Duchy

A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess.

Some duchies were sovereign in areas that would become unified realms only during the Modern era (such as Germany and Italy). In contrast, others were subordinate districts of those kingdoms that unified either partially or completely during the Medieval era (such as England, France, and Spain). The term is used almost exclusively about Europe.

For the history of duchies as an institution, see Duke.

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Duchy - Examples
... Traditionally, a grand duchy, such as Luxembourg, was generally independent and sovereign ... The mediæval German Stem duchies (German Stammesherzogtum, literally "tribal duchy") were associated with the Frankish Kingdom and corresponded with the areas of settlement of the major Germanic ... The Duchy of Lancaster was created in 1351 but became merged with the Crown when, in 1399, the duke, Henry Bolingbroke ascended the throne of England as Henry IV ...
List Of State Leaders In 1388 - Europe
... Kingdom of Aragon - John I the Hunter (1387–1396) Duchy of the Archipelago - Francesco I Crispo (1383–1397) Duchy of Athens - Nerio I Acciajuoli (1388–1394) Duchy of ...
List Of State Leaders In 1389 - Europe
... Kingdom of Aragon - John I the Hunter (1387–1396) Duchy of the Archipelago - Francesco I Crispo (1383–1397) Duchy of Athens - Nerio I Acciajuoli (1388–1394 ... Adorno, Doge of Genoa (1384–1390) Golden Horde - Tokhtamysh (1380–1395) Duchy of Guelders - William I (1371–1402) Holy Roman Empire ...
List Of State Leaders In 1526 - Europe
... Denmark–Norway - Frederick I (1523–1533) Duchy of Schleswig - Christian III (1523–1559) and Frederick I (1490–1533) in condominial rule Kingdom of England - Henry VIII (1509 ...
Roquelaure - Duchy
... The seigneurie of Roquelaure was elevated to a duchy in 1652 in favor of Gaston-Jean-Baptiste de Roquelaure (1617-1683), son of Antoine de Roquelaure ...