Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Charles XII

How can we use a modern controlled vocabulary or taxonomy to identify individual members of ancient royal houses?

This is a genuine 9-5 issue for me at the moment, exemplified perhaps by:
Charles, by the Grace of God of the Swedes, the Goths and the Vends King, Grand Duke of Finland, Duke of Estonia and Karelia, Lord of Ingria, Duke of Bremen, Verden and Pommerania, Prince of Rügen and Lord of Wismar, and also Count Palatine by the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Count of Zweibrücken-Kleeburg, as well as Duke of Jülich, Cleve and Berg, Count of Waldenz, Spanheim and Ravensberg and Lord of Ravenstein.

Perhaps Charlie for short?

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