Count Rank/Title in The True Dark Ages | World Anvil


A count comes from the English version of the French word Comte (and further back the Latin word Come). It basically means Companion, and is someone who has a military or administrative role in society. They usually are classed as middle nobility, and has land attached in the form of a County. From about 700 AD in the Frankish kingdom they are usually military men equal to a commander with two centuriae (200 men). During this time they may also be a 'count palatine' after being appointed by the King or equivalent and expected to serve in court. Those with counties generally ranked the same level, and rivalled a Bishop appointed to the same region. From the 9th Century they have started to become hereditary titles.
Civic, Military, Generic


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