Please help me with this puzzle.
It is my understanding that only the Emperor/Empress/King, etc. could
award knighthood to a commoner. Can someone tell me how did they select
the full title to a person and by whom (the Emperor or the newly appointed
Knight)?. For example:
Name of the person awarded the Knighthood, plus the words "Edler von
Does this imply that the person was >from Rosenheim?
Finally, if so, was Rosenheim (now in Germany) ever a part of the Austro-
Hungarian Empire ca. 1765?
Dora M. Donis-Kestler