childless uncle

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  • In 1678, his childless uncle John Maurice adopted William Maurice as his son, and also made him co-ruler of Nassau-Siegen.
  • Pantalon is a Venetian merchant, rich, and commonly the indulgent father of a wilful daughter or dissolute son, figuring also sometimes as the childless uncle of large fortune. Cited from Venetian Life, by W. D. Howells
  • With this new construction the nephew and successor of Frederick the Great dissociated himself from his childless uncle, whom he disliked and who favored earlier Baroque and Rococo forms.
  • Agnatic descent from Frederick III would end with the death of the childless King Frederick VII and his equally childless uncle, Prince Ferdinand.
  • Prince Alfred on the 6th of August, his twenty-first birthday, was formally acknowledged heir to his childless uncle, the Duke of Saxe- Coburg. Cited from Queen Victoria, Vol. 2, by Sarah Tytler
  • In 1608 he was created Lord Aberbrothwick, and the following year he inherited the earldom of Arran from his insane and childless uncle James Hamilton.
  • By 1817, there were only two males left, the reigning Grand Duke Charles I, a grandson of Charles Frederick's, and his childless uncle Prince Louis.
  • A current pretender to the former imperial crown of Brazil and one of two claimants to be head of the former dynasty is his childless uncle, Prince Luiz of Orleans-Braganza.
  • Now if you have been born in the Five Towns and been blessed with the unique Five Towns mixture of sentimentality and solid sense, you don't flare up and stamp out of the house when a well-to-do and childless uncle shatters your life's dream. Cited from The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories, by Arnold Bennett
  • His childless uncle adopted him as heir, and he succeeded his uncle in 1732, he successfully gained the investiture and an official Firman by the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.
  • In 1811, he inherited the title of Count Osterman from his childless uncle, Ivan Osterman, the last of the Osterman line.
  • But Grace Wainwright, when she was ten, had been borrowed by a childless uncle and aunt, who wanted to adopt her, and begged Dr. Wainwright, who had seven children and hardly any money, to give them one child on whom they could spend their heaps of money. Cited from Holiday Stories for Young People, by Various
  • When she was five years old, Elizabeth was adopted by her wealthy and childless uncle Joseph Jeffryes, who had made his fortune as a butcher in Central London Jeffries sexually violated his niece when she was fifteen.
  • This happened at a tumultuous time for Sweden, as only one year earlier the former king, Gustav IV Adolf (and his sons) had been deposed and replaced by his childless uncle, Charles XIII.
  • When Bhumibol's childless uncle Prajadhipok abdicated in 1935, his 9-year-old brother Ananda became the new King Rama VIII.
  • Adolf Carl took over the business in Naples from his father and Mayer Carl and Wilhelm Carl succeeded their childless uncle Amschel in Frankfurt.
  • In 1604, additions were made when Maurice inherited the Landgraviate of Hesse-Marburg from his childless uncle, Louis IV.
  • The first foreshadowing of this singular cloud came one night in the Adirondack hunting lodge of Norman Westfall, a young Southerner whose inheritance of a childless uncle's millions had made him a conspicuous figure months before. Cited from Diane of the Green Van, by Leona Dalrymple
  • In 1995 he succeeded to the titles on the death of his childless uncle, Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty.
  • Within a few months of his father's death, Richard's childless uncle, Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York, was slain at the Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415.
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