A viscount ( /ˈvaɪkaʊnt/ "vie-count", for male) or viscountess (for female) is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks usually, as in the British peerage, above a baron, below an earl (in the United Kingdom) or a count (the earl's continental equivalent).

Read more about Viscount:  Etymology, Viscounts in The United Kingdom and The Commonwealth, Continental Forms of The Title, Correct Form of Address, Equivalent Western Titles, Non-western Counterparts

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List Of Viscountcies In The Peerages Of Britain And Ireland - Viscountcies in The Peerage of The United Kingdom, 1801–present
... Title Date of creation Surname Current status Notes Viscount St Vincent 27 April 1801 Jervis extant also Earl of St Vincent and Baron Jervis, which titles became extinct 14 March 1823 Viscount Nelson ...
List Of Irish Representative Peers - List of Irish Representative Peers - 1850–1900
1867 Richard White, 2nd Earl of Bantry 1 July 1854 Hayes St Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile 16 July 1868 Edward Ward, 4th Viscount Bangor 9 January 1855 ...
Viscount Of Irvine
... Viscount of Irvine was a title in the Peerage of Scotland ... Lord Irvine's grandson, the 3rd Viscount, was Member of Parliament for Scarborough and Yorkshire and served as Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire ... Five of his sons, the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Viscounts, all succeeded in the titles ...
Viscount (biscuit)
... Viscount biscuits are a classic British biscuit which consist of a circular base of biscuit, topped with a creamy mint or orange flavouring and covered with a layer of milk chocolate ... Viscounts are known for their shiny foil wrappers which have different colours depending on the biscuit inside—mint biscuits are contained within a green foil wrapper and orange flavoured biscuits are ... The wrapper also has the word Viscount printed on it ...
Viscount - Non-western Counterparts
... Like other major Western noble titles, Viscount is sometimes used to render certain titles in non-western languages with their own traditions, even though they are as a rule historically unrelated and ... in the Meiji era, based both on the British viscount and Zhou Chinese zi the Vietnamese cognate Tử the Manchu jingkini hafan ...

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