Titles: Style and Precedence
Language Rank Male Female Lat 01 Pope Papa You gotta be
kidding! G 02 Kaiser Kaisarin [wife,
never regnant] B 03 Erege Eregedabe D 03 Kooning Kooningin E 03 King Queen F 03 Roi Reine H1 03 Rei Reina H2 03 Rey Reina H3 03 Rey Reina I 03 Re Reina D 06 Prince Eveque - E 06 Prince Bishop - F 06 Prince Eveque - G 06 Furst Bischof - B 07 Duke Dukesa D 07 Hertog Hertogin E 07 Duke Duchess F 07 Duc Duchesse G 07 Herzog Herzogin H1 07 Duc Duquessa H2 07 Duque Duquesa H3 07 Duque Duquesa I 07 Console - I 07 Doge Dogessa [wife,
never regnant] I 07 Duca Ducessa I 07 Gonfaloniere - F 08 Dauphin Dauphine B 09 Erregeseme Erregedabe [note
spelling of king
& queen] D 09 Prins Prinses E 09 Prince Princess F 09 Prince Princesse G 09 Furst Furstin H 09 Principe Princesa I 09 Principe Principessa B 10 Markes Markesa D 10 Markies Markiezin F 10 Marquis Marquise G 10 Margraf Margrafin H 10 Marques Marquessina I 10 Marchese Marchesa F 11 Comte Comtesse B 11 Konde Kondesa C 11 Earl Countess D 11 Graaf Gravin E 11 Earl Countess G 11 Graf Grafin H1 11 Comte Comtessa H2 11 Conde Condessa H3 11 Conde Condessa I 11 Conte Contessa F 12 Captal ? B 13 Kondeorde Kondeseorde C 13 Vicomte Vicomtesse D 13 Burggraaf Burggravin E 13 Viscount Viscountess F 13 Vicomte Vicomtesse G 13 Burggraf Burggrafin H1 13 Vizcomte Vizcomtessa H2 13 Vizconde Vizcondessa H3 13 Vizconde Vizcondessa I 13 Visconte Viscontessa F 14 Prince Princesse I 14 Principe Principessa B 15 Baroi Baronesa C 15 Baron Baroness E 15 Baron Baroness F 15 Baron Baronne G 15 Baron Baronin H 15 Baron Baronessa I 15 Barone Baronessa D 16 Seigneur Dame C 16 Seigneur Dame E 16 Lord Lady F 16 Seigneur Dame G 16 Freiherr Freiherrin/Dame H1 16 Senyor Senyora H2 16 Senor Senora H3 16 Senor Senora I 16 Signore Signora B 17 Jaun Eamakera C 17 Lord Lady D 17 Herr Dame E 17 Lord Lady F 17 Sire Dame G 17 Herr Herrin F 18 Vidame Vidamesse ? D 19 Bewaarden Burchtuvrouw E 19 Castellan Chatelaine F 19 Chatelain Chatelaine H 19 Castellano Castellana I 19 Castellano Castellana
1. A "-" indicates there is no female equivalent. A "?" means we could use some input.
2. There is some overlap in titles, such as among the several varieties of Prince, and the repeated appearance of "Lady" and "Dame," which are essentially interchangeable, as is "Lord" for all of the titles from 16 down. The whole rank structure is very confusing: Edward III's title in the Emerald Isle was actually "Lord of Ireland," but it ranked as a Kingdom, which is what we've made it here. There were actual Erse titles, but no one would have used them.
3. When in doubt, use French. It was the common speech of the nobility in the Rhineland and Dutch-speaking areas, as well as England.
4. Missing numbers in Rank are for religious types not in play (4=Cardinal, 5=Primate), but we thought we'd reserve the lines now, rather than later.
5. In several cases, titles have been indicated in languages where no one presently holds such rank, in order to allow for later creation.