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HROLFR KRAKI

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 842 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HROLFR KRAKI, perhaps the most famous of the Danish total to 217 boxes and portfolios. Thus originated the Cabinet des titres of the Bibliotheque Nationale. Charles subsequently became reconciled to his nephew, to whom he left all the papers he had accumulated from the date of the quarrel until his death, which occurred in Paris on the 13th of February 1732. Louts PIERRE D'HozIER (1685-1767), son of Louis Roger, succeeded his uncle Charles as juge d'armes. He published the Armorial general, ou registre de la noblesse de France (to vols., 1738-1768), which must not be confounded with the publication mentioned above, inasmuch as it related solely to noble families and was not an official collection. Complete copies of this work, which should contain six registres, are comparatively rare. A seventh registre, forming vol. xi., prepared by Ambroise Louis Marie, nephew of Louis Pierre, was published in 1847 by comte Charles d'Hozier. Louis Pierre died on the 25th of September 1767. His eldest son, Antoine Marie d'Hozier de Serigny (1721-c. 181o), was his father's collaborator and continuator; and his fourth son, Jean Francois Louis, wrote an account of the knights of St Michael in the province of Poitou, which was published in 1896 by the vicomte P. de Chabot. His nephew, AMBROISE LOUIS MARIE D'HOZIER (1764-1846), was the last of the juges d'armes of France. He held the position of president of the cour des coin pies, aides et finances of Normandy, and was therefore generally known as President d'Hozier, to distinguish him from the other members of the family. After the Restoration he was employed to verify French armorial bearings for the conseil du sceau des litres. He died in obscurity. His collection, which was purchased in 1851 by the Bibliotheque Nationale, comprised 136 volumes, 165 portfolios of documents and zoo packets of extracts from title-deeds, known as the Carres d'Hozier.
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