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Encyclopedia > Great Officers of the Crown of France

The Great Officers of the Crown were appointed by the King of France and there were seven all told. Their was no prime minister but there was a Chief Minister at times. A similar list called the Great Dignitaries of the Empire was made by Napoleon with these positions being, usually, an honorific. Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ...

  • The Constable of France (1060 - 1626) was the First Officer of the Crown and commanded the Army and was responsible for the Chivalry.
    • Marshal of France and later Marshal of the Empire, (1190 - 1967), alternated between being junior to and then senior to the Constable of France.
      • Maréchal de Nord - Marshal of the North
      • Maréchal de Sud - Marshal of the South
    • Lieutenant-General A regional commander of the army who served at the King's discretion.
    • Admiral of France, Runs the French Navy.
    • Port OriFlamme, Carried the Royal Standard in battle. A very prestigious position.
    • Grand Master of Crossbowmen (grand maitre de Arbelestries)
    • Grand Master of Artillery (grand maitre de l'Artillerie)
  • Chancellor (chancellier), ran the government
    • Grand Chamberlain, in charge of justice, finance, weights and measures.
    • Grand Bouteiller, master of ceremonies, judgements of nobility, royal table and wine cellars.
    • Chambrier, runs Paris
      • Grand Pannetier, supervises the city bakeries.
      • Grand Veneur, the Royal Game Warden,
      • Grand Maitre de Eaux et Forests; charge of the waters and forests.
  • Grand Maitre de France, head of the Royal Household
      • Grand Aumonnier de France, head of the chapel royal
      • Grand Master of Horse (Grand Ecuyer)
      • Grand Fauconnier (Grand Falconer), master of the hunt and hunting lodges.
      • Grand Queux, the Royal Cook
  • Senechaux and Baillis of Crown Properties.
  • Lieutenant-General of the Realm, a viceroy, who oversees all Royal business in a region and reports directly to the king.

See Also: The Constable of France (French connétable de France, from Latin comes stabulari for count of the stables), as the First Officer of the Crown, was one of the original five Great Officers of the Crown of France (along with seneschal, chamberlain, butler, and chancellor) and Commander in Chief of... See also order of chivalry Woman under the Safeguard of Knighthood, allegorical Scene. ... The Marshal of France (maréchal de France) was one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... The title Admiral of France is one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France, the naval equivalent of Marshal of France. ... The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdoms Royal Navy). ... The Royal Standard is the official flag of Queen Elizabeth II in her capacity as Sovereign of the United Kingdom and of various other Realms. ... Chancellor (Latin: cancellarius), an official title used by most of the peoples whose civilization has arisen directly or indirectly out of the Roman empire. ... A Chamberlain is an officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign. ... // For other uses see Butler (disambiguation) The butler is a senior servant in a large household. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... In the United States, a game warden is often a state or local official responsible for enforcing environmental protections laws. ... The terms steward or stewardess can refer to a number of different professional roles. ... In all the medieval monarchies of western Europe the general system of government sprang from, and centred in, the royal household. ... The Master of the Horse was (and in some cases, is) a historical position of varying importance in several European nations. ... A seneschal was an officer in the houses of important nobles in the Middle Ages. ... A Bailiff in a United States courtroom Bailiff (from Late Latin bajulivus, adjectival form of bajulus) is a governor or custodian; cf. ... A seneschal was an officer in the houses of important nobles in the Middle Ages. ... A seneschal was an officer in the houses of important nobles in the Middle Ages. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... A viceroy is somebody who governs a country or province as a substitute for the monarch. ...


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