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Encyclopedia > Magnates

For a wealthy or powerful business baron, executive, or tycoon, see business magnate


Magnate is a title of nobility commonly used in Sweden, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and some other medieval empires.


In medieval times, a bishop sometimes held territory as a magnate, collecting revenue of the manors and the associated knights fees. The income was superior compared with the wage of other common peasants.


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Magnate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (465 words)
Magnate, from the Late Latin magnas, a great man, itself from Latin magnus 'great', designates a noble or other man in a high social position, by birth, wealth or other qualities.
In the Middle Ages a bishop sometimes held territory as a magnate, collecting the revenue of the manors and the associated knights' fees.
Magnates (or higher nobility) vied for political power with the lesser and middle nobility (see Ruch egzekucyjny) and the Krol (Monarch).
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