the title large prince (soot. Великийкнязь, Weliki Knjas) carried
- the princes of the Kiewer Rus as far as the power loss at Vladimir - for Susdal 1169 and/or. up to the case Kiews to the Mongols 1240
- the rulers of Lithuania 1203-1569, see history of Lithuania and/or. Large principality Lithuania
- the princes of Moskowien and the Russian Zaren
in English and French became also the imperial princes and princesses Russlands, since that the 18. Century up to the fall of the Zarenherrschaft 1917 the title “large prince” (Veliki Kniaz) and/or. “Large princess”(Velikaya Kniagina) led, something misleading as “Grand Duke” or “Grand duc” and/or. when “Grand Duchess” or “Grande Duchesse” designates, see to Grand Duke
definition after Meyers encyclopedia (Leipzig 1888)
large prince (soot. Weliki Knjas, franz. Grand duc), in former times title that Beherr of Moscow. as well assome other Russian princes, z. B. that of Kiew and Nowgorod, that Beherr of Lithuania and therefore later also the kings of Poland. At present the emperor of Russia calls himself “G. by Smolensk, Lithuania, Wolhynien, Podolien and Finland ", and alsosince that time all princes and princesses of its house led G. and large princess in connection with the descriptor “imperial sovereignty”. After a modification of the imperial house regulation from July 1886 is the title G., large princess and imperial sovereignty from now on however only the sons,Are entitled to daughters, brothers and sisters of the emperor as well as its grandchildren of male descendants. The remaining members of the imperial house are the title prince, princess or princess imperial Geblüts lead with the descriptor “sovereignty” or “Durchlaucht”. The emperor of Austria leads likewisethe title of a large prince, i.e. from filter defiency guarantees, the 1765 from Maria Theresia to a large principality raised ward.
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