The authoritative manual for the royal houses and the "higher nobility" of Europe is the Almanach de Gotha, published yearly.
- Russia was described in the Almanach de Gotha for 1910 as " a constitutional monarchy under an autocratic tsar."
611-612, 615, 617, &c.; Almanach de Gotha (Gotha, 1902); J.
The mediatized families are included in the Almanach de Gotha.
(Berlin, 1868); Almanach de Gotha.
The Almanach of the following year, 1798, was even more noteworthy, for it contained a number of Schiller's most popular ballads, "Der Ring des Poly-krates," "Der Handschuh," "Ritter Toggenburg," "Der Taucher," "Die Kraniche des Ibykus" and "Der Gang nach dem Eisenhammer;" "Der Kampf mit dem Drachen" following in 1799, and "Das Lied von der Glocke" in 1800.
Though their full style as proclaimed by the herald is "most high, potent and noble prince," and they are included in the Almanach de Gotha, they are not recognized as the equals in blood of the crowned or mediatized dukes of the continent, and the daughter of an English duke marrying a foreign royal prince can only take his title by courtesy, or where, under the "house-laws" of certain families, a family council sanctions the match.
The year before the Revolution broke out he, with some assistance from a man of similar but lesser talent, Champcenetz, 2 compiled a lampoon, entitled Petit Almanach de nos grands hommes pour 1788, in which some writers of actual or future talent and a great many nobodies were ridiculed in the most pitiless manner.
Von Reumont, Geschichte der Stadt Rom (Berlin, 1868); Almanach de Gotha.