Nicephorus Anicius, Duke of Ossonoba
The Duke of Ossonoba
CI EE EEA ECC MCC
|Master of Offices|
|Assumed office |
12 January 2018
|Preceded by||The Duke of Ostia|
|Deputy Chief of Army Staff|
28 February 2016 – 10 January 2018
|Monarch||Jason VI Augustus|
|Preceded by||Marcus Iccius|
|Succeeded by||Flavius Viridius|
Gaius Anicius Probinus Nicephorus Iohnnes Theophylactus
28 March 1961
Princess Marthe of Falkenhayn (m. 1983)
|Years of service||1978 – 2018 (end of active service)|
Nicephorus Anicius, Duke of Ossonoba CI EE EEA ECC MCC (Gaius Anicius Probinus Nicephorus Iohnnes Theophylactus; b. 28 March 1961) is a Latin aristocrat, military officer, and peer. He has served as Master of Offices since January 2018.
Ossonoba is the eldest son of Prince George, Duke of Ossonoba and Princess Marie Louise of Burgoy, At the time of his brith he was fourth in line to the Latin throne; since he has fallen out of the official line of succession, though in the unofficial, extended line of succession is thirty-fifth.
Before the end of his active military service, Ossonoba held the rank of Legate in the Latin Army and served as Deputy Chief of Army Staff from 2016 until 2018. He saw active service during the X crisis where he earned the Medal for Valor.
Early life and education
Ossonoba was born on 28 March 1961 to parents Prince George, Duke of Ossonoba and Princess Marie Louise of Burgoy at Hieria Palace in Ascanium; he is the eldest of five children. He was baptized at Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Ascanium. His godparents were Theophylactus Anicius, Duke of Callatis (his father's fourth cousin); King Charles VI of Burgoy (his mother's brother); Princess Zoe, Duchess of Haenna (his father's cousin). Ossonoba was named for his ancestor Nicephorus, who was the father of Latin Emperor Theophylactus I Augustus.
Ossonoba attended at Our Lady of Galata (Latin: Beata Maria Galatae) early in his education. He was sent to Academia Sanctus Paul-Taphioia, a school known for its rigorous curriculum, in Eleusis, northern Latium near the Lihnidosi border for boarding school. He later enrolled at Academia Militaris Olympia after joining in the Latin Army at the age of 17.
In 1981, Ossonoba graduated from Olympia after completing his officer training with the rank of Decurion. From 1982 until 1984, he held command of a cohort in Fortune's 16th Legion. He took brief leave in 1985 after the birth of his eldest child, Thomas. Later that year, he was promoted to the rank of Centurion. By 1994 he had risen to the rank of Camp Prefect and was given staff assignment in Ravenna.
In 1990, Ossonoba became a member of the Order of Saint Joseph.
Ossonoba was in Castellum when the death of Emperor Jason VI Augustus was announced. Many within the Defense ministry say they were caught off guard by the announcement, and noted that Ossonoba left the city after it was clear that Master of Soldiers Flavius Vipsanius left the city to join Emperor Constantine XX in Adrianople.
Throughout the succession crisis, Ossonoba was active in Adrianople and participated in strategic planning at Palatium Supranio. He was credited by those within Palatium Supranio for being integral to the swift support of Arthurista received by Emperor Constantine XX.
Emperor's Council appointment
In 2017, Ossonoba was considered for an Emperor's Council appointment, though it wasn't until January 2018 that he was appointed to replace Prince Leo of Ghant and Latium as Master of Offices. The surprise resignation of Prince Leo came after his public recognition of a illegitimate child. Ossonoba was sworn in as Master of Offices on 12 January 2018. He resigned as Deputy Chief of Army Staff two days before his Council appointment.
According to RAL News, Ossonoba has contributed to a more traditional and conservative council that years past.
|By Princess Marthe of Falkenhayn (b. 1960)|
|Thomas Anicius, Count of Mediolanum||17 April 1984||Princess Maria of Latium; had issue.|
|Eusebia, Crown Princess of Antenfoi||28 October 1985||Robert, Crown Prince of Antenfoi (b. 1981); had issue.|
|Rosa Anicia||16 October 1989|
|John Anicius||18 December 1991|
|Marcia Anicia||21 February 1993|
Titles, styles, honors and arms
- 28 March 1961 – 19 April 1979: Lord of Vipitenum
- 19 April 1979 – 15 June 2013: Count of Mediolanum
- 15 June 2013 – present: His Grace The Duke of Ossonoba
- 15 June 2013 – present: His Grace The Count of Cesteven
- Latium: Member of the Order of the Civic Crown
- Latium: Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the Crown
- Latium: Knight of the Sacred Order of the Golden Eagle
- Latium: Knight of the Ancient Equestrian Order
- Order of Saint Joseph: Member of the Order of Saint Joseph
Ossonoba is a member of the Anicii dynasty, and is a male-line descendant of Latin Emperor Theophylactus I Augustus and first modern Latin Consul John Anicius, 1st Duke of Beroea, as well as a female-line descendant of Latin Emperor John XIII. By way of his father, Ossonoba traces his ancestry to the Latin Emperors, as well as the monarchs of Arthurista, Ghant, and Latium; and through his mother to the monarchs of Burgoy, Lyncanestria, Sydalon, and Vannois.
|Ancestors of Nicephorus Anicius, Duke of Ossonoba|
Nicephorus Anicius, Duke of OssonobaBorn: 28 March 1961
|Lines of succession|
The Countess of Prévert
| Succession to the Latin throne
great-grandson of Joanna
Thomas Anicius, Count of Mediolanum
|Peerage of Latium|
The Prince George
| Duke of Ossonoba
Thomas Anicius, Count of Mediolanum
The Prince Leo
| Master of Offices