Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
His Serene Highness
Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach
Prince Kundarheim and Margrave of Hochbach
Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach, by Lucas Othonsen, 2022.
Minister of Justice
09 December 2016 - 02 July 2019
Emperor-King Oscar I
Predecessor Office established
Successor Johannis Sauerbronn
Palatine of the Court of Justice
27 January 2017 - present
Emperor-King Oscar I
Predecessor Office established
Successor incumbent
Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to France
02 April 2020 - present
Emperor-King Oscar I
Imperial Chancellor Thomas, Prince Karácsony-Maryen
Predecessor Office established
Successor incumbent
Personal information
Born 16 November 1995
Pindamonhangaba, Brazil
Citizenship Karno-Ruthenian
Ethnicity Caucasian
Spouse(s) Matthias von Hochbach-Wigmaransz (2018)
Alma mater Rio de Janeiro State University
Occupation student, author

Prince Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach, a.k.a. Guilherme Cundari was the first Minister of Justice, one of those responsible for the creation and first president of the Court of Justice as Palatine of the Court of Justice and a nobleman. He is also the most reputed jurist of the Empire, being the principal author of the Imperial Constitution of 2017, since he was the President of the Constitutional Comission.

He is also a philosopher, a diplomat, a defender of the Monarchical Restoration in Brazil[1] and co-author of works focused on Brazilian Law. Also, as Head of the Council of Regency, he was the first Reichsverweser, from 29 December 2017 to 05 January 2018. He was appointed as the first non-native ambassador of Karno-Ruthenian history, assuming the post in France in 2020.

He is also the chairman of the Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation and is the Principal Commander of the Order of the Three Golden Fleeces.

Micronational life[edit | edit source]

Hochbach at Paulista Youth Parliament, 2013.

He was appointed on 09 December 2016 to the newly established Ministry of Justice, the governmental body responsible for implementing actions to provide access to justice, to increase confidence in the justice system, and uphold people’s civil rights. In his nomination, the Imperial Decree n. 063-2016[2] by Oscar I expressed the justification of the choice for the position: a figure of notable juridical knowledge and unquestionable character, being able to administer Justice in the Empire, as well as to undertake the creation of a Court fit for our demands, being a very excellent jurist, of proven quality and very respected.

Prince Hochbach-Kundarheim and Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza, 27 November 2018.

On 27 January 2017, after a series of audiences with the Emperor-King, Hochbach convinced him to create the Court of Justice, which had him as its first president with the title of Palatine of the Court. Thus, he had the great task of organizing the Judiciary Power of the Empire. The next month, Hochbach had a large participation in a campaign for reforms in government that culminated in the February Manifesto, calling for a modern constitution to be promulgated (until then, the two national constitutions had been granted), and then to modernize the rest of the legislation and subsequently modernize the government.

Hochbach at Justizpalast, 2017.

After an audience of more than five hours with the Emperor-King on the night of 09 February 2017, on the following day the Constitutional Commission was established[3]. Presided by Hochbach, the commission was formed by Nicolas Grangier, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christian of Letzembourg, Grand Duke of Letzembourg and Thomas of Cumagne, the King of Cumagne. The works of the Comission ended on 31 July 2017.

For his works to the Empire and loyalty to the Emperor, he was made "Prince of Wigmaransz" on 03 August 2017, title that was made extinct in the following year when Oscar I created the House of Hochbach-Kundarheim and creating the new title of Prince Kundarheim.

Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach, 2017.

During the Democratic Manifestations of November 2018, Hochbach insisted on defending the Constitution against the political leaders of the Patriotic Party who called for the convening of elections by the end of the year and put forward his arguments in a long meeting mediated by the Emperor. After make possible the general elections of 2019, he renounced his position as Minister of Justice on 02 July 2018, being succeeded by Johannis Sauerbronn.

From a period between late 2017 and early 2018, he was the first Regent of the history of Karnia-Ruthenia. A short and calm regency, the appointment to the office by Oscar I was more than a responsability, a nod from the Emperor for his abilities and loyalty.

The year of 2020 revealed to be very productive for him, since he received general acclaim after hsi defense of the Brazilian Monarchy[4] and his appointment as Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to France on 02 April 2020[5]. He was the first ambassador appointed for a country that doesn't born there, although he lived in Rennes from late 2019 to 2020, returning that year to Brazil.

On 03 March 2023, in a ceremony held in Hofbau Palace, he was bestowed the Order of the Three Golden Fleeces, being the first person to be knighted in this order without belonging to the Imperial House. He later received his letter patent at the same opportunity Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica was made Knight of the Order of the Three Golden Fleeces, being an witness and a major player during the visit the grand duke made to the Emperor of Karnia-Ruthenia on 15 May 2023. In the same occasion, he received the Order of the Polar Cross. On 14 September 2023, he was appointed to serve as Obersthofmeister at the Office of the Grand Master of the Court.

On 28 October 2023, during a medieval festival held in São Paulo, Brazil, Emperor Oscar I, accompanied by Prince Wilhelm Hochbach and Count Peter Szentmária, participated in a workshop on Olympic fencing and were able to engage in combat in what is, informally, the first fencing tournament in the history of the Empire. Oscar I, who was also the President of the Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation, won the three combats in which he participated; Prince Hochbach won two combats and Count Szentmária did not obtain victory.[6] Prince Hochbach eventually became chairman of the Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation.

Titles, styles and honours[edit | edit source]

Titles and styles[edit | edit source]

  • 16 November 1995 - 07 December 2016: Mr. Wilhelm von Hochbach.
  • 08 December 2016 - 02 August 2017: His Illustrious Highness, Wilhelm, Margrave of Hochbach.
  • 03 August 2017 - 29 June 2018: His Serene Highness, Wilhelm, Prince of Wigmaransz and Margrave of Hochbach.
    • 29 December 2017 - 05 January 2018: His Serene Highness, the Regent of Karnia-Ruthenia.
  • 30 June 2018 - present: His Serene Highness, Wilhelm, Prince von und zu Hochbach-Kundarheim and Margrave of Hochbach.
Medal record
Representing Karnia-Ruthenia
2023 Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation Tournament
Second place Sabre
Karno-Ruthenian decorations[edit | edit source]
Delveran decorations[edit | edit source]
Foreign decorations[edit | edit source]

Published works[edit | edit source]

  • Os Grandes Julgamentos da História, 2018[7].

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