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what is the alternative of { arch duke } ? it means A comical or eccentric fellow .
Mar 10, 2010 8:50 AM
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Hi there Safaa, an archduke means the sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
March 10, 2010
Hello Safaa, The term originally denotes a rank under the King and above Grand Duke , the chief duke which was officially recognized in Habsburg around the middle of the 15th century. Fictionally the title was used as a comical character as in the 30's and 40's Pulp fiction of L. Ron Hubbard. In the 'Red Prince' the same character of Wilhelm von Habsburg was portrayed ,that of an eccentric bisexual and political chameleon. Throughout works of literature the arch duke was both represented as a comical figure as well as an eccentric character!
March 10, 2010
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