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burgrave

(ˈbɜːɡreɪv)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the military governor of a German town or castle, esp in the 12th and 13th centuries
2. (Historical Terms) a nobleman ruling a German town or castle by hereditary right
[C16: from German Burggraf, from Old High German burg borough + grāve count]
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Noun1.burgrave - a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
2.burgrave - the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
military governor - the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)
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But Michna's father, a (reconverted?) Catholic in the employ of the Catholic burgrave responsible for establishing a Jesuit presence in Jindrichuv Hradec, was well placed (if not particularly wealthy) in light of how events unfolded between the era of (nominal) tolerance and the era of (nominal) Holy Roman triumph.
George, a monastery, museums, gardens and defence towers, you might want to catch the Summer Shakespeare Festival, which regularly takes place in the courtyard of Burgrave Palace for that Romeo and Juliet moment.
When he first enrolled at the University of Heidelberg in 1897 Charasoff inserted 'burgrave' (Burggraf) in the entry 'Profession of the father', while in a later document he wrote 'State councillor' (Staatsrat) - presumably his father was both.
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(67) First, the Burgrave of Alzey, Dietrich von Schonberg, was punished by God for his role in the torture and death of over 350 "brothers and sisters" by dropping dead at the Count Palatine's table.
When I reclaim the castle of my fathers, I shall appoint you burgrave of these walls.