Thomas of Ossonoba

Prince Thomas
Prince of Ossonoba
Born (1986-04-17) 17 April 1986 (age 34)
Hieria Palace, Ascanium, Latium
Issue
Full name
Flavius Anicius Probinus Thomas Theophylactus Georgius
HouseAnicius
FatherPrince Nicephorus, Duke of Ossonoba
MotherMarthe of Falkenhayn
ReligionFabrian Catholic

Prince Thomas of Ossonoba, MC EOV (Flavius Anicius Probinus Thomas Theophylactus Georgius; b. 17 April 1986) is a Latin prince, patrician, and equestrian. He is the eldest son and child of Nicephorus Anicius, Duke of Ossonoba and Princess Marthe of Falkenhayn.

At the time of his birth he was thirteenth in line to the Latin throne; as of 2018 he has fallen out of the official line, though is unofficially thirty-sixth in line. He is heir apparent to the Dukedom of Ossonoba, its subsidiary titles, and estates. Mediolanum is best known for his marriage to Princess Maria of Latium and two AEF World Championship victories in 2010 and 2013.

He was appointed Propraetor of Ancona in February 2018.

Early life and education

Thomas was born on 17 April 1986 at Hieria Palace in Ascanium as the eldest child of then Prince Nicephorus of Ossonoba and Princess Marthe of Falkenhayn. He was baptized into the Fabrian Catholic Church in June 1986 by the Basilica of Saint Maria in Castellum by Archbishop Flavius Hostillius of Castellum. His godparents were John Ernest, Duke of Falkenhayn (his mother's brother); and Ionna Anicia (his father's sister).

He was educated at Our Lady of Galata (Latin: Beata Maria Galatae) in Ascanium, and later Saint Alexander, also in Ascanium. He first took up equestrianism while attending Our Lady of Galata. After completing secondary school, he enrolled at Empress Alexandra College at University of Castellum Iohannes XIII‎, where he studied psychology. His studies were sporadic due to equestrianism, though he eventually graduated in 2006.

Equestrian career

Thomas is an accomplished equestrian, and has participated in major tournaments since 2002 when he was 17 years old; however, he participated in youth tournaments before since he was 9. In 2005, he earned a sponsorship from Allectii, a prominent Latin-based fashion designer, which allowed him to enter international tournaments and eventually qualify for the AEF World Championship. He joined the BEA Continental Circuit in 2005, participating the most prominent tournaments in Belisaria. That same year, he won the Latin national championship in eventing. During the 2013 during the BEA Circuit, Mediolanum was thrown from his horse and was sidelined for the remainder of the year. The injury also forced him to forgo the 2014, and 2015 circuits, though resumed activity in 2016.

He is also a regular participant in the annually-held Ludi Circenses, winning eventing gold in 2016, with runner-up placements in 2013 and 2017. Most recently, he finished third in the 2017 Latin national championship in Ostia; though he is a three-time national champion in eventing (2005, 2008, 2010). He was appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the Empire in August 2010 to commemorate his services to equestrianism in Latium and for his 2010 AEF World Championship victory. He is a two-time world champion in eventing, his first victory coming in 2010 and the second in 2013.

Charitable activities

Personal life

Thomas was in a relationship with Alice of Rahdenburg from 2012 until 2015.

In October 2017, he began courting Princess Maria of Latium after the pair were spotted together in Castellum. The rumors intensified when he and Maria were seen training together for the upcoming 2018 BEF Circuit. Maria's spokesperson confirmed the relationship by November 2017, as did a spokesperson from the Dukedom of Ossonoba. Mediolanum and Maria made their first official appearance together on 8 December 2017, at the wedding of Latin Emperor Constantine XX to Lady Alazne Dain.

Titles, styles, honors and arms

  • 17 April 1986 – present: His Imperial Highness Prince Thomas of Ossonoba

As a male-line of a Latin monarch, Thomas is entitled to the style of Imperial Highness and the rank of prince, upon his father's affirmation when succeeding as Duke of Ossonoba in 2013. Prior to his father's inheritance of the Dukedom of Ossonoba, he utilized his grandfather's second highest subsidiary title and was styled as "Lord of Vipitenum". When he inherits his father's titles, Ancius will become the 4th Duke of Ossonoba, along with titles held by the current duke in other jurisdictions, such as "Count of Cesteven" in Arthurista.

Honors

  •  Latium: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the Crown Army Good Conduct Medal ribbon.svg

Ancestry

See also

Thomas of Ossonoba
Born: 17 April 1986
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Duke of Ossonoba
Succession to the Latin throne
(great-great-grandson of Joanna)
Followed by
Prince John of Ossonoba