The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
In the universe, great acts are made up of small deeds.
Loa-Tzu, The Way of Tao-Tzu
Fingerprinting was in use in China as a means of identifying people as early as A.D. 700.