Jamaica: Discovered by Christophus
Columbus in 1494, this Caribbean island was colonized
by the Spanish from 1509 until 1655 end by the
British since 1655 ...
TITLED NOBILITY, AN INDEX OF SURNAMES AND BIOGRAPHIES 1880-1947
Japan is ruled by the oldest
dynasty in the world: the first Mikado
(Emperor) known was Sano Hiko Hobodemi (reign
name) or Jimmu tennõ (post-reign name) in 660 BC ...
* Liu Kiu
* Ryukyu: A 1000 year old Kingdom made of the Ryukyu
islands, among which Okinawa is the most important.
It was annexed by Japan in 1879 and the last king
moved to Japan and was created
Jerusalem (Kingdom): Once the capital of the Hebrew
state and of the Kingdom of Judah, Jerusalem became
the center of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in
1099 until the Mamluk
conquered it in 1291. The title
of King of Jerusalem was used by the Habsbourg ...
Patriarchate) (Catholic): The Roman Catholic diocese of Jerusalem,
restored in 1847 ...
(Patriarchate) (Greek Orthodox): Created in 451, the
Patriarchate is the Keeper of the Holy Land ...
of St James of) (Armenian Church): A church founded by
Apostles St Thaddeus and St Bartholomeous. In 554,
the Armenian bishops rejected the definitions of the
Council of Chalcedon at the Council of Dvin ...
Jordan: The Hashemite dynasty is
descended from Holy Prophet Muhammad and acted as
guardians of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Sharifs
or Grand Sharifs of Mecca since 967 ...