Thomas I of Quinta Velha

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King of Quinta Velha
Reign05 November 2018  – present
PredecessorThrone established
HeirCrown Prince Theodore
Prince of Maryen
Reign06 July 2017 – 11 March 2018
PredecessorThrone established
SuccessorThrone disestablished
Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia
Reign21 August 2019 – present
PredecessorMichael of Appinfeldt
Military career
AllegianceFlag of Quinta Velha.svg Quinta Velha
Service/branchFlag of Quinta Velha.svg National Guard
I&RKRNavy.png Karno-Ruthenian Navy
Born30 April 1994 (1994-04-30) (age 28)
Natal, Brazil
ConsortQueen Amanda
IssueCrown Prince Theodore
Full name
Thomas Albuquerque
HouseAlbuquerque e Sena

Thomas I (born in Natal, Brazil, 30 April 1994) is the founder and first King of Quinta Velha. He is also currently serving as the 4th Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia, where he holds the noble titles of Duke of Saena and Prince Karácsony-Maryen. He was the first and only reigning Prince of Maryen. One of the most famous Brazilian micronationalists and a trusted man by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia, Thomas was the first coach of the Karno-Ruthenian national football team as well as the current coach of the Ferroviário Football Club and the second President of the Micronational Confederation of Football within the Lusophone sector.

He is widely known within the Lusophone and Brazilian sectors for being the owner of the micronational newspaper "O Folhetim", aimed at the said micronational sectors where he acts and comments sports, politics, economics, foreign relations and columns of comments. He is also chancellor of the Karno-Ruthenian Imperial and Royal Academy of Geographical and Social Studies. He raised to proeminence first in 2018, when founded the short-lived Principality of Maryen, and since then is a stimated figure amon Brazilian micronationalists and, more recently, is also highly regarded as the founder of the Conference of Santiago, Latin America's leading intermicronational organization, through the Treaty of Santiago which he drafted.

Personal life

Monogram of Queen Amanda.
Monogram of Crown Prince Theodore.

Thomas was born in Natal, Brazil on 30 April 1994. He was interested in sports and practiced Karate and skateboarding, having a relative reputation in the local scenario. From 2013 to 2017 he became Bachelor of History by the Potiguar University. He is also dedicated to photography and music production. In 2015, he married and have a son.


From Pathros to Brigancia

He began his micronational life in 2015, in the Kingdom of Pathros. Despite the short time he was there, he was appointed to the post of Vice-President of Parliament and later assumed its presidency. About a month later, he left the micronation to join Emerson Aquiwedé and founded the United Kingdom of Brigantia and Afrikanda. There, he played important roles and contributed to the consolidation of the project, what makes him important enough to be legally adopted as a brother of the Oba ("King", in English), and happened to become the heir of the Brigante Throne, holding the titles of Archduke of Aquiwedé, Omubiito of United Kingdom of Brigantia and Afrikanda and Count of Sofala.


After political differences with the Oba, Thomas left Brigantia and joins the Kingdom of Escorvania on 1 April 2017 under the name Uriel Ibin Aquiwedé Al Hassan. He was appointed to the Ministry of Education, having implemented the PROFORM, micronational training program. He served as the Ambassador to Pathros and was appointed as the Mayor of Haifa. He also acted as Secretary of National Security with a plan to update the functions of the armed forces, making them more functional. In addition to his political activities, he also acted as an entrepreneur, creating the Al Hassan Lottery and the newspaper O Folhetim, which became of great importance for Portuguese-speaking micronationalism. On 4 July 2017, he abandoned his Escorvanese citizenship and founded the Principality of Maryen.

As Sovereign Prince of Maryen, he intended to rescue the virtualism, previously the mainstream style at Lusophone sector until substitued by the simulationism. Also it was notable for the diplomatic policy, able to maintain diplomatic relations with several micronations and becoming one of the promising political forces in Latin America. It was during this period that he also developed a good relation of friendship with Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia and received the title of Count Karácsony. However, on 11 March 2018, the Principality of Maryen was extinguished due low activity.


In March 2018, Thomas, entitled as Count Karácsony, assumed Karno-Ruthenian citizenship. Considering his diplomatic skills and increasing reputation as a well-succeeded micronationalist, he was made the Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to the Lusophone Sector. Also a successful manager of football teams, he innovated the national sport with Karácsony Football Club and became the first manager of the Karnia-Ruthenia national football team, the first national team of soccer after the foundation of the Empire. On 4 June 2018, he was appointed High Comissioner of Gaussland, by the decree n. 148-2018.[1] Coincidentally, on the same day, he was elected President of the Micronational Confederation of Football. He was President of MCF until 30 August 2018 and had a pivotal role to bring the second edition of the MCF World Cup to Karnia-Ruthenia.

On 1 August 2018, during the celebrations of the Empire Day, he was elevated to margrave. Also that month, he was appointed to be the Crown Prince of Eslavija, increasing his influence and prestige. Acting politician, he made several contribuitions to the Empire and, during development of survival material supported by the military, he received his appointment as Admiral of the Karno-Ruthenian Navy on 1 December 2018, being also in charge of the Chief of Naval Operations office.[2] On 20 December 2018, he was again elevated within nobility, being granted the title of Prince of Karácsony-Maryen. From December 2018 until March 2019, plans were made between Karácsony, Oscar I and the Duke of Daugavia to establish an institute of culture or an university. The result of this effort was the creation of the Imperial and Royal Academy of Geographical and Social Studies, an university dedicated to studies of micronationalism and Karno-Ruthenian history. On 25 April 2019, he was appointed by Michael of Appinfeldt in one of his last acts as Imperial Chancellor, as Minister of Finances.[3] On 30 July 2019, he was proclaimed elected with 100% of the valid votes[4] during the Karnia-Ruthenia general election of that year, becoming the representative of the Ruthenian-Horvatian District for the II Legislature of the Imperial Diet, that in turn elected him as Imperial Chancellor on 21 August 2019. On 2020, he was made Duke of Saena.

Quinta Velha

In parallel to his activities in the Empire, he created a derivatist micronation called Lordship of Santa Rita, that encompassed his family's property. The Lordship was reformed into the Kingdom of Quinta Velha in 2018 and rose to proeminence within the Brazilian sector by 2020, when he founded the Conference of Santiago in the aftermath of the signature of the Treaty of Persenburg, which became Latin America's leading intermicronational organization. The Protocol of Quinta Velha between the Conference and the Association of South Asian Micronations was named after his kingdom.

Titles, styles and honours

Monarchical styles of
Thomas, King of Quinta Velha
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Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleSire

Titles and styles

  • 1994 - 2015: Mr. Thomas Albuquerque.
  • 2015 - 1 April 2017: His Highness, Omubiito of Brigantia, Archduke of Aquiwedé and Count of Sofala..
  • 6 July 2017 - 11 March 2018: His Sovereign Highness, the Prince of Maryen.
  • 28 September 2017 - 30 July 2018: His Illustrious Highness, Count Karácsony.
  • 1 August 2018 - 2 December 2018: His Illustrious Highness, Margrave Karácsony.
  • 20 December 2018 - 16 February 2020: His Illustrious Highness, Prince Karácsony-Maryen.
    • 4 August 2018 - 16 February 2020: His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince of Eslavija, Grand Prince of Kosova.
  • 5 November 2018 – present: His Majesty, the King of Quinta Velha.
    • 16 February 2020 – present: His Highness, Duke of Saena and Prince Karácsony-Maryen.
    • 4 June 2018 – present: His Excellency, the High Comissioner of Gaussland.

Full style as Prince of Maryen

His Sovereign Highness, Thomas, Sovereign Prince of Maryen and Count Karácsony, Duke of Prince Island, Omubiito of Brigantia, Archduke of Aquiwedé, Count of Sofala.

Full style as King of Quinta Velha

His Majesty, Thomas, King of Quinta-Velha, Duke of Riachuelo, 2nd Lord of Manor of Albuquerque, Duke of Saena, Prince of Karácsony-Maryen.


Karno-Ruthenian honors

Foreign honors

Military Command

See also