His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor

Heir to the Ghassanid Dynasty
His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor — Photo Credit: Shefik

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His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu'Man VIII (nee. Ahnume Guerios, the Portuguese transliteration of "Al-Nu'Man Gharios") was born in Brazil on September 29, 1973. He is the Sovereign Prince of the Arab Dynasty of the Ghassanids, writer, scholar, humanitarian, artist, and master of martial arts.

]Prince Gharios is internationally recognized as the heir to the Ghassanid Dynasty, descendant and heir of Christian Arab Kings, Byzantine Emperors, and also from the Lebanese Sheiks Chemor. His ascendants ruled from biblical times in Yemen until 1747 CE in Lebanon. The titles of the El Chemor family were recognized by the Ottoman empire until its end (1924 CE) and also by the Lebanese republic until the present date. The family's history was kept and validated for centuries by the Maronite Church under the Holy See (Vatican) and the authority of the Pope.

Prince Gharios' legal name and titles are His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu'man VIII. His royal rights and titles were recognized by International Arbitration Award number 0413/2011, and in accordance with Brazilian Federal Law number 9307/96, it has the very same legal force as a federal court verdict. The "1958 NY Convention on Arbitration" is a legal binding court decision in 148 nations in the world. Even being already "res judicata" (matter already judged not subject to appeal) by Brazilian Law, the International Award was recognized and enforced by the Los Angeles Superior Court in February 2012 (Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BS-135337 of February 24, 2012). In 2013, Brazilian jurists (one chief judge and two presiding judges) signed affidavits recognizing the legality of the international arbitration award and Prince Gharios' rights and titles.

Prince Gharios studied 10 years of his education at the Franciscan Catholic School named Bom Jesus. Since 11 years old, he became interested in extracurricular subjects, becoming knowledgeable in many areas, having already made national and international conferences on various topics such as culture and Eastern philosophy, anthropology and comparative religion, history, unexplained phenomena, etc.

Prince Gharios has received several "Honoris Causa" doctorates. He was invited as visiting professor to several institutions, including the Catholic University of Parana State. He also attended college at FATEC International/IBEPEX, studying marketing and propaganda. He wrote the only specific book about Dynastic and Nobility Law in English today, "The End of a Myth", with forewords by eminent jurists and diplomats. He also wrote the book "Middle East: The Secret History and Possible Solutions", which was awarded in Italy during 2014.

Prince Gharios is Roman Catholic, but at the end of the 80s, he had his first contact with Buddhism. He initially studied Zen and later became involved with the Order of Tibetan Buddhism Nyingma-pa (red hats). His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche was his guru (teacher), from whom Prince Gharios received many teachings and initiations. To him, Prince Gharios considers Buddhism as a philosophy, not a religion.

For 30 years, Prince Gharios has been a martial arts practitioner, holding a 5th degree black belt in Aikido, while also holding black belts in Karate and Kobudo (ancient Japanese weapons). He also practiced Judo, Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu, Fencing, and Silat.

In 2013, Prince Gharios was appointed as a Board Member for the Monaco Film Festival. In 2015, was named Member of the Honorary Committee of the Asian World Film Festival.

In 2014, Prince Gharios received United States Special Congressional Recognition and was invested as a Knight of the Pope (Vatican) in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, one of the oldest, most respected, and recognized orders of chivalry in the world.

In 2017, Prince Gharios received his second United States Special Congressional Recognition and also the title of Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Arkansas (Arkansas Traveler) in the United States.

Prince Gharios is married to Princess Consort Viviane Petreca, a Brazilian professional choreographer and businesswoman, since 2002. He is the founder and CEO of Tyche-Fortuna Enterprises, a company specialized in entertainment and marketing (consulting and production). He is fluent in four languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. He also speaks basic Japanese, French, and Arabic.

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Last Updated: January 2, 2023

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