• Medieval Era
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By Crusader1307

A Medieval title, “Count” comes from the Latin term “Comte”. It is associated with being a “Companion to The Emperor”. In ranking, a Count would be equivalent to an Earl. The Term became widely used in many Germanic Kingdoms. In age, it is traced (in the early Middle Ages) to the 9th Century. The wife of a Count is referred to as a “Countess”. The term is still used in some Countries today.