House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha

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House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha
CountryKarnia-Ruthenia, Ruthenia, Karnia, Carpathia, Badakistan, Acrin, Tsechia, Horvatia, United Provinces of Mauricia, Cardonia, Libertia, Gaussland
Ancestral houseThomaz-Rocha (male line)
Goëtzën (female line)
TitlesEmperor of Karnia
King of Ruthenia
King of Bessabia
King of Acrin
King of Horvatia
King of Eslavija
Grand Duke of Gaussland
Duke of Taschen
FounderHI&RM Emperor-King Oscar (as a royal house)
Current headHI&RH Archduke Ari
Founding13th century: Monssu de la Roche
19 November 2014 (as a royal house)
2016: Oscar I abdicated after the Overthrow of the Badakistani monarchy
2016: Oscar I ceded title in accordance with the Treaty of Alexandrești
2020: Oscar I abdicated
EthnicityHungarian, Ruthenian, French

The House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, or House of Ruthenia is one of the most important noble houses of micronationalism. The throne of the Kingdom of Ruthenia is occupied by the family since 2014. The house also produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Acrin, Kingdom of Bessabia, Empire of Badakistan, Grand Duchy of Gaussland, and the Principality of Carpathia, as well as holders of several other minor titles at various micronations.

The house is also a cadet branch of the House of Thomaz-Rocha and the House of Goëtzën, created in 1988 with the marriage between Ari, Archduke of Karnia, then Duke of Ruthenia, and Denise, Archduchess of Karnia, only daughter of the Count Michael of Goëtzën. After the death of Michael of Goëtzën in 2015, the Goëtzën's direct line ended, and the Götzö-Thomaz-Rochas assume his titles.

A noble house of French-Scot-Magyar origin, the dynasty rose to prominence when Oscar I ascended to the throne of Ruthenia. The house is currently headed by Archduke Ari of Karnia (born 1961), former King of Ruthenia.

Principal roles[edit | edit source]

Their principal roles, including the roles of their cadet branches were as:

Numerous other titles were attached to the crowns listed above.

History[edit | edit source]

Origin of Thomaz-Rocha[edit | edit source]

The known origin of the Thomaz-Rocha family is their first record in the 13th century by the event of the Fourth Crusade. Monssu de la Roche, the youngest of three brothers, joined the Crusader efforts. The eldest of the brothers, Otto de la Roche, became the first Duke of Athens and the middle brother, with his name forgotten by history, did not achieved anything noteworthy. Years after the end of the Fourth Crusade, the youngest of the brothers became a mercenary warrior in the service of the King of Portugal against Muslims in Algarve and from that moment, he made the Kingdom of Portugal his home, without having descendants who reached some fame as the older brother or himself.

The De la Roche family absorbed "Thomaz" about three centuries later, when a branch of the family, in the King of Portugal diplomatic service in Electorate of Saxony, found a Scottish exiled supporters of Reform, then chased by Mary I of England. In fact, the last name at the time was "McThomaz", with "Mc" deleted after the union of the two families, they would consider more Latin form "Thomaz-Rocha", to live in the Kingdom of Portugal, where the family reside and who dedicate his life to fight the Napoleonic invasion in 1807.

With the invasion, the family fled to Brazil, then colony of Portugal. Once the colony and with the blessing of the House of Braganza, paved over the country and established what later became the Kingdom of Ruthenia, in northeastern Brazil. For a little over a century, the family would perform consanguineous marriages in order to preserve its history and its fortune; this last point, inefficient.

Origin of Goëtzën[edit | edit source]

The original coat of arms of the family von Goëtzën.

The House of Goëtzën is a noble family connected to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a Hungarian family from Biharkeresztes. The family immigrated to Brazil following the defeat of Austria-Hungary on World War I and settled in São Paulo were they have remained to this day.

The last male of female line of the family is the King of the Ruthenians, son of the last living member of the family by the male line, Archduchess Denise. The last male member of male line of the family and older brother of Archduchess Denise, Wladimir von Goëtzën, died without issue.

In January 2016, the King of Ruthenia ordered the creation of a new coat of arms, that uses elements of the original, but also other elements to strengthen their ties with their Hungarian origins. Many of the elements also represent connection with the House of Árpád, since genealogical research point the Árpáds as ancestors of the ruling house of Karnia-Ruthenia, through the marriage of Mary of Hungary, daughter of Ladislaus I of Hungary, with Prince Iaroslav of Volhinia.

Present and Ascension[edit | edit source]

In the 1980's, the so-called Duke Ari of Ruthenia married the Countess Denise von Goëtzën, the last ancestor of an aristocratic Austro-Hungarian family that despite the Germanic name, proudly preserved their deep Magyars origins. It was the only child of such couple, Oscar, to usher his family with the actual status in 2014. At birth, the king, who already boasted a courtesy title of (Count von Goëtzën), appears in documents that he was 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 it was the last male member of the family still alive.

Titles[edit | edit source]

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On 19 November 2014, the Kingdom of Ruthenia was founded. With the accession of Oscar von Goëtzën to the newly established throne, the title of Count von Go¨tzën became attached to the title of King of Ruthenia.


On 30 June 2015, the Government of Ruthenia annexed the Kaiser Wilhelm II Land which came to be known as Grand Duchy of Gaussland and on 15 December 2015, Oscar of Ruthenia dethroned King Eitan of Acrin, assuming the throne of the Kingdom of Acrin and annexing it to Ruthenia.

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Karnia was founded on 02 February 2016 and after some weeks, the project didn't achieved the expectd result. Without a Constitution or a well estabilished system of government, the Karnian government requested help to the Ruthenian Government and on 10 March 2016, the Imperial Crown was handled to the King of the Ruthenians. In return, the project would be expanded and be at par with the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The result of this negotiation was the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 and the foundation of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire.


On 09 July 2016, the Household of Their Royal Highness-es the Co-Domnitori Alexander XII and Oscar I, has announced that the Domnitor Oscar signed the Treaty of Alexandrești and abdicated from the Princely throne of Carpathia leaving the throne solely to Alexander XII. This was done as a part of a treaty between the two co-Domnitori, by which the Carpathia would become a constituent state of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. On 10 October 2016, Alexander XII informed the Emperor-King the desire to secede the principality from the Empire. The request was accepted and made official by the Imperial Decree n. 049-2016.


After the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the ancestral branches of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, the Houses of Thomaz-Rocha and Götzö acquired imperial rank, and on 16 July 2016, had their titles established by Imperial and Royal Decree n. 34/2016, and from that moment on "His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke of Karnia and Prince of Ruthenia", but the House of Thomaz-Rocha have the titles of Count Vincefort, Count of Rochen, Duke of Mainarque, Prince of Mainarque, Duke of Montfort and Prince of Montfort abolished, while the House of Goëtzën have created the title of Prince or Princess of Hohenstenberg.


Within the Empire, the forces of opposition to the Dual Monarchy lost their disposition, leading to the creation of the Tsechian Federation, a micronation composed mostly of Ethnic Czechs who refused Oscar I as their king, despite joining the Empire. The number of citizens grew little, but guaranteed a place for another culture within the Empire, making more heterogeneous the ethnic composition of Karnia-Ruthenia. However, agreements reached between Karnians and the Emperor-King made it possible for a small portion of the territory to be under direct domination of the Empire - the Duchy of Taschen - only as a "moderating protection" if necessary. Oscar was made Duke of Taschen and Heir to the Throne of Tsechia on 13 February 2017 with the intervention of Archduke Anton on his behalf. After the Antonian Revolution, Tsechia became a unified kingdom and Oscar I became its King.

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On 04 June 2017, Oscar I was made Duke of Sasso-Koharové by Emperor Carlos V of Plata, a micronation established in Argentina. The title was granted as a token of friendship and gratitude, since the Emperor-King played a key role in materializing Carlos V's micronational plans as Emperor of Plata. The partnership lasted and Carlos V was made 11th Knight of the Order of the Edelweiss. Once again grateful and maintaining an informal program of help, Charles V granted another title to the Emperor; this time, the title of Duke of Penteuèvre and Monpensièr. However, after the discovery that the Plata was created as part of the plot known as "Malaise de Cumagne," the titles as foreign honors were extinguished, but were re-created as part of the titling of members of the Imperial Family.


Horvatia was created in 2016, and confirmed the subordination of Horvatia to Ruthenia in 2016 with signing of Horvatian-Ruthenian union, an annex of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016. From August 2017, the House of Agram instilled nationalist sentiments in the local population to force its own rise to power. Through long negotiation, the Agrams would ascend to the Throne of Horvatia. In the early morning of 03 September, Oscar I abdicated the throne in favor of Prince Joseph Cicero of Agram, father of Ban of Horvatia and head of the ducal house. Horvatia continued a country within the Empire, but the post of Ban of Horvatia was descontinued. With strong popular pressure, King Joseph Cicero abdicated in favor of his son, Duke Weslley of Agram, 25 days after taking the throne. Unable to sustain his reign, King Weslley abdicated on 03 October, having reigned for only 05 days. The throne returned to the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia.

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On 01 August 2018, at a time when he enjoyed international prestige and a more stable phase of his reign in Karnia-Ruthenia, his first micronational project was restored as Kingdom of Eslavija and the Crown was offered to him. The affirmative answer came exactly nine years after the founding of the proto-state which originated in Eslavija and that was his first action in micronationalism. However, conditions were imposed on both sides. On the part of the Eslavijan government, the imposition is that the kingdom never would be absorbed by the Empire. On the part of the restored king, is that his reign would be provisional, with the intention of organizing the state, preserve its history and appoint a worthy successor for the future. Both sides accepted these conditions[1]. He abdicated on 29 February 2020, being succeded by Alexander II, a noble of Karno-Ruthenian origin.

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On 30 January 2019, due the Treaty of Libenstein, Oscar I ceded Hakodate to become territory of Cardonia, that in turn was annexed by the Empire. For compensation for this "loss of territory", was ceded to him the former royal titles of "Grand Duke of Leuvenberg and of Strena", and the newly-created title of "Protector of Cardonia"[2]. The terms of the treaty also puts the Imperial House of Karnia-Ruthenia in the line of succession to the Throne of Cardonia, since the Emperor-King, with his Cardonian titles, holds a higher position in Cardonia then any other noble, just after the king.

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On 19 November 2019, the same day the Empire celebrated the Foundation Day, Oscar I was granted the title of Duke of Ingelger within the Lusophone Sector by King James IV & IX, due his participation in his accession to the Throne and the first months of his reign, in a very disputed crisis among Brazilian micronationalists. His arms made references of the Karno-Ruthenian Emperor faith in the new king, as well his teutonic origins and Catholic background and a nod to a citation made in some occasions, calling the new duke as a "King-maker"[3].


On 19 February 2020, Oscar I was granted the title of Duke of Mauren within the Lusophone Sector by Sovereign Prince Thomas, due his participation in his accession to the Princely Throne after the signature of the Treaty of Neuschwanstein, a very important treaty among among Brazilian micronational projects based in European culture. Once again, his title made some nods to his teutonic origins and the epithet of "King-maker".

Line of Succession to the Throne[edit | edit source]

The Imperial Family, 04 November 2019.

Karnia-Ruthenia had equal primogeniture sucession, but that is limited to those descended from Archduke Ari of Karnia and in the future, Emperor-King, through approved marriage. Dynasts lose their right to the throne if they marry without the permission of the monarch or current pretender. Individuals born to unmarried dynasts or to former dynasts that married without imperial permission, and their descendants, are excluded from the line to the throne. Further, when approving a marriage, the monarch can impose conditions that must be met in order for any resulting offspring to have succession rights.

Also included in the line of succession, although excluded members who were against decisions of the head of the dynasty or promoted any attempt on the dynastic order imposed; the latter are considered "disgraced", lose their titles and their descendants are automatically excluded from the line of succession, although it remains just as a courtesy.

The Throne must pass to the member of the Imperial and Royal Family next nearest in lineage with the same line of succession should a situation arise where there are no eligible descendants of the reigning Emperor-King. The monarch is allowed to be a member of any faith of their choosing, traditionally a Roman Catholic. The monarch was never forced to belong to any religion, however to prevent any potential crisis of faith within the Imperial and Royal Family, all members are allowed to profess any faith they desire or none at all.

  • Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).pngArchduke Anthony I of Karnia, married Archduchess Judith of KarniaDECEASED.
    • Archduke Francis II of KarniaDECEASED, married Ms. Campos.
      • three excluded children.
    • Archduke Anthony II Joseph of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • three excluded children.
    • Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).pngArchduke Ari of Karnia, married Archduchess Denise of Karnia.
    • Archduke G. of Karnia, married Archduchess Aparecida of Karnia.
      • two excluded children, two excluded grandchildren
    • Archduke L. of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • three excluded children
    • Archduke Peter of Karnia, married first Archduchess CeliaDECEASED second Archduchess Anna of Karnia.
      • Archduke Alexander of Karnia.
      • Archduke Danilo of Karnia.
    • Archduke A. of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • three excluded children.
    • Archduchess Adelia of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Louis of Martine.
      • one excluded child.
    • Archduchess O. of Karnia.EXCLUDED
      • four excluded children.
    • Archduke Helio of Karnia, married Archduchess M. of Karnia.
      • Archduke Italo of Karnia.
      • Archduchess Clara of Karnia.
    • Archduchess Celia of KarniaEXCLUDED, married to Francis II of Mainarque.
      • one excluded child.
    • Archduchess Zelia of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Joseph Peter of Lanfort.
      • five excluded children.

Ancestors[edit | edit source]

The patrilineal descent from x to the Emperor-King goes thus:

Descent from

  1. ~
  2. Anton Thomaz (b. 1864)
  3. Francis Thomaz (b. 1890)
  4. Anton, Archduke of Karnia (b. 1926)
  5. Ari, Archduke of Karnia and Prince of Ruthenia (b. 1961)
  6. Oscar I (born 1991)

Considering his oldest known ancestor, Ugiek, and considering connections with the House of Piast through the marriage of Béla I and Adelaide of Poland, with the House of Rheinfelden through the marriage of Ladislau I with Adelaide of Swabia and the House of Komnenos, for the marriage of Ladislaus's daughter, Irene, with John II Komnenos, Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans, the matrilineal descent from Ügyek to the Emperor-King goes thus:

Descent from the House of Árpád

  1. Ügyek, Chieftain of Scythia (c. 800)
  2. Álmos, Kende of Hungarians (c. 820)
  3. Árpád, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (c. 845)
  4. Zoltán, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (c. 880)
  5. Taksony, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (c. 930)
  6. Michael, Duke of Nyitra (c. 971)
  7. Vazul, Duke of Nyitra (c. 997)
  8. Béla, King of Hungary (c. 1015)
  9. Ladislaus I, King of Hungary (c. 1040)
  10. Maria, Princess of Vladimir-in-Volhynia (c. 1075)
  11. Yuri Yaroslavich, Prince of Tura-Pinsk (c. 1102)
  12. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov (b. 1137)
  13. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky (b. 1178)
  14. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky (b. 1195)
  15. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya (c. 1230)
  16. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary (c. 1251)
  17. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary (c. 1268)
  18. Matthew Csák of Trencsén (c. 1290)
  19. János Csák (c. 1325)
  20. Petronella Zmeskál de Domanovecz
  21. István Rhédey
  22. Pál Rhédey de Kisréde
  23. László Rhédey de Kisréde
  24. János Rhédey de Kisréde-Nyakazó
  25. János Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  26. Ferenc Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  27. Bálint Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  28. Louis I Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  29. Louis II de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  30. Alexander Buzas
  31. Teresa, Countess von Goëtzën
  32. Denise, Archduchess of Karnia and Princess of Ruthenia
  33. Oscar I

Considering his oldest known ancestor, Rurik, and considering connections with the Macedon Dynasty through the marriage of Vladimir the Great and Anna Porphyrogenita, with the House of Munsö through the marriage of Yaroslav the Wise with Ingegerd of Sweden once again with the House of Piast through the marriage of Iziaslav I of Kiev with Gertrude of Poland, Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans, the matrilineal descent from Rurik to the Emperor-King goes thus:

Descent from the House of Rurik

  1. Rurik, Prince of Ladoga and Novgorod
  2. Igor, Prince of the Rus'
  3. Sviatoslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
  4. Vladimir, Grand Prince of Kiev and Novgorod
  5. Yaroslav, Grand Prince of Kiev and Novgorod
  6. Iziaslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
  7. Sviatopolk II, Grand Prince of Kiev
  8. Iaroslav, Prince of Vladimir-in-Volhynia
  9. Yuri Yaroslavich, Prince of Tura-Pinsk (c. 1102)
  10. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov (b. 1137)
  11. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky (b. 1178)
  12. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky (b. 1195)
  13. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya (c. 1230)
  14. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary (c. 1251)
  15. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary (c. 1268)
  16. Matthew Csák of Trencsén (c. 1290)
  17. János Csák (c. 1325)
  18. Petronella Zmeskál de Domanovecz
  19. István Rhédey
  20. Pál Rhédey de Kisréde
  21. László Rhédey de Kisréde
  22. János Rhédey de Kisréde-Nyakazó
  23. János Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  24. Ferenc Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  25. Bálint Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  26. Louis I Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  27. Louis II de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  28. Alexander Buzas
  29. Teresa, Countess von Goëtzën
  30. Denise, Archduchess of Karnia and Princess of Ruthenia
  31. Oscar I

Heraldry and Standards[edit | edit source]

Members of the Imperial and Royal Family have their own crests, monograms and standards to represent them or their presence somewhere over the Empire and foreign countries. The use of them are regulated by the Emperor-King's Own Office. On 26 December 2014, the standards are changed into new colors and design, to be distinguished of the government standards and after the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the standards were changed again for a most simple version.

See also[edit | edit source]

House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha
Founding year: XIII century
Preceded by
Ruling House of Karnia-Ruthenia
2016 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
House of Wenzel
Ruling House of Karnia
2016 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ruling House of Ruthenia
2014 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ruling House of Bessabia
Succeeded by
Incorporated into the Badakistan
Preceded by
House of Sheri
Ruling House of Badakistan
Succeeded by
Empire abolished
Preceded by
House of Agram
Ruling House of Horvatia
2016 - 2017
2017 - present
Succeeded by
Deposed and restored on 2017
Preceded by
Ruling House of Carpathia
2015 - 2016
Succeeded by
House of Karapavlovič
Preceded by
House of Szteinbaum
Ruling House of Acrin
2015 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Throne established
Ruling House of Eslavija
2018 - 2020
Succeeded by
House of Agram
Preceded by
House of Werzberg
Ruling House of Cardonia
2020 - present
Succeeded by

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