Directory of International
Sovereign and Noble Houses

Over 900 Years of the Franconian State

Various monarchies, 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.

Diligent modern researchers compiled large amounts of data that 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, not only European.

While some 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" among royalty and nobility 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.

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Inclusion in the Almanac does not by itself constitute or imply endorsement by any individual, government, or entity. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy of the information contained within the Almanac. Information is obtained either from the families contained herein or public sources. It is ultimately the responsibility of each Head of House within the Almanac of Würzburg to ensure its own information is accurate and up to date using a distinct, authorised access code. The Almanac operates under the condition of strict neutrality and does not become involved in dynastic disputes, arguments over validity or recognition, or other such disagreements.




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