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 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
Birthplace: London

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.

 2 Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes.
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: April 13, 1570
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York
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.

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 3 Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.
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Famous As: Crown Prince of Dubai
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dubai

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.

 4 Philippe I, Duke of Orléans

Philippe I, Duke of Orléans.
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Famous As: Son of Louis XIII of France
Birthdate: September 21, 1640
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: June 9, 1701

Philippe I, Duke of Orléans received the dukedoms of Chartres and Valois in 1661 as the younger son of Louis XIII of France. Unlike most royal persons of his generation, Philippe was open about his homosexuality and did not think twice before acting effeminately in public. However, he fathered several children and earned the nickname the grandfather of Europe.

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 5 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
Birthplace: Peterhof
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.  

 6 Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Birthplace: Guildford, England, United kingdom
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.
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 7 Otto von Habsburg

Otto von Habsburg
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax
Died: July 4, 2011
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 8 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
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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 9 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
Birthplace: Blackmore, England
Died: July 22, 1536

Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of Henry VIII and his mistress Elizabeth Blount. Henry FitzRoy was the only illegitimate child acknowledged by King Henry VIII of England. In spite of being an illegitimate child, Henry FitzRoy was made Duke of Richmond and Somerset. He was later made Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. 

 10 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
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, England
Died: January 23, 1820

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn was the father of Queen Victoria. His army career took him to Canada and the West Indies, making him the first royal family member to stay in North America. He was also the governor of Gibraltar and played a major role in Canada’s development.

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 11 John of Gaunt

John of Gaunt
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: March 6, 1340
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: February 3, 1399

 12 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
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 18, 1478
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 13 Kazimierz Pułaski

Kazimierz Pułaski
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: March 6, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 11, 1779

Kazimierz Pułaski was a Polish nobleman, military commander, and soldier. Dubbed the father of the American cavalry, Pulaski is credited with creating the Pulaski Cavalry Legion and reorganizing the American cavalry. He played an important role in the American Revolutionary War and is remembered for fighting for the independence of Poland and the United States.

 14 Frederick Louis, prince of Wales

Frederick Louis, prince of Wales
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: February 1, 1707
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: March 31, 1751

 15 Grigory Potemkin

Grigory Potemkin.
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: October 11, 1739
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chizhovo, Russian Empire
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.

 16 Sam Childers

Sam Childers
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Famous As: Humanitarian
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
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 17 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
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: August 25, 1554

 18 Hephaestion

Hephaestion
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0356 AD
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: 0324 AD
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 19 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
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 29, 1811

 20 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
Birthplace: Brecon, Wales
Died: May 17, 1521
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 21 Felix Yusupov

Felix Yusupov.
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: March 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yusupov Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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.

 22 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
Birthplace: St. James's Palace, London
Died: January 5, 1827
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 23 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: Pisces
Birthplace: Stirling Castle, Stirling
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.

 24 Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha

Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1493 AD
Birthplace: Parga, Greece
Died: March 15, 1536
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 25 Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset

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

 26 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
Birthplace: Berg Castle, Berg, Luxembourg
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.

 27 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
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 15, 1685

 28 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
Birthplace: Wigmore, England
Died: November 29, 1330
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 29 Juan de Borbón

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

 30 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
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Died: 1483 AD
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 31 Reginald of Châtillon

Reginald of Châtillon
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 1120 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: July 4, 1187

 32 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough

John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: April 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England
Died: October 16, 2014
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 33 Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge

Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
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Famous As: Marshal
Birthdate: February 24, 1774
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, London, England
Died: July 8, 1850

 34 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1517 AD
Birthplace: Hunsdon, England
Died: January 19, 1547

 35 Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall

Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: 1284 AD
Birthplace: Gascony, France
Died: June 19, 1312

 36 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans

Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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Famous As: Duke
Birthdate: April 13, 1747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Domaine de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France
Died: November 6, 1793

 37 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
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Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: April 12, 1550
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hedingham Castle, England
Died: June 24, 1604

 38 Afonso de Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1453 AD
Birthplace: Vila Franca de Xira
Died: December 16, 1515

 39 Pedro Álvares Cabral

Pedro Álvares Cabral
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1467 AD
Birthplace: Belmonte, Portugal
Died: 1520 AD

 40 Æthelwold of Wessex

Æthelwold of Wessex
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Great Britain
Died: December 13, 0902

 41 Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria

Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke of Austria
Birthdate: July 30, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 19, 1896

 42 Jean, Count of Paris

Jean, Count of Paris
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: May 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 43 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, London

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.

 44 Prince George, Duke of Cambridge

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge
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Famous As: Field marshal
Birthdate: March 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: March 17, 1904

 45 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
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 29, 1992

 46 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: September 4, 1455
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abergavenny, Wales
Died: November 2, 1483

 47 Louis, Duke of Burgundy

Louis, Duke of Burgundy
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 16, 1682
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: February 18, 1712

 48 Prince William, Duke of Cumberland

Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: April 26, 1721
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leicester House, London, England
Died: October 31, 1765

 49 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell

James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 14, 1578

 50 Folke Bernadotte

Folke Bernadotte
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17, 1948
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