House of Goëtzën

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
House of Goëtzën
Götzö-ház
House of Goëtzën coat of arms
Country Kingdom of Hungary
Austro-Hungarian Empire
Karnia-Ruthenia
Occidia
TitlesArchduke of Karnia
Prince of Ruthenia
Prince Hohenstenberg
Count of Bihar
Count Götzö
FounderMatthias Götzö
Current headOscar I, Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
Foundingc. 1840
Cadet branchesHouse of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha
EthnicityHungarian, German, Russian, Pole

The House of Götzö (Portuguese: Casa de Götzö, Hungarian: Götzö-ház, German: Haus Goëtzën) is a noble family, macronationally connected to the Hungarian nobility and micronationally connected to the Kingdom of Ruthenia, Karnia-Ruthenia and the Occidian Empire. An Hungarian family from Biharkeresztes, the family immigrated to Brazil following the defeat of Austria-Hungary on World War I. The family settled in São Paulo were they have remained to this day.

The last member of the family is the Oscar I, son of the last living member of the family in female line, the Archduchess Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia. The last member of male line, Wladimir von Goëtzën, older brother of Archduchess Denise, died without issue in 1990's.

History[edit | edit source]

"Attila riding a pale horse", by Eugène Delacroix.

The House of Götzö officially states since the late XIX century they descended from the line of Attila[1][2][3], King and chieftain of the Hunnic Empire and that have a close connection to the House of Árpád.

In fact, the first verified ancestor of the house is shared with the Arpads, Ügyek, Chieftain of Scythia. In any case, studying the other relations of the family, other interesting characters appears, as Rudolf of Rheinfelden, the first anti-king in the history of the Holy Roman Empire, Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, ancestor of the Komnenos dynasty, Rurik, Prince of Ladoga and Novgorod and founder of the House of Rurik and Chościsko, Duke of the Polans and founder of the House of Piast.

"Charles IV of Hungary", by Árpád Basch.

Despite the royal connections, the family always belonged to lower nobility, never possessing any other title higher then count[lower-alpha 1] and always being attached to the Hungarian Crown, serving from Stephen I of Hungary to Charles IV of Hungary - first and last Kings of Hungary. This notable achievement was highlighted with two of the ancestors of the house serving as Palatine of Hungary from 1275 to 1283, the highest-ranking office in the Kingdom of Hungary, representatives of the monarchs. Thier power eventually faded, but supported the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and the Habsburgs through the First World War and after the war, during the Easter Crisis and the March on Budapest. After the failure of the attempts to restore the Habsburgs, the family left Hungary in 1921 and never returned. They settled in São Paulo, Brazil.

"Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia", 2015.

In November 2014, a cognate member of the house, Oscar I, founded the Kingdom of Ruthenia, as a micronation that partially evoke and pays tribute to their origin, something that until today is an important cultural aspect of the micronations ruled by the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha. In January 2016, a new coat of arms were developed, using elements of the original one, that was reinstituted by October 2021, strengthen their ties with their Hungarian origins and the connection to the House of Árpád.

After the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the cadet branch of the House of Götzö, the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha claimed 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", also adding the title of "Prince of Hohenstenberg". In 2020, through the Treaty of Theodosia and confirmed through the Treaty of Osokorky, their claim to imperial rank was internationally recognized. On April 2021, the House Law of the Karno-Ruthenian Imperial Family was issued. A collection of written customs and rules, it regulated the legal relations between the members of the imperial house, but also merged the House of Götzö to the House of Thomaz-Rocha, basically saving the house of extinction with the extended members of the family allowed to use the surname "Götzö", but also claiming titles of their ancestors that were not in use by any other rightful claimant, as King of the Huns, the Goths, the Danes, and the Medes, while positioning theirselves as "loyal opposition" to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine to their dormant claim to the Holy Roman Throne and through Rudolf of Rheinfelden, claiming as an alternative title the one of Holy Roman Emperor of the German Nation.

Residence[edit | edit source]

The Hofbau Palace is the official residence and workplace of the Karno-Ruthenian Emperor and the principal residence of the dynasty. Located in Persenburg, it was built in the early 20th century and remodeled several times afterwards, being that the reason behind the etimology of Hofbau: the palace in construction. It also serve as the imperial winter residence and was their main residence since they left Hungary for Brazil in the early XX century.

Burials[edit | edit source]

The burial place of the house is a vault at the Cemetery of Lapa since the second half of the XX century. The last entombment in vault of the House happened in 1997, with the death of the great-grandmother of Oscar I, Countess Theresa Veronika von Goëtzën, next to her parents and brother. Other members of the "Hungarian branch" of the house were buried in other places in Brazil and Hungary.

Ancestors[edit | edit source]

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
  2. Álmos, Kende of Hungarians
  3. Árpád, Grand Prince of the Hungarians
  4. Zoltán, Grand Prince of the Hungarians
  5. Taksony, Grand Prince of the Hungarians
  6. Michael, Duke of Nyitra
  7. Vazul, Duke of Nyitra
  8. Béla, King of Hungary
  9. Ladislaus I, King of Hungary
  10. Maria, Princess of Vladimir-in-Volhynia
  11. Yuri Yaroslavich, Prince of Tura-Pinsk
  12. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov
  13. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky
  14. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky
  15. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya
  16. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary
  17. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary
  18. Matthew Csák of Trencsén
  19. János Csák
  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, Gebhard von Nieder-Lahngau, and considering connections with the House of Árpád 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 Gebhard von Nieder-Lahngau to the Emperor-King goes thus:

Descent from the House of Rheinfelden
  1. Gebhard von Nieder-Lahngau, Count of Lahngau, Count in der Wetterau, Count of Niederlahngau
  2. Udo II von Nieder-Lahngau, Count of Niederlahngau
  3. Eberhard of Niederlahngau, Count of Niederlahngau
  4. Gebhard of Ufgau
  5. Konrad I, Duke of Swabia
  6. Konrad III von Rheinfelden
  7. Kuno of Rheinfelden
  8. Rudolf, Duke of Swabia
  9. Adelaide, Queen of Hungary
  10. Maria, Princess of Vladimir-in-Volhynia
  11. Yuri Yaroslavich, Prince of Tura-Pinsk
  12. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov
  13. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky
  14. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky
  15. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya
  16. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary
  17. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary
  18. Matthew Csák of Trencsén
  19. János Csák
  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, Ugiek, and considering connections with the House of Komnenos through the marriage of Ladislau I's daughter, Irene, with John II Komnenos, Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans, the matrilineal descent from Manuel Erotikos Komnenos to the Emperor-King goes thus:

Descent from the House of Komnenos
  1. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos
  2. John Komnenos, Domestic of the Schools
  3. Alexios I, Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans
  4. Irene, Empress consort of the Byzantine Empire
  5. Maria, Princess of Vladimir-in-Volhynia
  6. Yuri Yaroslavich, Prince of Tura-Pinsk
  7. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov
  8. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky
  9. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky
  10. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya
  11. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary
  12. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary
  13. Matthew Csák of Trencsén
  14. János Csák
  15. Petronella Zmeskál de Domanovecz
  16. István Rhédey
  17. Pál Rhédey de Kisréde
  18. László Rhédey de Kisréde
  19. János Rhédey de Kisréde-Nyakazó
  20. János Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  21. Ferenc Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  22. Bálint Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  23. Louis I Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  24. Louis II de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  25. Alexander Buzas
  26. Teresa, Countess von Goëtzën
  27. Denise, Archduchess of Karnia and Princess of Ruthenia
  28. 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, 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
  10. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov
  11. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky
  12. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky
  13. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya
  14. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary
  15. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary
  16. Matthew Csák of Trencsén
  17. János Csák
  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

Considering his oldest known ancestor, Chościsko, the founder of the House of Piast and the bonds with the House of Árpád through the marriage of Béla I and Adelaide of Poland, the matrilineal descent from Chościsko to the Emperor-King goes thus:

Descent from the House of Piast
  1. Chościsko, Duke of the Polans
  2. Piast the Wheelwright, Duke of the Polans
  3. Siemowit, Duke of the Polans
  4. Lestek, Duke of the Polans
  5. Siemomysł, Duke of the Polans
  6. Mieszko I, Duke of Poland
  7. Bolesław I, King of Poland
  8. Mieszko II, King of Poland
  9. Adelaide, Queen of Hungary
  10. Ladislaus I, King of Hungary
  11. Maria, Princess of Vladimir-in-Volhynia
  12. Yuri Yaroslavich, Prince of Tura-Pinsk
  13. Vasily, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Chernigov
  14. Vladimir, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Ovruch and Smolensk, Prince Pereyaslavsky
  15. Alexander, Grand Duke of Kiev, Prince of Belz, Prince Vladimir-Volynsky
  16. Anastasia, Princess Belzskaya
  17. Peter Csák, Palatine of Hungary
  18. Matthew Csák of Trencsén, Palatine of Hungary
  19. Matthew Csák of Trencsén
  20. János Csák
  21. Petronella Zmeskál de Domanovecz
  22. István Rhédey
  23. Pál Rhédey de Kisréde
  24. László Rhédey de Kisréde
  25. János Rhédey de Kisréde-Nyakazó
  26. János Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  27. Ferenc Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  28. Bálint Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  29. Louis I Nyakazó de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  30. Louis II de Buzas-Bocsatd-Varet
  31. Alexander Buzas
  32. Teresa, Countess von Goëtzën
  33. Denise, Archduchess of Karnia and Princess of Ruthenia
  34. Oscar I

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Anonymus, Notary of King Béla: The Deeds of the Hungarians (ch. 5), p. 17.
  2. Engel 2001, p. 19.
  3. Spinei 2003, p. 54.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The titles of Count Götzö and Count of Bihar aretitles bestowed by the King of Hungary during their service to the Hungarian monarchy.