The coat-of-arms of Nitra is among a group of seals from counties whose “hereditary” counts were bishops, and therefore are dominated by a hagiographic theme. The current Coat-of-arms refers to one of several medieval legends surrounding St. Ladislaus, who was King of Hungary in 1077-1095. In this legend, he rescues a princess from the pagan Cumans, a local version of the story of St. George, the patron saint of knights, who saves a princess from a dragon, the embodiment of the devil and…
A 700-year-old Irish hereditary title ended with the death of the last Knight of Glin in County Limerick.
The Spencer family is one of Britain's preeminent aristocratic families. Over time, several family members were made knights, baronets and peers. Hereditary titles held by the Spencers include the dukedom of Marlborough (since 1733), and the earldoms of Sunderland (since 1643), Spencer (since 1765) and the Churchill viscountship (since 1902). Two prominent members of the family were Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965) and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961–1997).
Manderston: Sir James Miller, 2nd Baronet. A Baronet is essentially an hereditary knight. The Miller fortune was made by James's father, who sold herring to the Russians. He also served as ambassador, so he was hardly uncouth. James married an aristocrat after he inherited Manderston, and transformed the house to conform with her lifestyle. Tragically, he died soon after the house was complete. JC
The personal Coat of Arms of Rt. Hon Bishop Count David J. Gagnon, a Hereditary Knight Templar, the Grand Cross Knight of the Temple of Solomon. One of the original orders of the Knights Templar of 1118AD.
Gordon Kraft's Land Claim NORTH AMERICA incl Minerals. My birthplace, and birthdate plus Kraft Family Tree equal Hereditary Knight Commander of the Knights Templar, I hereby claim all rights, titles, lands and minerals of North America. As the grandchild of Charlemagne that would add Europe. Plus Emperor China. Game, Set, Match. Checkmate!