archduchess Adelia of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Louis of Martine.
      • one excluded child.
    • Archduchess O. of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • four excluded children.
    • Archduke Helio of Karnia, married Archduchess M. of Karnia.
      • Archduke Italo of Karnia.
      • Archduchess Clara of Karnia.
    • Archduchess Celia of KarniaEXCLUDED, married to Francis II of Mainarque.
      • one excluded child.
    • Archduchess Zelia of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Joseph Peter of Lanfort.
      • fixe excluded children.

Heraldry and Standards

Members of the Imperial and Royal Family have their own crests, monograms and standards to represent them or their presence somewhere over the Empire and foreign countries. The use of them are regulated by the Emperor-King's Own Office. On 26 December 2014, the standards are changed into new colors and design, to be distinguished of the government standards and after the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the standards were changed again for a most simple version.

See also

House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha
Founding year: XIII century
Preceded by
Ruling House of Karnia-Ruthenia
2016 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
House of Wenzel
Ruling House of Karnia
2016 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ruling House of Ruthenia
2014 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ruling House of Bessabia
Succeeded by
Incorporated into the Badakistan
Preceded by
House of Sheri
Ruling House of Badakistan
Succeeded by
Empire abolished
Preceded by
Ruling House of Carpathia
2015 - 2016
Succeeded by
House of Karapavlovič
Preceded by
House of Szteinbaum
Ruling House of Acrin
2015 - present
Succeeded by