Royal men that had a posthumous son

Futurist

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May 2014
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#1
Which royal men (princes, et cetera) had a posthumous son (as in, a son who was born after their own deaths)?

So far, I can think of:

Robert I, Count of Artois: Robert I, Count of Artois - Wikipedia

Henry I, Prince of Conde: Henri, Prince of Condé (1552–1588) - Wikipedia

Leopold, Duke of Albany: Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany - Wikipedia

Who else is there?

Also, I'm limiting my question here to princes and their sons because historically the line of succession was limited to the male line in various parts of Europe (such as in France).
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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#3
Which royal men (princes, et cetera) had a posthumous son (as in, a son who was born after their own deaths)?

So far, I can think of:

Robert I, Count of Artois: Robert I, Count of Artois - Wikipedia

Henry I, Prince of Conde: Henri, Prince of Condé (1552–1588) - Wikipedia

Leopold, Duke of Albany: Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany - Wikipedia

Who else is there?

Also, I'm limiting my question here to princes and their sons because historically the line of succession was limited to the male line in various parts of Europe (such as in France).
I just realized that I forgot to mention Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry: Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry - Wikipedia

He was the father of Henri, Count of Chambord.
 

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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#6
The fathers of the posthumous sons in Tulan's list in post # 2 are:

Alexander III The Great of Macedon (356-323 BC) father of posthumous son Alexander IV of Macedon (323-309 BC). Alexander III died 10/11 June 323 BC and his widow Roxanne gave birth to Alexander IV in August 323 BC.

William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon (1140s-1177), was the father of King Baldwin V of Jerusalem (177-1186). William died in June 1177 and his widow Princess Sibylla of Jerusalem (c. 1160-1190) gave birth to Baldwin V in August 1177. Baldwin V inherited the throne from his mother, not his father.

King Peter II of Sicily (1304-1342) was the father of posthumous son King Frederick III (or IV) the Simple of Sicily (1341-1377) . Peter II died 8 August 1342 and his widow Elizabeth gave birth to Frederick 1 September 1341. These dates from Wikipedia articles make Fredrick born before his father died. Medieval Lands agrees that Frederick was not posthumous. SICILY

King Haakon III Sverresson (1182-1204) of Norway was probably the father of King Haakon IV Haakonsson of Norway (1204-1263). Haakon III died 1 January 1204 and his mistress Inga of Varteig gave birth to Haakon IV in March or April 1204.

Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430-1456) was the father of King Henry VII of England (1457-1509). Edmund Tudor died 3 November 1456 and his widow Margaret (1441/43-1509) gave birth to Henry VIII on 28 January 1457. Note that Margaret was only 13 or possibly 15 years old. Note that Henry VII's very weak claim to the throne was through his mother Margaret and not his father.

Henry, Duke of Villena (1400-1445), 3rd son of King Ferdinand I of Aragon, was the father of Henry, first Duke of Segorbe (1445-1522). Henry Duke of Villena died 15 june 1445 and his widow gave birth to Henry Duke of Sergorbe 25 July 1445.

Jan William Friso, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1687-1711), was the father of William IV Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-1751). Jan William Friso died d. 14 July 1711 and his widow gave birth to William IV on 1 Septembr 1711.

King James II of Cyprus (c.1438/40-1473) was the father of James III of Cyprus (1473-1474). James II died 10 July 1473 or 11 June 1473 and his widow Catherine Cornaro gave birth to James III on 6 July 1473 or 28 August 1473. Wikipedia says that James III was posthumous but gives dates that make him born before James II died. James II of Cyprus - Wikipedia - James III of Cyprus - Wikipedia - CYPRUS

King Louis X of France (1289-1316) was the father of King John I of France (1316-1316). King Louis X died 5 June 1316 and his widow Clementia gave birth to king John I on 15 November 1316.

King Louis VIII of France (1187-1226) was the father of Charles Count of Anjou and Maine (126-27-1285). Louis VIII died on 8 November 1226 And his son Charles is considered to have probably been posthumous.

Albert II, King of the Romans, King Albert I of Hungary and Bohemia, Duke Albert V of Austria (1397-1439) was the father of King Ladislaus V & I Posthumous of Hungary and Bohemia (1440-1457). Albert II died 27 October 1739 and his widow Elizabeth gave birth to Ladislaus Posthumous 22 February 1440.

Przemysl I, Duke of Greater Poland (1220/21-1257) was the father of Duke Przemysl II (1257-1296) of various regions at different times who eventually made himself the first King of Poland for several generations. Przemysl I died 4 June 1257 and his widow gave birth to Przemysl II on 14 October 1257.

Robert I, Count of Artois (1216-1250), a younger son of King Louis VIII of France, was the father of Count Robert II of Artois (1250-1302). Count Robert I died on 8 February 1250 and his widow Mathilda gave birth to Robert II in September 1250.

Jao Manuel, prince of Portugal (1537-1554), 8th son of King John III, was the father of King Sebastian I of Portugal (1554-1578). Jao Manuel died on 2 January 1554 and his widow Joanna gave birth to the future king Sebastian I on 20 January 1554.

Count Theobald III of Champagne (1179-1201) was the father of King Theobald I of Navarre (1201-1253). Count Theobald died 24 May 1201 and his widow Blanche of Navarre gave birth to King Theobald on 30 May 1201

William II, Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, (1626-1650), was the father of William III, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1650-1702). William II died 6 November 1650 and his widow Princess Mary of England gave birth to William III on 4 November 1650. Wikipedia says that William II was born before his father died but was posthumous. Medieval lands gives two death dates (26 October or 6 November 1650) for William II and two birth dates (4 November or 14 November 1650) for William III. HOLLAND These are probably the Julian and the Gregorian calendar dates.

And we should add the examples from other answers to get a more complete list.

From the original post by Futurist:

Henri I, Prince of Conde (1552-1588) was the father of Henri II, Prince of Conde (1588-1646). Henri I died 5 March 1588 and his widow Charlotte gave birth to Henri II on 1 September 1588. The Condres were a branch of the Bourbon dynasty and Henri was the heir presumptive to the French crown for several years.

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-1884), a younger child of Queen and Empress Victoria, was the father of Charles Edward Duke of Albany (1884-1954). Leopold died on 28 March 1884 and his widow Helena of Waldeck gave birth to Charles Edward on 19 July 1884.

In Post # 3 Futurist mentioned Charles Ferdinand Duke of Berry.

Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778-1820), a son of King Charles X of France, was the father of Henri, Duke of Bordeaux and Count of Chambord, pretender to the throne of France (1820-1883). Charles Ferdinand died 14 February 1820 and his widow gave birth to Henri on 29 September 1820.

In post # 5 Tulan added:

+ another posthumous from the Hungarian history Stephen the Posthumous - Wikipedia

He himself was not a king, but the posthumously born son (of questioned legitimacy) of king Andrew II. He was the father of Andrew III, the last king of the Árpád dynasty.
King Andrew II of Hungary (c. 177-1235) was the father of Stephen the Posthumous (1236-1271). Andrew II died on 21 September 1235 and his widow Beatrice d'Este gave birth to Stephen in 1236. If Stephen was really the son of King Andrew - which his half brothers denied - he could hardly have been born much later than late June or early July 1236. Stephen's son King Andrew III (1265/70-1301) had a daughter Elizabeth (1292-1336) who became a nun.

So this is a fairly long list of European royalty who had posthumous sons.

I found a Wikipedia article with a list of posthumous persons which includes:

Hormizd II KIng of Kings (d. 309) was the father of Sapor II King of Kings of Iran and of Non Iran (309-379). According to legend Sapor II was crowned before birth. I can't believe I didn't think of Hormizd II and Sapor II.

And there are a number of other members of royalty listed. Posthumous birth - Wikipedia