Countesses

Continental European noblewomen holding a countship, English noblewomen holding an earldom, or the wives or widows of counts and earls. They rank after duchesses and marchionesses.

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Continental European noblewomen holding a countship, English noblewomen holding an earldom, or the wives or widows of counts and earls. They rank after duchesses and marchionesses.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300251944. The J. Paul Getty Trust.