Andreus I Capet

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Emperor Andreus
September 26, 1950
December 3, 1973
By the Grace of God, Emperor of Pantocratoria, Autocrator of the Romans, Caesar Augustus, King of France and Navarre, Equal of the Apostles, God's Vicegerent on Earth, the Very Christian, the Most Pious, Sebastocrator, King of Kings Ruling over those who Rule, Grand Master of the Chivalric Order of the Pantocrator, Grand Master of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis

His Most Catholic and Imperial Majesty Emperor Andreus (full name: Andreus Louis Constantine Isaac Manuel Capet) is the son of the Emperor Isaac V Capet and Empress Isabelle de Montmanuel, and the presently reigning monarch of Pantocratoria. He is a widower; his late wife the Empress Theodora Pelopenies died in 2001. He has five children, Prince Andreus Capet, Prince Constantine Capet, Princess Anna Capet, Princess Theodora Capet, and Princess Zoë Capet, a younger brother Prince Basil Capet, and a younger sister Princess Irene Capet.

Emperor Andreus is well known for his firm support of the divine right of monarchs, and his opposition to constitutional restraints thereupon. Early in his reign he intended to rule as well as reign to a much greater extent than he does now, and approached the Parliament in a confrontational manner. Over the past few years however, he has re-evaluated his approach to government, and the past few years of his reign have seen the gradual democraticisation of the Pantocratorian Imperial Parliament, to which he leaves much of the day to day governing of the nation. He is not a figurehead monarch, but now tends away from absolutism. Some speculate that this change in attitude has come about due to the Emperor recognising that his eldest son and heir, Prince Andreus, lacks the ability and desire to be a strong Emperor ruling without Parliament, and thus desires to transform Pantocratoria into a modern democracy (thereby preserving the monarchy, albeit in a ceremonial role only). Others speculate that this change in attitude has come about through the involvement of so much of his family, most notably his siblings Prince Basil and Princess Irene, not to mention his second son Prince Constantine, in mainstream politics through the United Christian Front.

He is well liked by his subjects, especially the French speaking city dwellers of the mainland, but most who deal with him personally say that the public image is quite different from the real man behind it. He is devoted to his eldest daughter, but often seemed indifferent at best towards Princess Theodora, until her kidnapping, after which the two were much closer. His relationship with his heir apparent, the Despot of New Constantinople, is consistent with the strained traditions of his Imperial House (the House of Bourbon-Comnenus-Palaeologus). He is rigidly formal, and loyal to his friends and allies. His temper is easily provoked by those from whom he expects better. His manners are impeccable. He may not be the amicable emperor of the popular imagination, but once one is used to him, he is not overly difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

Preceded by:
Isaac V Capet
Emperor of Pantocratoria
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Isaac I
King of France (titular)
Succeeded by: