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His Majesty the King Thomas of Aquitayne
|Reign||1989 - 2011|
|Coronation||February 12th, 1989|
|Heir||Prince Samuel Reich|
|Full Name||Thomas Edward Reich|
|Queen||Queen Lorain Reich|
|Spouse||Queen Lorain Reich of Aquitayne|
Thomas Reich,UC ( 16 August, 1950 - 29 December, 2011) was the King of Aquitayne. He succeeded to the throne on the 12th of February, 1989, after his father, Sugard Reich, abdicated the throne due to illness in old age. As heir apparent to the throne, he previously bore the title of Prince of the Northern Isles, and had his coronation when he was 49 years old. Thomas Reich quickly became the face of the monarchy throughout the region and was seen as a steady and respected leader. He was narrowly beaten in 1998 for the Astyrian Peace Prize by Lucius Blackhelm, and was never awarded the honor which both his father and son, Samuel Reich, have been awarded. In late 2011, Thomas suffered from a sudden and severe heart attack at his desk, and was found not long after.
Birth and early life
Thomas was born at the Palace of Vernoir in Telora on the 16th of August, 1950. In his infancy, Thomas contracted whooping cough, but was kept in good health afterward. During his youth, Thomas travelled across the nation and reportedly had an affinity for the outdoors. He never attended traditional school, rather, he was taught by a private tutor hired by the monarch to educate the future king in matters of state. Thomas later commented during an interview that, "my education was very different than that of what a normal child in Aquitayne receives. Instead of maths, I learned the constitution. Instead of geometry, I learned foreign affairs."
Indeed, Thomas never formally received a diploma for graduation from primary school, but was admitted to the University of Telora irregardless. There, he spent four years receiving a bachelors in International Affairs, and would, in 1973, join the Royal Marines as a Lieutenant. Thomas served as an infantry officer during his career, and would be deployed in direct engagements such as the ___. Thomas ended his military career in 1985 after 12 years of service to focus on duties of state as the health of his father was rapidly deteriorating. He is still widely seen as a military leader and Head of State, and was widely respected throughout the armed forces.
Thomas was married to Lorain Reich, and with her had two sons: Samuel Reich and Jacob Reich. Thomas was the eldest of two siblings, his younger brother Christian Reich and his younger sister Elizabeth Stonebridge. The family spent much of their time in Telora, at the center of the nation's political and social stage.
Thomas' brother Christian was married to the sister of Thomas' own wife, Lorain Reich. Together they had two children, Timothy and Veronica. Thomas' sister, Marie, married the King of Aswick, Marcus Stonebridge, and currently has four children together. Thomas' second child, Jacob, is currently married to the Empress of Symphonia.
South Lorecian War
2011 Embassy crisis
Dates of rank
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Awards and honors