Consulta Araldica

Consulta Araldica

The Consulta Araldica (English: Heraldic Consultative Council) was a college instituted by royal decree on 10 October 1869 to advise the Italian government on noble titles, coats of arms and related matters. It was part of the Ministry of the Interior. As such it combined the roles of the various heraldic colleges which had existed in pre-unification Italy, including the Tribunale Araldico of Lombardy, the Commissione Araldica of Venice and the Congregazione Araldica Capitolina of Rome.

The Consulta Araldica[1] had to be dissolved following the adoption of the Constitution of the Italian Republic in 1947 and the abolition of state recognition and regulation of noble titles.[2] Although today no governmental official or office can grant noble titles, some of the Consulta Araldica's functions are still performed by the Heraldic Office[3] within the Office of the Prime Minister.[2]

For italian titles please refer to the Consulta Araldica's official directories approved by the Council of Ministers and by Royal Decree – Libro d'Oro della Nobiltà Italiana[4][5] The Corpo della Nobiltà Italiana and other nobiliary societies are merely private organisations whose lists of noble families are incomplete.

Further reading

  • Elenco storico della nobiltà italiana (compilato in conformità dei decreti e delle lettere patenti originali e sugli atti ufficiali di archivio della Consulta araldica dello Stato italiano), Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta. Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Roma 1960. 


This article was originally based on its counterpart in the Italian Wikipedia, as retrieved on 2006-09-24: Consulta Araldica.

  1. ^ Ordinamento e Regolamento della Regia Consulta Araldica
  2. ^ a b Constitutional Court of Italy's sentence (law) number 101 at 26 June 1967
  3. ^ Dipartimento del Cerimoniale di Stato - Ufficio Onorificenze e Araldica pubblica
  4. ^ Ordinamento e Regolamento della Regia Consulta Araldica
  5. ^ Archivio Centrale dello Stato, Sezione Araldica, (State Archive, Heraldry), Rome

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nobile (aristocracy) — Royal and noble ranks Emperor Empress King Queen Viceroy Vicereine …   Wikipedia

  • Dukedom of San Donato — Duke or Duchess San Donato (It:Duca o Duchessa di San Donato) is a noble title, created in 1602 by the Spanish King Philip III for the Sanseverino dynasty [Granted to Don Scipione junior Sanseverino, of the ancient Barons of Calvera, by Philip… …   Wikipedia

  • Libro d'Oro — The Libro d Oro ( it. Golden Book), once the formal directory of nobles in the Republic of Venice, is now a privately published catalogue of members of Italian nobility. Following World War II and the fall of Fascism, democratic Italy officially… …   Wikipedia

  • Nobility of Italy — Coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The Nobility of Italy consisted of individuals and their families of Italy recognized by sovereigns, such as the Holy Roman Emperor, the Holy See, Kings of Italy or certain other Italian kings and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecclesiastical heraldry — Coat of arms of Cardinal Agostino Bausa in the courtyard of the archiepiscopal palace of Florence Ecclesiastical heraldry is the tradition of heraldry developed by Christian clergy. Initially used to mark documents, ecclesiastical heraldry… …   Wikipedia

  • Italian honorifics — These are some of the honorifics used in Italy.NobilityAs part of the republican constitution that became effective in Italy on 1 January 1948, titles of nobility ceased to be recognized in law (although they were not, strictly, abolished or… …   Wikipedia

  • Emblem of Italy — Emblem of the Italian Republic Details Armiger Italian Republic Adopted 5 May 1948 The emblem of I …   Wikipedia

  • Noblesse pontificale — La noblesse pontificale est une structure sociale de la papauté qui a succédé dans l histoire la nobilitas romaine issue de l Antiquité. Elle ne détient aucun pouvoir ni privilège en Italie et a la particularité d avoir été conférée par les papes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Duke of San Donato — The 19th century Gennaro Sambiase Sanseverino, Duke of San Donato and Mayor of Naples, who held the ducal title by permission of his brother …   Wikipedia

  • Coat of arms — redirects here. For the album by Sabaton, see Coat of Arms (album). Shield Field Supporter Supporter …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.