Longest combined reigns of two monarchs?

Feb 2019
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Thrace
#11
Have any pair of monarchs where one succeeded the other one have a combined reign longer than that of Louis XIV and Louis XV or at least came close to overtaking the length of their combined reigns (131 years)? If so, which monarchs, and when?
The reigns of Basil II and Constantine VIII :lol: But of course in real time they overlap :p
 
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MAGolding

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Aug 2015
2,847
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#13
Sobhuza II of Swaziland reigned from 1899 to 1982 (not 1882) and his successor Mswati III (b. 1968) has reigned since then. So the total will be 120 years and counting some time this year. Sometime in 2030 Mswati III should pass the record.

The trouble is finding a realm which had two long lasting reigns one after the other.

Two long reigning monarchs of Britain were George III (1760-1820) and Victoria (1837-1901), but there were two reigns in the 17 years between them.

Elizabeth II has reigned for a long time, but her son is already old. Finding a way for her grandson or great grandson to succeed her would give that heir a long reign, but the heirs in between aren't likely to give up their rights or commit suicide for the sake of a record.

For two reigns to last 131.000 years the average will have to be 65,5 years. So one haves to find a realm with a least one reign 65.5 years or longer, and then find another reign equel to 131 years minus the first reign, or longer, and then find that those two reigns were one right after the other. A hard thing to find.
 
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Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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Emperor Itoku -> Koushou = 117 years
Emperor Koushou -> Kouan = 184 years
Emperor Kouan -> Kourei = 177 years
Emperor Kourei -> Kougen = 132 years
Emperor Kougen -> Kaika = 116 years
Emperor Kaika -> Sujin = 127 years
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Emperor Sujin -> Suinin = 167 years
Emperor Suinin -> Keiko = 159 years
Emperor Keiko -> Seimu = 121 years
Emperor Ojin -> Nintoku = 129 years
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#17
Emperor Itoku -> Koushou = 117 years
Emperor Koushou -> Kouan = 184 years
Emperor Kouan -> Kourei = 177 years
Emperor Kourei -> Kougen = 132 years
Emperor Kougen -> Kaika = 116 years
Emperor Kaika -> Sujin = 127 years
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Emperor Sujin -> Suinin = 167 years
Emperor Suinin -> Keiko = 159 years
Emperor Keiko -> Seimu = 121 years
Emperor Ojin -> Nintoku = 129 years
Am I expected to believe that Emperor Sujin actually lived to 118 2,000 years ago and that his successor actually lived to age 138? :

Emperor Sujin - Wikipedia

Emperor Suinin - Wikipedia

Get real! :D I certainly can't imagine someone from 2,000 years ago living to such extreme ages when no verified male nowadays even reached those ages (the world's oldest verified man ever was Jiroemon Kimura, who died six years ago at the age of 116).
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#18
Also, interestingly enough, here's a really extreme but plausible hypothetical scenario: Let's say that Archduke Karl (the future Kaiser Karl in real life) chokes to death on a piece of food sometime in early 1916. Then, when his great-uncle Franz Joseph would have died several months later, he would be succeeded by his great-grandnephew (and Karl's son) Otto von Hapsburg. Then, let's say that the Central Powers are able to achieve at least a compromise peace in WWI as a result of no US entry into this war due to no resumption of USW. If Otto still lives until 2011 (to age 98) in this scenario, then Franz Joseph plus Otto are going to have a combined reign of a whopping 163 years (1848 to 2011; 68 years for Franz Joseph and 95 years for Otto)! Now that would really be something! :D

@Kotromanic @Maki @Mastersonmcvoidson: This scenario of mine might strongly interest you. :)
 

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