Brunant is known for having had a rich history of nobility. Originally important families were like nobles but later on the King bestowed titles of noblility to those who have served him well. Some were hereditary, but most of them weren't. The hereditary titles are now the major ones, while the minor ones are often associated with a role or office.
De grote achtEdit
The "Grote Acht"- the Great Eight- were eight of the most important families who attended the Convention of Grijzestad and helped achieve Brunanter independence. Of these, the Sneijders, Boskercks, Niehorsters, Neyts and v.d. Ecke's had members who served as presidents of the Brunanter Republic.
|Family||Patriarch||Coat of Arms|
|Boskerck||Rudolf Boskerck the Elder|
|De Bryas||Philippe de Bryas|
|Van Damme||Gerhard van Damme|
|Van der Ecke family||Hieronymus van der Ecke|
When the Kingdom of Brunant was founded the monarchs, starting with Leuvis Van Damme, began handing out titles to people who have served them well. This included some of the "grote acht", but also several others. The nobility in this period were often members of the Royal Cortes. There were a few hereditary nobles but after 1710, Marten I abolished the further appointment of hereditary titles. Nobles appointed since then have been given only lifetime titles, and the titles of extinct lines have passed to the monarch.
- Count of Drenthe (Von Herrenhausen family, 1476)
- Baron Neyt (1509)
- Baron Van Damme (1511), extinct 17th century
- Duke of Helmond (1512)
- Baron Sneijder
- Baron Elteman (1704)
- Antonio van Biancator (1710)
- Prince of Roseland
- Count of Narvas, title used by the monarch since the Invasion of Rose Island in 1533.
- Duke of Middleton: given to the oldest child of the King (the heir)
- Honorable: title given to the President, the Prime Minister and supreme court judges
- Cavalier: a knight, usually those awarded the Order of St. Andrew, or previously the Order of St. Peter and St. Paul.