Whatsapp It is easy to forget that the dignified eighteenth-century gentleman whose image appears on the one-dollar bill, the first President and father of his nation, owed his position entirely to his prowess as a soldier. George Washington was born into a landowning family in Virginia and was expected to become a gentleman planter like his forebears. At the age of just twenty-two, Washington was appointed colonel of the Virginia Regiment, and he experienced all the horrors of war, including the torture and scalping of prisoners by tribesmen on both sides, before the frontier was finally pacified and the French repelled.
Baltic Germans and Baltic nobility From the middle of the s the privileged position of Baltic Germans in the Russian Empire began to waver. Already during the reign of Nicholas I —55who was under pressure from Russian nationalists, some sporadic steps had been taken towards the russification of the provinces.
Later, the Baltic Germans faced fierce attacks from the Russian nationalist press, which accused the Baltic aristocracy of separatism, and advocated closer linguistic and administrative integration with Russia. Social division was based on the dominance of the Baltic Germans which formed the upper classes while the majority of indigenous population, called "Undeutsch", composed the peasantry.
In the Imperial census of98, Germans 7. The provisional government of Russia after revolution gave the Estonians and Latvians self-governance which meant the end of the Baltic German era in Baltics. The Lithuanian gentry consisted mainly of Lithuaniansbut due to strong ties to Poland, had been culturally Polonized.
After the Union of Lublin inthey became less distinguishable from Polish szlachtaalthough preserved Lithuanian national awareness. Polish—Lithuanian Commonwealth[ edit ] In the Warrior and a gentleman of the Polish—Lithuanian Commonwealth"gentry" is often used in English to describe the Polish landed gentry Polish: They were the lesser members of the nobility the szlachtacontrasting with the much smaller but more powerful group of "magnate" families sing.
Compared to the situation in England and some other parts of Europe, these two parts of the overall "nobility" to a large extent operated as different classes, and were often in conflict. After the Partitions of Polandat least in the stereotypes of 19th-century nationalist lore, the magnates often made themselves at home in the capitals and courts of the partitioning powers, while the gentry remained on their estates, keeping the national culture alive.
From the 15th century, only the szlachta, and a few patrician bughers from some cities, Warrior and a gentleman allowed to own rural estates of any size, as part of the very extensive szlachta privileges. These restrictions were reduced or removed after the Partitions of Poland, and commoner landowners began to emerge.
By the 19th century, there were at least 60, szlachta families, most rather poor, and many no longer owning land. Spain and Portugal[ edit ] Swedish[ edit ] In Sweden, there was not outright serfdom.
Hence, the gentry was basically a class of well-off citizens that had grown from the wealthier or more powerful members of the peasantry. At the head of the Swedish clergy stood the Archbishop of Uppsala since The clergy encompassed almost all the educated men of the day and furthermore was strengthened by considerable wealth, and thus it came naturally to play a significant political role.
Until the Reformation, the clergy was the first estate but was relegated to the secular estate in the Protestant North Europe.
In the Middle Ages, celibacy in the Catholic Church had been a natural barrier to the formation of an hereditary priestly class. After compulsory celibacy was abolished in Sweden during the Reformationthe formation of a hereditary priestly class became possible, whereby wealth and clerical positions were frequently inheritable.
Hence the bishops and the vicars, who formed the clerical upper class, would frequently have manors similar to those of other country gentry. Hence continued the medieval Church legacy of the intermingling between noble class and clerical upper class and the intermarriage as the distinctive element in several Nordic countries after the Reformation.
The names of these were usually in Swedish, Latin, German or Greek. The adoption of Latin names was first used by the Catholic clergy in the 15th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the surname was only rarely the original family name of the ennobled; usually, a more imposing new name was chosen.
The regular difference with Britain was that it became the new surname of the whole house, and the old surname was dropped altogether. Ukraine[ edit ] The Western Ukrainian Clergy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church were a hereditary tight-knit social caste that dominated western Ukrainian society from the late eighteenth until the midth centuries, following the reforms instituted by Joseph II, Emperor of Austria.
Because, like their Orthodox brethren, Ukrainian Catholic priests could marry, they were able to establish "priestly dynasties", often associated with specific regions, for many generations.
Numbering approximately 2,—2, by the 19th century, priestly families tended to marry within their group, constituting a tight-knit hereditary caste.
The clergy adopted Austria's role for them as bringers of culture and education to the Ukrainian countryside. Most Ukrainian social and political movements in Austrian-controlled territory emerged or were highly influenced by the clergy themselves or by their children.
This influence was so great that western Ukrainians were accused of wanting to create a theocracy in western Ukraine by their Polish rivals.
United Kingdom[ edit ] The British upper classes consist of two sometimes overlapping entities, the peerage and landed gentry ; any male member of either may regard himself as a gentleman, in a special sense mutually understood between hereditary members of the class, which will often exclude life peers.
In the British peerage, only the senior family member typically the eldest son inherits a substantive title duke, marquess, earl, viscount, baron ; these are referred to as peers or lords. The rest of the nobility are referred to as "landed gentry" abbreviated "gentry".
Except for the eldest sons of peers, who bear their fathers' inferior titles as "courtesy titles" but for Parliamentary purposes count as commonersthey usually bear no titles apart from the qualifications of esquire or gentleman which are ranks recognised in law, although now without any legal consequence ; exceptions include the baronet a title corresponding to a hereditary knighthoodthose that are knighted for life, called Sir X YScottish barons who bear the designation Baron of X after their name and Scottish lairds whose names include a description of their lands in the form of a territorial designation.
Once identical, these terms eventually became complementary. The term gentry by itself, as commonly used by historians, according to Peter Cossis a construct applied loosely to rather different societies. Any particular model may not fit a specific society, yet a single definition nevertheless remains desirable.
However, the backgrounds of both men were considered to be essentially patricianand they were thus deemed[ by whom? The landed gentry is a traditional British social class consisting of gentlemen in the original sense; that is, those who owned land in the form of country estates to such an extent that they were not required to actively work, except in an administrative capacity on their own lands.An Arab-Syrian Gentleman And Warrior in The Period of The Crusades: Memoirs of Usama Ibn-Munqidh - Philip K.
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