What's your favorite historical title, /his/?
For me, it's got to either be 'Shahanshah' or 'Il Duce.'
Archon, something sounds very weird and alien about it
His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE (Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular), Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas
I like it more with the complete historical title of Shahanshah eran ud aneran. Otherwise "shah" alone has more style.
I also Khan a lot. And, while it can sound not original, I also like "King" a lot. But not the germanic version with king, konig, etc. but the latin version with Rex and his derivated like Roy, Re or Rey. It's a single syllable but a very strong one, and I like that.
I would have liked to be the viceroy of my own colony
I like "Regent" for some reason. And Imperator is awesome, so is "Exarch", "Praetor", and "Quaestor". The Byzantines had pretty cool titles, like Autokrator, Vestarches, Protospatharios, Ostiarios, Spatharokandidatos and Protovestarios. The wackiest one is Hyperprōtopansebastohypertatos.
In the military, there was Protostrator, Stratopedarches, Hoplitarches, Protokentarchos, and Taxiarches.
>Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular
It's a noble title, held by some of the greatest men of the ages.
I always loved seeing collars poking out from under well-fitted Greenwich armor. So fucking stylish.
Basileus of Macedon
Hegemon of the Hellenic League
Shahanshah of Persia
Pharaoh of Egypt
Lord of Asia
This dude in my picture is one of the three reunificators or dynasts of Iran during the 18th century. Unlike the other two, he never claimed the title of shah.
Instead he called himself Vakil e Ra'âyâ, often shortened Vakil. Wikipedia translates it as "representative of the people", but you could very well translate it was "Attorney of the Plebeians".
I'm a fan of Wanax. Sounds kinda goofy but the Mycenaeans generally were.
>"Fuldmægtig frue og husbond og Danmarks riges formynder"
>Sovereign Lady and Husband and the realm of Denmark's Guardian
Title of Margaret I, first ruler of all of Scandinavia including Iceland and Finland.
it's gotta be 'doge'
or the greek titles, like ethnarch, or protospathakos, or pantokrator. they're just sound charismatic.
Jiedushi (lit. Military Governor)- T'ang Dynasty title. In practice really, its the Chinese empire deciding you're badass general enough to:
1) make your rank inheritable by your family
2) allow you to raise your own army
3) give you land in the frontier and collect taxes for your own purposes.
It's a pseudo-feudal rank smack in the middle of centralized Bureaucractic China.
"Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Zabanga"
>"the all-powerful warrior who because of his endurance and inflexible will to win will go from conquest to conquest leaving fire in his wake."
Go die in a hole Voltaire, fucking frog faggot
Pretty much whenever the pope approved of the emperor and it was a sort of defender of christendom
It was meant to include Rome and be the sucessor to the Roman empire
Later the of German Nation was added
The German Reich doesn't mean the same as that
>Being this mad about a "Holy" "Roman" "Empire"
I've traced it back to a guy born in 1799 in I think Vermont or new York, definitely new England. It would be really cool if he was the son of some young Hessian captain that fought against us in the revolution, but then settled down and had a family, but I couldn't tell you.
I've learned a good amount about the time period and he could have come over at any time.
I really wanted to trace him back to Germany though (I'm 420% Aryan nordig brussian andsesdry :D), or maybe he was Austrian, I don't know. I assume at some point the family were actual Ritters, nobility was still very influential at that time, maybe they did some serious knight in shining armor ass kicking, maybe they were just chill nobles, either way I think it's an awesome name.
Probably gonna get a tattoo of some gay sword or helmet or something. I've considered rîter (old high German) on my arm or something.
Shahanshah looks like something Dale would say
not my actual favorites but I feel that byzantines are underrepresented here, so I post my favorite byzantine titles:
Spatharokoubikoularios (just for the length lol)
and of course
y the Grace of God, King and Queen of England, Spain, France, Jerusalem, both the Sicilies and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, Archduke and Archduchess of Austria, Duke and Duchess of Burgundy, Milan and Brabant, Count and Countess of Habsburg, Flanders and Tyrol
By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
By the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Republic, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of Rhine, Mediator of the Helvetic Confederation
They keep the best records, I've gotten really far with my mom's maiden name, some tiny little village in Bavaria, all the work was done for me though, maybe I'll visit some day and find some more records I can use there though.
I've "traced my family back" to some English nobles to, but I didn't actually do any work (it's already mapped out on ancestry.com with dubious citations) but I don't know how well I can trust it.
I've found some pretty well documented stuff and I'm the 10 great grandson (something like that) of some people who served in the Vermont militia in the revolution, I'm going to join this "sons of the American revolution" club that's been around for a couple hundred years.
Ancestry is fun