Denise von Goëtzën

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Denise of Karnia and Ruthenia
Archduchess of Karnia and Princess of Ruthenia
Archduchess Denise, 2017.
Queen of Ruthenia
Reign 19 November 2014 - 20 November 2014
Predecessor Monarchy established
Successor Paloma, Empress of Karnia(from 2014 until 2019)
Born 16 June 1964 (1964-06-16) (age 56)
São Paulo, Brazil 125px-Flag of Brazil.svg.png
Spouse Archduke Ari of Karnia
Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia
House House of Goëtzën (by birth)
House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha (by marriage)
Father Count Michael von Goëtzën
Mother Countess Theresa von Goëtzën
Religion Roman Catholicism

Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia (born 16 June 1964) was the first Queen of Ruthenia, is the wife of Archduke Ari of Karnia and is mother of Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia. Her family background is a pivotal part of the inspiration behind the Kingdom of Ruthenia and its sucessor state, the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. She is the current head of the Karno-Ruthenian Red Cross.

Life and marriage

Denise was born at Winter Residence of the Goëtzën family, in São Paulo, Brazil, the second child of Count Michael von Goëtzën, and his first wife, Countess Theresa von Goëtzën. She was baptised at St. Stephen of Hungary's Church on 1970, the same place where his only child would be baptized on 1996. Denise and his elder brother, Wladimir, spent their youth in a difficult relationship scarred by their parents turbulent marriage and eventual separation and divorce. His brother would die childless on 1992. His father married again, but without children from this relationship and died on 2015. Her mother also married again, with no children from this relationship, dying in 1989.

Archduchess Denise and his son, Emperor Oscar. 24 February 2017.

In the 1980's, she married Archduke Ari of Karnia. It was the only child of such couple, Oscar, to usher in this family with the actual status in 2014. At birth the king, who already boasted a courtesy title of (Count von Goëtzën), families make appear in documents that were known as "Götzö and Thomaz-Rocha", although it is more common to use the last name, and after his coronation, the king has signed as "Oscar of Ruthenia". After the death of his grandfather, Michael von Goëtzën, Oscar of Ruthenia took the title of Count of Bihar, since he was the last male member of the family still alive.

On 09 May 2018, she was created Duchess of Sasso-Koharové by force of the Imperial Decree n. 139-2O18, who recreated this foreign title as the title of the Imperial Family. On 21 October 2019, she was made the leader of the Karno-Ruthenian Red Cross, a position she occupied since the former Empress Paloma left the Empire, on 05 September 2019. After the divorce of her son and her daughter-in-law, she became the most important female figure of the Imperial Court.

Titles, styles and honors

Monarchical styles of
Archduchess Denise of Karnia and Royal Princess of Ruthenia
Monogram of Archduchess Denise Karnia Ruthenia.png
Reference styleHer Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative styleMa'am

Alternative Titles and Styles

  • 16 June 1964 – 18 July 1987: Her Grace, Countess von Goëtzën.
  • 18 July 1987 - 18 November 2014: Her Highness, Princess of Ruthenia and Countess von Goëtzën.
  • 19 November 2014 - 20 November 2014: Her Royal Majesty, Queen of Ruthenia.
  • 20 November 2014 - 15 April 2016: Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Ruthenia and Countess von Goëtzën.
  • 15 April 2016 - 08 May 2018: Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduchess of Karnia and Royal Princess of Ruthenia, Countess von Goëtzën.
  • 09 May 2018 - present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduchess of Karnia and Royal Princess of Ruthenia, Countess von Goëtzën, Duchess of Sasso-Koharové.

Full titles as Queen

Her Royal Majesty, Denise, the Queen of Ruthenia.


Order of the Queen

Order of St. Stephen Order of St. Peter

Order of St. Paul Order of Ottokar

Order of the Queen Order of Ottokar

See also