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The Black Nobility or Black Aristocracy (Italian: nobiltà nera, aristocrazia nera) are Roman aristocratic families who sided with the Papacy under Pope Pius IX after the Savoy family-led army of the Kingdom of Italy entered Rome on 20 September 1870, overthrew the Pope and the Papal States, and took over the Quirinal Palace, and any nobles subsequently ennobled by the Pope prior to the 1929 Lateran Treaty.
House of Bernadotte, Sweden
House of Bourbon, France
House of Braganza, Portugal
House of Grimaldi, Monaco
House of Guelph, Britain (the most important one)
House of Habsburg, Austria
House of Hanover, Germany (the second most important one)
House of Hohenzollern, Germany
House of Karadjordjevic, Yugoslavia (former)
House of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
House of Nassau, Luxembourg
House of Oldenburg, Denmark
House of Orange, Netherlands
House of Savoy, Italy
House of Wettin, Belgium
House of Wittelsbach, Germany
House of Württemberg, Germany
House of Zogu, Albania
all the families you will find on the Windsor family tree
According to their family legend, the Orsini are descended from the Julio-Claudian family of ancient Rome. This is fanciful, as is the alleged connection to the German families of Anhalt, Baden and Bohemian Rosenberg sporting the same name.
The term Julio-Claudian dynasty refers to the first five Roman emperors—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—or the family to which they belonged. They ruled the Roman Empire from its formation under Augustus in the second half of the 1st century (44/31/27) BC, until AD 68 when the last of the line, Nero, committed suicide.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: toysforadults
To an extent you have it, or the website has it correct. I spent months researcing this. All I found was that the thing the Royals have in common is a claim to lineage from the House of David. They seem to get there by way of descendants of St. Anne's sisters.
The Roman connection is mis-understood. There is a Roman connection through descendants of the Theodosian family. There were numerous offshoots of that family through the maternal line into France and Spain, hence the Hapsburgs and the House of Bourbon. As well, there was a Theodosian descendant who left Constantinople, migrated to Venice and was the ancestoral line for some of the later Italian families such as the Medicis.
None of this matters except for the fact that the same families control the European banks and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Hence it seems, they have always been and will always be. They have survived wth their immense wealth through every collapse of Empire, Plagues and 2 World Wars. And so far, they've survived Angela Merkle, Tony Blair and Donald Trump.
Today the Guelphs (the Windsors) rule by dominating the raw materials market, and for years they have fixed the price of gold (a commodity they neither produce nor own). The House of Windsor also controls the price of copper, zinc, lead and tin. It is no accident that the principle commodity exchanges are located in London, England. Companies run by Black Nobility families are British Petroleum, Oppenheimer, Lonrho, Philbro and many many more.
originally posted by: BigBangWasAnEcho
The surface is ruled by people allergic to the sun. If that's any clue.