Patent of nobility
These diplomas were personally signed in german type on Pergament written, by the national gentleman, and them in old way the seal kept in a metal cap was attached. In the different landesfürstlichen Kanzleien of Germany and Austria common form of the patents of nobility was essentially the same, which four centuries ago among the emperors Sigismund and Friedrich III. used was.
Emperor Karl IV. gave the first patents of nobility. That admitted up to now oldest patent of nobility became to a clergyman, the Scholaster at the pc. Step Hans church to Mainz, Wicker frog, to 30. Septembers 1360 lent.