German Nobility

The German nobility (German: Adel) was the elite hereditary ruling class or aristocratic class from ca. 500 B.C. to the Holy Roman Empire and what is now Germany.

Read more about German Nobility:  Principles of German Nobility, Nobiliary Particles Used By German Nobility, Alphabetic Sorting of Noble Names, Divisions of Nobility

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Famous quotes containing the words nobility and/or german:

    The army is the true nobility of our country.
    Napoleon Bonaparte III (1808–1873)

    If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)