Maria I, Grand Duchess of Hochenberg

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Maria I
Grand Duchess of Hochenberg
Maria I, 2024.
Grand Duchess of Hochenberg
Reign 18 April 2024 - present
Predecessor Throne established
Queen of the United Kingdom of Sildavia and Borduria
Reign 17 February 2024 - 17 April 2024
Predecessor herself as Sovereign Princess
Born 23 December 2002 (2002-12-23) (age 21)
Barão de Cocais, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Full name
Maria Alessandra von Syldavja-Bordurien zu Hochenberg
House House of Hochenberg
Father Count Sebastião Flaviano
Mother Countess Sonia of Muskar
Occupation Student, School TI Auxiliar

Maria I (Maria Alessandra; 23 December 2002) is a micronationalist and is the Head of State of the Grand Duchy of Hochenberg. She was the first female Head of State of the Conference of Santiago and served as the first woman to be its Secretary-General, an advocate for LGBTQIA+ movement among Brazilian micronationalists and one of the founders of the Brazilian sector, and a strong supporter of the derivatist micronationalism.

Maria is the daughter of Count Sebastião Flaviano and Countess Sonia. She was Queen of Sildavia and Borduria during four years, and assumed the Sildavian throne in 2020 with the foundation of Sildavia as a principality. Though a constitutional monarch at the beginning of her reign, Maria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments and finally became an absolute monarch when she became Queen on 2021. On 11 March 2023 she reorganized the country and established the personal union between the realms of Sildavia and Borduria, thus creating the United Kingdom of Sildavia and Borduria. In April 2024, she abdcated the throne, dissolving the nation and establishing the Grand Duchy of Hochenberg.

Publicly, she became an icon of the LGBTQIA+ movement within the micronational community, and a champion in defense of freedom of expression, religious freedom and democracy. She was also the author of the first two constitutions of Sildavia and one of the minds behind the Protocol of Klöw.

Birth, family and Macronational Life[edit | edit source]

Maria's father is Count Flaviano; married to Countess Sonia. Her parents had children from other relationships, but Maria was their only child in common, born on 23 December 2002 at Barão de Cocais, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

On nowdays she woks as TI Manager at a technical and tocational School, alongside being History Student and preparing to become a history teacher.

Micronational life[edit | edit source]

She became involved in micronational affairs since the foundation of Sildavia, in 17 February 2020.[1] During the following months, she became also direct envolved with another projects, especially within Brazilian sector, being also a supportive member of the Nuremberg Commune, where she ascended to the office of People's Commissar for Communication and is still is one of the leading figures of the Conference of Santiago.

Sildavia[edit | edit source]

Founded by Royal Decree No. 01/2020, Maria assumed the title of Sovereign Princess. On 28 February 2020, the princess granted the first Sildavian constitution,[2] which became known as the 2020 Sildavian Constitution, or Primary Constitution, establishing the principality as a constitutional monarchy. After granting the constitution, a short-lived Regency was appointed,[3]. During what is known as the March 2020 Decrees, the princess determined the national symbols of Sildavia[4] and approved the creation of the first political parties, the neoliberal Liberal Sildavian Party and the socialist Labor Party.[5]

On 4 April 2020, she signed the Treaty of Persenburg and the Protocol of Goetha, and through this she introduced Sildavia to the derivatist movement on micronationalism, avoiding the historical-modelist simulations that claimed to be micronations, so common in the so-called Lusophone sector. Through the treaty, Sildavia became one of the first micronations of the Brazilian sector and a fierce opponent of the simulationism. She would also become one of the founding members of the Conference of Santiago with the Treaty of Santiago and developing an important role during the Santiago-Mansean Conflict, along Ebenthali and Lateran against Mansean aggressors.[6]

In May 2020, the Prime Minister resigned and the leader of the Liberal Party, Countess of Almeida-Pereira assumed the office. Under her government, Sildavia would ratify the Convention of Mauritsstad,[7] regularizing relations between the micronations of the Conference of Santiago[8] and virtualist micronations on 8 May 2020. Taking part in the promotion of the Brazilian sector abroad, by September 2020, Sildavia established the first mutual recognition with a micronation from another sector, the State of Vishwamitra.[9]

On 27 January 2021, the Sovereign Princess assumed all powers of the principality and on the following day, promulgated a new constitution[10], starting a period the national historiography calls "Marian Era". On 2 February 2021, by royal decree, the Sovereign Princess raised the principality to kingdom and started to rule as an absolute queen.[11] In February she created the Protocol of Klöw and presented it on the Conference of Santiago.[12] In April 2021 she founded the Bordurian Empire and assumed the title of Czarina of Borduria.[13]

On 7 June 2021, the Grand Duchess Gabriela of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir and the Queen began negotiations for the independence of the Mëcklewmburg-Wladir as an independent state.[14] The negotiations ended twenty days later, on 27 June, with the Treaty of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir, keeping Maria as head of state in a diarchy with Grand Duchess Gabriela, and assuming the role of head of the Sildavian Commonwealth at the same occasion. In August 2021 she became the first Secretary of Diversity of the Conference of Santiago, by appointment of the Secretary-General of the Conference, the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia. On 10 December 2021 she abdicated the throne of the Grand Duchy of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir in favor of her co-monarch, Grand Duchess Gabriela, starting the transition of the country from a diarchy to a monarchy, and received the title of Grand Duchess Emeritus and Countess von Reinbitz.

During the first months of 2022, Maria dedicated herself to her work at the Conference of Santiago as Secretary of Diversity, fulfilling the calendar of educational dates on diversity. After the inauguration of King Thomas I of Quinta-Velha as Secretary General in July, she was appointed Secretary of Public Relations for the organization. On 4 July 2022, Maria attended her first official international event outside the Brazilian Sector as Monarch of Sildavia attending the Vishwamitra-Conference of Santiago Heads of State Meeting.

On 16 April 2024, the Queen announced and issued the royal decree that would regulate the dissolution of the Kingdom of Sildavia and Borduria, thus on 17 April 2024 the kingdom was officially dissolved. The former queen remained responsible for the legacy of Sildavia and Borduria, assuming the title of Princess and Custodian of the Hergerian Crown.

Hochenberg[edit | edit source]

Titles, styles and honors[edit | edit source]

Monarchical styles of
Maria I
Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleMa'am

Titles and Styles[edit | edit source]

  • 23 December 2002 - 17 February 2020: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Alessandra de Flaviano
  • 17 February 2020 - 2 March 2021: Her Majesty The Sovereign Princess
  • 2 March 2021 – 15 April 2024: Her Majesty The Queen
  • 09 April 2021 - 27 June 2021: Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir
  • 15 April 2024 - Present: Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Hochenberg

Full titles as Queen[edit | edit source]

Her Majesty, Maria I, by acclamation, Queen of the United Kingdom of Sildavia and Borduria, Grand Princess of Lathunia, Rosprov and Vytka, Princess of Flaviano, Östervarstland, Ottokar and Kheenich, Duchess of Varstland, Bielvyk, Muskar and Albstadt, Grand Duchess of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir, Countess von Reinbitz, Grand Master of the National Orders, Head of the Sildavian Commonwealth of Nations.

Full titles as Grand Duchess[edit | edit source]

Her Royal Highness, Maria I, Grand Duchess of Hochenberg, Princess of Flaviano, Duchess of Ottokar, Countess of Reinbitz, Princess and Custodian of the Hergerian Crown.

Honours[edit | edit source]

National:[edit | edit source]

Foreign Honours:[edit | edit source]

  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Pentagram (9 April 2021)
  • Dame of the Most Noble Order of Pedro II (7 September 2021)
  • Dame of the Order of the Silver Cat (3 May 2021)
  • Dame of the Order of the Blue Blood (1 December 2020)
  • Dame of the Royal Ebenthali Order (4 December 2020)
  • Dame of the Order of Lady Mary (4 September 2020)
  • Dame of the Order of the Swiss Prince (17 August 2020)
  • Dame of the Order of Schkoppe (3 June 2021)
  • Dame of the Order of the Chopi Blackbird (11 September 2021)
  • Stranger Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Supreme Royal Family of Queensland (18 April 2022)
  • Stranger Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Gatfar (23 April 2021)
  • Lady Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the Royal House of Helmond-Bernhard (26 June 2021)
  • Lady Grand Cross with Collar of the Most Noble Royal Family Order of the Crown of Queensland (28 February 2021)
  • Lady Grand Collar of the Most Noble Order of Queensland Friendship (28 February 2021)
  • Lady Grand Cross with Collar of the Most Illustrious Order of the Saint Michael and Saint Olav (28 April 2021)
  • Lady Grand Cross with Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Three Builders of Queensland (3 January 2022)
  • Lady Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Queen Catherine Precious Crown (3 April 2021)
  • Member of the Order of the Sovereign (1 March 2022)
  • Knight of the Order of the Sayvillian Lion (1 January 2022)
  • Knight of the Order of the Sayvillian Lion (1 January 2022)
  • Dame of the Order of the Eagle of Taslavia (27 April 2021)
  • Dame First Class of the Imperial Order of Saint Joachim (18 December 2020)
  • Recipient of the Medal for the Conferential Merit (30 December 2021)

Military Command[edit | edit source]

Arms[edit | edit source]

As Sovereign, Maria I uses the grand ducal coat of arms as her personal armorial achievement. Before becoming sovereign, she was styled as "Her Serene Highness, the Princess Maria Alessandra de Flaviano". In her coat of arms she used her father's arms, impaled with her mother's in a lozenge, and a princely coronet.

Arms of Maria as Grand Duchess of Hochenberg (Present)

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