Michael, Grand Duke of Nordinsel

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
King of Burgundaria, Grand Duke of Nordinsel, Duke of Appinfeldt and of Solisia
Michael of Nordinsel, by Lucas Othonsen. 2022.
King of Burgundaria
Reign 17 December 2023 - present
Predecessor Throne established
as Grand Duke of Nordinsel
Grand Duke of Nordinsel
Reign 7 July 2018 - 17 December 2023
Predecessor Throne established
as Duke of Appinfeldt
Duke of Appinfeldt
Reign 8 November 2016 - 7 July 2018
Predecessor Throne established
Monarch Oscar I
Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia
Term 3 February 2018 - 21 August 2019
Predecessor Thomas of Cumagne
Monarch Oscar I
Military Governor-General of Hakodate
Term 6 February 2018 - 20 December 2018
Predecessor Carl, Count Rostrand
Born 28 May 1967 (1967-05-28) (age 57)
Texas, United States
Full name
Michael Cessna
House House of Cessna
Occupation Ministry of War of Karnia-Ruthenia

Michael of Burgundaria, also known as Michael Cessna, is an American micronationalist, former soldier and author. He is the founder of Lemuria and also the first Duke and founder of the Duchy of Appinfeldt and the first Grand Duke of Nordinsel, domains that were eventually merged into Burgundaria, which have him as his first King. He was the second Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia and serve as the second Military Governor-General of Hakodate.

Early Life and Micronationalism[edit | edit source]

Michael of Appinfeldt, 2018.

Michael Cessna was born in United States of America, on 28 May 1967 on the banks of the Ohio River. He says he was born "when men had not yet stood upon the surface of the Moon" in order to do not reveal his age. Being raised across the length and breadth of North America gave him unique insights into the vastness of human cultures and societies, which he brings in full measure to his rule of Appinfeldt, which title he came to via his descent from German and Scottish nobility.

Duke Michael served in the United States Marine Corps for six years, and is an author, columnist, instructor in several fields, and is a long-time security professional.

His first experience in micronationalism was the foundation of the Empire of Lemuria, on 09 September 2001 in response to what was seen as the imminent descent of civilization. In the years since, that has only proven to be all the more prudent. In 2002, he was succeeded by Janna I, as Empress of Lemuria. At this time, he was confirmed in his titles as Captain-General of the Realm and as the Duke of Solisia. Also, during this time, both the Order of Shemsu Heru, as well as the Knights of the Lemurian Sword, were established via Imperial Decree, with Empress Janna I assuming the office of Knight Grand Commander of the Bennu and Michael, becoming Knight Grand Commander of the Lemurian Sword[1].

In his presence in Karnia-Ruthenia, he performed many activities, as Head of the Imperial General Headquarters, Minister of War and, after the moment known as "Malaise of Cumagne", was made the second Imperial Chancellor of the national history.

On 06 March 2018, he became the Military Governor-General of Hakodate after the one month rule of Carl, Count Rostrand and assumed this office until 20 December 2018 and 07 July 2018, he was elected to be the first Grand Duke of Nordinsel. On August 2019, he was awarded the Order of St. George and the command of the Leibgarde, a very prestigious position in the Imperial and Royal Court. On 14 September 2023, he was appointed to serve as Generalfeldwachtmeister at the Office of the Emperor's Military Chancellery.

During 2023, conversations between Oscar I and Grand Duke Michael of Nordinsel - the so-called Persenburg Talks - turned into an effort to merge all claims of the House of Cessna into a single state - Burgundaria, in homage to Cessna's origins - and raising them to royal rank. With the negotiations finished by 17 December 2023, in the following day the Grand Duke of Nordinsel was made by the Karno-Ruthenian monarch, the King of Burgundaria.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit | edit source]

Monarchical styles of
Michael, King of Burgundaria
Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleSire

Titles and styles[edit | edit source]

  • 28 May 1967 - 08 September 2001: Mr. Michael de Cessna.
  • 09 September 2001 - 2002: His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Lemuria, Founder of the Nation.
  • 2002 - 07 November 2016: His Royal Highness, the Duke of Solisia, Captain-General of the Realm, Knight Grand Commander of the Lemurian Sword.
  • 08 November 2016 - 06 July 2018: His Royal Highness, the Duke of Appinfeldt, Count of Breisgau, Duke of Solisia.
    • 03 February 2018 - 30 June 2018: His Excellency, the Imperial Chancellor of Karnia-Ruthenia.
  • 07 July 2018 - 17 December 2023: His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke of Nordinsel, Duke of Appinfeldt, Count of Breisgau, Duke of Solisia.
    • 06 March 2018 - 20 December 2018: His Excellency, the Governor-General of the Karno-Ruthenian Concession in Hakodate.
  • 17 December 2023 - present: His Majesty, the King of Burgundaria, Grand Duke of Nordinsel, Duke of Appinfeldt, Count of Breisgau and Duke of Solisia.

Full style[edit | edit source]

His Majesty, Michael, Grand Duke of Nordinsel, Duke of Appinfeldt and Count of Breisgau, Duke of Solisia.

Foreign titles[edit | edit source]

  • Duke of Solisia
  • Captain-General of the Realm

Honours[edit | edit source]

Karno-Ruthenian decorations[edit | edit source]

Foreign decorations[edit | edit source]

Honorary appointments[edit | edit source]
  • Graduate of the former Molossian Military Academy (now the Molossian Naval Academy) - December 2002

Military Command[edit | edit source]

Arms and banner[edit | edit source]

Published works[edit | edit source]

  • Political Ethics in the United States, 2017[2].

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