House of Hochbach-Kundarheim
Margrave von und zu Hochbach
Prince of Wigmaransz
|Founder||HIllH Wilhelm, Margrave Hochbach|
|Current head||HSH Wilhelm, Prince Kundarheim|
The House of Hochbach-Kundarheim is a noble family of princes and margraves of Karnia-Ruthenia. The family of Italian origins dates back to the eighteenth century and were nobilited by the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia 2016 as Margrave von und zu Hochbach. On 30 June 2018, they were raised as a noble house as Princes Kundarheim.
The style used for them is "His/Her Serene Highness, Prince/Princess X of Kundarheim", while the heir use the style of "His/Her Illustrious Highness, Hereditary Prince/Princess X Kundarheim".
Prince Ludwig Karl and Princess Helene had two children, Prince Wilhelm, current head of the House and Princess Danielle, who currently is the heir of her brother and Hereditary Princess von und zu Hochbach-Kundarheim.
Previously, the family was the holder of the title of Prince of Wigmaransz, but the title was declared extinct on 2018.
Origins[edit | edit source]
Born in Cosenza, at the time Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the family arrived in Brazil after the beginning of the unification wars in 1860, through Pancracio Cundari, who settled in Pindamonhangaba, in the interior of the State of São Paulo, where he works as a farmer and acquires lands near downtown.
In 1913, he moves to Caçapava, a nearby city, where he continues his office and later changes it to the textile branch. He has a son around 1870, Pedro Cundari, who in 1914 returns to Pindamonhangaba and directs the father's lands in the cultivation of coffee, branch in which he will stay until 1940. He creates his grandson in these farms, Jayme Cundari, son of his son of the same name, who would come to learn the craft of watchmaking, becoming famous in the region for his work on wall clocks.
With the growth of the city, the coffee culture that the family had kept was sold and turned into a commercial center. From his marriage, Jayme gets seven children, the last of them, Helene, who will convey the name to the present head of the princely house, Wilhelm.
Heraldry[edit | edit source]
Traditional iberian escutcheon over gule and or mantling topped by a fürsten crown. Field with party per cross division, in which or thistles are seen, representing the family's fidelity to the Empire and the Ruling Dynasty, over gule tincture, representing courage. At the top sinister, azure field containing six or bees, representing zeal for discipline and social order. The field pattern is reversed below.