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The Monarchs of Arendaal have ruled the country since 710, when the Aren lands were forged into a single kingdom by King Gustav I. Gustav established the illustrious Kapétien Dynasty, one of the oldest and most prestigious in all of Europe. Though the original House of Kapét came to an end in 916 (the direct male line ending in 975), the ruling Houses of Arendaal are all descended from it, and thus all belong to the Kapétien Dynasty. Many European Royals have sought legitimacy by marrying into the Aren Royal Family. The House of Nareath has been on the throne since 1715, and the current reigning monarch is King Edvard V of Arendaal.

From 810 to 955, only males inherited the Crown. After 955, with the ascent of Svea I, women inherited the throne if they had no living male siblings. Since 1497, thanks to Harald III, the eldest child of a monarch has succeeded them, whatever their gender. The Covenant of Kronstad is the document which details the line of succession.

For a list of the spouses of these Monarchs, see: Royal Consorts of Arendaal
For information on marriage alliances, see Royal Marriages of Arendaal
For information on Royal Trivia, see Aristocracy and Royalty of Arendaal
For information on Arendaal's past, see: History of Arendaal

Royalty of ArendaalEdit

The Kapétien Dynasty, which has ruled Arendaal since 710, was established by the first Aren King, Gustav I and his wife Alienore of Neustria. Together, they are descended from the Royal Houses which ruled the four Kingdoms of Ancient Arendaal, Norskland, Neustria, Norsk-Austrasia and Fjordmark. This makes the Kapétiens one of the oldest established dynasties in Europe, and certainly one of the most prestigious. Many European Houses have even sought legitimacy by marrying into the Royal family of Arendaal. For their part, the Arend have used Royal Marriage Alliances as a key tool by which to forge alliances with other realms. They have been intimately linked with virtually every major Royal House in Europe at some point in history. Aren Princesses are particularly famous as paragons of beauty and gentility. Such is the prolific nature of Aren Royal Marriages that they have given rise to the much quoted phrase: Let others make war; you, fortunate Arendaal, marry.

Traditionally each Royal House of Arendaal has assumed the suffix "Kapét", although it is rarely used in practice. For instance, the current Monarch King Edvard V of Arendaal is from the "House of Nareath-Kapét", but the House is more commonly known simply as the "House of Nareath". The naming traditions of the Aren Monarchy are notoriously inconsistent. While it is traditional for a child to be categorized as belonging to their father's "House", the children of Aren Queens have sometimes (but not always) opted to use the name of their mothers "House" instead of their fathers. This is especially common when the Queen in question has a foreign spouse.

Kapétien DynastyEdit

Kings of Arendaal: House of Kapét (710 - 916) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
710 – 740 Gustav I
"The Great"
(675 – 740) Alienore of Neustria Founder of Kapétien Dynasty
(Descended from Kings Norskland,
Neustria and Norsk-Austrasia)
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740 – 756 Karl I (704 – 756) Bruunhilda of Swabia (Wiese) Son of King Gustav I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/karl36060.png
756 – 782 Harald I (730 – 782) {consort} Son of King Karl I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/chalem6060.png
782 – 796 Horik I (754 – 796) {consort} Son of King Harald I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/henryiiicar6060.png
796 – 819 Hathor I (772 - 819) Nissa of Fjordholm Son of King Horik I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/gustaviii.png
819 – 835 Gustav II (800 - 835) {consort} Son of King Hathor I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/louisvi6060.png
835 - 866 Sven I (820 - 866) {consort} Son of King Gustav II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/ordono.png
866 – 883 Karl II (840 - 883) {consort} Son of King Sven I
Also King of Mercia
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883 – 903 Bjorn I (868 - 903) {consort} Son of King Karl II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/kare.png
903 – 916 Hathor II (885 - 916) {consort} Son of King Bjorn I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/alfonsoleon.png



Kings of Arendaal: House of Västerkvist (916 - 975) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
916 - 925 Magnus I
"Ironside"
(890 - 925) {consort} Son of King Bjorn I, brother of Hathor II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/eric.png
925 – 942 Niklaas I (909 - 942) Cornelia of Batavië-Vistrasia Son of King Magnus I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/konrad3.png
942 – 955 Rurik I (927 - 955) {consort} Son of King Niklaas I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/henryplantagenet.png
955 – 975 Svea I (929 - 975) Ethelwulf of Skaneland Daughter of Niklaas I, sister of Rurik I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/matilda.png



Kings of Arendaal: House of Blixtskiold (975 - 1065)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
975 – 996 Gustav III (948 – 996) {consort} Son of Queen Svea I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/karliii.png
996 - 1016 Edvard I (969 - 1016) [[|]] Son of King Gustav III http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/wenseclaus6060.png
1016 - 1036 Matthias I
"Saint Matthias"
(999 - 1036) Anna Maria of Swabia (Wiese) Son of King Edvard I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/karel.png
1036 - 1057 Karl III (1019 - 1057) Adriana of the Talemantine Empire Son of King Matthias I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/heinrichhre.png
1057 - 1059 Bjorn II (1042 - 10) Joan of Breotonia Son of King Karl III http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/richard36060.png
1059 - 1065 Leonor I (1041 - 1078) Hugh of Éireann Daughter of Karl III, sister of Bjorn II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/empressmatilda.png



Kings of Arendaal: House of Stenkil (1065 - 1066)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1065 - 1066 Sven II (1025 - 1066) {consort} Great-grandson of Edvard I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/richard36060.png



Kings of Arendaal: House of Normandy (1066 - 1156)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1066 - 1090 Ragnvald I
The Conqueror
(1028 - 1090) [[|]] 2nd cousin of Queen Leonor I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/richardiii.png
1090 - 1121 Niklaas II (1052 - 1121) Alix I of Arendaal Son of King Reynaud I, Son-in-law of Leonor I
(husband of Leonor I's daughter Alix I)
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1121 - 1140 Ragnvald II (1091 - 1140) Isabelle of Franken Son of King Niklaas II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/ragn.png
1140 - 1156 Sibylla I (1118 - 1156) Henri of Montelimar Daughter of King Ragnvald II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/jeanne.png



Kings of Arendaal: House of Sverker (1156 - 1280)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1156 - 1169 Harald II (1133 - 1169) Victoria Chistina of Swabia (Wiese) Son of Queen Sibylla I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/charlesvicoronation6060.png
1169 - 1192 Adela I (1154 - 1192) Adriaen of Batavië-Vistrasia Daughter of King Harald II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/madonna260.png
1192 - 1209 Karl IV (1170 - 1216) {consort} Son of Queen Adela I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/henryiiiBRONZE6060.png
1209 - 1249 Frederik I
"Hammer of the North"
(1200 - 1259) Lucrezia of the Talemantine Empire Son of King Karl IV http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/james.png
1249 - 1259 Matthias II (1227 - 1259) {consort} Son of King Frederik I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/jeanii6060.png
1259 - 1280 Isabelle I (1230 - 1280) Geoffrey of Breotonia Daughter of Frederik I, sister of Matthias II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/isabel.png



Kings of Arendaal: House of Langsvard (1280 - 1408)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1280 - 1309 Sven III (1252 – 1309) Immanuelle of Saxony (Wiese) Son of Queen Isabelle I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/edwardmartyr6060.png
1309 - 1328 Kristian I (1282 - 1328) Ursula of Franken Son of King Sven III http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/jeanjohn6060.png
1328 – 1350 Gisela I (1308 - 1350) King x of Suionia Daughter of King Kristian I
Queen Consort of Suionia
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Kings of Arendaal and Suionia: House of Langsvard (1280 - 1408)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1350 – 1388 Edvard II
"The Great"
(1327 - 1388) m1. Louise of Montelimar
m2. Catharina of Batavië
Son of Queen Gisela I
Also King of Suionia (Union of Bergen)
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1388 – 1408 Blanche I (1369 - 1408) Karl August of Saxony (Wiese) Granddaughter of King Edvard II
Also Queen of Suionia (Union of Bergen)
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Kings of Arendaal and Suionia: House of Kronhielm (1408 - 1520)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1408 – 1424 Niklaas III
"TheMagnificent"
(1389 - 1424) Anna of Franken Son of Queen Blanche I
Also King of Suionia (Union of Bergen)
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Kings of Arendaal: House of Kronhielm (1408 - 1520)Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1424 – 1444 Madeleine I (1408 - 1444) Charles of Montelimar Daughter of King Niklaas III http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/simonetta.png
1444 – 1454 Pieter I (1424 - 1477) Eliana of the Talemantine Empire Son of Queen Madeleine I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/pietermemling.png
1454 – 1480 Gustav IV (1426 - 1480) Niccola of Potenza Son of Queen Madeleine I
(brother of Pieter I)
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1480 – 1497 Harald III (1456 - 1497) Ottavia of the Talemantine Empire Son of King Gustav IV http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/YoungAntonellodaMessina6060.png
1497 – 1517 Marguerite I (1479 - 1517) Juan Carlos of Coronado Daughter of King Harald III http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/isabella.png
1517 – 1520 Rurik II (1480 - 1520) Caitlin of Eireann Son of King Harald III
(brother of MargueriteI)
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Kings of Arendaal: House of Norregaard (1520 - 1604) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1520 – 1545 Frederik II (1496 - 1545) Helena of Franken Son of Queen Marguerite I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/jeanlorr.png
1545 – 1550 Johannes I (1513 - 1550) Blanche of Montelimar Son of King Frederik II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/albrechtbavar.png
1550 – 1554 Katherine I (1514 - 1554) Matthieu of Lorraine Daughter of King Frederik II
(sister of Johannes & Bjorn)
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1554 – 1560 Bjorn III (1520 - 1560) Sophie of Eiffelland Son of King Frederick II
(brother of Johannes & Katherine)
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/sussex.png



Emperors of the North: House of Norregaard (1520 - 1604) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1560 – 1570 Kristian II (1530 - 1570) Frederika of Suionia First Emperor of the North
Son of King Johannes I
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/lorraineguise.png
1570 – 1604 Adeliza I
"Gloriana"
(1551 - 1604) Robert of Franken Empressof the North
Daughter of Emperor Kristian II
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/elisabethaustria.png



Emperors of the North: House of Lundmark (1604 - 1715) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1606 – 1623 Edvard III (1574 - 1623) m1. Antoinette of Lorraine
m2. Catrina of Warre
Emperor of the North
Son of Empress Adeliza I
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1623 – 1643 Sven IV (1599 - 1643) Maria Rikissa of Franken Emperor of the North
Son of Emperor Edvard III
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1643 – 1663 Magnus II (1623 – 1663) Diane of Breotonia Emperor of the North
Son of Emperor Sven IV
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1663 – 1695 Greger I
"Sun King"
(1640 - 1695) m1. Marie of Montelimar
m2. Hannelore of Danmark
Emperor of the North
Son of Emperor Magnus II
Brother of Kristian, King of Ormssex-Colne
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1695 – 1715 Kristianna I (1680 - 1750) Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire Empress of the North
Granddaughter of Emperor Greger

Abdicated in favour of her son
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Emperors of the North: House of Nareath (1715 - present) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1715 – 1735 Gustav V (1696 - 1735) m1. Jacqueline of Eiffelland
m2. Sophia of Zähringen (Wendmark)
Last Emperor of the North
Son of Empress Kristianna I

Brother of Isacco Beniamino II
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Kings of Arendaal: House of Nareath (1715 - present) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1735 – 1762 Beatrix I (1713 - 1762) Thomas of Franken Daughter of King Gustav V http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/madamegrand.png
1762 – 1782 Edvard IV (1730 - 1782) m1. Evelynn of Anglyn
m2. Victoria of Breotonia
Son of Queen Beatrix I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/potok.png
1782 - 1790 Helene I (1764 - 1790) m1. James of x
m2. Prince of Suionia?
Daughter of King Edvard IV http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/mecklenberg.png
1790 – 1800 Hathor III (1735 - 1802) Elisabeth of Lorraine Son of Queen Beatrix I
Brother of King Edvard IV
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Kings of Arendaal and Suionia: House of Nareath (1715 - present) Edit

Reign Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
1800 – 1839 Karl V
"The Great"
(1769 - 1839) m1. Julienne of Cambria
m2. Ekaterina of Serbovia
Grandson of Queen Beatrix I
Nephew of King Edvard IV
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1839 – 1851 Pieter II (1801 - 1851) m1. Nadia of Great Engellex
m2. Anna of Wiese
Son of King Karl V http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/prince.png
1851 – 1901 Louisa I (1833 - 1901) Arthur of Breotonia Daughter of King Pieter II http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/countess.png
1901 – 1917 Niklaas IV (1872 - 1917) Karolina of Franken Grandson of Queen Louisa I
(eldest grandchild)
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1917 – 1945 Freya I (1898 - 1945) Jean of Montelimar Daughter of King Niklaas IV http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/grace60.png
1945 – present Sven V (1918 - present (1953)) Agneta of Suionia Son of Queen Freya I http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/soren.png


Crown Princes Who Never RuledEdit

Name Life Span Consort Notes Image
Crown Prince Lief (1345 - 1379) Martha of Anglyn Son of King Edvard II
Father of Queen Blanche I
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Crown Prince Frederik (1658 - 1690) Johanna of Batavië Son of King Greger I
Father of Kristianna I
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/Sinttulo.png
Prince Trigve (1736 - 1786) Francoise of Montelimar Son of Queen Beatrix I
Father of King Karl V
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Crown Prince Rurik (1779 - 1799) Clemence of Lorraine Son of King Hathor III http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/60by60/gains.png
Crown Prince Anders (1852 – 1897) Elisabeth Franziska of Braunschweig (Wiese) Son of Queen Louisa I
Father of King Niklaas IV
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