Count of Paris

Count of Paris (French: Comte de Paris) was a title for the local magnate of the district around Paris in Carolingian times. Eventually, the count of Paris was elected to the French throne. The title died out with Paris as a royal city, but it was revived later by the Orléanist pretenders to the French throne in a gesture of connection to the ancient Capetian family, and is currently used by Prince Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France.

A fictional Count Paris is a character in William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

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