King of Pretany

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The King of Pretany is a title taken by the leading monarch of Pretany. The title was first granted to Duke Beglidere in 1372 and has typically throughout time has had the moniker of place of birth afterwards. The queens of Pretany took their husbands monikers later in the middle ages. Although once nearly absolute in governing, the king of Pretany is now a mainly a figure head in support of the legislative assembly. There has never been a female monarch in Pretany, due to tradition, and the oldest male of any surviving family has taken the title upon death of the previous king. There has also never been a regime change, and the Beglidere family has reigned Pretany without question since the middle ages.

Name Portrait Date of birth Reign Weddings Notes
Begin End
Duke Beglidere Pisanello 024b.jpg 4 May
1335
12 September
1372
16 December
1429
Queen Fereby
Two sons and two daughters
First King of Pretany, Died at 94 years old.
Beralt, Prince of Pretany 16 June
1351
16 December
1429
21 May
1436
Cicillia of Garlis
Three sons and one daughter
Brother to Victria, Lady of the Pretans, rebuilt Port Emporia. Dagglis Hambernack agreed to co write and sign a constitution with King Beralt, Prince of Pretany to formally decree Inara as a Diarchal city-state loyal to both crowns, with the Pretanic crown superseding power to the lower in 1431.
King Gabriel of Port Emporia 10 April
1375
21 May
1436
5 March
1447
Natalie the Virgin
one son and one daughter
The Lavish king, bankrupted the monarchy twice in his 21 year reign. Stated his reign was a "retreat plan", now known as a retirement plan, and set a precedent for nearly every king afterwards.
King Gabriel II of Treva 25 August
1400
5 March
1447
18 June
1475
Maria the Chaste
three sons and two daughters
One of the "Worthless Kings". His wife Maria the Chaste was rumored to have been a former prostitute. Kingdom of Pretany formally founded its new colony called Territory of Pretanic Archanta under his reign. He was known to have many exotic spices from Archanta brought to the castle and had several close friends in the territory. He had a "love affair" with the colony and bankrupt the kingdom fighting foreign wars in Archanta. The colony became a cash cow for the Dynasty. No known revolts.
King Don of Nectorini 13 November
1425
18 June
1475
1 May
1496
Queen Sarine of Sarine Hall
two sons and one daughter
One of the "Worthless Kings", spent countless hours with his wife in Sarine Hall, her birthplace. One revolt squelched in 1481. Continued the "love Affair" with Pretanic Archanta.
King Guntham of Port Emporia 5 May
1456
1 May
1496
16 December
1521
Queen Susanne Charie
one son and one daughter
One of the "Worthless Kings" and said to have been mentally unstable, and an invalid, Queen Susanne Charie took over duties for him at the beginning of his reign. Three revolts squelched in 1499, 1505, and 1512.
King Gabriel III of Port Emporia 7 December
1477
16 December
1521
1 July
1552
Queen Gertrude
three sons and one daughter
One of the "Worthless Kings", a known revolt killed most of the kings court in St. Richards in 1532. The King survived and lived in hiding with his wife for the remainder of his reign.
King Andrew of St. Richards 17 February
1502
1 July
1552
1 May
1587
Queen Deanna of St. Richards
one daughter
One of the "Worthless Kings", his wife, Queen Deanna was one of the most revered queens. She attempted to kill the king and take power to the throne in the name of the Pretanic People. He was a well known tyrant that attempted to torture his adversaries. That included any members of his court that became too ambitious, and eventually his wife. Queen Deanna is a well known folk-hero to the Pretanic People for undergoing his torture for 13 weeks before succumbing to her injuries. "In the name of the people" was her known last words. Five small revolts on St. Richards in 1556, 1562, 1567, 1578, and 1585. His death at age 85 was lauded as "one of the happiest moments for the Pretanic People."
King Dietric of St. Richards 6 July
1508
1 May
1587
15 August
1600
Widower of Leslie of St. Marks Younger brother of King Andrew, died at age 92. Was an elderly monarch who managed to send internal civil diplomats to Antigo in 1590 to try and stabilize the Cuppa worshiping Shire. This worked, and by 1616 more than 40% of the shire had converted to Catholicism. A task that was impossible by the previous monarchs. Still, labeled as One of the "Worthless Kings" due to his lavish spending and symbolic attachment to his brother. One large revolt on St. Richards in 1595. 1/4 of the city of St. Richards burned to the ground.
King Andrew II of St. Richards 17 September
1557
15 August
1600
7 May
1639
Queen Valencia of St. Richards
two sons and one daughter
Grandson of King Dietric and son of deceased Duke Hessian of Sarnutum. Followed his grandfather's footsteps in continuing to stabilize Antigo. His father, Duke Hessian, was the last of the known "worthless kings." That title and phrase began to disappear from popular culture by the early 1600s.
King Gabriel IV of Raggleneth 5 March
1585
7 May
1639
9 December
1645
Queen Vera of Raggleneth
one son
Only king for 6 years before his death. Accomplished nothing of significance.
King Bestram of Revernell 24 October
1616
9 December
1645
13 January
1648
Queen Demi of Revernell
one son
King for 3 years. Died young of Tunga Fever.
Was revered for his kind heart. Became king at age 29, and would generously donate money to the shires. He considered, honest pay for honest work, to the Ingerish Prisoners who toiled in the inland forests.
King Lagbard of Croxton 24 October
1641
8 January
1648
9 May
1695
Queen Linda of Croxton
one son and one daughter
Known as the "Child King", didn't have a son until 47 years old. Was a known "worthless king", the phrase made a roaring comeback during his long 47 year reign. Population of Pretany expanded greatly and he would horde money for the royal family to spend lavishly. Under his reign was the devastating loss of Pretanic Archanta between 1655-1662. There were 17 known revolts, politically tearing the kingdom apart. Several of the shires nearly broke away from the kingdom and Westward Gate at this time was stated to be a self governing republic for a short 7 years, completely cut off from St. Richards.
King Depfry of Lorranium 2 April
1688
4 July
1695
19 June
1745
Queen Madiline Brune of Lorranium
one son
He was the last of the isolationist kings of Pretany. It is also known that the city of Raggleneth was burned to the ground in 1725 as the queen was in labor. The royal family was visiting friends at the time. they managed to escape, but the king was beheaded during the Great Revolt of 1745, which was essentially a military coup. 12,000 members of the former Nortian Tribe burned the city of St. Genevieve to the ground after king Depfry refused to grant independence to the northern mainly nortian-identifying Shires. The king was dragged out of the castle in St. Richards and beheaded in the street that year.
King Christian of Raggleneth Thomas Gainsborough - John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, about 1693 - 1770. Soldier - Google Art Project.jpg 15 August
1725
19 June
1745
5 March
1791
Queen Aimee of Raggleneth
four sons and two daughters
Pretany's most influential King. Managed to slip out of hiding from the Great Revolt and completely revolutionize Pretany.
King Wasson of Westward Gate 2 October
1749
5 March
1791
16 November
1795
Queen Diane of Westward Gate
two sons and two daughters
His short reign was highlighted by the build up to the Pretanic-Galician War and his subsequent abdication in 1795.
King Onley of St. Richards 21 April
1768
16 November
1795
8 May
1845
Queen Louisa of St. Richards
two sons and two daughters
He was known to take intimidate charge of the Pretanic-Galician War and led the war to it's end with the final treaty being signed in 1838.
King Jeffrey of Port Emporia 2 January
1803
8 May
1845
15 June
1866
Queen Christine of Port Emporia
four sons and one daughters
King David of Inara 12 January
1827
15 June
1866
24 May
1892
Queen Beatrice of Inara
one son and one daughters
King Jeffrey II of Inara 18 December
1855
24 May
1892
15 June
1929
Queen Rebecca of Inara
one son and three daughters
First king to place domestic sanctions against a shire in 1920 against Antigo after allegations of state funded terrorism that led to the Escallar Primary School Bombing was backed up by evidence.
King Durgan of St. Richards 2 March
1879
15 June
1929
31 October
1956
Queen Leona of St. Richards
five sons and one daughter
Last absolute king of Pretany, dissolved it's monarchical powers to a constitution and parliament to prevent future uprisings. Was in the center of the break away of the Pretanic Faction State
King Renaldo of St. Richards 18 July
1914
31 October
1956
7 April
2004
Queen Natalie of St. Richards
two sons
A controversial although famous king for having a long lived reign and did much work around the globe and for Pretany. had a hand in promoting the formation of the Assembly of Nations, along with other world leaders and it's effects on the globe.
King David II of St. Marks 14 September
1941
7 April
2004
current Queen Melanie of St. Richards
two sons
Current King of Pretany.