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Almanach de Gotha


The Almanach de Gotha is a directory of Europe's royalty and higher nobility. First published in 1763 by C.W. Ettinger in Gotha at the ducal court of Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, it came to be regarded as an authority in the classification of monarchies and their courts, reigning and former dynasties, princely and ducal families, and the genealogical, biographical and titulary details of Europe's highest level of aristocracy. It was published from 1785 annually by Justus Perthes Publishing House in Gotha, until 1944 when the Soviets destroyed the Almanach de Gotha's archives.

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Google previewThe Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy (2012)

by G.R. Berridge, Alan James, Lorna Lloyd

Almanach de Gotha. An annual publication which classified and listed – and thereby authenticated – the members of the ruling dynasties and high nobility, initially only of Europe but later of the whole world. It was first published, at Gotha in the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha, in 1763 and soon acquired great prestige. It survived in its classic form until its archives were destroyed during the Second World War. At the beginning of the nineteenth century it became customary to add to the Almanach ...

Google previewThe New American Newspeak Dictionary (2005)

by Adrian Krieg

Almanach de Gotha First printing after WWII in 1999.

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

A different kind is the Almanach de Gotha, which has been published annually since 1763. It gives ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

A - Ana

Of other British Almanacks, the most deserving of mention are Oliver and Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, and Thom's Irish Almanack and Official Directory; of foreign almanacks, the Almanach Royal de Belgique, and the small but excellent Almanach de Gotha, now in its 89th year. The French Almanach Royal is one of the most extensive publications of this class, the volume generally extending to about a thousand octavo pages. ALMAN1ck, Nautical. This, which in some respects is a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. A - Ana. 1

The Almanach de Gotha, which has existed since ...

Google previewDictionary of Geography, Descriptive, Physical, Statistical, and Historical, Forming a Complete General Gazetteer of the World (1853)

by Alexander Keith Johnston

Since 1764, the excellent “Almanach de Gotha.” has been published here. The duchy of Gotha, forming ...

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