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The Hereditary Commandery of Sighartstein
is an independent and hereditary Austrian jurisdiction of
In the history and tradition of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Hereditary Commanderies have always taken a special position which is also shown by the special rank given to a Hereditary Commander in the protocols of the Order.
The offfice of Hereditary Commander is a lifetime offfice and can only be inherited by a direct descendant to the ffirst Hereditary Commander.
Compared to the number of national jurisdictions Hereditary Commanderies only form a small group within the Orders structures also as membership is mainly reserved for family members and a few selected non family members only.
Hereditary Commanderies are directly responsible to the Grand Master only.
The Hereditary Commandery of Sighartstein was established by the 47th Prince Grand Master
H.H. Don Francisco Enrique de Borbón y de Borbón
4th Duke of Seville and Grandee of Spain