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Duke

 

among ancient Germanic peoples, a duke (Herzog) was the elected military leader of a tribe (Latin dux). In Western Europe during the early medieval period, duke meant a tribal prince; during the period of feudal fragmentation, the title signified a major landholder (in the hierarchy of military vassalage, the duke occupied the second most important place after the king). After feudal fragmentation was overcome, duke was one of the highest titles of nobility.

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Her two opponents were the Herzogin Cecilie and the Beatrice.
Past EMC Information Heritage initiatives include: supporting the JFK Library(Boston, USA) in the process of digitizing and archiving its entire collection; creating a high-resolution, 3D digital reconstruction of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex of Flight' ; supporting the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library (Weimar, Germany), home to a unique collection of Faust first editions; and sponsoring the Vatican's Lux in Arcana exhibition, which brought into the public domain for the first time in 400 years 100 original historical documents from the Vatican Secret Archive earlier in 2012.
She had left Sydney in New South Wales on January 18 of that year with a cargo of wheat and joined in the ocean race with two other sailing ships, the Herzogin Cecilie and the Beatrice, and was the second to arrive at Queensferry.