Marquess / Marquis /Margrave / Landgrave A marquess (UK /ˈmɑːkwɪs/; French: marquis, /mɑrˈkiː/) is a nobleman of hereditary rank in various European peerages. In Great Britain and Ireland the title ranks below a duke and above an earl. A woman of rank, orwife of a marquess, is a marchioness /ˌmɑːrʃəˈnɛs/ in Great Britain and Ireland or a marquise /mɑrˈkiːz/. In Welsh: Ardalydd / Ardalyddes .
FRANCISCAN OF THE DAY: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew king of Hungary, was born in the year 1207. As a young girl she was given in marriage to Louis the Landgrave of Thuringia and bore him three children. She was assiduous in meditating on the things of Heaven, and after her husband’s death she embraced a life of poverty. She erected a hospital in which she served the sick. Her death occurred in Marburg in the year 1231. #Franciscan
Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on the occassion of her wedding to Prince Moritz of Hesse-Kassel, later Landgrave of Hesse, in 1964. The marriage produced 4 children and ended in divorce after 10 years.