Prince

Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and is a hereditary title in the nobility of some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".

Read more about Prince:  Historical Background, Prince As Generic For Ruler, Prince of The Blood, Prince As A Substantive Title, The Title of Prince in Various Western Traditions and Languages, The Title of Prince in Other Traditions and Languages, The Title of Prince in Religion

Other articles related to "prince, princes":

Ferdinand I Of Bulgaria - Personal Life
... of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand I Children Prince Boris Prince Kyril Princess Eudoxia Princess Nadejda Boris III Children Princess Marie Louise Prince Simeon Simeon II Children ...
John Badby
... It is said that the prince of Wales (afterwards Henry V) witnessed the execution and offered the sufferer both life and a pension if he would recant but in Walsingham’s words ... The Prince, his commaundement beyng done, asked him if he would forsake heresie to take him to the fayth of holy churche which thing if he would doo, he ... But this valiant champion of Christ, neglectyng the princes fayre wordes, as also contempnyng all mennes deuises refused the offer of worldly promises, no doubt, but beyng more vehemently inflamed ...
Eugène De Beauharnais
... Eugène Rose de Beauharnais, Prince Français, Prince of Venice, Viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy, Hereditary Grand Duke of Frankfurt, 1st Duke of Leuchtenberg ...
Eugène De Beauharnais - Status and Titles
14 June 1804 he was made an official member of the imperial family as His Imperial Highness, French Prince (Prince français) Eugène de Beauharnais ... Prince Eugène was adopted by Napoleon on 12 January 1806 while excluded from the French empire's succession, he was given presumptive rights for him and his descendants in the male line to the throne ... Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, the Prince-Primate of the Confederation of the Rhine, upon the latter's abdication in 1813 ...
Willem-Alexander, Prince Of Orange - Leisure Activities
... In 1989, the Prince flew as a volunteer for the African Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF) in Kenya, and in 1991 he spent a month flying for the Kenya Wildlife Service ... The Prince was seen cheering on the Netherlands' national football team during their hosting year, at Euro 2000, always wearing an orange vest ... Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife travelled to South Africa to support the national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and were shown on worldwide television wearing orange ...

Famous quotes containing the word prince:

    When the Prince of Wales [later King George IV] and the Duke of York went to visit their brother Prince William [later William IV] at Plymouth, and all three being very loose in their manners, and coarse in their language, Prince William said to his ship’s crew, “now I hope you see that I am not the greatest blackguard of my family.”
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    Subordination to morality can be slavish or vain or self- interested or resigned or gloomily enthusiastic or thoughtless or an act of despair, just as subordination to a prince can be: in itself it is nothing moral.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    If English is spoken in heaven ... God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.
    Charles, Prince Of Wales (b. 1948)