and Noble Houses
Years of the State of Würzburg
sovereign houses, and states have long maintained records of members
of royal and noble houses. The Almanach de Gotha served as a
form of privately-published social register across national
boundaries for European royalty and nobility from the late 18th
century until its records were destroyed by the Soviets in 1944.
located medieval data at the Würzburg Archives in the
Würzburger Residenz, Germany. Data found there helped form the
basis of the reconstructed Almanac of Würzburg, making it
a useful historical directory of ancient and modern royalty and
nobility. The Almanac includes reigning and non-reigning sovereign
houses, higher nobility, and nobles of many nations.
revisionists of history purport today that original Almanacs, such as
the Almanach de Gotha, were legal documents, they in fact were
not. They were simply an early version of a "Who's Who"
and served mainly as a social register. The fact that a name or
title is not listed often speaks volumes about the petty nature of
editors and backers of a private publication in a vain assumption
that readers will find those whom are excluded as somehow less
credible. It is a routine tactic that continues today on the
internet, the current version of the Wild West.
of Sovereign Houses
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