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Until well within modern times, the landed gentry and nobility held great power within Dundorf. Their wealth and ownership of vast expanses of good land in tandem with their willingness to adapt to new economic forms gave them a great advantage in maintaining their power compared with the nobility of many other countries.

One unique feature of the nobility of Dundorf is the almost complete absence of women within its ranks. While noblewomen certainly existed they were traditionally not allowed to directly inherit titles or the lands and privileges the titles held. What historians find as they look through the records of the nobility then is a form of institutional sexism on the part of nobles. This is believed to be the main reason there have been no female monarchs of the nation.

While peerage and the nobility hold little to no power in the modern eras of Dundorf the titles can still be found but are often not flaunted nor greatly respected by common people.


Guide to Noble Titles and Territories of DundorfEdit

Guide to Nobility titles and territories of Dundorf:

Title (Dundorfische) Title (English) Territory (Dundorfische) Territory (English)
Kaiser(in) Emperor/Empress Kaiserreich /
Dundorfisches Reich
Empire
König(in) King/Queen Königreich Kingdom
Prinz/Fürst(in) Prince/Princess Fürstentum Principality
Kurfürst Prince-Elector Kurfürstentum Electorate
Großherzog(in) Grand Duke /
Grand Duchess
Großherzogtum Grand Duchy
Erzherzog(in) Archduke /
Archduchess
Erzherzogtum Archduchy
Herzog(in) Duke / Duchess Herzogtum Duchy
Graf / Gräfin Count / Countess Grafschaft County
Freiherr / Freiin Baron / Baroness Herrschaft County

Peerage in DundorfEdit

Princes in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

Title Creation Associated titles Notes
Prince of Dunlake
Fürst von Dunlake
circa AD 800
Prince of Julstoch
Fürst von Julstoch
circa AD 800 Associated closely with the former Haus von Burchardinger.
Prince of Oderveld
Fürst von Oderveld
circa AD 800 Associated closely with the House of Hohenstauffen.

Prince-Electors in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

Prince-Electors were honorary titles presented to nobles who had distinguished themselves in the name of the King, either through warfare or other service. These titles were given for the duration of the noble's life but were not heritable to their heirs.

A Prince-Elector was given jurisdiction over a geographic area and was inclined to maintain order over the Niederer Adel (lower nobility) of that area; often serving as a judge in various disputes. The Prince-Elector was also tasked with dabbling in politics with the various lower nobility in the region in order to "represent" them in the Imperialer Kurfürsten-Rat alongside the Uradel (Old Nobles) and Hochadel (High Nobles) from across the Dundorfisches Reich. Often, the Prince-Elector cared little for the political wishes of the lower nobility under their jurisdiction and ignored them.

After the gradual colonization of Ichredön by ethnic Dundorfians a Prince-Elector position was added in 1104 to represent the colonized areas; this position was subsequently eliminated with the loss of Ichredön in 1275.

Title Year of Creation Other Titles Special Duties/Privileges
Kurfürst von Markerburg 1057
Kurfürst von Rheinbach 1057
Kurfürst von Zackerland 1059
Kurfürst von Oderfeld 1059
Kurfürst von Daslan 1104

Archdukes in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

The position of Archduke was a revolving title given out by the monarch to a selected family. Therefore, there was only one Erzherzog at any given time. Because of this, the Erzherzog position was merely added to the title of a family, as opposed to an area of governance like that of the other peerage titles. However, the position was often deemed hereditary unless the family fell out of favor with a newly elected monarch, such as not supporting them in their bid for monarch. This was why the position often stayed in the same family until an entirely new monarchical dynasty was chosen as the monarch in which case the position was often given to a key supporter causing a name and position change for the Erzherzogtum.

Title Year of Creation Other Titles Special Duties/Privileges
Erzherzog von Bergengruber
Erzherzog von Eschenbach Office also holds Großherzog von Rabstein
Erzherzog von Nordenhaus
Erzherzog von Kahr
Erzherzog von Duisberg

Grand Dukes in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

Title Year of Creation Other Titles Special Duties/Privileges
Großherzog von Dunburg Haus von Hohenstauffen
Großherzog von Rabstein
Großherzog von Unterschloss
Großherzog von Zackerland 1268 Graf von Wittelsbach Position also holds Grafschaft von Wittelsbach.


Dukes in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

Title Year of Creation Other Titles Special Duties/Privileges
Herzog von Mahrens
Herzog von Lubecks
Herzog von der Bärs
Herzog von Salza
Herzog von Hohenstauffen
Herzog von Raspes
Herzog von Blankenburgs
Herzog von Guderian
Herzog von der Grüfentein
(later van der Grootfontein)
Herzog von Burchardinger AD 1047 Prinz von Julstoch (1051)
Herzog von Klings AD 1047 Prinz von Julstoch (1278)
Herzog von Mertbacher

Counts in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

Title Year of Creation Other Titles Special Duties/Privileges
Graf von Mises
Graf zu Berg
Graf von Wittelsbach AD 908 Großherzog von Zackerland Position also holds the Großherzogtum von Zackerland.
Graf von Rommel AD 950 Military Commanders
Graf von Duisberg AD 1178
Graf von Dungrau AD 912 (Extinct)
Graf von und zu Gießen
Graf von Tropau
Graf von Beuteldahl (Duntrekker)
Graf von Bibra
Graf von Kleist
Graf von Bock
Graf von Weif

Barons in the Peerage of DundorfEdit

Title Year of Creation Other Titles Special Duties/Privileges
Freiherr van de Amstel
Freiherr von Aachen
Freiherr von Ezzonen
Freiherr von Chonstaat-am-Bingen
Freiherr von Zacker
Freiherr von Kreimer
Freiherr von Preminger
Freiherr von (van) Tassel
Freiherr von Stößner
Freiherr von Rechter
Freiherr von Büren
Freiherr von und zu Czimnetz
Freiherr van Blaricom
Freiherr von der Adler Position granted to commander of knights defending the Archbishop of Oderfeld.
Freiherr von Kassel
Freiherr von Bergengruber



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