Arkadius IV of Batavia
Full Name: Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy
Father: Karel Leopold des Vinandy
Arkadius IV, also known as Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy (1642 AN), is King of Batavia since 1669 AN. He returned to Batavia in 1666 AN and played the organ of the Cathedral of 's Koningenwaarde. Soon he re-established the Conservative Monarchist Party (which had dominated politics during most of the Second Kingdom) and entered the political arena. After the elections, he obtained an absolute majority in the House of Commons. In cooperation with the Ultraroyalists and decisive action, he succeeded in bringing about major reforms. This led to his accession to the throne in 1669 AN.
Arkadius is a descendant from the House of Vinandy, who already provided three kings and a queen for the Batavian throne.
Arkadius was born in the Schaarlecht City Hospital, in Schaarlecht, capital of the Beneluccas, which at the time was part of Flanders. Despite the fact that at the time of his birth there was no view of a monarchy, 21 salute shots were fired.
His names are:
- Arkadius, named after his ancestor Arkadius Hendrik des Vinandy (Arkadius II of Batavia).
- Frederik, named after his grandfather Frederik Hendrik des Vinandy.
- Gustavus, named after his distant cousin Gustavus des Vinandy, king of Arcadia.
Arkadius lived in his youth on Estate Chogogo, on the island of Erasmus of the Beneluccas, near Schaarlecht. In that place he went to school. The organ of the estate chapel Arkadius learned to play the organ.
He studied political science and international law at the University of Goldshire in Shireroth. He then completed military service with the Royal Arcadian Navy, where he was promoted to lieutenant at sea. After his military service he still obtained his pilot's license.
The collection of Arkadius includes:
The Prime Minister's ascension to the Batavian Crown was one of the most awaited events in Benacia of the 17th century. The coronation ceremony was watched by millions all over the globe, while hotels had been sold out months before. It was also the first instance of a sitting Prime Minister being crowned King. Upon his Coronation, Arkadius resigned from his political positions, and Joachim Mackay became Prime Minister.
Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, King of Batavia, Archduke of ‘s Koningenwaarde, Prince of Vinandy, Duke of Gascony, Duke of Levensburg, Count of Bourbon, Count of Dasburgh, Count of Girond, Baron of Ammerswoude and on the Loet, Baron of Bergkirche, Baron van Heydelberg, Lord of Audinghen, Lord of Paravel.
During the royal tour of the Confederal States, Margaery des Vinandy, Queen of the Beneluccas, awarded the "Captain in the Knight Order of the Beneluccas pirates".
Although not an official title, Arkadius is the first in line of succession to both Arcadia and the Beneluccas.
On 14 Lentemaand 1670, it was announced that Arkadius had engaged to Her Imperial Highness Clara Sundara Waffel-Paine, Princess of Natopia, Duchess of Hazelwood, etc. etc. Arkadius and Clara appeared to have met for the first time at the coronation of Arkadius. After that an exchange of letters took place and the love story between the two of them started. See here their love story.