What is marquess?

  • (noun): A British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl.
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A marquess or marquis ( /ˈmɑrkwɨs/; French: "marquis", /mɑrˈkiː/) is a nobleman of hereditary rank in various European peerages and in those of some of their former colonies. The term is also used to translate equivalent oriental styles, as in imperial China, Japan, and Vietnam (Annam). In the United Kingdom the title ranks below a duke and above an earl (see "Marquesses in the United Kingdom").

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Marquess - Equivalent Non-Western Titles
... Like other major Western noble titles, marquess or marquis is sometimes used to render certain titles in non-Western languages with their own traditions, even though they are ... created by King Wu of Zhou and is generally translated as marquess or marquis ... of Hyeonhu (현후, 縣侯), of which the meaning is "marquess of district", existed for the hereditary nobility in the Goryeo dynasty ...
Agnes Of Montferrat - Family
... She was a daughter of Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, founder of the Kingdom of Thessalonica, and his first wife Helena del Bosco ... Her maternal grandfather was Anselmo, Marquess of Bosco ... She was a sister of William VI, Marquess of Montferrat and Beatrice of Montferrat, wife of Henry II del Carretto, Marquess of Savona ...
Marquess Jing Of Han - Ancestors
... Ancestors of Marquess Jing of Han 16 ... Marquess Jing of Han Monarchs of Han Early rulers Wuzi Qiubo Dingbo Ziyu Xianzi Xuanzi Zhenzi Jianzi Zhuangzi Kangzi Wuzi Marquesses Marquess Jing Marquess ...
Lord Lieutenant Of Down
... The 3rd Marquess of Downshire 7 October 1831 – 12 April 1845 The 4th Marquess of Londonderry 17 May 1845 – 1864 The Lord Dufferin and Clandeboye 13 April 1864 – 12 February 1902, later Earl of ...
Thomas Taylour, 3rd Marquess Of Headfort
... Thomas Taylour, 3rd Marquess of Headfort KP PC (I) (1 November 1822 – 22 July 1894) was an Irish peer, styled Lord Kenlis until 1829 and Earl of ... He succeeded his father as Marquess of Headfort in 1870 ...

More definitions of "marquess":

  • (noun): Nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count.
    Synonyms: marquis