Grand Duke

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The highest of the standard Amtgard titles.

Coronet bearing strawberry leaves worn by Dukes and higher.

Grand Dukes in Amtgard

A title bestowed for serving multiple excellent terms as Kingdom Monarch. The list of Amtgard Grand Dukes includes many of the legendary names of yore, including Heimdale, Aramithris, Michael Hammer of God, Ivar Nefarious, Rift, etc etc.

Neverwinter ranks Grand Marquis just above Grand Duke, but this is not a standard Amtgard title and it was never awarded.

Known Grand Dukes, Duchesses, and Dux

Historical Meaning

Grand Duke is the usual and established translation of Grand Prince in languages which do not have separate words meaning prince for (1) children of a monarch, and (2) monarch (sovereign or like) princes. English and French use Grand Duke also in this way.

The traditional feminine form is Grand Duchess. A Grand Duke's principality (state or merely titular) is called a Grand Duchy.


  • Grand Duchess (feminine)
  • Grand Dux (gender neutral)
  • Grand Ruler (gender neutral)
  • in Latin, Magnus Dux
  • in Spanish, Gran Duque
  • in Russian, Великий князь
  • in German, Großherzog
  • in Italian, Gran Duca
  • in French, Grand-duc
  • in Portuguese, Grão-duque
  • in Finnish, Suurherttua
  • in Polish, Wielki Książę
  • in Hungarian, nagyherceg
  • in Swedish, Storhertig
  • in Dutch, Groothertog
  • in Danish, Storhertug
  • in Lithuanian, Didysis Kunigaikštis) used in Western Europe and particularly in Germanic countries for provincial sovereigns, is of a protocolary rank below King but higher than a sovereign Duke (Herzog) or Fürst (usually but confusingly translated as "Prince").