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6th Sep '17 9:56:51 PM themetalstickman
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* On Noveria in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', you find an irritating (even for a salarian) administrator named [[AC:Rannadril Ghan Swa Fulsoom Karaten Narr Eadi Bel Anoleis.]] He apparently sees himself as the big shot in the port city where you land, but later [[spoiler: you have the option of busting him for corruption]]. Long names are actually a salarian trait and they usually shorten them when dealing with other races.

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* On Noveria in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', you find an irritating (even for a salarian) administrator named [[AC:Rannadril Ghan Swa Fulsoom Karaten Narr Eadi Bel Anoleis.]] He apparently sees himself as the big shot in the port city where you land, but later [[spoiler: you have the option of busting him for corruption]]. Long names are actually a salarian trait A salarian's full name consists (in order) of homeworld, nation, city, district, clan name, and given name. However, they usually shorten them when dealing with other races.
4th Sep '17 12:21:53 PM LadyJafaria
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** The ''Assassins' Guild Diary'' describes Vetinari having about eight Guild degrees, including "[[MasterPoisoner Doctor of Applied Pathology]]." He's also Provost of Assassins.
31st Aug '17 11:36:38 AM Jhonny
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* Before the current Communist (and thus nominally atheist[[note]]in practice they often encouraged cult-like fanaticism for the party itself, with the head of the party at the very top; Mao Zedong in particular was memorialized as "the Great Leader", published his sayings in a little red book practically identical to New Testament bibles, and the populace was encouraged to recite oaths of loyalty to him and his cabinate[[/note]]) regime, China had a CelestialBureaucracy, and its various gods (yes, even the OddJobGods) had such titles; in fact, various dynasties had a habit of "appointing" patron deities to an increasingly long list of titles.

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* Before the current Communist (and thus nominally atheist[[note]]in practice they often encouraged cult-like fanaticism for the party itself, with the head of the party at the very top; Mao Zedong in particular was memorialized as "the Great Leader", published his sayings in a little red book practically identical to New Testament bibles, and the populace was encouraged to recite oaths of loyalty to him and his cabinate[[/note]]) cabinet[[/note]]) regime, China had a CelestialBureaucracy, and its various gods (yes, even the OddJobGods) had such titles; in fact, various dynasties had a habit of "appointing" patron deities to an increasingly long list of titles.
31st Aug '17 9:58:15 AM AgentKyles
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* Irish Ministers of State have very long titles -- until 2011, Máire Hoctor was the [[AC:Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (with special responsibility for Services for Older People)'', while Conor Lenihan was ''Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (with special responsibility for Integration Policy)]].

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* Irish Ministers of State have very long titles -- until 2011, Máire Hoctor was the [[AC:Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (with special responsibility for Services for Older People)'', People)]], while Conor Lenihan was ''Minister [[AC:Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (with special responsibility for Integration Policy)]].
31st Aug '17 9:50:40 AM AgentKyles
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Kim Jong Il [[SmallNameBigEgo had over a thousand official titles]], including stuff like "[[AGodAmI Guardian Deity of Earth]]" and "Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States".
* Nicholas the Second, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, King of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Tauric Chersonesos, Tsar of Georgia, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland, Prince of Estonia, Livonia, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgaria and other territories; Lord and Grand Duke of Nizhni Novgorod, Sovereign of Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Beloozero,[[note]]You might think that this was cleverly inserted into the list as a joke based on the length of the list and a pun on "below zero" temperatures. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belozersk You would be wrong]]. Oddly, it's not known for particularly cold weather.[[/note]]. Udoria, Obdoria,[[note]]''This'' is the town with the cold weather.[[/note]] Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislavl, and all northern territories; Sovereign of Iveria, Kartalinia, and the Kabardinian lands and Armenian territories - hereditary Lord and Ruler of the Circassians and Mountain Princes and others; Lord of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Oldenburg, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.
* Charles I, Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, of Dalmatia, of Croatia, of Slavonia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, and of Illyria, King of Jerusalem, and so forth, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany and of Cracow, Duke of Lorraine, of Salzburg, of Styria, of Carinthia, of Carniola and of the Bukovina, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave in Moravia, Duke of Upper and Lower Silesia, of Modena, Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, of Auschwitz and Zator, of Teschen, Friuli, Ragusa and Zara, Princely Count of Habsburg and Tyrol, of Kyburg, Gorizia and Gradisca, Prince of Trient and Brixen, Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria, Count of Hohenems, Feldkirch, Bregenz, Sonnenberg, and so forth, Lord of Trieste, of Cattaro and of the Wendish Mark, Grand Voivode of the Voivodship of Serbia, and so forth, Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece
* "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular, King of Scotland". And yes, that last title (immortalized by [[Film/TheLastKingOfScotland a film title]]) was self-granted. This would be funnier if the man didn't murder upwards of 100,000 of his own people.
* One of the ur-examples is probably Naram-sin son of Sargon the Great: ''"King of Sumer and Akkad, Lord of the Four Corners of the Universe, God of Akkad"''
* The Rev. Sir Dr. [[Creator/StephenColbert Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert]], D.F.A. The doctorate's honorary, but the knighthood isn't [[note]]though valid only in Jordan[[/note]].
* [[StephenHawking Stephen William Hawking]], CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, D.Phil., Lucasian Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
* Creator/DaveBarry spoofed this at one point with a list of titles for the British prince (Prince of Wales, Knight of the Trouser, Top of the Morning, Vice President of Marketing, and much, much more...). Another was a proposed reform of the government where any person with more than three titles on his door would be given five minutes to clear his desk.
* [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second]], by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Garter, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Sovereign of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order, Sovereign of the Imperial Service Order, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Sovereign of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Sovereign of the Order of British India, Sovereign of the Indian Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Burma, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Sovereign of the Royal Family Order of King Edward VII, Sovereign of the Order of Mercy, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order, Sovereign of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. She prefers "Lilibet" (don't go around calling her that, though).
** There's another one not included in that list, which isn't a very fancy title [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething but is in some ways]] more impressive than the rest: [[http://all-that-is-interesting.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-serves-as-a-mechanic-during-world Junior Commander in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service.]]
** The above were her styles and titles upon becoming Queen. With the further development of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, 'Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' has been replaced by 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Christopher and Nevis'. She is also Paramount Chief of Fiji, though no longer the head of state there.
*** Since the Queen is the head of state of all 16 Commonwealth Realms simultaneously, she actually has 16 ''separate'' monarchial titles, one for each country, along with the long lists of titles that come with each of those royal titles.
** Her complete list of titles is so long that, according to rumor, if she's ever late for an engagement the herald will just keep on reading them until she arrives.
* The Guinness record of number of nobility titles, however, is currently held by Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca [[OverlyLongName Fitz-James Stuart y Silva]], 18th [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetana_Fitz-James_Stuart,_18th_Duchess_of_Alba Duchess of Alba de Tormes]], who has "eight other ducal titles, 15 marquesal titles, 19 comital titles and is 20 times a Grandee of Spain." Full list [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetana_Fitz-James_Stuart,_18th_Duchess_of_Alba#Titles here]]. She had partitioned her titles among her children, so upon her 2014 death her eldest son [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Fitz-James_Stuart,_19th_Duke_of_Alba Carlos]] merely held four dukedoms, one count-dukedom, sixteen marquessates, eighteen countcies, one viscountcy, and one manorial[=/=]lordship.

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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Kim Jong Il [[SmallNameBigEgo had over a thousand official titles]], including stuff like "[[AGodAmI Guardian Deity of Earth]]"
Life -- Royalty and "Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States".
* Nicholas the Second, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, King of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Tauric Chersonesos, Tsar of Georgia, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland, Prince of Estonia, Livonia, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgaria and other territories; Lord and Grand Duke of Nizhni Novgorod, Sovereign of Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Beloozero,[[note]]You might think that this was cleverly inserted into the list as a joke based on the length of the list and a pun on "below zero" temperatures. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belozersk You would be wrong]]. Oddly, it's not known for particularly cold weather.[[/note]]. Udoria, Obdoria,[[note]]''This'' is the town with the cold weather.[[/note]] Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislavl, and all northern territories; Sovereign of Iveria, Kartalinia, and the Kabardinian lands and Armenian territories - hereditary Lord and Ruler of the Circassians and Mountain Princes and others; Lord of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Oldenburg, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.
* Charles I, Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, of Dalmatia, of Croatia, of Slavonia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, and of Illyria, King of Jerusalem, and so forth, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany and of Cracow, Duke of Lorraine, of Salzburg, of Styria, of Carinthia, of Carniola and of the Bukovina, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave in Moravia, Duke of Upper and Lower Silesia, of Modena, Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, of Auschwitz and Zator, of Teschen, Friuli, Ragusa and Zara, Princely Count of Habsburg and Tyrol, of Kyburg, Gorizia and Gradisca, Prince of Trient and Brixen, Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria, Count of Hohenems, Feldkirch, Bregenz, Sonnenberg, and so forth, Lord of Trieste, of Cattaro and of the Wendish Mark, Grand Voivode of the Voivodship of Serbia, and so forth, Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece
* "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular, King of Scotland". And yes, that last title (immortalized by [[Film/TheLastKingOfScotland a film title]]) was self-granted. This would be funnier if the man didn't murder upwards of 100,000 of his own people.
nobility]]
!!Pre-Middle Ages
* One of the ur-examples is probably Naram-sin son of Sargon the Great: ''"King [[AC:King of Sumer and Akkad, Lord of the Four Corners of the Universe, God of Akkad"''
Akkad.]]
* The Rev. Sir Dr. [[Creator/StephenColbert Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert]], D.F.A. The doctorate's honorary, but the knighthood isn't [[note]]though valid only in Jordan[[/note]].
* [[StephenHawking Stephen William Hawking]], CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, D.Phil., Lucasian Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
* Creator/DaveBarry spoofed this at one point with a list of titles for the British prince (Prince of Wales, Knight
Part of the Trouser, Top Standard Inscription of Ashurnasipal II, an Assyrian king (meaning that it shows up on every monument bearing his name):
--> Palace of Ashurnasirpal, priest of Ashur, favorite of Enlil and Ninurta, beloved of Anu and Dagan, the weapon
of the Morning, Vice President of Marketing, and much, much more...). Another was a proposed reform great gods, the mighty king, king of the government where any person with more than three titles on his door would be given five minutes to clear his desk.
* [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Her Majesty Elizabeth
world, king of Assyria; son of Tukulti-Ninurta, the Second]], by great king, the Grace mighty king, king of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and Assyria, the British Dominions beyond son of Adad-nirari, the Seas Queen, Defender of great king, the Faith, Duchess mighty king of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy, Sovereign of Assyria; the Most Honourable Order of the Garter, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Sovereign of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order, Sovereign of the Imperial Service Order, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Sovereign of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Sovereign of the Order of British India, Sovereign of the Indian Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Burma, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Sovereign of the Royal Family Order of King Edward VII, Sovereign of the Order of Mercy, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order, Sovereign of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. She prefers "Lilibet" (don't go around calling her that, though).
** There's another one not included in that list, which isn't a very fancy title [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething but is in some ways]] more impressive than the rest: [[http://all-that-is-interesting.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-serves-as-a-mechanic-during-world Junior Commander in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service.]]
** The above were her styles and titles upon becoming Queen. With the further development of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, 'Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' has been replaced by 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Christopher and Nevis'. She is also Paramount Chief of Fiji, though no longer the head of state there.
*** Since the Queen is the head of state of all 16 Commonwealth Realms simultaneously, she actually has 16 ''separate'' monarchial titles, one for each country, along
valiant man, who acts with the long lists support of titles that come with each Ashur, his lord, and has no equal among the princes of the four quarters of the world; the wonderful shepherd who is not afraid of battle; the great flood which none can oppose; the king who makes those royal titles.
** Her complete list of titles is so long that, according
who are not subject to rumor, if she's ever late for an engagement the herald will just keep on reading them until she arrives.
* The Guinness record of number of nobility titles, however, is currently held by Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca [[OverlyLongName Fitz-James Stuart y Silva]], 18th [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetana_Fitz-James_Stuart,_18th_Duchess_of_Alba Duchess of Alba de Tormes]],
him submissive; who has "eight other ducal titles, 15 marquesal titles, 19 comital titles subjugated all mankind; the mighty warrior who treads on the neck of his enemies, tramples down all foes, and shatters the forces of the proud; the king who acts with the support of the great gods, and whose hand has conquered all lands, who has subjugated all the mountains and received their tribute, taking hostages and establishing his power over all countries.
--> I am Ashurnasirpal, the celebrated prince, who reveres the great gods, the fierce dragon, conqueror of the cities and mountains to their furthest extent, king of rulers who has tamed the stiff-necked peoples, who
is 20 times a Grandee crowned with splendor, who is not afraid of Spain." Full list [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetana_Fitz-James_Stuart,_18th_Duchess_of_Alba#Titles here]]. She had partitioned her titles among her children, so upon her 2014 death her eldest son [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Fitz-James_Stuart,_19th_Duke_of_Alba Carlos]] merely held four dukedoms, battle, the merciless champion who shakes resistance, the glorious king, the shepherd, the protection of the whole world, the king, the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced fierce and merciless kings from the rising to the setting sun to acknowledge one count-dukedom, sixteen marquessates, eighteen countcies, one viscountcy, and one manorial[=/=]lordship.rule.



* The Pope. As of now: His Holiness Francis, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God. There used to be a "Patriarch of the West" after "Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church", but Benedict XVI omitted it beginning in 2006, and Francis followed his lead in 2013.
** UsefulNotes/ThePope's full list of titles sounds even more formidable in Latin, it being the official language of Vatican City. In fact it would sound like an incantation for exorcism: ''Sua Sanctitas Franciscus, Episcopus Romanus, Vicarius Christi, Successor Principis Apostolorum, Summus Pontifex Ecclesiae Universalis, [[spoiler: Patriarcha Occidentis,]] Primas Italiae, Archiepiscopus et Metropolitanus Provinciae Ecclesiasticae Romanae, Princeps Sui Iuris Civitatis Vaticanae, Servus Servorum Dei''.
** Note that among these titles, "Pope" is not one. That's a colloquialism from Italian "papa," for "father."
* [[UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington]], Marquess of Wellington, Marquis of Douro, Earl of Wellington in Somerset, Viscount Wellington of Talavera, Baron Douro of Wellesley; Prince of Waterloo; Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo, Duc de Brunoy; Duque of Vittoria, Marquis of Torres Vedras, Count of Vimiero; Grandee of the First Class of Spain; Privy Councillor of the United Kingdom; Commander-in-Chief of the British Army; Colonel of the Grenadier Guards (and seven or eight other regiments); Field-Marshal of Great Britain, a Marshal of Russia, a Marshal of Austria, a Marshal of France, a Marshal of Prussia, a Marshal of Spain, a Marshal of Portugal, a Marshal of the Netherlands; Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Holy Ghost, Knight of the Golden Fleece, Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of Hanover, Knight of the Black Eagle, Knight of the Sword of Sweden, Knight of St. Andrew of Russia, Knight of the Annuncio of Sardinia, Knight of the Elephant of Denmark, Knight of Maria Theresa, Knight of St. George of Russia, Knight of the Crown of Rue of Saxony, Knight of Fidelity of Baden, Knight of Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, Knight of Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Knight of St. Hermenegilda of Spain, Knight of the Red Eagle of Brandenburg, Knight of St. Januarius, Knight of the Golden Lion of Hesse-Cassel; Lord High Constable of England, Constable of the Tower of London, Constable of Dover Castle, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Chancellor of the Cinque Ports, Admiral of the Cinque Ports, Privy Councillor, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Lord-Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets, Ranger of St. James's Park, Ranger of Hyde Park, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society. Former ambassador, governor of Ireland, military governor of France, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
** In 1850, [[UsefulNotes/EarlRussell Lord John Russell]],[[note]]He had yet to be elevated to the Peerage[[/note]] then Prime Minister of the UK, wanted Wellington's advice, but felt that he had not sufficient standing to approach the man directly. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He asked Queen Victoria to speak to the Duke for him]].
* Irish Ministers of State have very long titles -- until 2011, Máire Hoctor was the ''Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (with special responsibility for Services for Older People)'', while Conor Lenihan was ''Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (with special responsibility for Integration Policy)''.
* The Song dynasty period in ImperialChina had a civil service system that made every bureaucrat like this. It shares some similarities with the "rank and commissions" system in modern military-- but they have separate ''administrative'' and ''pay'' ranks, and these ranks and commissions is ''on top of'' an nominal assignment titles. Which complicate matters was that all these assignment, rank and commission titles look like titles of office, and so needs to be listed together in official documents. Other honours--such as nobles titles (which are already InNameOnly at this time) can also be tagged on it, making the full title extremely long. For example, historian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Guang Sima Guang]] signed his ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zizhi_Tongjian Zizhi Tongjian]]'' with a title of 47 characters of length, which translates into: Your Faithful Servant Sima Guang, Academician of the Duanming Palace concurrently with Hanlin Academician-in-Assistance-of-Reading[[note]]Two concurrent nominal assignment titles; academician titles are considered of very high honour.[[/note]], Greater Minister of the Center[[note]]administrative and pay ranks have been merged at this point. This title indicates 12th rank from the top.[[/note]], in commission of the Songfu Monastery, Songshan, Western Capital[[note]]his real commission, which at the time had no duties at all.[[/note]], Piller of the Empire, First Class[[note]]Top honour title[[/note]], Inaugural Earl of Henai County, with a tenure of 2,600 households of which 1,000 granted de facto[[note]]By the time feudal titles are InNameOnly in China and no tenures would be given to anybody, so such titles are merely honourary. "feudal aid" is given by paying 25 cashes per house granted de facto.[[/note]], Wearer of the Purple Robe and the Golden Sachet[[note]]only persons of Rank #10 or above were allowed to wear these; being granted special permission to wear clothing beyond their rank is, hence, an honour[[/note]]. The {{irony}} was this he was KickedUpstairs at this point since his commission is one without duties; he merely continued with his historiography with the salary associated with his rank and "feudal aid."

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* The Pope. As of now: His Holiness Francis, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God. There used to be a "Patriarch of the West" after "Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church", but Benedict XVI omitted it beginning in 2006, and Francis followed his lead in 2013.
** UsefulNotes/ThePope's Ancient Romans tended toward this. Firstly, family was very important, so your full list name would include your family surname, your father, and your grandfather. They were also given a generic, relatively unimportant forename at birth simply to differentiate them from their siblings until they got their other name, a cognomen that was essentially a nickname (it later became hereditary, and identified branches of a family). This is all before titles sounds even more formidable in Latin, it being the official language of Vatican City. In fact it would sound like an incantation for exorcism: ''Sua Sanctitas Franciscus, Episcopus Romanus, Vicarius Christi, Successor Principis Apostolorum, Summus Pontifex Ecclesiae Universalis, [[spoiler: Patriarcha Occidentis,]] Primas Italiae, Archiepiscopus et Metropolitanus Provinciae Ecclesiasticae Romanae, Princeps Sui Iuris Civitatis Vaticanae, Servus Servorum Dei''.
** Note that among these titles, "Pope" is not one. That's a colloquialism from Italian "papa," for "father."
* [[UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington]], Marquess of Wellington, Marquis of Douro, Earl of Wellington in Somerset, Viscount Wellington of Talavera, Baron Douro of Wellesley; Prince of Waterloo; Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo, Duc de Brunoy; Duque of Vittoria, Marquis of Torres Vedras, Count of Vimiero; Grandee of the First Class of Spain; Privy Councillor of the United Kingdom; Commander-in-Chief of the British Army; Colonel of the Grenadier Guards (and seven or eight other regiments); Field-Marshal of Great Britain, a Marshal of Russia, a Marshal of Austria, a Marshal of France, a Marshal of Prussia, a Marshal of Spain, a Marshal of Portugal, a Marshal of the Netherlands; Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Holy Ghost, Knight of the Golden Fleece, Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of Hanover, Knight of the Black Eagle, Knight of the Sword of Sweden, Knight of St. Andrew of Russia, Knight of the Annuncio of Sardinia, Knight of the Elephant of Denmark, Knight of Maria Theresa, Knight of St. George of Russia, Knight of the Crown of Rue of Saxony, Knight of Fidelity of Baden, Knight of Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, Knight of Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Knight of St. Hermenegilda of Spain, Knight of the Red Eagle of Brandenburg, Knight of St. Januarius, Knight of the Golden Lion of Hesse-Cassel; Lord High Constable of England, Constable of the Tower of London, Constable of Dover Castle, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Chancellor of the Cinque Ports, Admiral of the Cinque Ports, Privy Councillor, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Lord-Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets, Ranger of St. James's Park, Ranger of Hyde Park, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society. Former ambassador, governor of Ireland, military governor of France, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
** In 1850, [[UsefulNotes/EarlRussell Lord John Russell]],[[note]]He had yet to be elevated to the Peerage[[/note]] then Prime Minister of the UK, wanted Wellington's advice, but felt that he had not sufficient standing to approach the man directly. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He asked Queen Victoria to speak to the Duke for him]].
* Irish Ministers of State have very long titles -- until 2011, Máire Hoctor was the ''Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (with special responsibility for Services for Older People)'', while Conor Lenihan was ''Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (with special responsibility for Integration Policy)''.
* The Song dynasty period in ImperialChina had a civil service system that made every bureaucrat like this. It shares some similarities with the "rank and commissions" system in modern military-- but they have separate ''administrative'' and ''pay'' ranks, and these ranks and commissions is ''on top of'' an nominal assignment titles. Which complicate matters was that all these assignment, rank and commission titles look like titles of office, and so needs to be listed together in official documents. Other honours--such as nobles titles (which are already InNameOnly at this time) can also be tagged on it, making the full title extremely long.
get involved. For example, historian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Guang Sima Guang]] signed his ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zizhi_Tongjian Zizhi Tongjian]]'' with a title of 47 characters of length, which translates into: Your Faithful Servant Sima Guang, Academician of Julius Caesar was deified as "Gaius Iulius Gaii filius Gaii nepos Caesar Imperator" (Gaius Julius, Gaius' son, Gaius' grandson, Caesar the Duanming Palace concurrently with Hanlin Academician-in-Assistance-of-Reading[[note]]Two concurrent nominal assignment titles; academician titles are considered of very high honour.[[/note]], Greater Minister of the Center[[note]]administrative Emperor).

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and pay ranks have been merged at this point. This title indicates 12th rank from the top.[[/note]], in commission of the Songfu Monastery, Songshan, Western Capital[[note]]his real commission, which at the time had no duties at all.[[/note]], Piller of the Empire, First Class[[note]]Top honour title[[/note]], Inaugural Earl of Henai County, with a tenure of 2,600 households of which 1,000 granted de facto[[note]]By the time feudal titles are InNameOnly in China and no tenures would be given to anybody, so such titles are merely honourary. "feudal aid" is given by paying 25 cashes per house granted de facto.[[/note]], Wearer of the Purple Robe and the Golden Sachet[[note]]only persons of Rank #10 or above were allowed to wear these; being granted special permission to wear clothing beyond their rank is, hence, an honour[[/note]]. The {{irony}} was this he was KickedUpstairs at this point since his commission is one without duties; he merely continued with his historiography with the salary associated with his rank and "feudal aid."Modern times



* Subverted by the current king of Sweden, whose full title is "King of Sweden".
** It used to be longer, but it was streamlined in 1973 (technically 1971, but it didn't come into effect until the death of the old monarch in 1973) to remove the bits that were excessively archaic ('King of Gothia') or no longer applicable ('King of Wendia').
** Lampshaded by King [[AuthorityInNameOnly Fredrik I]] (1676-1751) who, upon being introduced with his full and rather long title, is reported to have turned to one of his advisors and remarked "[[GratuitousGerman Potz Donner, haben Wir das alles getan?]]" ("Bloody hell, did we do all that?")
* His Imperial Majesty Joshua Abraham Norton the First of these United States and Protector of Mexico, Saint Second Class of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} Discordian Religion]], Patron Saint of the Joshua Norton Cabal, Begotten Son of Eris. Pretty short relative to some actual monarchs, but nonetheless impressive for a man whose only qualification was being a CloudCuckooLander of the highest order. Even more impressive is the fact that his self-appointed title of Emperor was actually respected to some degree, at least in San Francisco.
** Inspired by Norton, and being the ultimate authority of their religion, many Discordians invent and award titles to themselves and others. Any given Discordian could legitimately lay claim to a number of titles limited only by their imagination and patience.
* His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, Companion of the Order of Companions of Honour, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of the Militia and Naval and Air Forces of Canada.
* Ancient Romans tended toward this. Firstly, family was very important, so your full name would include your family surname, your father, and your grandfather. They were also given a generic, relatively unimportant forename at birth simply to differentiate them from their siblings until they got their other name, a cognomen that was essentially a nickname (it later became hereditary, and identified branches of a family). This is all before titles even get involved. For example, Julius Caesar was deified as "Gaius Iulius Gaii filius Gaii nepos Caesar Imperator" (Gaius Julius, Gaius' son, Gaius' grandson, Caesar the Emperor).
* Subverted by management in the US civil service: in general, the longer your job title is, the less important you are. "Secretary of the Treasury" is more important than "[[OverlyLongGag Secretarial Assistant to the Assistant Secretary to the Second Undersecretary of the Secretary of the Treasury]]"
** One notable exception was the precursor to the "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff", Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, who served as "Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" during World War II (the "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" being, of course, the President).
** Defied above all by the highest job title in the civil service: President of the United States. No fancy flourish, no secondary titles or arrangements, no additional comment about him being Leader of the Free World, Commander-in-Chief, or any other titles or degrees even if he's got a doctorate. Just "Mr. President" will suffice.
* Some people who have many degrees will suffer from this: e.g., John Doe, DDS, JD, MBA, MD, MPH or some combination of that.
* Until 1972, Danish Kings and Queens would style themselves as being By the Grace of God, King of Denmark, King of the Wends, King of the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Duke of Holstein, Duke of Stormarn, Duke of Ditmarsh, Duke of Lauenburg, and Duke of Oldenburg.
* Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire had pretty long list of titles: Charles, by the grace of God, Holy Roman Emperor, forever August, King of Germany, King of Italy, King of all Spains, of Castile, Aragon, León, Navarra, Grenada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Sevilla, Cordova, Murcia, Jaén, Algarves, Algeciras, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, King of Two Sicilies, of Sardinia, Corsica, King of Jerusalem, King of the Western and Eastern Indies, Lord of the Islands and Main Ocean Sea, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Lorraine, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Limburg, Luxembourg, Gelderland, Neopatria, Württemberg, Landgrave of Alsace, Prince of Swabia, Asturia and Catalonia, Count of Flanders, Habsburg, Tyrol, Gorizia, Barcelona, Artois, Burgundy Palatine, Hainaut, Holland, Seeland, Ferrette, Kyburg, Namur, Roussillon, Cerdagne, Zutphen, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Burgau, Oristano and Gociano, Lord of Frisia, the Wendish March, Pordenone, Biscay, Molin, Salins, Tripoli and Mechelen.
** The scary thing is he was being modest. Those were just the sovereign states he ruled and, several of them had other titles attached which he could have easily used. For instance being king of Castile also meant he was king of New Spain, Peru, Chili, and Manila. In the Netherlands, along with his regional titles, he used Emperor of Germany, Dominator in Asia and Africa, lord of the cities, towns & lands of Utrecht, Overyssel and Groningen. After Charles abdicated the throne his empire was split into two between his brother and his son.
** Technically it was never united - Charles V just inherited two separate empires.
* Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I (brother of the above mentioned Charles V) had a pretty impressive list himself: Ferdinand, by the grace of God elected Holy Roman Emperor, forever August, King in Germany, of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Cumania and Bulgaria, etc. Prince-Infante in Spain, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Margrave of Moravia, Duke of Luxemburg, the Upper and Lower Silesia, Württemberg and Teck, Prince of Swabia, Princely Count of Habsburg, Tyrol, Ferrette, Kyburg, Gorizia, Landgrave of Alsace, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Enns, Burgau, the Upper and Lower Lusatia, Lord of the Wendish March, Pordenone and Salins, etc. etc
** His son Maxamillion II was later elected leader of The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This added the titles King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Lord of Russia, Prussia, Mazovia, Samogitia, Kiev, Wolyn, Podlachia, and Livonia, to his father's already impressive style.
* When Philip II took the throne of Spain his full title was: By the Grace of God Most Catholic King of all Spains, King of Castile, Aragon, Leon, England, France, Ireland, both Sicilies, Jerusalem, , Hungary, Dalmatia, Croatia, Navarra, Granada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Sevilla, Sardinia, Cordova, Corsica, Murcia, Jaen, the Algarves, Algeciras, Gibraltar, the Islands of Canary, the Western and Eastern Indies, the Island and Mainland of the Ocean sea, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Lotharingia, Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Gelderland, Milan, Athens, Neopatria, Count of Habsburg, Barcelona, Flanders, Tyrol, Artois, Burgundy Palatine, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland, Namur, Zutphen, Roussillon, Cerdagne, Prince of Swabia, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Oristano, Goceano, Lord of Biscay, Molina, Frisia, Salins, Mechelen, the cities, towns & lands of Utrecht, Overyssel, Groningen, Dominator in Asia, Africa, Defender of the Faith
** After his wife Mary I died, he dropped King of England, France, and Ireland from his title, as those lands were now under the dominion of her sister Elizabeth I. However, after he inherited Portugal he received several new ones King of Portugal, the Algarves, of either side of the sea in Africa, Lord of Guinea and of Conquest, Navigation, and Commerce of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and India, etc.
* The last Holy Roman Emperor and first Austrian, Emperor Francis II (and I), holds many distinctions. This includes being the only dual emperor [[note]](which were prefaced as being elected and hereditary to distinguish them)[[/note]] and the grandfather of four Emperors [[note]](Napoleon II of France, Pedro II of Brazil, Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and Maximilian I of Mexico)[[/note]]. During his long rein his style included the following titles: His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty, By the grace of God elected Roman Emperor, always August, hereditary Emperor of Austria; King in Germany, of Jerusalem, Hungary, Bohemia, Lombardy, Venetia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria, and Illyria; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Burgundy, Lorraine, Venetia, Salzburg, Würzburg, Franconia, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola; Grand Duke of Tuscany and Cracow; Grand Prince of Transylvania; Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Gelderland, Württemberg, the Upper & Lower Silesia, Milan, Mantua, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Guastalla, Oswiecin, Zator, Calabria, Bar, Montferrat, Cieszyn; Sandomir, Masovia, Lublin, Auschwitz, Teschen, Friule, Ragusa and Zara; Prince of Swabia, Charleville, Eichstädt, Passau, Trent, Brixen, Lindau, Berchtesgaden and Mergentheim; Princely Count of Habsburg, Flanders, Tyrol, Hainaut, Kyburg, Gorizia and Gradisca and of the Tirol; Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, of Burgau, the Upper and Lower Lusatia, Pont-à-Mousson, Nomeny and in Istria; Landgrave in Breisgau, in the Ortenau, Nellenburg; Count of Namur, Provence, Vaudémont, Blâmont, Zutphen, Saarwerden, Salm, and Falkenstein, Montfort, Hohenems, the Upper & Lower Hohenberg, Bregenz, Feldkirch, Sonnenberg, Rothenfels, Blumeneck, Hofen; Lord of the Lands of Volhynia, Podlachia, Brzesz, Triest, Kotor, Freudenthal, Eulenberg, Wendish March, Mechelen Verona, Vicenza, Padua; President of the German Confederation.



** Frederick I of Württemberg went by the titles: By the grace of God, King of Württemberg; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Sovereign Duke in Swabia, of Teck; Duke of Hohenlohe; Landgrave of Tübingen, Nellenburg; Prince of Mergentheim, Ellwangen, Zweifalten, Aulendorf, Buchau, Waldburg, Baldern, Ochsenhausen, Neresheim; Count of Montbéliard, Gröningen, Limpurg, Gaildorf, Sontheim, Schmiedelfeld, the Upper Sontheim, Montfort, Tettnang, Hohenberg, Biberach, Schelklingen, Eglofs, Heggbach; Overlord of the Lordships of Aulendorf, Scheer-Friedberg, Roth, Baindt, Isny; Lord of Altdorf, Leutkirch, Heidenheim, Justingen, Krailsheim, the Danubian cities, of Ulm, Rothweil, Heilbronn, Hall, Adelmannsfelden, Wiblingen, Wiesensteig;
** Maximilian IV Joseph of Bavaria, also went by several titles: By the grace of God, King of Bavaria; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Count-Palatine of the Rhine; Duke in the Upper & Lower Bavaria, the Upper Palatinate, Franconia, Kleve, Berg; Prince of Bamberg, Würzburg, Augsburg, Freising, Passau; Prince & Lord of Kempten; Landgrave of Leuchtenberg; Princely Count of Mindelheim; Prince of Mörs; Margrave of Bergen-op-Zoom; Count of Valdenz, Sponheim, the Mark, Ravensberg, Rappoltstein Ottobeuren, Helfenstein; Lord of Ravenstein, Hohenack Ulm, Rothenburg, Nördlingen, Schweinfurt, Wettenhausen, Roggenburg, Ursberg, Elchingen, Söflingen, Irsee, Memmingen, Ravensburg, Wangen, Kaufbeuren, Buchhorn, Leutkirch, Bopfingen;
** Frederick William III of Prussia was one of the most powerful members and had a large list of titles: By the grace of god, King of Prussia; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Margrave of Brandenburg; Sovereign & Supreme Duke of Silesia & of the County of Klodzko; Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine, Poznan; Sovereign Prince of Orange, Neuchâtel, Valangin;Duke in Gelderland, of Saxony, Angaria, Wesphalia, in Gelderland, of Magdeburg, Kleve, Jülich, Berg, Szczecin, Pomerania, the Kashubians, the Wends, of Mecklenburg, Krosno; Burgrave of Nuremberg above & below the Mountains; Landgrave of Thuringia; Margrave of the Upper & Lower Lusatia; Prince of Rügen, Hildesheim, Paderborn, Halberstadt, Münster, Minden, Kamien, the Wends, Schwerin, Ratzeburg, East Frisia, Mörs, Eichsfeld, Erfurt, Essen, Quedlinburg, Elten; Count of Hohenzollern; Princely Count of Henneberg; Count of Ruppin, the Mark, Ravensberg, Hohenstein, Tecklenburg, Schwerin, Lingen; Lord of the Lands of Rostock, Ravenstein, Stargard, Werden, Limpurg, Lauenburg, Bytow, Arlay, Breda;

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** Frederick I of Württemberg went by the titles: By [[AC:By the grace of God, King of Württemberg; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Sovereign Duke in Swabia, of Teck; Duke of Hohenlohe; Landgrave of Tübingen, Nellenburg; Prince of Mergentheim, Ellwangen, Zweifalten, Aulendorf, Buchau, Waldburg, Baldern, Ochsenhausen, Neresheim; Count of Montbéliard, Gröningen, Limpurg, Gaildorf, Sontheim, Schmiedelfeld, the Upper Sontheim, Montfort, Tettnang, Hohenberg, Biberach, Schelklingen, Eglofs, Heggbach; Overlord of the Lordships of Aulendorf, Scheer-Friedberg, Roth, Baindt, Isny; Lord of Altdorf, Leutkirch, Heidenheim, Justingen, Krailsheim, the Danubian cities, of Ulm, Rothweil, Heilbronn, Hall, Adelmannsfelden, Wiblingen, Wiesensteig;
Wiesensteig]];
** Maximilian IV Joseph of Bavaria, also went by several titles: By [[AC:By the grace of God, King of Bavaria; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Count-Palatine of the Rhine; Duke in the Upper & Lower Bavaria, the Upper Palatinate, Franconia, Kleve, Berg; Prince of Bamberg, Würzburg, Augsburg, Freising, Passau; Prince & Lord of Kempten; Landgrave of Leuchtenberg; Princely Count of Mindelheim; Prince of Mörs; Margrave of Bergen-op-Zoom; Count of Valdenz, Sponheim, the Mark, Ravensberg, Rappoltstein Ottobeuren, Helfenstein; Lord of Ravenstein, Hohenack Ulm, Rothenburg, Nördlingen, Schweinfurt, Wettenhausen, Roggenburg, Ursberg, Elchingen, Söflingen, Irsee, Memmingen, Ravensburg, Wangen, Kaufbeuren, Buchhorn, Leutkirch, Bopfingen;
Bopfingen.]]
** Frederick William III of Prussia was one of the most powerful members and had a large list of titles: By [[AC:By the grace of god, King of Prussia; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Margrave of Brandenburg; Sovereign & Supreme Duke of Silesia & of the County of Klodzko; Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine, Poznan; Sovereign Prince of Orange, Neuchâtel, Valangin;Duke in Gelderland, of Saxony, Angaria, Wesphalia, in Gelderland, of Magdeburg, Kleve, Jülich, Berg, Szczecin, Pomerania, the Kashubians, the Wends, of Mecklenburg, Krosno; Burgrave of Nuremberg above & below the Mountains; Landgrave of Thuringia; Margrave of the Upper & Lower Lusatia; Prince of Rügen, Hildesheim, Paderborn, Halberstadt, Münster, Minden, Kamien, the Wends, Schwerin, Ratzeburg, East Frisia, Mörs, Eichsfeld, Erfurt, Essen, Quedlinburg, Elten; Count of Hohenzollern; Princely Count of Henneberg; Count of Ruppin, the Mark, Ravensberg, Hohenstein, Tecklenburg, Schwerin, Lingen; Lord of the Lands of Rostock, Ravenstein, Stargard, Werden, Limpurg, Lauenburg, Bytow, Arlay, Breda;Breda.]]



* In 1697 the Elector of Saxony Frederick Augustus was elected leader of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He merged the two styles (which are borderline this trope on their own) together and became known as: King of Poland; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Grand Duke of Lithuania, Russia, Prussia, Mazovia, Samogitia, Kiev, Wolyn, Podolia, Podlachia, Livonia, Smolensk, Severia, Chernigov; Duke of Saxony, Jülich, Kleve, Berg, Angaria, Westphalia;Langrave of Thuringia; Margrave of Misnia, the Upper & Lower Lusatia Burgrave of Magdeburg; Princely Count of Henneberg; Count of the Mark, Ravensberg, Barby, Hanau; Lord of Ravenstein;
* The first Kaiser William the Great unified Germany and created the German Empire. As you might expect he went by several titles: His Imperial and Royal Majesty William the First, by the Grace of God, German Emperor and King of Prussia; Margrave of Brandenburg; Sovereign & Supreme Duke of Silesia & of the County of Klodzko; Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine, Poznan; Duke of Saxony, Angaria, Wesphalia, in Gelderland, of Magdeburg, Bremen, Kleve, Jülich, Berg, Szczecin, Pomerania, Lüneburg, Holstein & Schleswig, the Kashubians, the Wends, Lauenburg, of Mecklenburg, Krosno; Burgrave of Nuremberg; Landgrave of Hesse, Thuringia; Margrave of the Upper & Lower Lusatia; Prince of Orange, Neuchâtel, Valangin; Prince of Rügen, East Frisia, Paderborn, Halberstadt, Münster, Minden, Osnabrück, Hildesheim, Verden, Kamien, Fulda, Nassau, the Wenden, Schwerin, Ratzeburg, Mörs, Eichsfeld, Erfurt; Count of Hohenzollern; Princely Count of Henneberg; Count of Ruppin, the Mark, Ravensberg, Hohenstein, Tecklenburg, Schwerin, Lingen, Sigmaringen,Veringen, Pyrmont; Lord of Frankfort, the Lands of Rostock, Stargard, Lauenburg, Bytow, Haigerloch, Werstein; President of the North German Confederation
* The pretender to the throne of Portugal is His Royal Highness the very August and Most Serene Prince Dom Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael de Bragança, by succession of his August Father, His Royal Highness the Prince Dom Duarte Nuno and his cousin, of Glorious Memory, the King the Lord Dom Manuel II, the Unfortunate, and by virtue of the present interregnum, Prince Royal of Portugal, 25th Duke of Braganza, 22nd Duke of Guimarães, 24th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 29th Count of Ourém, 26th Count of Arraiolos, 26th Count of Neiva, 26th Count of Faria and 22nd Count of Guimarães. The third of his name as representative of the Kings of Portugal. Grand Master of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa and Grand Master of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing.
* Mendeleev (the creator of the periodic table) was a member of over a hundred academies and other organizations. They says that he once saw an edited draft of his article signed with his full list of titles and degrees. He laughed and stated "You can't print it like that - it's longer than the Emperor's title". See above for that one...

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* ** In 1697 the Elector of Saxony Frederick Augustus was elected leader of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He merged the two styles (which are borderline this trope on their own) together and became known as: King [[AC:King of Poland; Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Grand Duke of Lithuania, Russia, Prussia, Mazovia, Samogitia, Kiev, Wolyn, Podolia, Podlachia, Livonia, Smolensk, Severia, Chernigov; Duke of Saxony, Jülich, Kleve, Berg, Angaria, Westphalia;Langrave of Thuringia; Margrave of Misnia, the Upper & Lower Lusatia Burgrave of Magdeburg; Princely Count of Henneberg; Count of the Mark, Ravensberg, Barby, Hanau; Lord of Ravenstein;
Ravenstein.]]
* Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire had pretty long list of titles: [[AC:Charles, by the grace of God, Holy Roman Emperor, forever August, King of Germany, King of Italy, King of all Spains, of Castile, Aragon, León, Navarra, Grenada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Sevilla, Cordova, Murcia, Jaén, Algarves, Algeciras, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, King of Two Sicilies, of Sardinia, Corsica, King of Jerusalem, King of the Western and Eastern Indies, Lord of the Islands and Main Ocean Sea, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Lorraine, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Limburg, Luxembourg, Gelderland, Neopatria, Württemberg, Landgrave of Alsace, Prince of Swabia, Asturia and Catalonia, Count of Flanders, Habsburg, Tyrol, Gorizia, Barcelona, Artois, Burgundy Palatine, Hainaut, Holland, Seeland, Ferrette, Kyburg, Namur, Roussillon, Cerdagne, Zutphen, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Burgau, Oristano and Gociano, Lord of Frisia, the Wendish March, Pordenone, Biscay, Molin, Salins, Tripoli and Mechelen.]]
**
The first Kaiser William scary thing is he was being ''modest''. Those were just the Great unified Germany and created the German Empire. As you might expect sovereign states he went by ruled and, several of them had other titles attached which he could have easily used. For instance being king of Castile also meant he was king of New Spain, Peru, Chili, and Manila. In the Netherlands, along with his regional titles, he used [[AC:Emperor of Germany, Dominator in Asia and Africa, lord of the cities, towns & lands of Utrecht, Overyssel and Groningen]]. After Charles abdicated the throne his empire was split into two between his brother and his son.
** Technically it was never united - Charles V just inherited two separate empires.
* Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I (brother of the above mentioned Charles V) had a pretty impressive list himself: [[AC:Ferdinand, by the grace of God elected Holy Roman Emperor, forever August, King in Germany, of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Cumania and Bulgaria, etc. Prince-Infante in Spain, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Margrave of Moravia, Duke of Luxemburg, the Upper and Lower Silesia, Württemberg and Teck, Prince of Swabia, Princely Count of Habsburg, Tyrol, Ferrette, Kyburg, Gorizia, Landgrave of Alsace, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Enns, Burgau, the Upper and Lower Lusatia, Lord of the Wendish March, Pordenone and Salins, etc., etc.]]
** His son Maxamillion II was later elected leader of The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This added the titles [[AC:King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Lord of Russia, Prussia, Mazovia, Samogitia, Kiev, Wolyn, Podlachia, and Livonia]], to his father's already impressive style.
* When Philip II took the throne of Spain his full title was: [[AC:By the Grace of God Most Catholic King of all Spains, King of Castile, Aragon, Leon, England, France, Ireland, both Sicilies, Jerusalem, , Hungary, Dalmatia, Croatia, Navarra, Granada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Sevilla, Sardinia, Cordova, Corsica, Murcia, Jaen, the Algarves, Algeciras, Gibraltar, the Islands of Canary, the Western and Eastern Indies, the Island and Mainland of the Ocean sea, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Lotharingia, Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Gelderland, Milan, Athens, Neopatria, Count of Habsburg, Barcelona, Flanders, Tyrol, Artois, Burgundy Palatine, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland, Namur, Zutphen, Roussillon, Cerdagne, Prince of Swabia, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Oristano, Goceano, Lord of Biscay, Molina, Frisia, Salins, Mechelen, the cities, towns & lands of Utrecht, Overyssel, Groningen, Dominator in Asia, Africa, Defender of the Faith.]]
** After his wife Mary I died, he dropped King of England, France, and Ireland from his title, as those lands were now under the dominion of her sister Elizabeth I. However, after he inherited Portugal he received several new ones: [[AC:King of Portugal, the Algarves, of either side of the sea in Africa, Lord of Guinea and of Conquest, Navigation, and Commerce of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and India, etc.]]
* Charles I, [[AC:Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, of Dalmatia, of Croatia, of Slavonia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, and of Illyria, King of Jerusalem, and so forth, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany and of Cracow, Duke of Lorraine, of Salzburg, of Styria, of Carinthia, of Carniola and of the Bukovina, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave in Moravia, Duke of Upper and Lower Silesia, of Modena, Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, of Auschwitz and Zator, of Teschen, Friuli, Ragusa and Zara, Princely Count of Habsburg and Tyrol, of Kyburg, Gorizia and Gradisca, Prince of Trient and Brixen, Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria, Count of Hohenems, Feldkirch, Bregenz, Sonnenberg, and so forth, Lord of Trieste, of Cattaro and of the Wendish Mark, Grand Voivode of the Voivodship of Serbia, and so forth, Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece.]]
* The last Holy Roman Emperor and first Austrian, Emperor Francis II (and I), holds many distinctions. This includes being the only dual emperor [[note]](which were prefaced as being elected and hereditary to distinguish them)[[/note]] and the grandfather of four Emperors [[note]](Napoleon II of France, Pedro II of Brazil, Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and Maximilian I of Mexico)[[/note]]. During his long rein his style included the following
titles: His [[AC:His Imperial and Royal Majesty William Apostolic Majesty, By the First, by the Grace grace of God, German God elected Roman Emperor, always August, hereditary Emperor and of Austria; King in Germany, of Prussia; Margrave Jerusalem, Hungary, Bohemia, Lombardy, Venetia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria, and Illyria; Archduke of Brandenburg; Sovereign & Supreme Austria; Duke of Silesia & of the County of Klodzko; Burgundy, Lorraine, Venetia, Salzburg, Würzburg, Franconia, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola; Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine, Poznan; Tuscany and Cracow; Grand Prince of Transylvania; Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Saxony, Angaria, Wesphalia, in Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Gelderland, of Magdeburg, Bremen, Kleve, Jülich, Berg, Szczecin, Pomerania, Lüneburg, Holstein & Schleswig, the Kashubians, the Wends, Lauenburg, of Mecklenburg, Krosno; Burgrave of Nuremberg; Landgrave of Hesse, Thuringia; Margrave of Württemberg, the Upper & Lower Lusatia; Silesia, Milan, Mantua, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Guastalla, Oswiecin, Zator, Calabria, Bar, Montferrat, Cieszyn; Sandomir, Masovia, Lublin, Auschwitz, Teschen, Friule, Ragusa and Zara; Prince of Orange, Neuchâtel, Valangin; Prince of Rügen, East Frisia, Paderborn, Halberstadt, Münster, Minden, Osnabrück, Hildesheim, Verden, Kamien, Fulda, Nassau, the Wenden, Schwerin, Ratzeburg, Mörs, Eichsfeld, Erfurt; Count of Hohenzollern; Swabia, Charleville, Eichstädt, Passau, Trent, Brixen, Lindau, Berchtesgaden and Mergentheim; Princely Count of Henneberg; Habsburg, Flanders, Tyrol, Hainaut, Kyburg, Gorizia and Gradisca and of the Tirol; Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, of Burgau, the Upper and Lower Lusatia, Pont-à-Mousson, Nomeny and in Istria; Landgrave in Breisgau, in the Ortenau, Nellenburg; Count of Ruppin, Namur, Provence, Vaudémont, Blâmont, Zutphen, Saarwerden, Salm, and Falkenstein, Montfort, Hohenems, the Mark, Ravensberg, Hohenstein, Tecklenburg, Schwerin, Lingen, Sigmaringen,Veringen, Pyrmont; Upper & Lower Hohenberg, Bregenz, Feldkirch, Sonnenberg, Rothenfels, Blumeneck, Hofen; Lord of Frankfort, the Lands of Rostock, Stargard, Lauenburg, Bytow, Haigerloch, Werstein; Volhynia, Podlachia, Brzesz, Triest, Kotor, Freudenthal, Eulenberg, Wendish March, Mechelen Verona, Vicenza, Padua; President of the North German Confederation
Confederation.]]
* The pretender to the throne [[AC:[[UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Portugal is His Royal Highness the very August and Most Serene Wellington]], Marquess of Wellington, Marquis of Douro, Earl of Wellington in Somerset, Viscount Wellington of Talavera, Baron Douro of Wellesley; Prince Dom Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael of Waterloo; Duque de Bragança, by succession Ciudad Rodrigo, Duc de Brunoy; Duque of his August Father, His Royal Highness the Prince Dom Duarte Nuno and his cousin, Vittoria, Marquis of Glorious Memory, the King the Lord Dom Manuel II, the Unfortunate, and by virtue Torres Vedras, Count of Vimiero; Grandee of the present interregnum, Prince Royal First Class of Spain; Privy Councillor of the United Kingdom; Commander-in-Chief of the British Army; Colonel of the Grenadier Guards (and seven or eight other regiments); Field-Marshal of Great Britain, a Marshal of Russia, a Marshal of Austria, a Marshal of France, a Marshal of Prussia, a Marshal of Spain, a Marshal of Portugal, 25th Duke of Braganza, 22nd Duke of Guimarães, 24th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 29th Count of Ourém, 26th Count of Arraiolos, 26th Count of Neiva, 26th Count of Faria and 22nd Count of Guimarães. The third of his name as representative a Marshal of the Kings of Portugal. Grand Master Netherlands; Knight of the Order Garter, Knight of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa and Grand Master Holy Ghost, Knight of the Order of Saint Michael Golden Fleece, Knight Grand Cross of the Wing.
* Mendeleev (the creator
Bath, Knight Grand Cross of Hanover, Knight of the periodic table) was a member Black Eagle, Knight of over a hundred academies the Sword of Sweden, Knight of St. Andrew of Russia, Knight of the Annuncio of Sardinia, Knight of the Elephant of Denmark, Knight of Maria Theresa, Knight of St. George of Russia, Knight of the Crown of Rue of Saxony, Knight of Fidelity of Baden, Knight of Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, Knight of Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Knight of St. Hermenegilda of Spain, Knight of the Red Eagle of Brandenburg, Knight of St. Januarius, Knight of the Golden Lion of Hesse-Cassel; Lord High Constable of England, Constable of the Tower of London, Constable of Dover Castle, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Chancellor of the Cinque Ports, Admiral of the Cinque Ports, Privy Councillor, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Lord-Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets, Ranger of St. James's Park, Ranger of Hyde Park, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society.]] Former ambassador, governor of Ireland, military governor of France, and other organizations. They says Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
** In 1850, [[UsefulNotes/EarlRussell Lord John Russell]],[[note]]He had yet to be elevated to the Peerage[[/note]] then Prime Minister of the UK, wanted Wellington's advice, but felt
that he once saw an edited draft of his article signed with his full list of titles and degrees. He laughed and stated "You can't print it like that - it's longer than had not sufficient standing to approach the Emperor's title". See above man directly. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He asked Queen Victoria to speak to the Duke for that one... him]].



* Compared to those, the titles of Napoleon I were rather brief: His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Napoléon, by the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Republic Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Helvetic Confederation. Considering that he practically ruled the entirety of Europe (and, thus, considering the time period, the world) except for Britain at the height of his reign, this is very modest.
** Well, he organized his conquests as France was reorganized during the Revolution : with départements and no care for whatever feudal entities there might be. Plus he didn't go by some old dynastic heritage to claim, so he could keep it simple. It should be well noted that most of the above royals use completely fictitious, old dubious claims or overblown titles for the sake of making it longer. The ''King of Jerusalem'' bit is famous for it. For example the kings and queens of England had ''King of France'' in the bunch until the 19th century, and they still use ''Duke of Normandy'', even if the Duchy of Normandy is made of three islands. (Again, in total fairness, the Channel Islands are ''not part of the United Kingdom'', and finding another title to fit would probably end up more ridiculous.)
* Part of the Standard Inscription of Ashurnasipal II, an Assyrian king (meaning that it shows up on every monument bearing his name):
--> Palace of Ashurnasirpal, priest of Ashur, favorite of Enlil and Ninurta, beloved of Anu and Dagan, the weapon of the great gods, the mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria; son of Tukulti-Ninurta, the great king, the mighty king, king of Assyria, the son of Adad-nirari, the great king, the mighty king of Assyria; the valiant man, who acts with the support of Ashur, his lord, and has no equal among the princes of the four quarters of the world; the wonderful shepherd who is not afraid of battle; the great flood which none can oppose; the king who makes those who are not subject to him submissive; who has subjugated all mankind; the mighty warrior who treads on the neck of his enemies, tramples down all foes, and shatters the forces of the proud; the king who acts with the support of the great gods, and whose hand has conquered all lands, who has subjugated all the mountains and received their tribute, taking hostages and establishing his power over all countries.
--> I am Ashurnasirpal, the celebrated prince, who reveres the great gods, the fierce dragon, conqueror of the cities and mountains to their furthest extent, king of rulers who has tamed the stiff-necked peoples, who is crowned with splendor, who is not afraid of battle, the merciless champion who shakes resistance, the glorious king, the shepherd, the protection of the whole world, the king, the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced fierce and merciless kings from the rising to the setting sun to acknowledge one rule.
* German academic titles don't supersede each other, but stack in descending order; though this is only done on formal occasions. 'Professor [name]' becomes 'Herr Professor Doktor Doktor Doktor Honoris Causa Multiplex [name]', for example. The more formal the occasion, the more titles listed.
* At the height of his power, [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Hermann Göring]] was President of the Reichstag, Minister President of the Free State of Prussia, Reichminister of Economics, Reichminister of Aviation, Reichminister of Forestry, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, and Reichsmarschall of the Greater German Reich. One of Germany's most well-known liquors is named after another title he held - (Reichs)Jägermeister. The law on hunting he proposed is still in force in modern Germany as of 2016. He had one last title at the end of his life: Defendant Number One at the Nuremberg Trials.
* According to ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] was the founder, president, CEO, treasurer, legal department, brand manager, administrative assistant (under the pseudonym of "John"), phone answerer, and mail opener of Wiseau Films.

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* Compared to those, the titles of Napoleon I were rather brief: His [[AC:His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Napoléon, by the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Republic Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Helvetic Confederation. Confederation.]] Considering that he practically ruled the entirety of Europe (and, thus, considering the time period, the world) except for Britain at the height of his reign, this is very modest.
** Well, he organized his conquests as France was reorganized during the Revolution : Revolution: with départements and no care for whatever feudal entities there might be. Plus he didn't go by some old dynastic heritage to claim, so he could keep it simple. It should be well noted that most of the above royals use completely fictitious, old dubious claims or overblown titles for the sake of making it longer. The ''King of Jerusalem'' bit is famous for it. For example the kings and queens of England had ''King of France'' in the bunch until the 19th century, and they still use ''Duke of Normandy'', even if the Duchy of Normandy is made of three islands. (Again, in total fairness, the Channel Islands are ''not part of the United Kingdom'', and finding another title to fit would probably end up more ridiculous.)
* Part The first Kaiser William the Great unified Germany and created the German Empire. As you might expect he went by several titles: [[AC:His Imperial and Royal Majesty William the First, by the Grace of God, German Emperor and King of Prussia; Margrave of Brandenburg; Sovereign & Supreme Duke of Silesia & of the Standard Inscription County of Ashurnasipal II, an Assyrian king (meaning that it shows up on every monument bearing his name):
--> Palace of Ashurnasirpal, priest of Ashur, favorite of Enlil and Ninurta, beloved of Anu and Dagan, the weapon
Klodzko; Grand Duke of the great gods, Lower Rhine, Poznan; Duke of Saxony, Angaria, Wesphalia, in Gelderland, of Magdeburg, Bremen, Kleve, Jülich, Berg, Szczecin, Pomerania, Lüneburg, Holstein & Schleswig, the mighty king, king Kashubians, the Wends, Lauenburg, of Mecklenburg, Krosno; Burgrave of Nuremberg; Landgrave of Hesse, Thuringia; Margrave of the world, king Upper & Lower Lusatia; Prince of Assyria; son Orange, Neuchâtel, Valangin; Prince of Tukulti-Ninurta, Rügen, East Frisia, Paderborn, Halberstadt, Münster, Minden, Osnabrück, Hildesheim, Verden, Kamien, Fulda, Nassau, the great king, Wenden, Schwerin, Ratzeburg, Mörs, Eichsfeld, Erfurt; Count of Hohenzollern; Princely Count of Henneberg; Count of Ruppin, the mighty king, king Mark, Ravensberg, Hohenstein, Tecklenburg, Schwerin, Lingen, Sigmaringen,Veringen, Pyrmont; Lord of Assyria, Frankfort, the son Lands of Adad-nirari, the great king, the mighty king of Assyria; the valiant man, who acts with the support of Ashur, his lord, and has no equal among the princes of the four quarters of the world; the wonderful shepherd who is not afraid of battle; the great flood which none can oppose; the king who makes those who are not subject to him submissive; who has subjugated all mankind; the mighty warrior who treads on the neck of his enemies, tramples down all foes, and shatters the forces of the proud; the king who acts with the support of the great gods, and whose hand has conquered all lands, who has subjugated all the mountains and received their tribute, taking hostages and establishing his power over all countries.
--> I am Ashurnasirpal, the celebrated prince, who reveres the great gods, the fierce dragon, conqueror of the cities and mountains to their furthest extent, king of rulers who has tamed the stiff-necked peoples, who is crowned with splendor, who is not afraid of battle, the merciless champion who shakes resistance, the glorious king, the shepherd, the protection of the whole world, the king, the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced fierce and merciless kings from the rising to the setting sun to acknowledge one rule.
* German academic titles don't supersede each other, but stack in descending order; though this is only done on formal occasions. 'Professor [name]' becomes 'Herr Professor Doktor Doktor Doktor Honoris Causa Multiplex [name]', for example. The more formal the occasion, the more titles listed.
* At the height of his power, [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Hermann Göring]] was
Rostock, Stargard, Lauenburg, Bytow, Haigerloch, Werstein; President of the Reichstag, Minister President North German Confederation.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Nicholas the Second]], [[AC: Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, King of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Tauric Chersonesos, Tsar of Georgia, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland, Prince of Estonia, Livonia, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgaria and other territories; Lord and Grand Duke of Nizhni Novgorod, Sovereign of Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Beloozero,[[note]]You might think that this was cleverly inserted into the list as a joke based on the length
of the Free State list and a pun on "below zero" temperatures. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belozersk You would be wrong]]. Oddly, it's not known for particularly cold weather.[[/note]]. Udoria, Obdoria,[[note]]''This'' is the town with the cold weather.[[/note]] Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislavl, and all northern territories; Sovereign of Prussia, Reichminister of Economics, Reichminister of Aviation, Reichminister of Forestry, Commander-in-Chief Iveria, Kartalinia, and the Kabardinian lands and Armenian territories - hereditary Lord and Ruler of the Luftwaffe, Circassians and Reichsmarschall Mountain Princes and others; Lord of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Oldenburg, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.]]
* The full list of titles
of the Greater German Reich. One King of Germany's most well-known liquors is named Italy a large number of titles. Due to the length (they held the ''world record'') they ''never'' used it (they cut off after another title he held - (Reichs)Jägermeister. The law on hunting he proposed is still in force in modern Germany as the first few and add an ''et al.''). Anyway, we'll report the list of 2016. He had Umberto II, the one last title at with the end shortest list (after dropping three of his life: Defendant Number One at the Nuremberg Trials.
* According to ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] was the founder, president, CEO, treasurer, legal department, brand manager, administrative assistant (under the pseudonym of "John"), phone answerer, and mail opener of Wiseau Films.
father's titles):
-->[=Sua maestà Umberto II, per grazia di Dio e per volontà della Nazione, Re d'Italia, Re di Sardegna, Re di Cipro, di Gerusalemme e di Armenia, duca di Savoia, principe di Carignano, principe di Piemonte, principe di Oneglia, principe di Poirino, principe di Trino, principe e vicario perpetuo del Sacro Romano Impero, principe di Carmagnola, principe di Montmélian con Arbin e Francin, principe balì del ducato di Aosta, principe di Chieri, principe di Dronero, principe di Crescentino, principe di Riva di Chieri e Banna, principe di Busca, principe di Bene, principe di Bra, duca di Genova, duca di Monferrato, duca d'Aosta, duca del Chiablese, duca del Genevese, duca di Brescia, duca di Piacenza, duca di Carignano Ivoy, marchese di Ivrea, marchese di Saluzzo, marchese di Susa, marchese di Ceva, marchese del Maro, marchese di Oristano, marchese di Cesana, marchese di Savona, marchese di Tarantasia, marchese di Borgomanero e Cureggio, marchese di Caselle, marchese di Rivoli, marchese di Pianezza, marchese di Govone, marchese di Salussola, marchese di Racconigi, con Tegerone, Migliabruna e Motturone, marchese di Cavallermaggiore, marchese di Marene, marchese di Modane e di Lanslebourg, marchese di Livorno Ferraris, marchese di Santhià, marchese di Agliè, marchese di Barge, marchese di Centallo e Demonte, marchese di Desana, marchese di Ghemme, marchese di Vigone, marchese di Villafranca, conte di Moriana, conte di Ginevra, conte di Nizza, conte di Tenda, conte di Romont, conte di Asti, conte di Alessandria, conte del Goceano, conte di Novara, conte di Tortona, conte di Bobbio, conte di Soissons, conte dell'Impero Francese, conte di Sant'Antioco, conte di Pollenzo, conte di Roccabruna, conte di Tricerro, conte di Bairo, conte di Ozegna, conte delle Apertole, barone di Vaud e del Faucigny, alto signore di Monaco e di Mentone, signore di Vercelli, signore di Pinerolo, signore della Lomellina e Valle Sesia, nobil homo patrizio veneto, patrizio di Ferrara=]

!!Contemporary



-->[=Bij de Gratie Gods, Koning der Nederlanden, Prins van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg, Markies van Veere en Vlissingen, Graaf van Katzenellnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam en Culemborg, Burggraaf van Antwerpen, Baron van Breda, Diest, Beilstein, de stad Grave, het Land van Cuyk, IJsselstein, Cranendonck, Eindhoven, Liesveld, Herstal, Waasten, Arlay en Nozeroy, Erf- en Vrijheer van Ameland, Heer van Borculo, Bredevoort, Lichtenvoorde, Het Loo, Geertruidenberg, Klundert, Zevenbergen, Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, Naaldwijk, Polanen, Sint-Maartensdijk, Soest, Baarn, Ter Eem, Willemstad, Steenbergen, Montfort, St. Vith, Bütgenbach, Niervaart, Daasburg, Turnhout en Besançon=]

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-->[=Bij -->[[AC: Bij de Gratie Gods, Koning der Nederlanden, Prins van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg, Markies van Veere en Vlissingen, Graaf van Katzenellnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam en Culemborg, Burggraaf van Antwerpen, Baron van Breda, Diest, Beilstein, de stad Grave, het Land van Cuyk, IJsselstein, Cranendonck, Eindhoven, Liesveld, Herstal, Waasten, Arlay en Nozeroy, Erf- en Vrijheer van Ameland, Heer van Borculo, Bredevoort, Lichtenvoorde, Het Loo, Geertruidenberg, Klundert, Zevenbergen, Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, Naaldwijk, Polanen, Sint-Maartensdijk, Soest, Baarn, Ter Eem, Willemstad, Steenbergen, Montfort, St. Vith, Bütgenbach, Niervaart, Daasburg, Turnhout en Besançon=]Besançon]]



* Until 1972, Danish Kings and Queens would style themselves as being [[AC:By the Grace of God, King of Denmark, King of the Wends, King of the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Duke of Holstein, Duke of Stormarn, Duke of Ditmarsh, Duke of Lauenburg, and Duke of Oldenburg]].
* Subverted by the current king of Sweden, whose full title is "King of Sweden".
** It used to be longer, but it was streamlined in 1973 (technically 1971, but it didn't come into effect until the death of the old monarch in 1973) to remove the bits that were excessively archaic ('King of Gothia') or no longer applicable ('King of Wendia').
** Lampshaded by King [[AuthorityInNameOnly Fredrik I]] (1676-1751) who, upon being introduced with his full and rather long title, is reported to have turned to one of his advisors and remarked "[[GratuitousGerman Potz Donner, haben Wir das alles getan?]]" ("Bloody hell, did we do all that?")
* The pretender to the throne of Portugal is [[AC:His Royal Highness the very August and Most Serene Prince Dom Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael de Bragança, by succession of his August Father, His Royal Highness the Prince Dom Duarte Nuno and his cousin, of Glorious Memory, the King the Lord Dom Manuel II, the Unfortunate, and by virtue of the present interregnum, Prince Royal of Portugal, 25th Duke of Braganza, 22nd Duke of Guimarães, 24th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 29th Count of Ourém, 26th Count of Arraiolos, 26th Count of Neiva, 26th Count of Faria and 22nd Count of Guimarães. The third of his name as representative of the Kings of Portugal. Grand Master of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa and Grand Master of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second]], [[AC:by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Garter, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Sovereign of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order, Sovereign of the Imperial Service Order, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Sovereign of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Sovereign of the Order of British India, Sovereign of the Indian Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Burma, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Sovereign of the Royal Family Order of King Edward VII, Sovereign of the Order of Mercy, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order, Sovereign of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.]] She prefers "Lilibet" (don't go around calling her that, though).
** There's another one not included in that list, which isn't a very fancy title [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething but is in some ways]] more impressive than the rest: [[http://all-that-is-interesting.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-serves-as-a-mechanic-during-world Junior Commander in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service.]]
** The above were her styles and titles upon becoming Queen. With the further development of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, 'Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' has been replaced by 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Christopher and Nevis'. She is also Paramount Chief of Fiji, though no longer the head of state there.
*** Since the Queen is the head of state of all 16 Commonwealth Realms simultaneously, she actually has 16 ''separate'' monarchial titles, one for each country, along with the long lists of titles that come with each of those royal titles.
** Her complete list of titles is so long that, according to rumor, if she's ever late for an engagement the herald will just keep on reading them until she arrives.
* His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, Companion of the Order of Companions of Honour, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of the Militia and Naval and Air Forces of Canada.
* Creator/DaveBarry spoofed this at one point with a list of titles for the British prince (Prince of Wales, Knight of the Trouser, Top of the Morning, Vice President of Marketing, and much, much more...). Another was a proposed reform of the government where any person with more than three titles on his door would be given five minutes to clear his desk.
* The Guinness record of number of nobility titles, however, is currently held by Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca [[OverlyLongName Fitz-James Stuart y Silva]], 18th [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetana_Fitz-James_Stuart,_18th_Duchess_of_Alba Duchess of Alba de Tormes]], who has "eight other ducal titles, 15 marquesal titles, 19 comital titles and is 20 times a Grandee of Spain." Full list [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetana_Fitz-James_Stuart,_18th_Duchess_of_Alba#Titles here]]. She had partitioned her titles among her children, so upon her 2014 death her eldest son [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Fitz-James_Stuart,_19th_Duke_of_Alba Carlos]] merely held four dukedoms, one count-dukedom, sixteen marquessates, eighteen countcies, one viscountcy, and one manorial[=/=]lordship.
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!!Statespersons (non-monarchs)
* Kim Jong Il [[SmallNameBigEgo had over a thousand official titles]], including stuff like "[[AGodAmI Guardian Deity of Earth]]" and "Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States".
* [[AC:His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular, King of Scotland.]] And yes, that last title (immortalized by [[Film/TheLastKingOfScotland a film title]]) was self-granted. This would be funnier if the man didn't murder upwards of 100,000 of his own people.
* At the height of his power, [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Hermann Göring]] was [[AC:President of the Reichstag, Minister President of the Free State of Prussia, Reichminister of Economics, Reichminister of Aviation, Reichminister of Forestry, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, and Reichsmarschall of the Greater German Reich]]. One of Germany's most well-known liquors is named after another title he held - (Reichs)Jägermeister. The law on hunting he proposed is still in force in modern Germany as of 2016. He had one last title at the end of his life: Defendant Number One at the Nuremberg Trials.
* Irish Ministers of State have very long titles -- until 2011, Máire Hoctor was the [[AC:Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (with special responsibility for Services for Older People)'', while Conor Lenihan was ''Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (with special responsibility for Integration Policy)]].

!!Academic
* Some people who have many degrees will suffer from this: e.g., John Doe, DDS, JD, MBA, MD, MPH or some combination of that.
* German academic titles don't supersede each other, but stack in descending order; though this is only done on formal occasions. 'Professor [name]' becomes 'Herr Professor Doktor Doktor Doktor Honoris Causa Multiplex [name]', for example. The more formal the occasion, the more titles listed.



* The full birth name of actor [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Alexander Siddig]] is Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi.
* The full list of titles of the king of Italy a large number of titles. Due to the length (they held the ''world record'') they ''never'' used it (they cut off after the first few and add an ''et al.''). Anyway, we'll report the list of Umberto II, the one with the shortest list (after dropping three of his father's titles):
-->[=Sua maestà Umberto II, per grazia di Dio e per volontà della Nazione, Re d'Italia, Re di Sardegna, Re di Cipro, di Gerusalemme e di Armenia, duca di Savoia, principe di Carignano, principe di Piemonte, principe di Oneglia, principe di Poirino, principe di Trino, principe e vicario perpetuo del Sacro Romano Impero, principe di Carmagnola, principe di Montmélian con Arbin e Francin, principe balì del ducato di Aosta, principe di Chieri, principe di Dronero, principe di Crescentino, principe di Riva di Chieri e Banna, principe di Busca, principe di Bene, principe di Bra, duca di Genova, duca di Monferrato, duca d'Aosta, duca del Chiablese, duca del Genevese, duca di Brescia, duca di Piacenza, duca di Carignano Ivoy, marchese di Ivrea, marchese di Saluzzo, marchese di Susa, marchese di Ceva, marchese del Maro, marchese di Oristano, marchese di Cesana, marchese di Savona, marchese di Tarantasia, marchese di Borgomanero e Cureggio, marchese di Caselle, marchese di Rivoli, marchese di Pianezza, marchese di Govone, marchese di Salussola, marchese di Racconigi, con Tegerone, Migliabruna e Motturone, marchese di Cavallermaggiore, marchese di Marene, marchese di Modane e di Lanslebourg, marchese di Livorno Ferraris, marchese di Santhià, marchese di Agliè, marchese di Barge, marchese di Centallo e Demonte, marchese di Desana, marchese di Ghemme, marchese di Vigone, marchese di Villafranca, conte di Moriana, conte di Ginevra, conte di Nizza, conte di Tenda, conte di Romont, conte di Asti, conte di Alessandria, conte del Goceano, conte di Novara, conte di Tortona, conte di Bobbio, conte di Soissons, conte dell'Impero Francese, conte di Sant'Antioco, conte di Pollenzo, conte di Roccabruna, conte di Tricerro, conte di Bairo, conte di Ozegna, conte delle Apertole, barone di Vaud e del Faucigny, alto signore di Monaco e di Mentone, signore di Vercelli, signore di Pinerolo, signore della Lomellina e Valle Sesia, nobil homo patrizio veneto, patrizio di Ferrara=]
* The ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_of_the_Coptic_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria other]]'' Pope's [[note]](currently Theodore II/Tawadros II/Ⲑⲉⲟ́ⲇⲱⲣⲟⲥ ⲃ̅(Theódōrōs II)/تواضروس الثاني(Tawāḍurūs al-ṯhānī))[[/note]] short form title (Pope and Lord Archbishop of the Great City of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Orthodox and Apostolic Throne of Saint Mark the Evangelist and Holy Apostle that is, in Egypt, Pentapolis, Libya, Nubia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and all Africa) qualifies. The long form? Well...

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* The full birth name Mendeleev (the creator of actor [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Alexander Siddig]] is Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi.
* The
the periodic table) was a member of over a hundred academies and other organizations. They says that he once saw an edited draft of his article signed with his full list of titles and degrees. He laughed and stated "You can't print it like that - it's longer than the Emperor's title". See above for that one...
* [[StephenHawking Stephen William Hawking]], [[AC:CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, D.Phil., Lucasian Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.]]

!!Miscellaneous
* The Pope. As of now: [[AC:His Holiness Francis, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor
of the king Prince of Italy a large number of titles. Due to the length (they held Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the ''world record'') they ''never'' Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God.]] There used it (they cut off to be a "Patriarch of the West" after "Supreme Pontiff of the first few Universal Church", but Benedict XVI omitted it beginning in 2006, and add an ''et al.''). Anyway, we'll report the Francis followed his lead in 2013.
** UsefulNotes/ThePope's full
list of Umberto II, titles sounds even more formidable in Latin, it being the one with the shortest list (after dropping three official language of his father's titles):
-->[=Sua maestà Umberto II, per grazia di Dio e per volontà della Nazione, Re d'Italia, Re di Sardegna, Re di Cipro, di Gerusalemme e di Armenia, duca di Savoia, principe di Carignano, principe di Piemonte, principe di Oneglia, principe di Poirino, principe di Trino, principe e vicario perpetuo del Sacro Romano Impero, principe di Carmagnola, principe di Montmélian con Arbin e Francin, principe balì del ducato di Aosta, principe di Chieri, principe di Dronero, principe di Crescentino, principe di Riva di Chieri e Banna, principe di Busca, principe di Bene, principe di Bra, duca di Genova, duca di Monferrato, duca d'Aosta, duca del Chiablese, duca del Genevese, duca di Brescia, duca di Piacenza, duca di Carignano Ivoy, marchese di Ivrea, marchese di Saluzzo, marchese di Susa, marchese di Ceva, marchese del Maro, marchese di Oristano, marchese di Cesana, marchese di Savona, marchese di Tarantasia, marchese di Borgomanero e Cureggio, marchese di Caselle, marchese di Rivoli, marchese di Pianezza, marchese di Govone, marchese di Salussola, marchese di Racconigi, con Tegerone, Migliabruna e Motturone, marchese di Cavallermaggiore, marchese di Marene, marchese di Modane e di Lanslebourg, marchese di Livorno Ferraris, marchese di Santhià, marchese di Agliè, marchese di Barge, marchese di Centallo e Demonte, marchese di Desana, marchese di Ghemme, marchese di Vigone, marchese di Villafranca, conte di Moriana, conte di Ginevra, conte di Nizza, conte di Tenda, conte di Romont, conte di Asti, conte di Alessandria, conte del Goceano, conte di Novara, conte di Tortona, conte di Bobbio, conte di Soissons, conte dell'Impero Francese, conte di Sant'Antioco, conte di Pollenzo, conte di Roccabruna, conte di Tricerro, conte di Bairo, conte di Ozegna, conte delle Apertole, barone di Vaud e del Faucigny, alto signore di Monaco e di Mentone, signore di Vercelli, signore di Pinerolo, signore della Lomellina e Valle Sesia, nobil homo patrizio veneto, patrizio di Ferrara=]
Vatican City. In fact it would sound like an incantation for exorcism: ''Sua Sanctitas Franciscus, Episcopus Romanus, Vicarius Christi, Successor Principis Apostolorum, Summus Pontifex Ecclesiae Universalis, [[spoiler: Patriarcha Occidentis,]] Primas Italiae, Archiepiscopus et Metropolitanus Provinciae Ecclesiasticae Romanae, Princeps Sui Iuris Civitatis Vaticanae, Servus Servorum Dei''.
** Note that among these titles, "Pope" is not one. That's a colloquialism from Italian "papa," for "father."
* The ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_of_the_Coptic_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria other]]'' Pope's [[note]](currently Theodore II/Tawadros II/Ⲑⲉⲟ́ⲇⲱⲣⲟⲥ ⲃ̅(Theódōrōs II)/تواضروس الثاني(Tawāḍurūs al-ṯhānī))[[/note]] short form title (Pope title: [[AC:Pope and Lord Archbishop of the Great City of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Orthodox and Apostolic Throne of Saint Mark the Evangelist and Holy Apostle that is, in Egypt, Pentapolis, Libya, Nubia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and all Africa) Africa]] qualifies. The long form? Well...



** The title of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria Rival]][[note]](in continuous schism since 535)[[/note]] Patriarch of Alexandria[[note]](current holder Theodore (Theodoros) II/Θεόδωρος Β΄, no relation)[[/note]] is rather more restrained but still qualifies:
-->His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of the Great City of Alexandria, Libya, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, All Egypt and All Africa, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Prelate of Prelates, the Thirteenth of the Apostles and Judge of the Ecumene[[/folder]]

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** * The title of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria Rival]][[note]](in continuous schism since 535)[[/note]] Patriarch of Alexandria[[note]](current holder Theodore (Theodoros) II/Θεόδωρος Β΄, no relation)[[/note]] is rather more restrained but still qualifies:
-->His
qualifies: [[AC:His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of the Great City of Alexandria, Libya, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, All Egypt and All Africa, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Prelate of Prelates, the Thirteenth of the Apostles and Judge of the Ecumene[[/folder]]Ecumene.]]
* The Song dynasty period in ImperialChina had a civil service system that made every bureaucrat like this. It shares some similarities with the "rank and commissions" system in modern military-- but they have separate ''administrative'' and ''pay'' ranks, and these ranks and commissions is ''on top of'' an nominal assignment titles. Which complicate matters was that all these assignment, rank and commission titles look like titles of office, and so needs to be listed together in official documents. Other honours--such as nobles titles (which are already InNameOnly at this time) can also be tagged on it, making the full title extremely long. For example, historian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Guang Sima Guang]] signed his ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zizhi_Tongjian Zizhi Tongjian]]'' with a title of 47 characters of length, which translates into: Your Faithful Servant Sima Guang, Academician of the Duanming Palace concurrently with Hanlin Academician-in-Assistance-of-Reading[[note]]Two concurrent nominal assignment titles; academician titles are considered of very high honour.[[/note]], Greater Minister of the Center[[note]]administrative and pay ranks have been merged at this point. This title indicates 12th rank from the top.[[/note]], in commission of the Songfu Monastery, Songshan, Western Capital[[note]]his real commission, which at the time had no duties at all.[[/note]], Piller of the Empire, First Class[[note]]Top honour title[[/note]], Inaugural Earl of Henai County, with a tenure of 2,600 households of which 1,000 granted de facto[[note]]By the time feudal titles are InNameOnly in China and no tenures would be given to anybody, so such titles are merely honourary. "feudal aid" is given by paying 25 cashes per house granted de facto.[[/note]], Wearer of the Purple Robe and the Golden Sachet[[note]]only persons of Rank #10 or above were allowed to wear these; being granted special permission to wear clothing beyond their rank is, hence, an honour[[/note]]. The {{irony}} was this he was KickedUpstairs at this point since his commission is one without duties; he merely continued with his historiography with the salary associated with his rank and "feudal aid."
* Subverted by management in the US civil service: in general, the longer your job title is, the less important you are. "Secretary of the Treasury" is more important than "[[OverlyLongGag Secretarial Assistant to the Assistant Secretary to the Second Undersecretary of the Secretary of the Treasury]]"
** One notable exception was the precursor to the "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff", Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, who served as "Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" during World War II (the "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" being, of course, the President).
** Defied above all by the highest job title in the civil service: [[AC:President of the United States]]. No fancy flourish, no secondary titles or arrangements, no additional comment about him being Leader of the Free World, Commander-in-Chief, or any other titles or degrees even if he's got a doctorate. Just "Mr. President" will suffice.
* [[AC:His Imperial Majesty Joshua Abraham Norton the First of these United States and Protector of Mexico, Saint Second Class of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} Discordian Religion]], Patron Saint of the Joshua Norton Cabal, Begotten Son of Eris.]] Pretty short relative to some actual monarchs, but nonetheless impressive for a man whose only qualification was being a CloudCuckooLander of the highest order. Even more impressive is the fact that his self-appointed title of Emperor was actually respected to some degree, at least in San Francisco.
** Inspired by Norton, and being the ultimate authority of their religion, many Discordians invent and award titles to themselves and others. Any given Discordian could legitimately lay claim to a number of titles limited only by their imagination and patience.
* According to ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] was the founder, president, CEO, treasurer, legal department, brand manager, administrative assistant (under the pseudonym of "John"), phone answerer, and mail opener of Wiseau Films.
* The full birth name of actor [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Alexander Siddig]] is Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi.
* The Rev. Sir Dr. [[Creator/StephenColbert Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert]], D.F.A. The doctorate's honorary, but the knighthood isn't [[note]]though valid only in Jordan[[/note]].
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* Fanfic/SouthOfOz:
** Tamaria's full title is Mother of the Southern Mountains, Mother of Magic and Witches.
** When West [[spoiler: [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence became a goddess,]]]] her title became "[[spoiler:Goddess of Truth, Solace, Magic, and the West]]."
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* In ''Series/GetSmart'', JohnnyCarson had a cameo as a herald announcing a princess:

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* In ''Series/GetSmart'', JohnnyCarson Creator/JohnnyCarson had a cameo as a herald announcing a princess:
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* ''HeroesOfTheStorm'': As part of a MemeAcknowledgement, Kel'thuzad's title in his intro spotlight is, to quote:

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* ''HeroesOfTheStorm'': As part of a MemeAcknowledgement, MemeAcknowledgment, Kel'thuzad's title in his intro spotlight is, to quote:
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* ''HeroesOfTheStorm'': As part of a MemeAcknowledgement, Kel'thuzad's title in his intro spotlight is, to quote:
--> '''The Archlich of Naxxramas, Lich Lord of the Plaguelands, Commander of the Dread Necropolis, Master and Founder of the Cult of the Damned, formerly of the Council of Six, Creator of the Abomination, Summoner of Archimonde the Defiler, the Betrayer of Humanity, Hearthstone Enthusiast and Majordomo to the Lich King himself.'''
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*** However when Jon Snow finally does meet Queen Daenerys, there's a comic sequence when he and Davos Seaworth listen to her by then [[OverlyLongGag looong list of titles]], only for Davos to introduce Jon lamely, "This is Jon Snow...he's King in the North."
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