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Il criterio era rigoroso, e credo sia lo stesso seguito dai servizi segreti:

Il criterio era rigoroso, e credo sia lo stesso seguito dai servizi segreti:

non ci sono informazioni migliori delle altre,

il potere sta nello schedarle tutte, e poi cercare le connessioni.

Le connessioni ci sono sempre, basta volerle trovare .

Umberto Eco

Il pendolo di Foucault

Milano 1988


Das Kriterium war streng, und ich glaube, es ist dasselbe, das auch die Geheimdienste anwenden:

Keine Information ist weniger wert als die andere,

das Geheimnis besteht darin, sie alle zu sammeln und dann Zusammenhänge

zwischen ihnen zu suchen.

Zusammenhänge gibt es immer, man muß sie nur finden wollen.

Umberto Eco

Das Foucaultsche Pendel

deutsche Übersetzung von Burkhart Kroeber, München 1989


I had a strict rule, which I think secret services follow, too:

No piece of information is superior to any other.

Power lies in the having them all on file and then finding the connections.

There are always connections; you have only to want to find them.

Umberto Eco

Foucault’s Pendulum

English translation by William Weaver, New York 1989


Or does this meet the content?

So Geographers in Afric-Maps
With Savage-Pictures fill their Gaps;
And o'er unhabitable Downs
Place Elephants for want of Towns.

Jonathan Swift
On Poetry: A Rapsody.
Re-printed in London, 1733.

Find it out!

You will find HERE
the poet's pedigree


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On this website, genealogical data mainly of the European nobility are presented in a compact way, only regarding the essentials.


Regarded as essential data, being sufficient to describe a person, are:


(first) name and surname


year of birth, death and marriage,

but also


titles of nobility including their source (fons honorum) and the year of creation,


orders of knighthood (national rank of knight) and the year of promotion,

in any case


references of literature and the internet giving further information if required. Therefore, the here presented data can be regarded as genealogical bibliography.


If you regarded the data given as insufficient, you might be right, but you should look e.g. into genealogies of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and you would find the data there even poorer which means no details are available.


The genealogies of this website are compilations of other genealogical works or websites. In general, there hasn’t been an examination of the correctness of different data for one and the same fact. Therefore, if a datum cannot be declared as error of printing or in other way as erroneous, the data for the same fact are cumulated (sive“). Data or genealogical correlations known as false are quoted, but signed as false (“!“) or doubtful (”??”).


As long as the references of the genealogical data are not quoted in the files, they can be requested by eMail (info@compactgen.com). German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch may be used but please allow my answer will be in English or German.


Adjustments and supplements are more than welcome. If you can help to improve my presentation, please send an eMail to info@compactgen.com. In case it should be more than an adjustment of an evident mistake, please mention the reference, preferrably by pdf-file of the concerning book page or HTML-file of the concerning website.


Many thanks for this translation into English to my wife Marlis Enderlein.