| Duke of Livonia|
Coat of Arms of the House Vaalgamaast
|Style:||His Ducal Grace|
|Heir apparent:||None to Date|
|First monarch:||Jaagup I|
|Titles:||Duke of Livonia and All Livonian Realms, Protector of the Holy Church in Livonia, and Defender of the Livonian People|
Title and Style
The official title of the Duke of Livonia is:
- His Ducal Grace, Hercog Jaagup I Vaalgamaast Jelgavast, Duke of Livonia and All Livonian Realms, Protector of the Holy Church in Livonia, and Defender of the Livonian People
His formal style is "His Ducal Grace," while his form of personal address is "Your Grace." The functionings of the royal court in Livonia is really important due to the high level of authority that the Duke maintains, and therefore these styles are regarded with extreme importance.
The concept of a united nation of Livonia is relatively new, therefore the list of Dukes of Livonia begins in 1594, the official date of creation of the Duchy of Livonia.
However, a number of historical pagan rulers from the Livonian Crusade who reigned over lands now part of Livonia are often cited as Dukes of Livonia for their importance in the creation of a Livonian culture. Not all of these rulers were ethnic Livonians, but all were ethnic Balto-Finns, and all died during the Livonian Crusade.
- Viestards of Tervete (Mid/Late 1100s-1230) †
- Ako of Salaspils (Mid 1100s-1206)
- Vetseke of Koknese (Late 1100s-1224)
- Visvaldis of Jersika (Late 1100s-1230)
- Lembitu of Lehola (Late 1100s-1217)
† - Greatest of the Old Livonian Dukes, often known as a King
1594 - Present
|1||Jaagup I||1563 - Present||1594 - Present||First modern Duke of Livonia|
|2||Maunas I||TBD - Present||N/A||Heir Apparent; Count of Cēsis|