childless brother

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  • During the reign of his older brother Theobald II he held the regency during many of Theobald's numerous absences and was declared heir by his childless brother, whom he succeeded in December 1270.
  • On inheriting the dukedom of Cleveland from his childless brother Henry in 1864, he resumed the surname of Vane.
  • Charles's eldest son, Louis, would become Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine upon the death of Charles's childless brother, Louis III, in 1877.
  • In 1710, he became Tory Member of Parliament for Hastings, but was forced to resign his seat a few months later when he inherited his childless brother's barony of Ashburnham.
  • Lady Wentworth's former husband had inherited his childless brother's earldom of Lytton in 1947, and on his own death in 1951, it passed to their only son, Noel.
  • In 1430, he declared himself heir to his cousins in Brabant and Limbourg when Duke Anthony's second son followed his equally childless brother into a premature grave, and the claims were made good in spite of all opposition. Cited from Charles the Bold, by Ruth Putnam
  • He left his daughter Katharina Elisabeth (1753-1813) in the care of his childless brother Simon Moritz in Frankfurt.
  • He inherited the mansion and estate of Sheffield Park, Sussex, from his father's childless brother, Arthur Gilstrap Soames and sold the estate in 1953.
  • After the death of his childless brother Wenceslaus, Sigismund inherited a claim on the Bohemian crown, though it was then, and remained till much later, in question whether Bohemia was an hereditary or an elective monarchy.
  • Georg succeeded his older and childless brother, Karl Wilhelm in the Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen in 1782.
  • In 1902 George succeeded his childless brother as king, and on his death in 1904 Maria Anna's eldest son became King of Saxony as Frederick Augustus III.
  • Known as the Great Earl of Angus, he succeeded to the Earldom following the death of his childless brother James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Angus in 1446.
  • After the 1457 death of Elisabeth's childless brother, King Ladislaus the Posthumous, she and her family started to advance their claims to the thrones of Bohemia and Hungary.
  • Philip was sent to his father's childless brother, Romolo, a wealthy merchant at San Germane, a Neapolitan town near the base of Monte Cassino, to assist him in his business, and with the hope that he might inherit his uncle's fortune.
  • Philip was sent to his father's childless brother, Romolo, a merchant at San Germano, a Neapolitan town near the base of Monte Cassino, to assist him in his business, and with the hope that he might inherit his possessions.
  • In 1790, on the death of Peter Leopold's childless brother, Joseph II, Maria Luisa's husband inherited the Habsburg lands in Central Europe, and was shortly thereafter elected Holy Roman Emperor.
  • She was accused of having tried to convince her childless brother-in-law Charles Felix to assign Francis IV, duke of Modena (husband of her eldest daughter Maria Beatrice), as heir to the throne.
  • The aged and childless brother of Gustav III, Charles XIII was made king in 1809, but he was a mere puppet in the hands of the Estates and the question of his successor had to be solved.
  • When Julianes childless nephew, Frederick VII of Denmark became king in 1848 she was second in-line to the throne after her childless brother, Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince of Denmark.
  • William Wesley inherited the Pole estates from William Pole (d. 1778) of Ballyfin, the childless brother of his aunt Ann Colley.
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