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View Poll Results: Which Royal House achieved the most prestige in the last 1000 years in Europe?
House of Bernadotte 0 0%
House of Bonaparte 2 5.26%
House of Bourbon 3 7.89%
House of Capet 2 5.26%
House of Habsburg 14 36.84%
House of Hannover 1 2.63%
House of Hohenzollern 0 0%
House of Lancaster 0 0%
House of Orange-Nassau 1 2.63%
House of Oldenburg 0 0%
House of Romanov 2 5.26%
House of Rurik 0 0%
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 3 7.89%
House of Savoy 1 2.63%
House of Stuart 0 0%
House of Tudor 2 5.26%
House of Valois 0 0%
House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha 5 13.16%
House of York 0 0%
Other, please state 2 5.26%
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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Which Royal House achieved the most prestige in the last 1000 years in Europe?


House of Bernadotte - Currently reigns over the Kingdom of Sweden
House of Bonaparte - The former Royal House of France
House of Bourbon - Native country France, but now only reigns still in Spain
House of Capet - The former Royal House of France
House of Habsburg - Former Royal House of Austria-Hungary
House of Hannover - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Hohenzollern - Former Royal House of Prussia and Germany
House of Lancaster - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Orange-Nassau - Currently reigns over the Kingdom of the Netherlands
House of Oldenburg - Former Royal House of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
House of Romanov - Former Royal House of Russia
House of Rurik - Former Royal House of Russia
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg - Current reigning house over the Kingdom of Denmark
House of Savoy - Former Royal House of Italy
House of Stuart - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Tudor - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Valois - The former Royal House of France
House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha - Current reigning house over Britain and it's dominions
House of York - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
Other, please state
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I find this kind of hard to judge, considering most of these houses no longer exist and reign, for me to be able to gauge their 'prestige'.

Perhaps the Habsburgs, Bonapartes, or Tudors, simply for the weight their names still carry (at least for people that care about history).
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I haven't voted yet, but I would say the most prestigious house is the House of Windsor only because they are the current reigning house over the UK and I feel like they are the most widely known by today's peoples.

That being said, in history circles I think the house that is regarded as the most prestigious is the Habsburgs. They seem to be regarded with high esteem probably because they were the strongest and wealthiest house in early modern Europe and controlled Spain and parts of the Holy Roman Empire.

As for me I always think of the House of Bourbon to be very prestigious. What comes to mind is Louis XIV in his giant robes living a ridiculously luxurious life in Versailles. Also it's a flash back to the styles of the Ancien Regime that molded Aristocratic France. Overall the House of Bourbon seems very pompous, flamboyant, and over the top everything you would expect from a royal house.

As for the most successful house I would give it to the House of Hanover. They reigned over Great Britain from the early 1700s to the early 1900s the period that saw Great Britain become the leading world super power. Some of the major wars that were fought during this time the British were on the side of the victor like the War of Austrian Succession, the Seven Years War, and the Napoleonic wars. The Industrial Revolution was birthed during this time period as well.
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House of Bernadotte - Currently reigns over the Kingdom of Sweden
House of Bonaparte - The former Royal House of France
House of Bourbon - Native country France, but now only reigns still in Spain
House of Capet - The former Royal House of France
House of Habsburg - Former Royal House of Austria-Hungary
House of Hannover - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Hohenzollern - Former Royal House of Prussia and Germany
House of Lancaster - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Orange-Nassau - Currently reigns over the Kingdom of the Netherlands
House of Oldenburg - Former Royal House of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
House of Romanov - Former Royal House of Russia
House of Rurik - Former Royal House of Russia
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg - Current reigning house over the Kingdom of Denmark
House of Savoy - Former Royal House of Italy
House of Stuart - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Tudor - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Valois - The former Royal House of France
House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha - Current reigning house over Britain and it's dominions
House of York - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
Other, please state
I guess the perception varies with country. Around here it is either the House of Burgundy or the House of Aviz. The House of Lancaster and Savoy also have prestige do to Queens Philippa and Maria Pia.
In a world perspective probably the Habsburg.
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House of Bernadotte - Currently reigns over the Kingdom of Sweden
House of Bonaparte - The former Royal House of France
House of Bourbon - Native country France, but now only reigns still in Spain
House of Capet - The former Royal House of France
House of Habsburg - Former Royal House of Austria-Hungary
House of Hannover - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Hohenzollern - Former Royal House of Prussia and Germany
House of Lancaster - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Orange-Nassau - Currently reigns over the Kingdom of the Netherlands
House of Oldenburg - Former Royal House of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
House of Romanov - Former Royal House of Russia
House of Rurik - Former Royal House of Russia
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg - Current reigning house over the Kingdom of Denmark
House of Savoy - Former Royal House of Italy
House of Stuart - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Tudor - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
House of Valois - The former Royal House of France
House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha - Current reigning house over Britain and it's dominions
House of York - Ancestors to the current House of Windsor/Saxe-Coburg Gotha
Other, please state
i don't really understand the logic, why were some maternal ancestors of the current British dynasty picked while others ignored. practically all European dynasties are interrelated (except maybe the Grimaldi house of Monaco) and were then also ancestors of the house of Windsor. But on "European level" Stuarts, Tudors, Yorks Lancasters were quite irrelevant.

+ Bourbons are just a cadet branch of the House of Capet (as are also the house of Valois), descending patrilinearily from the same ancestor. + they are also reigning in Luxembourg, not only in Spain.

Apart from our national dynasty, (the Árpád house), my second favourite are the Hungarian Anjou/Angevin rulers. They descended from the Napolitan Anjou's and ultimetly were also a cadet branch of the House of Capet, therefore my vote also goes to the Capetian dynasty.
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i don't really understand the logic, why were some maternal ancestors of the current British dynasty picked while others ignored. practically all European dynasties are interrelated (except maybe the Grimaldi house of Monaco) and were then also ancestors of the house of Windsor. But on "European level" Stuarts, Tudors, Yorks Lancasters were quite irrelevant.

+ Bourbons are just a cadet branch of the House of Capet (as are also the house of Valois), descending patrilinearily from the same ancestor. + they are also reigning in Luxembourg, not only in Spain.

Apart from our national dynasty, (the Árpád house), my second favourite are the Hungarian Anjou/Angevin rulers. They descended from the Napolitan Anjou's and ultimetly were also a cadet branch of the House of Capet, therefore my vote also goes to the Capetian dynasty.
Tell me why most British think their house tops all the other ones. Please tell me that first.
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Tell me why most British think their house tops all the other ones. Please tell me that first.
i voted winsor(cant be bothered to spell german name). i voted for them because im british, they have been in the public eye alot and they reigned over britain when we where number 1. i was very tempted to vote hasburgs or the hannoverians but i didnt.
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Capet, Bourbon and Valois are in fact one house - Capet. Valois and Bourbons were just minor branches.
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I would say that you could have added to your list 2 important houses which for some time ruled half of Europe.

One would be the House of Anjou, on the map countries ruled by Luis the Great, king of Hungary from this dynasty:

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And the second important european dynasty would be Jagiellon dynasty, which at one moment ruled territories between 3 seas:


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House of Bonaparte - The former Royal House of France

ah Yes really? Bonaparte represent the Royalty now?

Proclamation of Empire


March 27, 1804/6 Germinal, Year XII
- Vote in the Senate a motion by Fouche which "invites Napoleon Bonaparte to complete his work by visiting his immortal glory as" a first step towards the proclamation of the Empire.

April 28, 1804/8 Floreal, year XII
- Motion of Curée proclaiming the Tribunate Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

May 1, 1804/11 Floreal, year XII
- Speech to Lazare Carnot Tribunate opposing the motion Of Curée.

May 3, 1804 13 Floreal, year XII
- Motion passed unanimously Curée Tribunate least the voice of Carnot. A delegation from the Senate Tribunate this motion.

13 mai 1804/23 Floreal, year XII
- Presentation to Bonaparte, the Privy Council in the castle of Saint-Cloud project Senatus consultum into 16 titles and 142 articles prepared by Cambaceres.

16 mai 1804/26 Floreal, year XII
- Presentation by the Senate Portalis project Senatus consultum approved by the Privy Council.

May 18, 1804/28 Floreal, year XII
- Senatus-consults Bonaparte proclaimed "Emperor of the French" under the name of Napoleon and containing amendments to the Constitution (also called constitution of the year XII), unanimously approved by the Senate, least 3 votes and two abstentions . Immediate implementation, at the request of Cambaceres, without waiting for the results of the plebiscite on the government inherited.

June 6, 1804/17 Prairial year XII
- Protest the Count de Lille.

July 13, 1804/24 Messidor year XII
- Decree on precedence and imperial etiquette.

July 27, 1804/8 Thermidor, year XII
- Adoption by the Council of State éployé eagle as the emblem of the Empire.

August 2, 1804/14 Thermidor, year XII
- End of analyzing the results of the plebiscite on the Empire: 3521675 yes, not 2579 (Bulletin of Acts figures).
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