Boyar

A boyar, or bolyar (Bulgarian: боляр or болярин; Ukrainian: буй or боярин; Russian: боя́рин, boyarin; ; Romanian: boier ; Greek: βογιάρος), was a member of the highest rank of the feudal Bulgarian, Moscovian, Kievan Rus'ian, Wallachian, and Moldavian aristocracies, second only to the ruling princes (in Bulgaria, tsars), from the 10th century through the 17th century. The rank has lived on as a surname in Russia and Finland, where it is spelt Pajari.

Read more about Boyar:  Etymology, Boyars in Bulgaria, Boyars in Serbia, Boyars in The Lands of Kievan Rus', Boyars in Muscovy, Boyars in Wallachia and Moldavia, Cultural References

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Boyar - Cultural References
... inntogsmarsj" ("Entry March of the Boyars"), known in Norway as the signal tune for the radio programme Ønskekonserten ... Boyars are characters in the game Warhammer Fantasy ... Boyar sons are featured as a military unit for the Novgorod faction in the 2006 strategy game Medieval II Total War ...
Sully Boyar
... Irving "Sully" Boyar (December 14, 1924 – March 23, 2001) was an American actor of Russian descent ... Boyar was one of seven children, some of whom grew up to become lawyers and businessmen ... A life member of the Actors Studio, Boyar was in many films including Fort Apache, The Bronx, In the Soup, The Jazz Singer and Car Wash ...
Second Opinion (The Sopranos) - Production
... However, the role eventually went to Sully Boyar ... During the episode's original broadcast, Nichols was credited instead of Boyar this was corrected for repeats and the DVD release Boyar died of a ...
Monica Boyar - Other
... Boyar played a singer in an episode of the television show Mister Peepers, in 1952 ... Marlon Brando visited Boyar, who was a friend of his, when she was hospitalized at Lennox Hill Hospital, in January 1955 ... Boyar and Nielsen were married for five years, separating in August 1955 ...
Monica Boyar - Musical Influence
... Boyar became a United States citizen after residing in the country from the age of six ... When Boyar introduced calypso songs to America, many felt the music was not commercial ... By 1948 Boyar had appeared on every overseas radio network ...