Heirs of the Kingdom of Sweden

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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#1
Sweden has had many individual kings and whole dynasties with different heirs.

This is the line of Succession of KIng Magnus IV of Sweden and VII of Norway (1316-1374).

1. King Magnus IV of Sweden & VII of Norway (born 1316, reigned 1319-1343 (Norway) and 1319-1362 (Sweden) died 1394. Father of:

2. King Haakon I of Sweden & VII of Norway (born 1340, second but only surviving son. Reigned 1343-1380 (Norway) and 1362-1364 (Sweden). Father of:

3. King Olaf IV of Norway and II of Denmark (1370-1387), only child. King of Denmark 1375-1387 & King of Norway 1380-1387. Childless.

4. King Albrecht (1340?-1412), King of Sweden 1364-1389, rightful king of Sweden and Norway 1387-1412. Cousin, son of Euphemia of Sweden, sister of King Magnus IV & VII. Father of:

5. Duke Albrecht V (died. 1423) Only surviving son, childless. Heir of Sweden & Norway 1412-1423. Uncle of:

6. Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1390-1451), sister's son, married twice but no children. Cousin of:

7. Duke Henry IV (d. 1477) of Mecklenburg. King Albrecht of Sweden had a brother Duke Henry of Mecklenbrg whose last surviving descendant was King Christopher of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark who died in 1448, and another brother Duke Magnus I of Mecklenburg who died in 1385 and was the father of Duke Johann IV of Mecklenburg (died 1422) who had no surviving children. Duke Johann IV's younger brother was Duke Henry IV (d. 1477) of Mecklenburg, the father of:

8. Duke Albrecht VI of Mecklenburg (1438-1483) childless, brother of:

9. Duke Magnus II of Mecklenburg (1441-1503) father of:

10. Duke Henry V of Mecklenburg (1479-1552) father of:

11. Philip (1514-1557) Childless. And here there is a division between the heir by male preference primogeniture and the heir by agnatic primogeniture. By male preference primogeniture the line is:

Sophie (1508-1541), sister of Philip and daughter of Henry V. Married Duke Ernest of Brunswick Luneburg (1497-1546). Their third son:

12. Henry (1533-1598) became Duke of Brunswick Dannenberg. Father of:

13. Julius Ernest (1571 -1636) had an only surviving child:

14. Maria Katerina (1616-1665) who married Duke Adolph Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1588-1658) as his second wife. Their oldest son:

15. Frederick William (1675-1715) had no legitimate children. His next oldest brother:

16. Duke Karl Leopold (1678-1747) had a daughter Elizabeth/Anna (1718-1746) who married Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick and was the mother of:

17. Tsar Ivan IV (1740-1764) Tsar who reigned 1740-1741, died childless and was the brother of:

18. Peter (1745-1798) who died childless and was the brother of:

19. Catherine (1741-1807) who died childless.

Number 16. Carl Leopold's youngest brother was Duke Christian Ludwig (1683-1756) father of Duke Ludwig (1725-1778) father of:

20. Grand duke Fredrick Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1756-1837) became the heir to the claim to Sweden & Norway in 1807. Father of Frederick Ludwig (1778-1819) who died before his father, but was the father of:

21. Grand Duke Paul Frederick (1800-1842), father of:

22. Grand Duke Frederick Franz II (1823-1883). Father of:

23. Grand Duke Frederick Franz III (1851-1897). Father of:

24. Grand Duke Frederick Franz IV (1882-1945). Father of:

25. Frederick Franz (1910-2001) who was childless. His brother brother Christian Louis (1912-1996) was the father of:

26. Donata (born 1956) who is married and has children, and is the heir by male preference primogeniture of King Magnus IV of Sweden and VII of Norway..

Now who is the heir by agnatic or male only primogeniture.

Number 10.) Duke Henry V of Mecklenburg (1479-1552) had a brother Duke Albrecht VI (1488-1547) who continued the dynasty. Duke Albrecht VI (1488-1547) was the father of:

11. Duke Johann Albrecht I of Mecklenburg-Gustrow (1525-1576) the father of:

12. Johann VII of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1558-1589) father of:

13. Duke Adolf Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1588-1658) whose second wife was 14. Maria Katerina (1616-1665) in the list of male preference primogeniture. Father of:

14. Duke Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1623-1692) Childless. Half brother of Duke Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1638-1688) father of:

15. Duke Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1675-1713) who had no legitimate children. He was the brother of:

16. Duke Karl Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1678-1747) who had a daughter but no sons, and was the brother of:

17. Duke Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1683-1756) was the father of:

18. Duke Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1718-1775) who had no children but was the brother of Duke Ludwig of Mecklengburg-Schwerin (1725-1778) who was the father of:

19. Grand duke Fredrick Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1756-1837) who was the father of Frederick Ludwig (1778-1819) who died before his father, but was the father of:

20. Grand Duke Paul Frederick (1800-1842) was the father of:

21. Grand Duke Frederick Franz II (1823-1883). was the father of:

22. Grand Duke Frederick Franz III (1851-1897) Was the father of:

23. Grand Duke Frederick Franz IV (1882-1945) was the father of:.

24. Frederick Franz (1910-2001) who was childless, and was the brother of Christian Louis (1912-1996) who had daughters but no sons. Fredrick Franz was the last member of the dynasty of Mecklenburg-Schwerin .

But:

13. Duke Adolf Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1588-1658), the ancestor of the Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, had a youngest son Duke Adolf Frederick II of Mecklennburg-Strelitz (1658-1708), who was the father of Duke Adolf Frederick III of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1686-1752), who had no sons but a brother Karl Ludwig Frederick (1708-1752), who was the father of Duke Adolf Frederick IV of Mecklennburg-Strelitz (1738-1794), who was childless but had a brother Duke Karl Ludwig Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741-1816), father of Grand Duke George of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779-1860), father of Grand Duke Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1819-1904), father of Grand Duke Adolf Frederick V of Mecklengburg-Strelitz (1848-1914), father of Grand Duke Adolf Frederick VI of Mecklengburg-Strelitz (1881-1918), who died unmarried.

At that time the only only person with dynastic rights in Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a cousin, Duke Charles Michael (1863-1934), son of Duke George August, younger son of Grand Duke George of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779-1860). Charles Michael served in the Russian army during WWI, renounced his rights to the throne, and didn't have any children. His older brother George Alexander (1859-1909) made an unequal or morganic marriage, the children of which were not counted as part of the dynasty. But Charles Miachel adopted George Alexander's son Georg (1899-1963) to make him his heir. George (1899-1963)'s older son George Alexander (1921-1996), was the father of:

25. Duke Borwin (born 1956) the current head of the dynasty of Mecklenburg who became the 25th heir to King Magnus IV of Sweden by agnatic primogeniture in 2001, while his seventh cousin once removed Donata became the 26th heir to King Magnus IV of Sweden by male preference primogeniture in 2001.
 
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MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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#2
Heirs of the Union of Kalmar.

The Union of Kalmar was a personal union of the three kingdoms of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark created by the ambitious and powerful Queen Margaret I. It lasted for 126 years from 1397 to 1523. Actually due to various troubles, mostly in Sweden, the complete Union of Kalmar lasted on and off for only about 53 years out of those 126.

The list of monarchs of the Union of Kalmar is:

0. Margaret I, regent & otherwise de facto ruler 1397-1412.
1. Erik 1397-1439/42.
2. Christopher (1440-1448).
1. Christian I (1448-1481).
4. John (Hans) (1481-1513).
5. Christian II (1513-1523).

So the list of the heirs of Margaret, Erik of Pomerania, and Christopher are:

1. Duke Albrecht IV of Mecklenburg (d. 1387/88). The son of Queen Margaret's older sister Ingeborg. His first cousin Olaf was selected as King of Denmark in his place. Albrecht IV was childless. Brother of :

2. Euphemia of Mecklenburg (d. 1400). Married but childless. Sister of:

3. Marie of Mecklenburg (1363/67-1402). Sister. Married 1380 Duke Wartislaw VII of Pomerania. Mother of:

4 .Erik Bogdislaw (1381?-1459). Son. Duke of Pomerania. King of Norway 1389-1442. King of Denmark 1396-1439 and Sweden 1396-1439. Deposed. Since he outlived his nephew and heir, he was the last surviving descendant of Margaret and Ingeborg's father King Waldemar IV. Uncle of:

[Christoph (1416-1448) Sister's son. King Christoffer III of Denmark 1440-1448, King Christof of Sweden 1440-1448, King Christof of Norway 1441-1448. Childless.]

The nearest royal relatives of Margaret, ERik, and Christoper, were descendants of King Erik V "Kipping" (c.1249?-1286) of Denmark, the great grandfather of Margaret and her sister Ingeborg. His daughter Richiza (died 1303/08) married Lord Nicholas of Werle (d. 1316). Their daughter Sophie was the great great grandmother of King Christian I of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, but their son Johann III of Werle (d. 1352) was the father of Nicholas IV of Werle (d.1354) the father of Johann IV of Werle (d. 1374) who died childless.

Lord Johann IV of Werle had two sisters. One, Mechtild (d. 1402) married Lorenz of Werle (d. 1393). Their first son Balthasar of Werle (d.1421) was childless. Their second son Johann VII of Werle (d.1417) was childless. Their third son Nikolaus of Werle (d.1401) was childless. Their fourth son Wilhelm of Werle (d. 1436) had a daughter Katarina (d. 1475/80).

5. Katarina of Werle (d. 1475/80) was the heiress of King Erik of Pomerania if her grandmother Mechtild was the older sister of Lord Johann IV of Werle. Katarina married Duke Ulrich II of Mecklenburg-Stargard (1438?-1471). Their daughter Elizabeth was a prioress and died childless. Their other daughter Ingeborg (d.1509) married Everwin II, Count of Bentheim. Apparently there were two counts Everwin II of different Bentheim branches at the same time, so I will not try to trace Ingeborg's descendants now.

6. Ingeborg (d. 1509) possibly the older daughter of Katarina of Werle and thus the heiress of Denmark.

Until Bentheim descendants are traced the only known descendants of Richiza of Denmark and Lord Nikolaus of Werle are thrrough their daughter Sophie (d.1339), who married Gerhard III Count of Holstein-Schauenbuerg (d.1340). Gerhard and Sophie had a oldest son Henry II Count of Holstein-Rendsburg (1317?- 1389) who had an oldest son Gerhard VI of Holstein-Rendsburg (d. 1404) who became Duke of Schleswig in 1386. Duke Gerhard of Schleswig had sons Duke Heinrich IV of Schelswig (1397-1427), and Duke Adolf XI of Schleswig (1401-1459), who were childless, and Duke Gerhard (1404-1433), who had twins born in 1433. The boy twin Heinrich drowned mysteriously and his sister was a nun. Duke Adolf XI had a sister Hedwig (1398-1436) whose first marriage had no children and married secondly Count Dietrich of Oldenburg (d, 1440) and their oldest son became King Christian I of Denmark and Norway. King Christian I (1426-1481) was the father of:

7. King Johann I of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1455-1513). He became the rightful heir of Denmark in 1509 when Ingeborg of Mecklenburg-Stargard died, unless she left Bentheim descendants. Father of:

8. King Christian II of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1481-1559) Deposed in 1523. Father of:

9. Dorothea of Denmark (1520-1580) married Frederick II (1482-1556) elector Palatine. No Children. Sister of:

9. Christina of Denmark (1521-1590). Sister. Married first: Duke Francesco II of Milan. No Children. Married second: Duke Francis I of Lorraine (1517-1545). Mother of:

10. Duke Charles III of Lorraine (1543-1608), father of:

11. Duke Henry II of Lorraine (1563-1624). Father of:

12. Nicole (1608-1657) rightful Duchess of Lorraine. Married her first cousin Duke Charles IV of Lorraine. Childless. Aunt of:

13. Ferdinand Philippe (1639-1659). Son of [Claude (1612-1648), sister of Nicole. Married her first cousin Duke Nicolas Francis of Lorraine.] Childless. Brother of:

14. Duke Charles V of Lorraine (1643-1690). Father of:

15. Duke Leopold Joseph of Lorraine (1679-1729). Father of:

16. Emperor of the Romans Francis I Stephen (1708-1765). Father of:

17. Joseph II Emperor of the Romans (1741-1790). No surviving children. Brother of:

18. Emperor of the Romans Leopold II (1747-1792) father of:

19. Emperor Francis II & I (1768-1835) Father of:

20. Ferdinand I, (1793-1875), Emperor of Austria 1835-1848. Childless. Brother of:

21. Archduke Karl Franz(1802-1878). Renounced his rights to Austria in 1848. Father of:

22. Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph (1830-1916). Grandfather of:

23. Archduchess Elizabeth (1883-1963), daughter of Crown Prince Rudolf (1858-1889). Married first Prince Otto Wieriand of Windisch-Graetz. Mother of:

24. Franz Joseph Prince of Windisch-Graetz (1904-1981). Oldest Son. Father of:

25. Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950). Born 1950. Unmarried. Brother of:

Stephanie (born 1939). Sister. Married Dermott Hugh Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell (born 1935). Mother of:

Henry Victor William Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell (born 1967), older son. Father of:

Byran Vahram John Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell (born 2005) son.

This is assuming that the rightful heir of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916) would be his granddaughter Elizabeth though male preference primogeniture allowing inheritance by daughters when their are no sons to inherit. If the habsburg-Lorraine claim to the Union of Kalmar passes through agnatic (male only) primogeniture, the heirs of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph would be:

23. Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg (1902-1962) the older son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914), who was the older son of Archduke Karl Ludwig (1833-1896), a brother of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph. Father of:

24. Franz, Duke of Hohenberg (1927-1977). Had two daughters but no sons. Brother of:

25. George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929). Father of:

Prince Nikolaus of Hohenberg (born 1961). father of:

Prince Karl of Hohenberg (born 1991).

According to the dynastic laws of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty, the throne could pass only to children of equal marriages with persons of high rank, which made the dynastic heir of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph:

23. Emperor of Austria Charles I (1887-1922), son of Archduke Otto Franz (1865-1906), younger son of Archduke Karl Ludwig (1833-1896), a brother of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph. Father of:

24. Crown Prince Otto (1912-2011). Father of:

25. Karl von Habsburg (born 1961). Father of:

Ferdinand Zivonimir von Habsburg (born 1997).

There is another possible Way to trace the heirs of Margaret, Erik, and Christopher. When Christopher died without children in 1448 his successor Count Christian of Oldenburg, who became King Christian I, married Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430/31-1495), the Widow of King Christopher. Thus there was a genealogical connection between King Christopher and his successor King Christian I, even though King Christopher had no children or other descendants or siblings. Thus one could list the heirs as:

5: King Christian I (14261481). Father of:

6: King Johann I of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1455-1513). And he is the same as number 7 on the list above, so to trace this line of heirs just copy the line above from number 7 onward and reduce each number by one.

But it is always possible that heirs of Ingeborg of Werle (d.1509) and her husband Everwin II, Count of Bentheim might be traced, who would have superior claims to being the rightful heirs of Margaret, Erick, and Christopher of the Union of Kalmar.

So who are the heirs of the next three monarchs of the Union of Kalmar, Christian I, John, and Christian II?

King Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1426-1481). Father of:

King Johann I (John, Hans) of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1455-1513). Father of:

King Christian II of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1481-1559) Deposed in 1523.

Note that King Johann I (John, Hans) of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1455-1513) is the same person as number 7. on the first list above, and that his son King Christian II is the same person as number 8 King Christian II in the list above. So King Chrisitan II's daughter and heiress Dorothea is the same person as number 9 on the first list above. So this list is the same as the first above list, except that that everyon'ee number needs to be reduced by 8. Thus the three possible heirs are number 17 instead of number 25.

So until and unless a heir of Ingeborg of Werle (d.1509) and her husband Everwin II, Count of Bentheim can be traced, the three potential heirs of Emperor Franz Joseph are the three potential heirs of the kings of the Union of Kalmar from 1397-1523.
 

MAGolding

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#3
Heirs of King Valdemar of Sweden.

Birgir Magnusson (1200/10-1266) of the House of Bjelbo or the Folklung Dynasty became the Jarl of Sweden and in many ways the real ruler of the Country. Jarl Birgir married Ingeborg (1212?-1254, a sister of King Erik XI, and when King Erik died in 1250 his closest relatives were his sisters and their children. Valdemar (1237/3-1302), the oldest son of Birgir Jarl was obviously the best heir among them, by virtue of being the oldest son of Birgir Jarl, and so Birgir Jarl made Valdemar the King of Sweden and continued to rule Sweden.

King Valdemar was defeated and the Battle of Hova in 1275 and fled the country. His victorious younger brother Duke Magnus became King III. Valdemar was captured in 1288 and spent the rest of his life in luxurious captivity. Father of:

1. Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330) second but only surviving son. Father of:

2. Valdemar Eriksson (d. 1345/69) Father of:

3. Erik Valdemarsson (d. 1388/96). The last known descendant of Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330). Cousin of:

4. Count Konrad II of Oldenburg (d. 1401/02). Son of Count Konrad I of Oldenburg and Ingeborg of Holstein, daughter of Count Gerhard III of Holstein, the older son of Count Gerhard II of Holstein and his wife Ingeborg (d. 1290) believed to be oldest daughter of King Valdemar. Father of:

5. Count Moritz III of Oldenburg (d. 1420). father of:

6. Anna of Oldenburg (d.1438) married Count Otto III of Waldeck (d. 1458/590. Second cousin of King Christian I of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Mother of:

7. Count Otto IV of Waldeck (d. 1495). He had no legitimate children. Otto IV, Count of Waldeck - Wikipedia

[Anna of Oldenburg had a sister Ingeborg who married Octo II Tom Brok in Ostfriesland who was defeated and whose descendants if any are not mentioned. Ocko II tom Brok - Wikipedia]

8? Rudolf VIII, Lord of Diepholz from 1484 to 1510, first count of Diepholz. Son of Lord Otto IV, son of lord Konrad IX, son of Lord Johann III who married Kunigunde of Oldenburg, a sister of Count Moritz III and Daughter of Konrad II. If Konrad IX of Dieholz was the son of Kunigunde of Oldenburg, Rudolf VIII was the next heir. Father of:

9? Frederick I Count of Diepholz (r. 1510-1529) oldest son. Father of:

10? Count Rudolf IX of Diepholz (r. 1545-1560). No sons, possible daughters. Brother of:

11? Count Frederick II of Diepholz (r. 1560-1575/85). His only daughter couldn't inherit Diepholz, but there may be female line heirs of the Lords and Counts of Diepholz. Cousin of:

8? King Johann/Hans of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (1455-1513). He was the rightful heir of Count Otto IV of Waldeck's claim to Sweden if Lord Konrad IX of Diepholz was not the son of Kunigunde of Oldenburg. Son of King Christian I of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (1426-1481), son of Count Dietrich of Oldenburg (d. 1440), son of Count Christian IX of Oldenburg (d. 1399/1403) brother of Count Konrad II and son of Count Konrad I and Ingeborg of Holsteain. Father of:

9? King Christian II of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1481-1559) Deposed in 1523.

And you will note that number 8? and number 9? are the same as number 7 and number 8 in post # 2 above.

So this list of heirs will end with the same heirs as the list in post number two above:

26. Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950). (Born 1950).

or:

26. George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929).

Or:

26. Karl von Habsburg (born 1961).

But what if Ingeborg wasn't the oldest daughter of King Valdemar of Sweden? Ingeborg had two sisters who married and their heirs should be traced in another post.
 

MAGolding

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#5
Well Sweden was an elective monarchy until 1544. Consequently a great many on the list can't stake a hereditary claim to the throne.
Consider the tens and hundreds of thousands of people who alive in Sweden at any one moment up to 1544. Note that in many cases the person elected was the son of the previous king. If that happened even once that would have been far more often than random chance allowed. Therefore the son and heir of the previous king had a far better chance to be elected king than anyone else did.

The Swedish nobles who elected kings all owned large estates which they wished to pass down to their sons. So they knew it was only natural for a king to wish to pass the kingship down to his son and it was as reasonable for him to do so as it was for them to pass their estates down to their sons. So they were willing to grant that royal desire and elect the son of the late king a large proportion of the time, depending on how they felt about the old king and his son.

Furthermore, even though not everyone has a legal or customary heir, the majority of people do have legal or customary heirs. Even people who die without any wealth, or with debts many times greater than their assets (negative wealth), can have legal heirs who would inherit their wealth if they had any, and in some cases inherit their debts.

Almost every single king of every kingdom had legal or customary heirs, even though not all of those legal or customary heirs managed to inherit the kingdom.

So even though the presidency of the United States of America is elective and not hereditary, every single president of the USA lived for five to ten times as long as their presidential administrations lasted and had lives before, and in most cases after, being president, and owned personal property, stocks, real estate, etc. and had legal or customary heirs. It is perfectly possible to make a list of the heirs down to the present of each and every past American president, whether or not those heirs have any sort of hereditary claim to became president.

And I think these lists are useful for writers.

If a writer wants to write about the heir of a dynasty that was overthrown centuries ago plotting to overthrow the government and restore his dynasty he can find the present day heir on the list and then perhaps create a fictional first or second cousin with a more senior claim to that throne (in order to avoid being accused of libel) who is the one doing the plotting, and create a family tree tracing the real descent for centuries and then adding the fictional senior branch in the last few generations.

Or if a writer wants to write about a fictional future emperor of Earth, perhaps that Emperor of Earth will have a lot of vassal kingdoms under him. And perhaps the future emperor will have a system of changing the king of each vassal kingdom each year in a 20 year cycle, with each year representing a century since AD One. So for Sweden, for example, the king and governor of Sweden in the first year of the cycle would be the heir of the legendary Yingling Dynasty that allegedly reigned in the first century. King Harold the Fairhaired who allegedly united Norway about 872 was allegedly a member of the Yingling Dynasty, and his Fairhair dynasty allegedly ruled Norway until 1387, and many kings of the Fairhair dynasty have descendants to the present day.

And in the second year of the cycle, representing the second century, a different alleged heir of the Fairhair dynasty and thus of the Yingling dynasty, would become the king and governor of Sweden. Since there were times when two or more brothers, cousins, etc. would be co kings or rival kings, there are many different heirs of different branches of the Fairhair dynasty. And modern skeptical historians are uncertain whether various branches of the Fairhair dynasty really were part of it or totally separate dynasties.So there should be any problem finding enough different heirs of different kings allegedly descended from the Yinglings to have a separate king of Sweden for every year corresponding to a century when the Yinglings allegedly ruled Sweden.

And so on and so on.
 

MAGolding

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#6
Heirs of King Valdemar of Sweden. Part Two. See post # 3 above.

Birgir Magnusson (1200/10-1266) of the House of Bjelbo or the Folklung Dynasty became the Jarl of Sweden and in many ways the real ruler of the Country. Jarl Birgir married Ingeborg (1212?-1254, a sister of King Erik XI, and when King Erik died in 1250 his closest relatives were his sisters and their children. Valdemar (1237/3-1302), the oldest son of Birgir Jarl was obviously the best heir among them, by virtue of being the oldest son of Birgir Jarl, and so Birgir Jarl made Valdemar the King of Sweden and continued to rule Sweden.

King Valdemar was defeated and the Battle of Hova in 1275 and fled the country. His victorious younger brother Duke Magnus became King III. Valdemar was captured in 1288 and spent the rest of his life in luxurious captivity. Father of:

1. Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330) second but only surviving son. Father of:

2. Valdemar Eriksson (d. 1345/69) Father of:

3. Erik Valdemarsson (d. 1388/96). The last known descendant of Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330). Cousin of:

4. Count Konrad II of Oldenburg (d. 1401/02). Son of Count Konrad I of Oldenburg and Ingeborg of Holstein, daughter of Count Gerhard III of Holstein, the older son of Count Gerhard II of Holstein and his wife Ingeborg (d. 1290) believed to be oldest daughter of King Valdemar. Father of:

5. Count Moritz III of Oldenburg (d. 1420). father of:

6. Anna of Oldenburg (d.1438) married Count Otto III of Waldeck (d. 1458/590. Second cousin of King Christian I of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Mother of:

7. Count Otto IV of Waldeck (d. 1495). He had no legitimate children. Otto IV, Count of Waldeck - Wikipedia

[Anna of Oldenburg had a sister Ingeborg who married Octo II Tom Brok in Ostfriesland who was defeated and whose descendants if any are not mentioned. Ocko II tom Brok - Wikipedia]

8? Rudolf VIII, Lord of Diepholz from 1484 to 1510, first count of Diepholz. Son of Lord Otto IV, son of lord Konrad IX, son of Lord Johann III who married Kunigunde of Oldenburg, a sister of Count Moritz III and Daughter of Konrad II. If Konrad IX of Dieholz was the son of Kunigunde of Oldenburg, Rudolf VIII was the next heir. Father of:

9? Frederick I Count of Diepholz (r. 1510-1529) oldest son. Father of:

10? Count Rudolf IX of Diepholz (r. 1545-1560). No sons, possible daughters. Brother of:

11? Count Frederick II of Diepholz (r. 1560-1575/85). His only daughter couldn't inherit Diepholz, but there may be female line heirs of the Lords and Counts of Diepholz. Cousin of:

8? King Johann/Hans of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (1455-1513). He was the rightful heir of Count Otto IV of Waldeck's claim to Sweden if Lord Konrad IX of Diepholz was not the son of Kunigunde of Oldenburg. Son of King Christian I of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (1426-1481), son of Count Dietrich of Oldenburg (d. 1440), son of Count Christian IX of Oldenburg (d. 1399/1403) brother of Count Konrad II and son of Count Konrad I and Ingeborg of Holsteain. Father of:

9? King Christian II of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1481-1559) Deposed in 1523.

And you will note that number 8? and number 9? are the same as number 7 and number 8 in post # 2 above.

So this list of heirs will end with the same heirs as the list in post number two above:

26. Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950). (Born 1950).

or:

26. George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929).

Or:

26. Karl von Habsburg (born 1961).

Of course, if there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330), or if there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of Anna of Oldenburg (d.1438) and Count Otto III of Waldeck (d. 1458/590, or if there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of the lords and counts of Diepholz descended from Kunigunde of Oldenburg, they would have senior and superior claims to be heirs of King Valdemar of Sweden.

But what if Ingeborg wasn't the oldest daughter of King Valdemar of Sweden?

Rikissa (d. 1288/93), another daughter of King Valdemar, married Duke Przemysl of Great Poland (1257-1296) who reigned as King Przemysl II of Poland from 1295-1296. Their daughter Ryksa Elzbieta (1288-1335) was the second wife of King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, and had a daughter Agnes (1305-1337) who married but had no children.

Marianna, another daughter of King Valdemar, married Rudolf of Diepholz (d. 1303 or later) without recorded children.

The other daughters of King Valdemar never married. So unless there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330), or unlessf there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of Anna of Oldenburg (d.1438) and Count Otto III of Waldeck (d. 1458/590, or unlessf there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of the lords and counts of Diepholz descended from Kunigunde of Oldenburg, there are only three potential genealogical heirs of King Valdemar of Sweden, Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950). (Born 1950), George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929), and Karl von Habsburg (born 1961).
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MAGolding

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#7
Heirs of King Magnus III and King Birger of Sweden.

there were six kings of Sweden of the Folklung dynasty or House of Bjelbo: Valdemar, Magnus III Ladulas, Birger, KIng Magnus IV of Sweden and VII of Norway Eriksson, Erik XII (co king with father), and King Haakon I of Sweden & VII of Norway (co King with father).

Post number 3 and post number 5 trace the heirs of king Valdemar. Post number 1 traced the heirs of King Magnus IV of Sweden and VII of Norway, his son and co king Erik XII, and his other son and co king Haakon I of Sweden & VII of Norway.

So that leaves the heirs of King Magnus III Ladulas and King Birger to trace to complete the Folkung dynasty.

1. King Magnus III Ladulas (1240?-1290). Second son of Jarl Birger and Ingeborg of Sweden. He deposed his older brother King Valdemar in 1275. Father of:

2. King Birger Magnusson (1280-1321). Oldest son. deposed and driven out of Sweden by the supporters of his dead brothers in 1318. Father of:

[Prince Magnus Birgersson (1300-1320) He would have been the rightful heir of his father but he was beheaded in Stockholm 1 June 1320 aged 19 years and about 9 months. He possibly had an illegitimate daughter Karin Magnusdotter of Herrmanshult]

3. Agnes Birgersdotter (d. after 1344). Daughter of King Birger. If she married and has descendants, they would be the rightful heirs of King Birger. After the death of Prince Magnus in 1320 and Agnes Birgersdotter after 1344, the king who replaced Birger, King Magnus IV of Sweden and VII of Norway (1316-1374) was the genealogically senior heir of King Magnus III Ladulas (1240?-1290). But if Magnus IV & VII had become the senior heir by ordering the death of the rightful heir he would not have become the rightful heir, so I see no reason to consider Magnus IV & VII the rightful heir just because other people ordered the death of the rightful while Magnus VI & VII was a child. So the rightful heir of King Magnus III Ladulas and King Birger Magnusson should not be Magnus VI & VII.

King Birger Magnusson (1280-1321) had two brothers. Duke Erik Magnusson (1282?-1318) had one child, King Magnus VI & VII, who should be excluded because of the crime committed in his name. The other brother, Duke Valdemar Magnusson (d. 1318) had a son Erik Valdemarsson who was born in 1316 and died young. Their sister Rikisssa became and abbess and died in 1348. Another sister, Ingeborg, married King Erik VI Maendved of Denmark, and had four sons who died young, the last in 1318.

4? Abbess Rikissa Magnusdotter (d. 1348), if she outlived her niece number 3 Agnes Birgersdotter (d. after 1344).

So that leaves the heirs of the parents of King Magnus III Ladulas, who were Jarl Birger and Ingeborg of Sweden. King Valdemar of Sweden was the oldest son and the heir of Jarl Birger and Ingeborg. But if it is considered necessary to have different heirs for the usurped King Valdemar and the usurping Magnus III Ladulas, the heir of Magnus III Ladulas could be descended from a brother or sister of Valdemar and Magnus III. Their brothers Duke Erik Birgersson (d. 1275) and Bengt, Duke of Finland and Bishop of Linkoping (d.1291) died without children.

Their oldest sister Rikissa married Haakon Haakonsson, Co king of Norway, and had a a son Sverre Magnus who died in 1261. A sister Kristina married Sigge Guttormssson. A sister Katarina married Count Siegfried of Anhalt. Their oldest son was Count Albert I of Anhalt (d. 1316/17), whose third son and heir was:

4. Count Albert II of Anhalt (d. 1360/62). Prince of Anhalt. Father of:

5. Prince Johann II of Anhalt (d. 1380/82) Third son, only one to have children. Father of:

6. Prince Siegmund of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1405). father of:

7. Woldemar IV of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1417) Childless. Brother of:

8. Prince Georg I of of Anhalt-Dessau (1390?-1474). Father of:

9. Prince Woldemar VI of Anhalt-Kothen (1450-1508). Father of:

10. Prince Wolfgang of Anhalt-Kothen (1492-1566). Childless. Brother of:

[Barbara (1485?-1532), older sister, married Henry III, Count of Plauen. Mother of:]

[ Count Henry IV of Plauen (1510-1544). Father of:]

11. Count Henry V of Plauen (1533-68). Had 4 sons named Henry who died before him. Brother of:

12. Count Henry VI of Plauen (1536-72). Childless. Unless there was a married daughter of Henry III, Henry IV, or Henry V, this was the end of the descendants of Barbara of Anhalt.

[Margaret of Anhalt-kothen (1494-1521) Younger sister of Prince Wolfgang and of Barbara. Married Duke John of Saxony. Mother of:]

[Duke Johann Ernst of Saxony (1521-1563) Childless. Brother of:]

13. Marie of Saxony (1515-1583). Married Duke Philip I of Pomerania-Wolgast. Mother of:

14. Duke John Frederick of Pomerania-Wolgast (1542-1600). Childless. Brother of:

15. Duke Bogislaw XIII of Pomerania-Wolgast (1544-1606). Father of:

16. Duke Philip II of Pomerania (1573-1618). childless. Brother of:

17. Duke Franz of Pomerania (1577-1620). Bishop of Kammen. Childless. Brother of:

18. Duke Bogislaw XIV of Pomerania (). Childless last male of the dynasty . Brother of:

19. Anna (1590-1660). Married Duke Ernest of Croy. Mother of:

20. Ernest Bogislaw of Croy (1620-84). Childless. Cousin of:

21. Anne Elizabeth (1624-88), daughter of Duke Augustus of Saxe-Lauenburg son of Franz II of Saxe-Lauenburg and Margaret (1553-81) daughter of Marie of Saxony and Duke Philip I of Pomerania-Wolgast. Childless Sister of:

22. Sibylle Hedwig (1625-1703). Childless. Cousin of:

[Ernst of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1516) Son of # 8 Georg I and younger brother of # 9 Woldemar VI. Father of Prince John II of Anhalt-Zebst (1504-51), father of Prince Joachim Ernst of Anhalt-Zerbst (1536-1586), father of Johann George of Anhalt-Dessau (1567-1618), father of Prince Johann Casimir of of Anhalt-Dessau (1596-1660), father of Prince Johann George II of Anhalt-Dessau (1627-1693), father of:]

23. Prince Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau (1676-1747) father of:

24. Prince Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau (1700-51) father of:

25. Prince Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817) father of:

[Frederick crown prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1769-1844). father of:]

26. Duke Leopold IV of Anhalt (1794-1871) father of:

27. Duke Fredrick of Anhalt (1831-1904). Father of:

[Leopold crown prince of Anhalt (1855-86). Father of:]

28. Princess Antoinette of Anhalt (1885-1963) married Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe. Mother of:

29. Prince Leopold of Schaumburg-Lippe (1910-2006). Apparently unmarried and childless. Cousin of:

[Duke Frederick II of Anhalt (1856-1918) younger brother of Crown Prince Leopold. Childless. Brother of Duke Eduard (1861-1918), father of Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt (1901-1947) , father of Prince Frederick (1938-63) childless, brother of:]

30. Prince Eduard of Anhalt (born 1941) Father of three daughters and has three grandchildren.

However, King Valdemar and King Magnus III had another ingeborg who married Duke Johann I of Saxony, and I don't know whether Katarina or Ingeborg was older so I might trace Ingeborg's heirs later.
 

MAGolding

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#8
Heirs of King Magnus III and King Birger of Sweden. Part 2.

King Valdemar of Sweden and his brother King Magnus III of Sweden had a sister Katarina whose present day heir is Prince Eduard of Anhalt (born 1941) . But they had another married sister, Ingeborg, whose heirs will be traced here.

1. Ingeborg of Sweden (d. 1302) Married Duke Johann I of Saxony (d. 1286). Mother of:

2. Duke Johann II of Saxony (d. 1322). Father of:

3. Duke Albrecht IV of Saxony-Bergedorf (d. 1343) Father of:

4. Duke Johann III of Saxony-Bergedorf (d. 1356). Childless. Brother of:

5. Albrecht V of Saxony-Bergedorf (d. 1370). Childless. Brother of:

6. Duke Erich III of Saxony-Bergedorf (d. 1401). Childless. Cousin of:

[Erich of Saxony (d. 1361) son of Johann I and younger brother of Johann II, father of Duke Erich II of Saxony-Ratzeburg & Lauenburg (d. 1368/69), father of:]

7. Duke Erich IV of Saxony-Ratzeburg & Lauenburg (1354?-1412) Father of:

8. Duke Erich V of Saxony-Ratzeburg & Lauenburg (d. 1435) Father of:

9. Heinrich (killed 1437). Childless. Nephew of:

10. Magnus (d. 1452) Bishop of Cammin & Hildesheim. Childless. Brother of Erich V and of:

11. Duke Bernhard II of Saxony-Lauenburg & Ratzeburg (d. 1463). Father of:

12. Duke jOhann V of Saxony-Lauenburg & Ratzeburg (1439-1507). Father of:

12. Erich, Bishop of Hildesheim & Munster (d. 1522) Childless. Brother of:

13. Duke Magnus I of Saxony-Lauenburg (d. 1543). Father of:

14. Duke Franz I of Saxony-Lauenburg (1510-1581). Father of:

15. Duke Magnus II of Saxony-Lauenburg (1544/46-1603). No surviving legitimate descendants. Brother of:

16. Duke Franz II of Saxony-Lauenburg (1547-1619). Father of:

17. Duke August of Saxony-Lauenburg (1577-1656). Father of:

18. Anna Elizabeth of Saxony-Lauenburg (1624-88). The same as heir # 21 in post # 7. Childless. Sister of:

19. Sibylle Hedwig (1625-1703). The same as heir # 22 in post # 7. Childless. Cousin of:

[Duke Julius Heinrich of Saxony-Lauenburg (1586-1665), brother of Duke August, father of Duke Franz Erdmann of Saxony-Lauenburg (1629-1666) who married # 18 above but was childless, brother of Duke Julius Franz of Saxony-Lauenburg (1674-89) father of:

20. Anna Maria Franziska (1672-1741), married twice, mother of:

21. Maria Anna (1693-1751) married Ferdinand Maria Innocenz (1699-1738) of Bavaria. Mother of:

22. Klemens Franz de Paula of Bavaria (1722-70) . No surviving children. Cousin of:

[Maria Sibella of Saxony-Lauenburg (1675-1733), sister of # 20 Anna Maria Franziska. Married Margrave Ludwig William of Baden-Baden "Turkenlouis" (1655-1707). Mother of Margrave Ludwig Georg Simpert of Baden-Baden (1702-1761), father of:]

23. Elizabeth Auguste (1726-89) married Michael Wenzel, Count of Althann (1743-1810). I don't know if they had any children. Cousin of:

[Augusta of Baden-Baden (1706-71), sister of Margrave Ludwig Georg Simpert of Baden-Baden. Married Louis Duke of Orleans (1703-52). Mother of Duke Louis Philippe of Orleans (1725-85), father of:]

24. Duke Philippe of Orleans (1747-93). Father of:

25. Louis Philippe, King of the French (1773-1850). Grandfather of:

26. Prince Philippe, Count of Paris (1838-1894). Son of Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orleans (1810-42). Father of:

27. Prince Philippe, Duke of Orleans (1869-1926). Childless. Brother of:

28. Princess Amelia of Orleans, Queen of Portugal. (1865-1951) Married King Carlos of Portugal. No surviving children. Grand Aunt of:

29. Margherita of Aosta, Archduchess of Austria-Este (born 1930). Daughter of Duke Amadeo of Aosta (1898-1942), son of Princess Helene of Orleans (1871-1951) sister of # 28. Mother of:

Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este (b. 1955) married Princess Astrid (b. 1962) of Belgium.

To reiterate: Birger the Jarl of Sweden married Ingeborg of Sweden. Their oldest son King Valdemar of Sweden was deposed in 1275 by his younger brother King Magnus III. King Magnus III's oldest son King Birger was deposed in 1318, and Magnus IV, son of King Birger's younger brother Erik, was made King in 1319. Magnus IV and his sons Erik XII and Haakon I ruled in Sweden until 1364 when Magnus IV and Haakon were deposed.

The rightful heir of Magnus IV, Erik XII, and Haakon I seems to be Donata of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1956) though her distant cousin Borwin of Mecklenburg-Streltz (b. 1956) could make a claim. See post # 1 in this thread.

The rightful heir of King Valdemar of Sweden should have been Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916), and at the present three persons: Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950), George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929), and Karl von Habsburg (born 1961), can claim to be the heir of Emperor Franz Joseph according to different rules of succession.

Of course, if there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of Erik Valdemarsson (1271/72-1330), or if there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of Anna of Oldenburg (d.1438) and Count Otto III of Waldeck (d. 1458/590, or if there are any traceable legitimate present descendants of the lords and counts of Diepholz descended from Kunigunde of Oldenburg, they would have senior and superior claims to be heirs of King Valdemar of Sweden. See Post # 3 and post # 5 in this thread.

That leaves the heirs of King Magnus III and King Birger. King Birger was the oldest son and heir of King Magnus III. After King Birger and his last surviving child, KIng Magnus IV became next in line, but some may object to having a usurper become the rightful heir of the usurped. So the rightful heir of kIngs Magnus III and Birger could be the rightful heir of kingValdemar, the senior heir of the Folklung or Bjelbo dynasty. But some people might want to have the heir of the usurper Magnus III separate from the heir of the usurped king Valdemar.

Post # 7 shows that King Valdemar and King Magnus III had a sister Katarina, whose heir is Prince Eduard of Anhalt (born 1941) Father of three daughters and has three grandchildren. This post shows that the heir of their other sister Ingeborg is Margherita of Aosta, Archduchess of Austria-Este (born 1930). They had another sister Kristina Birgersdotter who married Sigge Gutthormsson of Ljuna.

So this about wraps up the search for hears of the Kings of the Folklung or Bjelbo dynasty that reigned from 1250 to 1364.
 

MAGolding

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#9
Heirs of the Dynasty of Erik.

Before the House of Bjelbo or Folkung, two rival dynasties more or less alternated as kings of Sweden while the Jarls of Sweden gained power. Five kings of the House of Sverker reigned on and off during about 92 years from 1130 to 1122, and four or five kings of the House of Erik reigned on and off during about 100 years from about 1150 to 1250.

Erik IX or Saint Erik may have begun to rule about 1150 and ruled most of Sweden from 1156 when King Sverker I was killed to 1159 when Erik was killed. Erik married Christina of Denmark (1125-1170) the daughter of Bjorn Ironside, son of Prince Harald Kreska of Denmark, and his wife Katarina, daughter of King Inge I of Sweden. Erik's older son Knut Eriksson (born by 1150) became Canute I of part of Sweden in 1167 and all Sweden in 1172 to 1195/96 when he died a rare natural death. Canute's had three sons who were killed in the Battle of Algaras in 1205, and a son Erik X Knutsson (c. 1180-1216) who was king of Sweden from 1208-1216. He married Richenza of Denmark who was a great great granddaughter of King Inge I of Sweden. There son Erik XI Eriksson (1216-1250) reigned twice, from 1222-1229 and from 1234-1250. He married Catherine of Ymseborg whose mother Helen was the daughter of KiIng Sverker II of the rival dynasty, but they didn't have any known children.

King Erik XI allegedly had four sisters who married, but only two seem to be certain.

The sister Ingeborg married Birger Jarl and their oldest son and heir was King Valdemar of Sweden. By male preference primogeniture the heir of King Valdemar of Sweden seems to have been Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916), and at the present three persons: Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950), George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929), and Karl von Habsburg (born 1961), can claim to be the heir of Emperor Franz Joseph according to different rules of succession.

King Erik XI's other sister Sophia (d. 1241) married Henry Borwin III, Lord of Mecklenburg (d. 1277).

1. Sophia (d. 1241) married Henry Borwin III, Lord of Mecklenburg (d. 1277).SWEDEN KINGS Mother of:

2. Johann of Mecklenburg (died 1268) MECKLENBURG No recorded children. Brother of:

3. Waldemar of Mecklenburg (died 1282) Father of:

4. Johann of Mecklenburg (died 1283) No recorded children. Brother of:

5. Nikolaus "The Child' of Mecklenburg (d. 1314) Father of:

7. Elizabeth of Mecklenburg married 1317 to Christian VT Count of Oldenburg (d.1354/55). OLDENBURG, OSTFRIESLAND Mother of:

8. Otto III of Oldenburg (d.1373 or later) no recorded children. OLDENBURG, OSTFRIESLAND Brother of:

9. Christian IX of Oldenburg (d. 1391 or later) no recorded children. Brother of:

10. Jutta of Oldenburg married Gerhard III, Count of Hoya (d. 1383). http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SAXON NOBILITY.htm#GerhardIIHoyadied1383 Mother of:

According to the site Genealogieonline:

11. Count Otto III of Hoya (c.1350-1428) Gerhard Von Hoya (± 1320-± 1383) » Genealogy Richard Remmé, The Hague, Netherlands » Genealogie Online Father of:

12. Count Otto V of Hoya (c.1390-c.1455) Otto III Von Hoya (± 1350-1428) » Genealogy Richard Remmé, The Hague, Netherlands » Genealogie Online Father of:

13. Count Otto VII of Hoya (c.1425-1497) Otto Vii Von Hoya (± 1425-1497) » Genealogy Richard Remmé, The Hague, Netherlands » Genealogie Online Father of:

14. Adelheid of Hoya (c. 1475-1513) older daughter. Adelheid Von Hoya (± 1475-1513) » Genealogy Richard Remmé, The Hague, Netherlands » Genealogie Online Married first Everwin II of Bentheim (1459-1498). Mother of:

15. Arnold II of Bentheim (c. 1497-1553). Arnold II Von Bentheim (± 1497-1553) » Genealogy Richard Remmé, The Hague, Netherlands » Genealogie Online Father of:

16. Everwin III of Bentheim (1536-1562) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I31344.php Father of:

17.Arnold III of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1554-???) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I34891.php Father of:

18. Adolf of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1577-1623) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I1875.php Father of:

17. Moritz of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1615-???) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I892.php Father of:

18. Johann Adolf of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1637-1704) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I15557.php No recorded children. Brother of:

19. Friedrich Moritz of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1653-1710) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I37640.php Father of:

20. Moritz Kasimir I of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (d. 1768) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I60120.php Father of:

21. Moritz Kasimir II of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1735-1805) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I31541.php Father of:

22. Moritz Kasimir III of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1764-1806) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I4551.php No recorded children. Brother of:

23. Emile Friedrich Karl, first (mediatised) Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1765-1837) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I1895.php Father of:

24. Moritz Kasimir of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1795-1872) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I14914.php No recorded children. Brother of:

25. Franz Friedrich of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1800-1885) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I15491.php No recorded children. uncle of:

26. Gustav Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1849-1909) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I15614.php Son of Adolf Ludwig of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1804-1874) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I58783.php the brother of # 25. Father of:

27. Adolf of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1889-1967) https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-richard-remme/I15903.php Father of:

28. Moritz Kasimir Widukund Gumprecht Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1923-2013) Father of:

29. Prince Carl Gustaff mOritz Casimir (born 1960) renounced Succesion rights. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bentheim-Tecklenburg

or:

29. Maximilian Prince of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (born 1969). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bentheim-Tecklenburg
 

MAGolding

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#10
Heirs of the Sverker Dynasty of Sweden.

This could be simple. I have not yet discovered any descents from the Sverker dynasty to the present. King Johann (1201-1222) and his sister Helena (died after 1240) were the last members of the dynasty.

1. Helena (d. after 1240). SWEDEN KINGS Sister of King Johann. Married Sune Folkasson Jarl (d. 1247).

2. Katarina Sunadotter (d. 1252) possible oldest daughter. SWEDISH NOBILITY Married King Erik XI of Sweden. No recorded children. Sister of:

3. Bengta Sunadotter (d. 1261?) Married Swantepolk Knuttson (d. 1310). Any descendants to this day would be the heirs of the Sverker dynasty. Sister of:

[Another daughter. (???-????) Married 1244/45 Lars Petersson. Any descendants to this day would be the heirs of the Sverker dynasty]

Until and unless descendants of Bengta Sunadotter and her unnamed sister are traced, the descendants of the Sverker dynasty will be presumed to have died out with Bengta Sunadotter about 1261.

Now I am going to show some imaginative lines of heirs for the Sverker dynasty, the type that could be used to trace heirs of the earlier dynasties of Roman emperors.

One could claim that even though Queen Katarina Sunadotter had no known children with her husband King Erik XI of Sweden her heirship of the Sverker dynasty could have been transmitted to him and thus to his relatives and heirs. King Erik XI of sweden had no known children, but 2 known sisters.

One sister, Sophie (d. 1241) married Henry Borwin III, Lord of Mecklenburg (d. 1277). Post # 9 traces her heirs to Carl Gustaff Moritz Casimir of Bentheim-Tecklenburg (born 1960) who renounced his succession rights to Bentheim-Tecklenburg, but probably didn't think to renounce rights to the throne of Sweden.

The other sister, Ingeborg, married Birger Jarl and their oldest son and heir was King Valdemar of Sweden. By male preference primogeniture the heir of King Valdemar of Sweden seems to have been Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916), and at the present three persons: Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950), George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929), and Karl von Habsburg (born 1961), can claim to be the heir of Emperor Franz Joseph according to different rules of succession.

One could claim that the heirs of Sune Folkasson Jarl (d. 1247). Jarl (d. 1247), the husband of Helena, would be the rightful heirs of the Sverker dynasty. Sune Folkasson (d. 1247) was a son of Folke Birgersson (killed 1210), a son of Birger Brosa (died 1202), a son of Bengt Folkason "Snivel". Birger Brosa had a brother, Magnus Folkason "Minneskold", whose sons included the famous Birger Magnusson, Jarl of Sweden (1200?-1266). Birger was the same Birger who married Ingeborg, sister of King Erik XI, and so Birger's heir
seems to have been Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916), and at the present three persons: Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950), George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929), and Karl von Habsburg (born 1961), can claim to be the heir of Emperor Franz Joseph according to different rules of succession.

One could claim that the relatives and heirs of King Sverker II's wives could be considered to have acquired the heirship of the Sverker dynasty. King Sverker II's second wife was Ingegard Birgersdotter, daughter of Birger Brosa. The only heirs of Birger Brosa I can trace to the present are those of his nephew Birger Jarl of Sweden and his wife Ingeborg of Sweden. See the paragraph above.

One could claim that the heirs of the wife of King Charles VII (son of Sverker I and father of Sverker II) could inherit the heirship of the Sverker dynasty. She was Christina Stigsdatter, daughter of Stig Toksen of the Hvide family and Margaret, daughter of Danish Prince Canute Lavard.

[Canute Lavard (1096?-1131), father of King Valdemar I the Great of Denmark (1131-1182), father of King Canute IV (d. 1202) childless, brother of King Valdemar II (1170-1241), father of King Erik IV Plow-penny (1216-1250), father of:]

4?. Sophie (d. 1286) Possible oldest daughter. Married King Valdemar of Sweden, whose heir was Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916), and at the present three persons: Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950), George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929), and Karl von Habsburg (born 1961), can claim to be the heir of Emperor Franz Joseph according to different rules of succession. Sister of:

4? Ingeborg (1244?-1287) possibly oldest sister. Married King Magnus VI of Norway. Mother of:

5? King Erik II (1268-1299). Father of:

6/ Ingeborg (1297-After 1353). No surviving children. Cousin of:

7. Ingeborg (1301-after 1360) daughter of King Haakon V of Norway (1217-1319). Mother of:

8. King Magnus IV of Sweden & VII of Norway (born 1316, reigned 1319-1343 (Norway) and 1319-1362 (Sweden) died 1374. The rightful heir of Magnus IV, Erik XII, and Haakon I seems to be Donata of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1956) though her distant cousin Borwin of Mecklenburg-Streltz (b. 1956) could make a claim. See post # 1 in this thread.

The heirs of the second wife of King Sverker I could possibly be considered to be the heirs of the Sverker dynasty. She was Ryksa of Poland, daughter of Duke Boleslaw III.

[Boleslaw III of Poland (d.1138) father of Wladyslaw II Prince of Krakow and Silesia (1105-1159) oldest son, father of Boleslaw I Duke of Breslau (1127?-1201) older son, father of Duke Henry I (d.1238), father of Duke Henry II (1196?-killed 1241), father of:]

4? Duke Boleslaw II of Lower Silesia (1220/25-1278) father of:

5? Duke Henry V "The Fat" (1248?-1296) of Liegnitz. father of:

6? Duke Boleslaw II of Breslauu, Liegnitz, & Brieg (1291-1352) father of:

7? Duke Wenzel I of Liegnitz (1310/18-64) father of:

8? Duke Ruprecht I of Liegnitz (1340/47-1409) father of:

9? Barbara (1372/84-1436) married Rudolf III, Elector and Duke of Saxony. Mother of:

10? Barbara (after 1406-1465) Married Johann "The Alchemist" of Brandenburg (1406-64) Mother of:

11? Barbara of Brandenburg (1423-81) married Ludovico III Gonzaga, Margrave of Mantua. Mother of:

12? Frederigo I Gonzaga, (1441-84) Margrave of Mantua. Father of:

13? Gianfrancesco II (1466-1519) Margrave of Mantua. Father of:

14? Frederigo II Gonzaga (1500-40) First Duke of Mantua. Father of:

15? Guglielmo Gonzaga (1538-87) Duke of Mantua. Father of:

16? Vincenzo Gonzaga (1562-1612) Duke of Mantua. Father of:

17? Francesco Gonzaga (1586-1612) Duke of Mantua. Father of:

18? Maria Gonzaga (1609-1660) Duchess of Mantua. Married Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Rethel. Mother of:

19? Carlo III (1629-65) Duke of Mantua. Father of:

20? Carlo IV (1652-1708) Duke of Mantua. Cousin of:

21? Leopold (1679-1729) Duke of Lorraine. Son of Archduchess Eleonora of Austria (1653-1697), daughter of Emperor Ferdinand III and Elenora Gonzaga (1630-86) daughter of # 18? Maria. Father of:

22? Francis I, Emperor of the Romans (1708-65). Father of:

23? Joseph II, Emperor of the Romans (1741-1790) No surviving children. Brother of:

24? Leopold II, Emperor of the Romans (1747-92) Father of:

25? Emperor Francis II & I (1768-1835) Father of:

26?. Ferdinand I, (1793-1875), Emperor of Austria 1835-1848. Childless. Brother of:

27? Archduke Karl Franz (1802-1878). Renounced his rights to Austria in 1848. Father of:

28? Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph (1830-1916). Grandfather of:

29? Archduchess Elizabeth (1883-1963), daughter of Crown Prince Rudolf (1858-1889). Married first Prince Otto Wieriand of Windisch-Graetz. Mother of:

30? Franz Joseph Prince of Windisch-Graetz (1904-1981). Oldest Son. Father of:

31? Guillaume Prince of Windsch-Graetz (born 1950). Born 1950.

Or going by agnatic (male only) succession:

29? Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg (1902-1962) the older son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914), who was the older son of Archduke Karl Ludwig (1833-1896), a brother of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph. Father of:

30? Franz, Duke of Hohenberg (1927-1977). Had two daughters but no sons. Brother of:

31? George Duke of Hohenberg (born 1929).

Or according to the dynastic succession rules of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine:

29? Emperor of Austria Charles I (1887-1922), son of Archduke Otto Franz (1865-1906), younger son of Archduke Karl Ludwig (1833-1896), a brother of number 28 Emperor Franz Joseph. Father of:

30? Crown Prince Otto (1912-2011). Father of:

31? Karl von Habsburg (born 1961).

And someone could trace the heirs of the relatives of the first wives of Sverker I and Sverker II in the same way.
 
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