Jerold I of Arlandica
|National Hero of Arlandica|
ACI MFF BCVR
|King of Arlandica|
|Reign||26 December 2020 - present|
|Supreme Leader of FDRA|
20 April 2020 – 26 December 2020
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Born||20 April 2007|
Southern Philippines Medical Center, Bajada, Davao City, Philippines
|Father||Prince Jerold Barlizo|
|Mother||Princess Analie Lopez|
|Occupation||Student & Writer|
|Service/||Civil Guards of Arlandica|
|Years of service||October 10, 2020 - present|
|Unit||Mainland Security Unit|
|Battles/wars||List of wars and conflicts involving Arlandica|
|Reference style||His Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Majesty|
|Alternative style||Sir, Mister (Mr.)|
Jerold Jr. Lopez Garte (born 20 April 2007), commonly known as Ar and later known by his regnal name Jerold I, is a micronationalist and writer. He serves as the founder and current monarch of the Kingdom of Arlandica.
Jerold I was born on April 20, 2007, in Davao City, Philippines. He was the first child of his parents, Analie Lopez and Jerold Barlizo. Jerold I's fondness for flags became apparent early on, igniting a keen interest in history, government, and politics.
He attended Cornelio C. Reta Sr. Elementary School for his grade school years and is currently enrolled in Cabantian National High School for his high school education. Jerold I remains dedicated to nurturing his academic pursuits and honing his skills and knowledge.
Jerold I was raised as a Catholic and developed strong faith. He regularly attended church, particularly on Sundays, with his family.
Jerold I officially began writing opinion articles for the newspaper organization named Graphema during his 10th grade in high school. He submitted numerous write-ups, leading his teachers to recognize him as a campus journalist. Prior to embarking on his journalistic journey and within the sphere of micronationalism, Jerold I had already started publishing and editing articles on Microwiki since 2020. He also serves as the chief editor of the HMBN Newspaper. Notably, the constitution of Arlandica stands as the longest write-up he has undertaken.
Driven by his passion, Jerold I envisions publishing more novels and other literary works in the future. To this day, he remains committed to pursuing his campus journalism endeavors.
At the age of 13, Jerold I embarked on his micronational journey, founding Arlandica on April 20, 2020, which coincided with his birthday, serving as a unique birthday gift to himself. Arlandica emerged as both a personal project and a political secessionist entity. He formally entered the micronational community on October 10, 2020.
From its inception until December 26, 2020, he held the position of supreme leader within the Federal Democratic Republic of Arland (FDRA) and was a member of the United Arland Communist Party. However, he eventually left the party in order to dissolve it and eliminate all leftist ideologies within the country, a decision that triggered a failed coup attempt. On December 26, 2020, Jerold I was crowned as the monarch of Arlandica, marking the establishment of the Arlandican monarchy. This event also denoted the pivotal point in Arlandica's history.
Subsequently, on May 23, 2022, he enacted the present constitution of Arlandica. Jerold I's influence grew to make him a central figure in Arlandican history, leading to his designation as the National Hero of Arlandica.
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