Longest combined reigns of two monarchs?

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
2,806
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#31
Charles V of Sicily and Ferdinand III of Sicily from 1734/5 to 1825.

That makes a total of 89, 90, or 91 years depending on the exact dates.

That doesn't break the world record, but it could be the local record in the Kingdom of Sicily, the other Kingdom of Sicily, and the Kingdom of The Two Sicilies, and maybe even in all of Italy.
 
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Kotromanic

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Dec 2011
4,717
Iowa USA
#32
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. :)

In the "actual time line" we know that Charles' health went bad at a very young age. Otto was the pretender for an incredibly long time!

Perhaps you can add to the wiki articles about the 1989 step back from East Europe by Gorbachev's USSR and include some footnoted research on Otto being in communication with the Hungarian authorities which were allowing E. Germans to travel into Austria, one of the logistical enablers of the E. Germans' choice to open the borders.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
18,701
SoCal
#33
In the "actual time line" we know that Charles' health went bad at a very young age. Otto was the pretender for an incredibly long time!
Yeah, Charles (Kaiser Karl) got really unlucky in real life. :(

Perhaps you can add to the wiki articles about the 1989 step back from East Europe by Gorbachev's USSR and include some footnoted research on Otto being in communication with the Hungarian authorities which were allowing E. Germans to travel into Austria, one of the logistical enablers of the E. Germans' choice to open the borders.
I think that you are more knowledgeable about the relevant sources than I am. Thus, you might be better suited for this job, K. :)
 

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