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Counts of The Holy Roman Empire

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Counts of The Holy Roman Empire

Posted: 1335205636000
Classification: Query
Can a present day person still call themselves Count or Countess if an ancestor had this title bestowed on them by an HR Emperor back in the 1500's? The grant said it should include all direct descendants.
Or would this just be fanciful since the HR Empire ceased to exist in the early 1800's?
The recipient was not a German landowner but an Englishman who was being thanked for services rendered.
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