Lyonine Monarchs

From Atlas
Hegezar of the Lyonine
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Incumbent
Judar I Arleaux1.jpg
Judar I Arleaux
since 29 February 2020 (2020-02-29)
Details
StyleHis/Her Serene Majesty
Heir apparentIsybelle, Crown Princess
First monarchAstolfo I
Formation766
ResidenceLion's Palace, Lyo

The Monarchy of the Lyonine Empire is the constitutional monarchy of the Lyonine Empire, and its Commonwealth of Realms. The monarchy is also a popular and hereditary position whose incumbent is styled the Emperor or Empress (Floren:Hegezar/Hegezarin de Lyonine"). The monarch also serves as the country's head-of-state.

The current monarch and head of state is Judar Arleaux, who assumed authority as Hegezar of the Lyonine Empire on February 29, 2020.

The Lyonine monarchy has its origins in the various Kingdoms referred to as the Lyonic Realms which dominated the area of modern Lyonia following the fall of the Arlesian Hegemony. The modern Lyonine monarchy traces its ancestry back to the rulers of the Arlesian Hegemony which collapsed in the 5th Century CE. The Lyonine monarchy has joint powers with the civilian government and retains authority through the Constitution of the Nation, though there are plenty of checks and balances to prevent the same kind of corruption and overreach experienced during the latter years of the Absolutist Period.

Succession Laws[edit]

List of Monarchs[edit]

Monarchs of the Lyonine Empire[edit]

House Tolengia (766 - 965)[edit]

House Tolengia (Tolengians) ascended to the throne following the long and arduous Unification Wars lasting from 741-766 which were finally completed under Astolfo I. In 766 Astolfo Tolengia was the first ruler to be crowned sovereign of the Lyonic Realms though at the time they were the Arlesian Realms successors to the Arlesian Hegemony nearly a millennia prior. The first to reign in this new era was Astolfo I Toelgia and the last of his line would be Astolfo IV in 965, who with no legitimate heirs would see the throne pass to his a distant relative of a different dynasty.

Portrait Name Sovereign Number Monarch from Monarch until Claim Title
Astolfo I.jpg Astolfo I I 776 771  • Unifier of the Arlesian Realms, renames area to Lyonic Realms, proclaims Lyonine Empire. Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Elias I.jpg Elias I II 771 784  • Son of Astolfo I, the First Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Sancius I.jpg Sancius I III 784 803  • Son of Elias I, the Second Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Alpheus II.jpg Alpheus I IV 803 839  • Son of Sancius I, the Third Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Martina I.jpg Martina I V 839 845  • Daughter of Alpheus I, the Fourth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Massimilian I.jpg Massimilian I VI 845 854  • Son of Martina I, the Fifth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Guiellemus I.jpg Guiellemus I VII 854 868  • Son of Martina I, the Fifth Sovereign
 • Brother of Massimilian I the Sixth Sovereign
Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Ammaneus I.jpg Ammaneus I VIII 868 890  • Son of Guiellemus I, the Seventh Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Astolfo III.jpg Astolfo III IX 890 911  • Son of Guiellemus I, the Seventh Sovereign
 • Brother of Ammaneus I the Eighth Sovereign
Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Isybelle I.jpg Isybelle I X 911 919  • Daughter of Astolfo III, the Ninth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Wilhema I.jpg Wilhema I XI 919 937  • Daughter of Isybelle I, the Tenth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Gerald I.jpg Gerald I XII 937 948  • Son of Wilhema I, the Eleventh Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Astolfo IV.png Astolfo IV XIII 948 965  • Son of Gerald I  • the Twelfth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)

House Armagnon (965 - 1070)[edit]

Following the death of Astolfo IV in 959 the nation descended into absolute chaos as a group of northern and western nobles proclaimed that Queen Melisande of a neighboring kingdom to be the new Sovereign. With their forces occupying the capital she was accepted by the Curia though this was rejected by the remaining nobility. Open civil war erupted in 960 and would see the full intervention of Queen Melisande's kingdom in the conflict. The war became known as the War of Lyons. Eventually Queen Melisande having the superior numbers and resources was able to secure a peace and was installed as a foreign Hegezarin, the bulk of her reign would be spent ruling from her capital rather than the City of Lyo. Many view this period as the Dark Century, the first of this era would be Melisande I "the Unworthy" and the last would be Elias III.

Portrait Name Sovereign Number Monarch from Monarch until Claim Title
Melisande I.jpgOropher I.jpg Melisande I
Oropher I
XIV 965 1004  • Co-Rulers following the brief Interregnum of 965 Emperor/Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezar/Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Elias II.jpg Elias II XV 1004 1031  • Son of Melisande I and Oropher I, the Fourteenth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Otho I.jpg Otho I XVI 1031 1061  • Grandson of Elias II, the Fifteenth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Elias III.jpg Elias III XVII 1061 1070  • Son of Otho I, the Sixteenth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)

House Caligorante (1070 - 1463)[edit]

Following decades of instability and resentment towards the foreign sovereigns occupying the Lion Throne, the nobles of the south and east rose up in open rebellion. Their forces stormed the capital Aveia and executed the Armagnon ruler. After several days of violence and horror the House of Caligorante was proclaimed by consent of the Curia to take up the Mantle and sit upon the Lion Throne. The period was marked by the stability and growing prosperity of the realm though the first two centuries saw great expansion against the former areas to the north of the Lyonic Realms. The last sixty years saw a slow build up towards the eventual civil war dubbed the Lyon's Folly.The first of this line would be Isybelle II "the Destined" and the last would be Elias IV.

Portrait Name Sovereign Number Monarch from Monarch until Claim Title
Isybelle II.jpg Isybelle II XVIII 1070 1133  • Placed on the throne by rebel nobles, usurped from House Ravineux-Ippari Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Renald I.jpg Renald I XIX 1133 1146  • Son of Isybelle II, the Eighteenth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Melisande II.jpg Melisande II XX 1146 1168  • Daughter of Renald I, the Nineteenth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Martina II.jpgJozef I.jpg Martina II
Jozef I
XXI 1168 1180  • Daughter of Melisande II, the Twentieth Sovereign
Consort-Regnant through force
Empress/Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin/Hegezar de Lyonine)
Jourdaine I.jpg Jourdaine I XXII 1180 1188  • Son of Melisande II and Jozef I, the Twenty First Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Jourdaine II.jpg Jourdaine II XXIII 1188 1190  • Grandson of Melisande II and Jozef I, the Twenty First Sovereign
Nephew of Jourdaine I, the Twenty Second Sovereign
Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Sancius II.jpg Sancius II XXIV 1190 1211  • Grandson of Melisande II and Jozef I, the Twenty First Sovereign
Son of Jourdaine I, the Twenty Third Second
Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Lois I.jpg Lois I XXV 1211 1245  • Son of Sancius II, Twenty Fourth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Lois II.jpg Lois II XXVI 1245 1247  • Son of Lois I, Twenty Fifth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Lois III.jpg Lois III XXVII 1247 1279  • Son of Lois II, Twenty Sixth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Astolfo V.PNG Astolfo V XXVIII 1279 1288  • Son of Lois III, the Twenty Seventh Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Isybelle III.jpg Isybelle III XXIX 1288 1322  • Daughter of Astolfo V Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Jourdaine III.png Jourdaine III XXX 1322 1362  • Grandson of Isybelle III, the Twenty Ninth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Aurelien I.jpg Aurelien I XXXI 1362 1392  • Great-Grandson of Jourdaine III, the Thirtieth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Renald II.jpg Renald II XXXIII 1392 1416  • Son of Aurelien I, the Thirty First Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Astolfo VI.jpg Astolfo VI XXXIV 1416 1459  • Son of Renald II, the Thirty Second Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Elias IV.PNG Elias IV XXXV 1459 1463 (1459?)  • Brother of Astolfo VI, the Thirty Third Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)

House Miramonte (1463 - 1666)[edit]

With the events of the Lyon's Folly taking place in the period of 1459 - 1463 it is sometimes dated as House Miramonte taking the throne in the beginning due to their holding of the City of Lyo early in the opening months of the conflict however the Hegezar Elias III was not forced to officially abdicate and renounce all claims to the Lion Throne until 1463 and thus is the traditional start date. The remainder of House Miramonte's time upon the throne and as sovereigns was mostly bellicose fighting several long wars and many smaller ones against their neighbors, primarily Acronius to the north. The culmination of the issues would be over the northern most realms that had become apart of the Lyonic Realms following the Queen Melisande I's successful usurpation of the throne after the end of the First Dynasty. The first of this era is Madeleine I and the last is Madeleine II.

Portrait Name Sovereign Number Monarch from Monarch until Claim Title
Madeleine I.jpg Madeleine I XXXVI 1463 (1459?) 1498  • Benefactor of the Noble Rebellion of 1459-1463, Placed upon the throne by the Victors Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Lois IV.PNG Lois IV XXXVII 1498 1517  • Son of Madeleine I, the Thirty Sixth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Darien I.PNG Darien I XXXVIII 1517 1545  • Great-Nephew of Lois IV, the Thirty Seventh Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Lucien I.jpg Lucien I XXXIX 1545 1581  • Nephew of Darien I, the Thirty Eighth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Aurelien II.jpg Aurelien II XL 1581 1586  • Son of Lucien I, the Thirty Ninth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Renald III.PNG Renald III XLI 1586 1619  • Son of Aurelien II, the Fortieth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Valerio I.jpg Valerio I XLII 1619 1648  • Son of Renald III, the Forty First Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Lois V.jpg Lois V XLIII 1648 1653  • Son of Valerio I, the Forty Second Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Guiellemus II.jpg Guiellemus II XLIV 1653 1665  • Son of Lois V, the Forty Third Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Darien II.jpg Darien II XLV 1665 1666 (May)  • Son of Guiellemus II, the Forty Fourth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Madeleine II.jpg Madeleine II XLVI 1666 (May) 1666 (December)  • Daughter of Guiellemus II, the Forty Fourth Sovereign
Sister of Darien II, the Forty Fifth Sovereign
Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)

House Arleaux(1666 - Present)[edit]

With the Year of Three Sovereigns transpiring and ending with the successful inheritance of the throne by House Arleaux the nation entered a period of great reforms. With the wars with Acronius finally coming to an end and peace settling over the Empire, the successive governments of the Sovereigns began to divest more and more authority to a civilian government with the first true elections being held in 1717 though full emancipation of the public wouldn't take place until 1802 when women, minorities and others were given full voting rights. The Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, Social Revolution and the Great Wars would all take place under the watchful and ever vigilant gaze of House Arleaux. Known for their compassion, erudite tendency and their remarkable ability to remain above the political fray has earned the House a reputation of great respect. The first of the era is Renald IV and the last being the current sovereign, Judar I.

Portrait Name Sovereign Number Monarch from Monarch until Claim Title
Renald IV.jpg Renald IV XLVII 1666 (December) 1691  • Waged a Civil War against Madeleine II and House XXX, Victor Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Alyxander I.jpg Alyxander I XLVIII 1691 1708  • Son of Renald IV, the Forty Seventh Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Jourdaine IV.jpg Jourdaine IV XLIX 1708 1731  • Son of Alyxander I, the Forty Eighth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Martina III.jpg Martina III L 1731 1743  • Daughter of Jourdaine IV, the Forty Ninth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Valerio II.jpg Valerio II LI 1743 1761  • Son of Martina III, the Fiftieth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Aurelien III.PNG Aurelien III LII 1761 1796  • Son of Valerio II, the Fifty First Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Isybelle IV.jpg Isybelle IV LIII 1796 1834  • Granddaughter of Aurelien III, the Fifty Second Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Elias V.jpg Elias V LIV 1834 1850  • Son of Isybelle IV, the Fifty Third Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Helene I.jpg Helene I LV 1850 1916  • Granddaughter of Elias V, the Fifty Fourth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Henri I Lyonine.jpg Henri I LVI 1916 1927  • Son of Helene I, the Fifty Fifth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Catherine I.jpg Catherine I LVII 1927 1956  • Daughter of Henri I, the Fifty Sixth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Henri II.jpg Henri II LVIII 1956 1977  • Son of Catherine I, the Fifty Seventh Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Astolfo VII 2.jpg Astolfo VII LVIX 1977 2020 (February 25)  • Son of Henri II, the Fifty Eighth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Artus I Arleaux.jpg Artus I LX 2020 (February 25) 2020 (February 26)  • Son of Astolfo VII, the Fifty Ninth Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)
Vitoria I Arleaux.jpg Vitoria I LXI 2020 (February 26) 2020 (February 28)  • Daughter of Artus I, the Sixtieth Sovereign Empress of the Lyonine
(Hegezarin de Lyonine)
Judar I Arleaux.jpg Judar I LXII 2020 (February 29) Present  • Son of Vitoria I, the Sixty First Sovereign Emperor of the Lyonine
(Hegezar de Lyonine)