Noblemen

In ancient and medieval times noblemen occupied key positions in a king’s court and were an integral part of the administration. Here is a list of famous noblemen who made their mark in the history.

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 1 Prince Philip

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Famous As: Husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Birthdate: June 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish, Greek, British
Died: April 9, 2021

Prince Philip was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Born into the Greek and Danish royal families, he first met Elizabeth in 1934. After courting her for a few years, he married her in 1947. He was formally made a British prince in 1957. He was the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family. 

 2 Prince Harry

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Famous As: Younger Son of Charles, Prince of Wales
Birthdate: September 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
England's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He has served the British army in Afghanistan. He established the Invictus Games and also helps scores of charities. Along with wife Meghan Markle, he stepped down from all royal roles in 2020.
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 3 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He supports the Queen of England in her official duties and has also assumed the duties of his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He has been granted the additional title of The Earl of Forfar by the Queen.

 4 Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
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Famous As: Son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Birthdate: May 6, 2019
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the son of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. He is the seventh person in the line of succession to the British throne. Although Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was entitled to a courtesy title, his parents declined the title as they want him to grow up as a private citizen.

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 5 Guy Fawkes

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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: April 13, 1570
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: January 31, 1606

Guy Fawkes was a member of an infamous group which unsuccessfully plotted the murder of King James I. The plot, which came to be known as the Gunpowder Plot, became popular and Guy Fawkes became synonymous with the plot. The failure of the plot has been commemorated as Guy Fawkes Night, during which Fawkes' effigy is burned on a bonfire.

 6 Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

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Famous As: Crown Prince of Dubai
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Emirati

The Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. An alumnus of the London School of Economics, he writes poetry and is a skilled skydiver and a scuba diver.

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 7 John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
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Famous As: Earl Spencer
Birthdate: January 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 29, 1992
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 8 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: November 2, 1767
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: January 23, 1820
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 9 Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Nationality: British
Died: August 22, 1545
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk was the brother-in-law of King Henry VIII of England, through his third wife, Mary Tudor. He was sent by Henry to fix Mary’s marriage to King Francis I of France, but married her himself instead. He received viscountcy for the 1513 campaign against France.

 10 Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
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Famous As: Tsarevich of Russia
Birthdate: August 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: July 17, 1918

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia was the heir apparent to the Russian Empire's throne. The only son of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Emperor Nicholas II, Alexei was born with haemophilia, which was treated by the popular faith healer Grigori Rasputin. In 1918, Alexei and his family members were executed brutally by Communist revolutionaries.  

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 11 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell

James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 14, 1578

 12 Otto von Habsburg

Otto von Habsburg
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian, German, Hungarian
Died: July 4, 2011
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 13 Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset

Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 15, 1519
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 22, 1536

 14 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: May 1, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: January 16, 1942

 15 Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
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Famous As: Heir apparent
Birthdate: July 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Norwegian

 16 Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York
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Famous As: Noblemen
Birthdate: September 21, 1411
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: December 30, 1460
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 17 John of Gaunt

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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: March 6, 1340
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Belgian, British
Died: February 3, 1399

 18 Frederick Louis, prince of Wales

Frederick Louis, prince of Wales
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: February 1, 1707
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German, Welsh
Died: March 31, 1751
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 19 Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: November 22, 1428
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: April 14, 1471

 20 Grigory Potemkin

Grigory Potemkin
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: October 11, 1739
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian
Died: October 16, 1791

Grigory Potemkin was a Russian statesman, military leader, and nobleman. A favorite of Catherine the Great, Grigory Potemkin was appointed governor-general of Russia's southern provinces in 1775. An influential personality, Potemkin supervised the construction of several important edifices, such as the Tauride Palace. He is also credited with founding the towns of Ekaterinoslav, Sevastopol, Kherson, and Nikolayev.

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 21 Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
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Famous As: Military personnel, Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish

 22 George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence

George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence
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Famous As: Duke
Birthdate: October 21, 1449
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: February 18, 1478
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 23 Hephaestion

Hephaestion
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0356 AD
Nationality: Greek
Died: 0324 AD

 24 Louis, Grand Dauphin

Louis, Grand Dauphin
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: November 1, 1661
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: April 14, 1711
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 25 Kazimierz Pułaski

Kazimierz Pułaski
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: March 6, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Lithuanian, Polish, American
Died: October 11, 1779

 26 Prince Joachim of Denmark

Prince Joachim of Denmark
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Birthdate: June 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish
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 27 Sam Childers

Sam Childers
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Famous As: Humanitarian
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Nationality: American

 28 Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 4, 2020
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 29 Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick

Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick
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Famous As: Noblemen
Birthdate: February 25, 1475
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: November 28, 1499

 30 Götz von Berlichingen

Götz von Berlichingen
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Famous As: Imperial Knight, Mercenary, Poet
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Nationality: German
Died: July 23, 1562
Also known as Götz of the Iron Hand, German knight Götz von Berlichingen had begun fighting for the Holy Roman Empire even before coming of age. A cannon-fire injury led to his right hand and wrist to be amputated, but he continued fighting with a prosthetic arm.
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 31 Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 10, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: August 25, 1554

 32 William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire

William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1748
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 29, 1811
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 33 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham

Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: February 3, 1478
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: May 17, 1521

 34 Felix Yusupov

Felix Yusupov
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: March 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian
Died: September 27, 1967

Felix Yusupov was a Russian prince and count from the Yusupov family. He participated in the assassination of the controversial mystic Grigori Rasputin. He was born into a wealthy family and led a flamboyant life. He was happily married to Princess Irina of Russia, the niece of Tsar Nicholas II, for more than 50 years.

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 35 Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset

Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Nationality: British
Died: January 22, 1552

 36 Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky
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Famous As: Prince of Novgorod
Birthdate: May 13, 1221
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Russian
Died: November 14, 1263

 37 Ivan III of Russia

Ivan III of Russia
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Famous As: Grand Prince of Moscow
Birthdate: January 22, 1440
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: October 27, 1505

Ivan III of Russia was a Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus'. He initially served as the co-ruler and regent for his blind father, Vasily II, before officially occupying the throne. He vastly expanded his kingdom and  laid the foundations of the Russian state. His reign—lasting 43 years—was one of the longests in Russian history.

 38 Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
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Famous As: Duke of York and Albany
Birthdate: August 16, 1763
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: January 5, 1827

 39 Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha

Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1493 AD
Nationality: Greek, Turkish
Died: March 15, 1536

 40 Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: April 25, 1287
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: November 29, 1330

 41 Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales

Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales
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Famous As: Prince of Wales
Birthdate: February 19, 1594
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: November 6, 1612

The eldest son of King James VI of England (and I of Scotland), Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, often had arguments with his father regarding administrative issues. Known as an "obdurate Protestant," Henry was a handsome man and an art lover. Unfortunately, he died of typhoid before succeeding his father.

 42 Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
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Famous As: Former Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Birthdate: January 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Luxembourgian
Died: April 23, 2019

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg was exiled with his family following the German occupation of Luxembourg during World War II. A Royal Military Academy Sandhurst alumnus, he was part of the D-Day landings and the liberation of Luxembourg from the Nazis, and later turned Luxembourg into a financial hub.

 43 Reginald of Châtillon

Reginald of Châtillon
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 1120 AD
Nationality: French
Died: July 4, 1187

 44 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1517 AD
Nationality: British
Died: January 19, 1547

 45 James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
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Famous As: Duke
Birthdate: April 9, 1649
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: July 15, 1685

 46 Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
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Famous As: Personal trainer
Birthdate: September 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish

 47 Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge

Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
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Famous As: Marshal
Birthdate: February 24, 1774
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: July 8, 1850

 48 Juan de Borbón

Juan de Borbón
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Famous As: Spanish royal
Birthdate: June 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish
Died: April 1, 1993

 49 Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York

Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York
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Famous As: Noblemen
Birthdate: August 17, 1473
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: 1483 AD

 50 Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall

Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: 1284 AD
Nationality: British
Died: June 19, 1312
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