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Titles of Rank

Titles of Rank

Ranks and their Definitions:

The following social ranks are given from highest to lowest instead of alphabetically.  The titles given are first male then female, and the etymology is terrestrial.  

 

Emperor, Empress

Latin imperator: “commander.”   The ruler of several realms, whether they are kingdoms or provinces.  Many kings or few may be his vassals, or he may have satraps or governors instead of kings.  Also known as High King or Lord of Kings.

 

King, Queen

Anglo-Saxon cyning: “male sovereign.”  The sovereign of a nation or people.  In some cases may rule a tribe or confederacy of tribes.  He may have vassals of all inferior ranks listed.

 

Crown Prince, Crown Princess

Heir to a King or Queen.

 

Prince, Princess

Latin princeps: “first.”  Ruler of a realm called a princepality or princedom.  May be entirely sovereign or may be a vassal of a king or emperor.


Palatine, Palatiness

The ruler of a Palatinate.  The highest rank available to a non-royal vassal.  A palatinate is almost its own nation.  This rank is normally used as a modifier, e.g. Count Palatine.

 

Grand Duke, Grand Duchess

Sometimes called an Archduke.  The ruler of a Grand Duchy or sometimes a palatinate.  A very rare rank in Europe, but not uncommon in Amelek.

 

Duke, Duchess

Latin dux: “leader.”   The ruler of a realm called a duchy or dukedom.  An almost royal rank, sometimes used for second or third children of kings.

 

Marquess, Marchioness

Italian marchese: “border lord.”   Ruler of a border territory called a March or Mark.  Generally a vassal directly of the king or prince.

 

Count (or Earl), Countess

Latin comes: “companion,”  or Anglo-saxon eorl: “man of high rank.”   Ruler of a feudal territory called a County or Earldom.  Generally a vassal directly of the king or prince.

 

Viscount, Viscountess

Latin vice-comes: "in place of the companion."  Originally a French title denoting the son of a count or the deputy of a count.

 

Baron, Baroness

Old High German baro: “bearer or strong man.”   The ruler of any feudal territory, often called a Barony, a Baron can also be lord of a few estates separated by great distances, none of which is a barony.  Usually holds land directly from the king or prince, but in some cases holds land from a duke or even a marquess.

 

Lord, Lady

Anglo-saxon hlaford or hlæford: “divider of the bread,” & hlæfdige "kneader of the bread."   A lord is all of the above, including a king or emperor.  Simply a man of substance and rank, a lord may hold land or not, and is often used in place of the term baron.  For example, Henry Lord Scrope of Masham rather than Henry Scrope, Baron of Masham.  Lady is used as a female title at every level of the upper class, including some below, as a knight's wife will often be called a Lady.

 

Baronet, Baronetess

Meaning 'little baron,' this title was created in the 1300s but was used extensively by the Stuarts to reward followers or raise funds.  While hereditary, it is not a peerage, and instead of being called a lord, a Baronet is 'Sir' (or 'Dame'), though not necessarily a knight. Only a female holder of a baronetcy is called a Baronetess, the wife of a Baronet is simply called Lady.

 

Knight, Dame

Anglo-saxon cnicht: “boy.”  A feudal tenant who owes military service to his lord.  Knights are a class unto themselves, and the codes that they developed were later emulated by great lords and even kings.   

 

Squire or Esquire, Shield-maiden

Latin scutarius: “shield-bearer.”   Servant of a knight, also a trainee for the knighthood.  Can also be used to dignify a regular landowner from those of less wealth.  Shield-maiden is a rarely used title in later times, when many other titles were invented to correspond to the full development of knighthood and its accompanying ranks of esquires.

 

Hero, Heroine

Greek heros: “protector.”   A person of greater than usual strength and luck, who accomplishes extraordinary and noble things.  Especially noted for courage and wisdom.  Heroism is the one thing that almost guarantees social advancement.   While knights or lords may be heroes too, the rank is placed at this level because if a peasant performs some great and heroic deed he is usually considered just below the nobility.  He might become a knight, but that is not guaranteed. 

 

Chieftain

Old French chevetaine: “head.”   Leader of a tribe or clan, sometimes a leader of bandits.  He is the less civilized version of a lord.

 

Warrior

Old North French: warreier: “to make war.”   One who fights in battles, or is experienced in fighting.  Though technically correct, we do not recommend use of the word ‘warrioress.’  Warrior will do for both sexes.  A warrior is usually equal in rank to a Franklin, below.

 

Franklin, Mistress

Old Norman fraunclein: “free.”   A landowner of varying wealth, a franklin has substantial holdings, a grange or villa, or perhaps as much as small manor, though without a knighthood or title.


Freeman or Yeoman, Freewoman

Anglo-saxon geaman: “villager.” A landowner of varying wealth who owns his own freehold farm or grange and may bear arms. The division between Freeman and Franklin is very murky.

 

Socman, Goodwife

Middle English sokeman: “rights-man.”  A socman has jurisdiction over a portion of his lord's lands.  He usually holds a croft but may have as much land as a freehold.

 

Villein, Goodwife

Middle English villein: “villager.” A villein is free in all dealings except with his lord.  He owns a croft, and usually owes some service to his master, perhaps one or two days per week.

 

Peasant, Goodwife

Latin pagensis: “bumpkin.” A feudal tenant owing labor, money or kind to his lord.  A peasant owes service to his lord and is free really only in name.  He usually owns a cottage farm that he may not leave, but it does give him the chance at improvement.

 

Thrall or Bondsman, Bondswoman

Old English thræl, “bondsman.”  One who is held in bondage by another person or household, but who owns a small portion of his own labor.  A Thrall is allowed to keep a portion of any money he earns, may marry at his own will (though only to a Bondswoman), and his children are sometimes born free.

 

Slave

Medieval Latin sclavus, “Slav” (from the widespread enslavement of captured Slavs).  A person bound in servitude as the property of another person or household, a slave owns neither himself nor his labor.  He may not marry, may not refuse any labor or duty, and even his children are automatically enslaved.  Unless he is freed by his owner, the only means of gaining freedom is running away, usually punished by maiming.

Ranks of All Nations Possible

Note: All of the titles or ranks below are listed in descending order.  They do not necessarily correspond with each other just because they have the same placement in the list, though they do wherever possible.  I tried to find feminine titles everywhere I could but it's not so easy, and many cultures simply didn't have any female ranks at all; there were simply three classes of women, those married to kings, those married to nobles, and all the rest.

Ranks of Great Britain:

 

English Royal & Noble Ranks: 

Emperor/Empress

King/Queen

Prince/Princess

Duke/Duchess

Marquess/Marchioness

Earl/Countess

Viscount/Viscountess

Baron/Baroness

Baronet/Lady

Knight/Lady

Squire/Lady

Gentleman/Lady

 

English Middle & Lower Classes:

Guild Grand Master/Mistress

Franklin or Burgess/Goodwife

Guild Master/Mistress

Freeman or Yeoman/Freewoman

Guild Journeyman

Socman/Sokewoman

Townsman/Townswoman

Guild Apprentice

Villein/Villeiness

Cotter/Cottager

Slave 

 

British Modern Military Ranks: 

Royal Air Force

Air Chief Marshal

Air Marshall

Air Vice Marshall

Air Commodore

Group Captain

Wing Commander

Squadron Leader

Flight Lieutenant

Flying Officer

Pilot Officer

Warrant Officer

Flight Sergeant

Chief Technician

Sergeant

Corporal

 

Royal Army/Royal Marines

Field Marshal

General

Lieutenant General

Major General

Brigadier

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain

1st Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Warrant Officer 1st Class

Warrant Officer 2nd Class

Staff or Colour Sergeant

Sergeant

Corporal

Lance Corporal

Private

 

Royal Navy

Admiral

Vice Admiral

Rear Admiral

Commodore

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant

Midshipman

Warrant Officer

Chief Petty Officer

Petty Officer

Leading Rate

Able Rate

 

Religious Hierarchy:

Episcopate (All members are Bishops)

Pope (Roman)

Patriarch

Cardinal

Primate

Metropolitan Bishop

Archbishop

Diocesan Bishop

Suffragan Bishop (Eastern)

Auxiliary Bishop

Coadjutor Bishop

 

Equivalent to Bishops:

Territorial Prelate

Territorial Abbot

Vicar Apostolic

Prefect Apostolic

Apostolic Exarch (Eastern)

Superior Abbot

Archimandrite (Eastern)

 

Presbyterate:

Vicar General or Monsignor

Episcopal Vicar

Judicial Vicar or Officialis

Adjutant Judicial Vicar

Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor

Vicar Forane or Dean

Parish Priest or Pastor

Parochial Vicar

Archpriest (Eastern)

Canon or Canon Regular

Clerk or Cleric Regular

Priest or Presbyter

 

Diaconate:

Archdeacon (Obsolete)

Deacon

Subdeacon (Obsolete)

 

Monastic ranks:

Arch-Abbot

Abbot or Hegumen

Conventual Prior

Claustral Prior or Provost

Obedientiary Prior

Subprior

Sacristan

Cantor

Librarian

Refectorian

Almoner

Hospitaler

Kitchener or Cellarer

Infirmarian

Master of Novices

Precentor

Megaloschemos or Great Schema (Eastern)

Monk (Anchorite)

Monk (Cenobite)/Monastic

Stavrophore (Eastern)

Rassaphore (Eastern)

Novice

 

Mendicant ranks:

Provincial Superior

Friar/Sister

 

Convent Ranks:

Abbess (Western) or Hegumén? (Eastern)

Prioress

Megaloschemos or Great Schema (Eastern)

Stavrophore (Eastern)

Rassaphore (Eastern)

Nun

Sister

Novice

 

Ranks specific to Orders:

Master General (Dominicans)

Abbot General (Cistercians)

Prior General (Augustinians)

Superior General (Jesuits)

 

Knights/Militant Ranks

Vicar General

Grand Master

Master of the Temple

Preceptor

Seneschal

Marshal

Commander

Drapier

Commander of a House

Commander of Knights

Knight Brothers

Sergeants of the Covenant

Turcoplier

Under-Marshal

Standard Bearer

Sergeant-Brother

Rural Brother

Hospital Attendant

Servant Brother

 

Historical Titles and Classes:

Castle Staff:

Chancellor

Seneschal/Chatelaine

Castellan/Chatelaine

Steward/Chatelaine

Majordomo

Constable

Chamberlain

Herald

Equerry (Stable-Master)

Chaplain

 

Chivalric Ranks:

Knight Commander

Knight Banneret

Knight Companion

Knight Bachelor

 

Composition of a Knight's Lance:

Knight or Cavalier

Custrel or Coustillier

Esquire (1-2)

Page (1-2)

Archers (3-7)

 

Foundational Ranks:

Saxon:

Cyning (King)

Atheling (Heir)

Cyning’s Thegn (King’s Lord)

Earl

Ealdorman

Scir-Reeve (Sherrif)

Thegn or Thane (Lord)

Geneatas

Franklin (Free holder)

Huscarl (House-hold man)

Fyrdman (Militia-man)

Cottar (Farmer)

Gebur

Bondman

Thrall (Slave)

 

Scots Gaelic:

Àrd-righ (High King)

Righ (King)

Flath (Prince)

Mormær (Prime Minister)

Diuc (Duke)

Iarla (Earl)

Baran (Baron)

Ceannard (General)

Lord (Tighearna)

Sar/Math (Hero)

Ridir (Knight)

Caiptean (Captain)

Traith (Chieftain)

Armunn/Laoch (Warrior)

Buirdeiseach (Freeman)

 

Welsh:

Ymerawdwr (Emperor)

Brenin/Banon (King)

Pendefig/Tywysoges (Prince)

Dug/Duges (Duke)

Ardalydd/Ardalyddes (Marquess)

Iarll/Iarlles (Earl)

Isiarll/Isiarlles (Viscount)

Arglwydd/Barwes (Baron)

Barwnig/Barwniges (Baronet)

Marchog/Arglwyddes (Knight)

Yswain (Squire)

Dinesydd (Franklin)

Capten (Captain)

Rhyfelwr (Warrior)

 

European Ranks

Byzantine Ranks:

Basileus (King)

Despotes (Emperor or Governor)

Dux (Duke)

 

Estonian Ranks:

Keiser (Emperor)

Kuningas/Kuninganna (King)

Vürst/Vüstinna (Prince)

Hertsog/Hertsoginna (Duke)

Markii/Markiis (Marquess)

Krahv/Krahvinna (Earl)

Vikont/Vikontinna (Viscount)

Parun/Parunina (Baron)

Isand or Jumal/Preili (Lord)

Ratsu/Proua (Knight)

Saks (Squire)

Vabatalupoeg (Franklin)

Kapten (Captain)

Sôdelane (Warrior)

 

French Royal/Noble Ranks:

Empereur/Emperess

Roy/Royne

Dauphin/Dauphiness

Prince/Princess

Duc/Duchesse

Marquis/Marquise

Comte/Comtess

Vicomte/Vicomtess

Baron/Baronne

Vavasor/Dame

Seigneur/Dame

Chevalier/Dame

Armiger/Dame (Squire with Arms)

Esquire/Madam

 

French Military Ranks: Armée (Army)

Maréchal de France

Général d'Armée

Général de Corps d'Armée

Général de Division

Général de Brigade

Colonel

Leiutenant-Colonel

Commandant

Capitaine

Lieutenant

Sous-Lieutenant

Aspirant

Élève-officier

Major

Adjudant-chef

Adjudant

Sergent-chef Maréchal-des-logis-chef

Sergent Maréchal-des-logis

Caporal-chef de première classe

Caporal-chef Brigadier-chef

Caporal Brigadier

Soldat de première classe

Soldat

 

French Military Ranks: (Navy)

Amiral

Vice-Amiral d'Escadre

Vice-Amiral

Contre-Amiral

Capitaine de Vaisseau

Capitaine de Frégate

Capitaine de Corvette

Lieutenant de Vaisseau

Enseigne de Vaisseau de Première Classe

Enseigne de Vaisseau de Deuxième Classe

Aspirant

Maître-principal

Premier-maître

Maître

Second-maître

Major

Quatier-maître de Première Classe

Quartier-maître de Deuxième Classe

Matelot Breveté

Matelot

 

Germanic Royal and Noble Ranks:

Kaizer (Cæsar)

Konig/Konigin (King)

Fürs/Fürstina (Prince Royal)

Kurfürst/Kurfürstina (Elector)

Pfalzgraf/Pfalzgravina (Prince or Palatine)

Großherzog/Großherzogina (Grand Duke)

Erzherzog/Erzherzogina (Archduke)

Herzog/Herzogina (Duke)

Markgraf/Margravina (Marquis)

Landgraf/Landgravina (Count)

Graf/Graefin (Count)

Waldgraf/Waldgravina (Baron)

Freiherr/Hofdame (Freeman)

Ritter (Knight)

Wohlgeboren (Squire)

 

German Military Ranks: Armee (Army)

General

Generalleutnant

Generalmajor

Brigadegeneral

Oberst

Oberstleutnant

Major

Stabshuptmann

Hauptmann

Oberleutnant

Leutnant

Oberfähnrich

Oberstabsfeldwebel

Stabsfeldwebel

Hauptfeldwebel

Oberfeldwebel

Fähnrich

Feldwebel

Stabsunderofizier

Fahnenjunker

Unteroffizier

Oberstabsgefreiter

Stabsgefreiter

Haptugefreiter

Obergefreiter

Gefreiter

Schütze/Kanonier/Jäger/Grenadier

 

German Military Ranks: Marine (Navy)

Admiral

Vizeadmiral

Konteradmiral

Flottillenadmiral

Kapitän zur See

Fregattenkapitän

Stabskapitänleutnant

Kapitänleutnant

Oberleutnant zur See

Oberstabsbootsmann

Stabsbootsmann

Oberfähnrich zur See

Hauptbootsmann

Oberboots man

Fähnrich zur See

Bootsmann

Obermaat

Seekadett

Maat

Oberstabesgefreiter

Stabsgefreiter

Hauptgefreiter

Obergefreiter

Gefreiter

Matrose

 

Gothic Royal and Noble Ranks:

Thiudans (King)

Waldan (Prince)

Reiks (Lord)

Fráuja (Lord)

Háuhhaírts (Hero)

Gadraúhts (Knight)

Magus (Servant)

Filu (Captain)

Faústasseis (Chief)

Gardawaldands (Freeman)

 

Greek Ranks:

Tyrantes (King)

Archon (Prince)

Hegemon (Leader)

Kurios (Lord)

Chiliarchos (Leader of a Thousand)

Strategos (Captain)

Protos (Chief)

Hippikon (Horseman)

Stratiotes (Soldier)

Oikodespotes (Householder)

 

Hungarian Ranks:

Csaszar (Emperor)

Kiraly/Kiralynö (King)

Bán (Viceroy)

Fœherceg/Fœhercegnö (Archduke)

Herceg/Hercegnö (Prince or Duke)

Ispán (Duke)

Voivode or Grof/Grófne (Count)

Knyzates or Hüberur/Hazineni (Baron)

Familiare (Knight-Companion)

Cavaliere or Lovag/Holgy (Knight)

Harcos (Warrior)

Városi polgár (Yeoman)

Jobbágy (Peasant-militia)

 

Italian Ranks:

Imperatore/Imperatoresa

Regio/Regina

Gran Duce/Gran Ducesa

Duce/Ducesa

Marchese/Marchesa

Conte/Contesa

Baron/Baronesa

Don/Dona

Cavaliere/Dama

Familiare/Dama

Signore/Signorina

Capo (Chieftain)

Soldato (Soldier)

Burgese (Citizen)

 

Italian Military Ranks: Esercito (Army)

Generale

Generale di Corpo d'Armata

Generale di Divisione

Generale di Brigata

Colonnello

Tenente Colonnello

Maggiore

Primo Capitano

Capitano

Tenente

Sottotenente

Sergente Maggiore Capo

Sergente Maggiore 

Sergente

Primo Caporale Maggiore Capo Scelto

Caporale Maggiore Scelto

Caporale Maggiore Capo

Primo Caporale Maggiore

Caporale Maggiore

Caporale Scelto

Caporale 

Soldato

 

Italian Military Ranks: Marina (Navy)

Ammiraglio

Ammiraglio di Squadra

Ammiraglio di Divisione

Contrammiraglio

Capitano di Vascello

Capitano di Fregata

Capitano di Corvetta

Tenente di Vascello

Sottotenente di Vascello

Guardiamarina

Aspirante Guardiamarina

Primo Maresciallo Lugotenente

Primo Maresciallo

Capo di Prima Classe

Capo di Seconda Classe

Capo di Terza Classe

Secondo Capo

Sergente

Sottocapo di Prima Classe Scelto

Sottocapo di Prima Classe

Sottocapo di Seconda Classe

Sottocapo di Terza Classe

Sottocapo

Comune di Prima Classe

Comune dei Seconda Classe

 

Languedoc (Southern French) Ranks:

Emperaire/Imperatrice (Emperor)

Rei/Reina (King)

Prince/Princessa (Prince)

Barbajoan (Grand Duke)

Dugon/Gran Duquessa(Archduke)

Duc or Dugas/Duquessa (Duke)

Marques/Marquessa (Marquess)

Comte/Comtessa (Earl)

Viscomte/Viscomtessa (Viscount)

Baron/Baronessa (Baron)

Baronat/Dona (Baronet)

Marechal (Marshal/General)

Senhor/Senhoressa (Lord)

Eroi/Eroina (Hero)

Escudero/Dama (Squire)

Cavalier/Dama (Knight)

Capitaine (Captain)

Chevetaine/Dona (Chieftain)

Bregaire (Warrior)

Fraunclein (Freeman)

 

Norse Ranks:

Kunning or Konungr (King)

Jarl (Earl)

Godi (Priest)

Hersir (Landowner/Hero)

Har∂mann or Huskarlir (House-carl)

Bondi (Freeholder)

Karlykn (Freeman)

Thrall (Slave)

 

Roman Ranks:

Imperator

Cæsar

Princeps

Senator

Curator

Procurator

Tetrarch

Prætor

Præfectus

Legatus

Tribune

Patrician

Plebian

 

Roman Military:

Consul

Proconsul

Legatus

Tribune

Centurion

Decurion

Optio

Tessarius (Tessarii)

Signifer

Cornicen

Legionary (Imperial)

Triarius (Triarii) (Republican/early Imperial)

Hastatus/Princeps (Hastati/Principes)

Veles (Velites)

 

Russian Royal and Noble Ranks:

Tsar/Tsarina

Veliky kniaz

Kniaz muzh

Boyar

Sluga

Muzh

Dvorianin

Smerd

Kholop

 

Slovenian Ranks:

Car (Emperor)

Kralj/Vladarica (King)

Kraljevi/Kneginja (Prince)

Vojvoda/Vojyodinja (Duke)

Markiz/Markiza (Marquess)

Grof/Grofica (Earl)

Vikont/Vikontiza (Viscount)

Soprog/Baronica (Baron)

Jega plemstva (Baronet)

Gospodar/Gospadarica (Lord)

Vitez or Konj/Gospa (Knight)

Oproda (Squire)

Posestnik (Franklin)

Vodja (Captain)

Vojak (Warrior)

 

Spanish Royal and Noble Ranks:

Imperador/Imperadora

Rey/Reina

Principe or Infante/Princesa or Infanta

Infanzon or Grandee/Infanta

Duque/Duquesa

Marques/Marquesa

Conde/Contessa

Varon/Varonesa

Hidalgo/Dama

Ricoshombres (any Peer)

Caballero (Señor)/Señora

Regidor (Councilor of the Cortes)

Caudillo (Leader)

Adelantado (Governor)

Corregidor (Mayor)

 

Spanish Military Ranks: Ejército (Army)

Capitán General

General de Ejército

Teniente General

General de División

General de Brigada

Coronel

Teniente Coronel

Comandante

Capitán

Teniente

Alférez

Suboficial Mayor

Subteniente

Brigada

Sargento Primero

Sargento

Cabo Mayor

Cabo Primero

Cabo

Soldado de Primera

Soldado

 

Spanish Military Ranks: Navio (Navy)

Capitán General

Almirante General

Almirante

Vicealmirante

Contraalmirante

Capitán de Navio

Capitán de Fragata

Capitán de Corbeta

Teniente de Navio

Alférez de Navio

Alférez de Fraga

Guardiamarina

Suboficial Mayor

Suboficial

Sargento Primero

Sargento Segundo

Cabo Primero

Cabo Segundo

Marinero

 

Ranks of Non-Europeans

Egyptian (Ancient):

Pharoah “Great House” (Emperor)

Hetaaet (Empress)

Athi “Prince or King”

Heq “Prince or King”

Su, Suten “King of the South”

Tiri, Tiy or Tiye “Princess or Queen”

Ser “Prince”

Hen “Child Prince”

Ur “Great man”

Neb “Lord”

Hent “Lady”

Usekh “Lady”

Qenb “Corner” (an offical, possible architect)

Ab “Priest” (pronounced ‘abe’)

Masa “bowman”

Menf “soldier”

 

Hausa & Mali

Galadima “Trade King”

Mansa “King”

Askiya “King” (rules several birane)

Mai “King” (rules several birane)

Sarki “City-king” (rules a single birne)

Dagashi “Prince”

Kanfare “West-governor”

Ukorei-koy (Viceroy)

Vanati “Spokesman” (Herald/Vizier)

Fare “governor”

Koy “captain/commander”

Fari-mundio “governor of land-tax”

Jund-Koy “army-commander” (General)

Hi-Koy “canoe-commander” (Admiral)

Hodare “hero”

Fanfa “steward” (a slave estate-keeper)

 

Hindustani Ranks:

Maharaja/Maharani

Rajah/Rani

Damara (Lord)

Mahasamandra (Great Vassal)

Samandra (Vassal or Captain) 

Kshatriya (Warrior or Protector)

Adhiza (Chief, Leader)

Rathagrya (Chief Warrior)

Indravarman (Warrior)

Subahdar (Governor)

Nawab (Governor)

Sepoy (Knight)

Pundit (Wise-man)

Swami (Wise-teacher)

Zamindar (Tax-collector)

Veza (Tenant)

 

Islamic/Religious:

Caliph (Successor or Deputy {of the Prophet})

Sharif (Prince) or Shaykha (Princess)

Emir (Commander)

Imam (Leader)

Sayyid (Cheif)

Sheikh (Chief or Old Man)

Hakim or Qazi (Judge)

Mullah (Doctor/Graduate)

Muezzin (Crier)

Fakir (Mendicant)

 

 

Japanese Ranks (Modern):

Shogun (General or Warlord)

Mikado or Ken (Emperor)

Shikken (Crown Prince)

Daiou/Kouhi (King)

Mikoto/Himegimi (Prince)

Kou/Koushakufujin (Duke)

Koushaku (Marquess)

Daimyo or Haku/Hakushaku (Earl)

Danshaku/Jousou (Baron)

Samurai or Kishi/Hime (Knight)

Koumin (Yeoman)

Hanji (Judge)

Senchou (Captain)

 

Mongol Royal Ranks:

Kha-Khan

Ilkhan

Orkhan

Khan

 

Moorish Ranks:

Miramamolin (Prince of the Faithful)

Soldan/Soldana (Sultan)

Emir (Commander of the Faithful)

Adalide (Chief)

Almocadene (Commander)

Alcade or Alcayde (Castellan)

Arrayaz or Arraez (Captain)

Alferez (Ensign or Lieutenant)

Alguazil or Guazil (Officer)

Almogavar (Warrior)

Cadi or Qadi (Judge)

Almoxarife or Almojarife (Tax collector)

 

Persian Ranks:

Padishah (Lord of Kings)

Shah (King)

Caliph (Successor to the Prophet)

Wizier (Wise-man)

Satrap (Province Protector)

Amir/Bahno (Commander of the Faithful)

Bay (Lord)

Sheikh (Old Man)

Framaldar (Chieftain)

Yal/Gurd (Hero)

Spahee (Knight)

Ardilkkar (Horseman)

Sher (Warrior)

Eraxtar (Warrior)

Kas (Yeoman)

 

Semitic & Hebrew Ranks:

Melek (King)

Sar (Prince)

Rasown (Great Lord)

Razan (Lord)

Bel/Baal (Lord)

Rab (Lord)

Ceren (Lord)

Addon (Lord)

Pechah (General)

Benayim (Hero)

Rakkab (Horseman)

Shaliysh (Squire/Manservant)

Tiphcar (Captain)

Rosh (Chieftain)

Caan (Warrior)

Dayan (Judge)

 

Swahili Ranks:

Jumbe (King)

Rasi (Chief)

Ras (Ruler)

Mfalme (Master)

Nahodha (Captain)

Serahangi (Judge)

Piga (Warrior)

Askari (Guard)

Nasa (Yeoman)

 

Turkic Ranks:

Sultan/Sultana

Dahra or Kagan or Kral (King)

Grand Mufti (Great Judge)

Dey (Ruling Official)

Bashaw or Pasha (Man of Rank)

Emir or Vali (Native Ruler = Count)

Vizier (Councillor/Steward)

Hakim (Lord)

Gemel (General)

Karahman (Hero)

Flovalye (Knight)

Bey (Squire)

Reis (Chieftain)

Savaflç (Warrior)

Hür adam (Freeman)

Janizary (Slave Warrior)

 

Turkish Royal & Noble Ranks (Modern):

Imparator (Emperor)

Kral (King)

Prems (Prince)

Dük (Duke)

Marki (Marquess

Vali (Earl)

Sahibi (Baron)

Hakim (Lord)

 

Ranks of the Americas

Chileno Military Ranks: Armada (Navy)

Almirante

Vicealmirante

Contraalmirante

Capitán de Navio

Capitán de Fragata

Capitán de Corbeta

Teniente Primero

Teniente Segundo

Subteniente

Guardiamarina

Suboficial Mayor

Suboficial

Sargento Primero

Sargento Segundo

Cabo Primero

Cabo Segundo

Marinero or Soldado

 

Chileno Military Ranks: Ejército (Army)

General de Ejército

General de División

General de Brigada

Coronel

Teniente Coroenl

Mayor

Capitán

Teniente

Subteniente

Alférez

Suboficial Mayor

Subofcial

Sargento Primero

Sargento Segundo

Cabo Primero

Cabo Segundo

Cabo

 

US: Political Officials (Federal)

President

Vice President & President of the Senate

Speaker of the House

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Secretary of State

Secretary of Defense

Senator

Representative

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Secretary of the Cabinet (other posts)

Ambassador

Director (of Bureau/Department)

 

US: Political Officials (State & Local)

Governor

Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of State

State Senator

State Representative

State Supreme Court Justice

State Court of Appeals Judge

State Superior Court Judge

County Commissioners/Councillors/Supervisors

County Sheriff

Mayor

City Alderman/Councillor/Selectman

Justice of the Peace/Magistrate

 

U.S. Military: Air Force

General

Lieutenant General

Major General

Brigadier General

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain

First Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Chief Master Sergeant

Senior Master Sergeant

Master Sergeant

Technical Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant

Airman First Class

Airman 

 

U.S. Military: Army

General of the Army

General 

Lieutenant General

Major General

Brigadier General

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain

First Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Chief Warrant Officer

Warrant Officer

Sergeant Major of the Army

Command Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major

First Sergeant

Master Sergeant

Sergeant First Class

Specialist Seven

Staff Sergeant

Specialist Six

Sergeant (Buck)

Specialist Five

Corporal

Specialist Four

Private First Class

Private

 

U.S. Military: Marines

General (Commandant)

Lieutenant General

Major General

Brigadier General

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain

First Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Sergeant Major

Master Sergeant

First Sergeant

Gunnery Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant

Corporal

Lance Corporal

Private First Class

 

U.S. Military: Navy

Fleet Admiral

Admiral

Vice-Admiral

Rear Admiral

Commodore

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Junior Grade

Ensign

Warrant Officer

Master Chief Petty Officer of Navy

Master Chief Petty Officer of Fleet

Master Chief Petty Officer

Senior Chief Petty Officer

Chief Petty Officer

1st Class Petty Officer

2nd Class Petty Officer

3rd Class Petty Officer

Seaman

Seaman Apprentice

 

Miscellaneous Ranks:

Ataman (Cossack Leader)

Baghatur (Khazar) “Brave Knight”

Bek (Khazar) “Military King”

Caan (Amharic) “Warrior”

Hetman (Cossack Leader)

Hospodar (Romanian Baron)

Khagan or Qagan (Khazar)  “Supreme King”

Khedive (Egyptian-Mameluke)

Rakkab (Amharic) “Rider”

Vortigern (Briton) “Overking”

Wladnika (Prussian) “King”

Ranks of All Nations Possible