Royal and noble ranks
Traditional rank amongst European royalty
, and nobility
is rooted in Late Antiquity
and the Middle Ages
. Although they vary over time and among geographic regions
(for example, one region's prince might be equal to another's grand duke
), the following is a reasonably comprehensive list that provides information on both general ranks and specific differences.
Note that many titles listed may also be used by lesser nobles – non-sovereigns – depending on the historical period and state. The sovereign titles listed below are grouped together into categories roughly according to their degree of dignity; these being: imperial (Emperor, Empress, etc.), high royal (King of Kings etc.), royal (King/Queen, sovereign Grand Duke or Grand Prince, etc.), others (sovereign Prince, sovereign Duke, etc.), and religious.
High royal titles
Princely, ducal, and other sovereign titles
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