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Chamberlain (office)

 

Chamberlain (office)

Key of a Chamberlain at the Royal Court of Norway.

A chamberlain is an officer in charge of managing a household. In many countries there are ceremonial posts associated with the household of the sovereign.

Historically, many institutions and governments – monasteries, cathedrals and cities – also had the post of chamberlain, who usually had charge of finances.[1] The Finance Director of the City of London is still called Chamberlain, while New York City had such a chamberlain, who managed city accounts, until the early 20th century.[2]

Contents

  • Posts 1
    • Austria 1.1
    • Byzantine Empire 1.2
    • France 1.3
    • Germany 1.4
    • Holy Roman Empire 1.5
    • Japan 1.6
    • Norway 1.7
    • Portugal 1.8
    • Roman Empire 1.9
    • Serbia in the Middle Ages 1.10
    • Sweden 1.11
    • United Kingdom 1.12
    • Vatican 1.13
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Posts

Some of the principal posts known by this name:

Austria

  • Kämmerer

Byzantine Empire

France

Germany

  • Kammermeister

Holy Roman Empire

  • Kammerherr

Japan

Norway

Portugal

Roman Empire

Serbia in the Middle Ages

Sweden

In Sweden there are eight serving chamberlains (kammarherrar) and four serving cabinet chamberlains (kabinettskammarherrar) at the royal court. The chamberlains are not employed by the court, but serve during ceremonial occasions such as state visits, audiences and official dinners.

United Kingdom

Richard Clark (1739-1831) wearing his black furred robe as Chamberlain of the City of London

Vatican

See also

References

  1. ^ Chamberlain (from Encyclopædia Britannica 1911)
  2. ^ "City of London leading personnel". cityoflondon.gov.uk. 
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