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 and King of Amokolia since 1672. 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. The room of the hospital where he was born was temporarily declared extraterritorial, giving him the Batavian nationality. His fate to become king of Batavia was thus already determined. 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.
King of Batavia
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.
Receiving State Visits
- In 1672 AN Arkadius and his wife received the king of Craitland for a state visit. At the time of the Second Kingdom of Batavia, Craitland and Batavia already had diplomatic relations. A new treaty of friendship and cooperation was signed during the state visit. His Majesty, Craitman H. Pellegrino, received a key for his personal mug in the Hofbierhuis Vinandy.
Making State Visits
- In 1673 AN Arkadius and his wife were invited for a state visit to Natopia.
Grand Duke of Helderbourgh
On 6 Bloeimaand 1672 AN Arkadius was appointed Grand Duke of Helderbourgh.
King of Amokolia
On 12 Bloeimaand 1672 AN Arkadius was crowned King of Amokolia, there he is referred to as Arkadius I of Amokolia.
Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, King of Amokolia, King of Batavia, Archduke of ‘s Koningenwaarde, Grand Duke of Helderbourgh, Prince of Natopia, Prince of Vinandy, Nawab of Tassity, Duke of Brandenburg, Duke of Gascony, Duke of Hazelwood, Duke of Levensburg, Count of Bourbon, Count of Dasburgh, Count of Girond, Count of Maconvale, Baron of Ammerswoude and by the Loet, Baron of Bergkirche, Baron of Heydelberg, Lord of Audinghen, Lord in Jorvik, 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.
On 7 Bloeimaand 1672, Arkadius and Clara married in the Cathedral of 's Koningenwaarde.
The collection of Arkadius includes: