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Four generations of a Royal House?
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2014-02-02 20:36:57 UTC
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The recent birth of Prince George of Cambridge got me thinking: how many other instances are there of four generations in the male line of a Royal House-how many times has a royal great-grandfather (whether monarch or not) seen the birth of his male-line grandchildren?

I can think of:

*The Duke of Cambridge has lived to see his great-grandson, Prince George of Cambridge.

*Christian IX of Denmark lived to see the birth of the future Frederik IX of Denmark

*Louis XIV lived to see the birth of Louis XV (his successor) and the Duke of Brittany who predeceased him.

*Wilhelm I of Germany and Prussia lived to see the birth of the future Crown Prince Wilhelm

*Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg has lived to see the birth of the sons of his grandson Prince Louis

*Gustaf V of Queen lived to see the future Carl XVI Gustaf


Can anyone name any more; either from ruling or non-ruling royals, anywhere worldwide?
Louis Epstein
2014-02-02 22:15:56 UTC
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The recent birth of Prince George of Cambridge got me thinking: how
many other instances are there of four generations in the male line of a
Royal House-how many times has a royal great-grandfather (whether
monarch or not) seen the birth of his male-line grandchildren?
*The Duke of Cambridge has lived to see his great-grandson, Prince George of Cambridge.
Prince George is the son of the Duke of Cambridge,the great-grandson
of the Duke of Edinburgh.
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*Christian IX of Denmark lived to see the birth of the future Frederik IX of Denmark
*Louis XIV lived to see the birth of Louis XV (his successor) and the
Duke of Brittany who predeceased him.
*Wilhelm I of Germany and Prussia lived to see the birth of the future Crown Prince Wilhelm
*Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg has lived to see the birth of the sons
of his grandson Prince Louis
Grandson or great-grandson?
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*Gustaf V of Queen lived to see the future Carl XVI Gustaf
Can anyone name any more; either from ruling or non-ruling royals, anywhere worldwide?
Will think...

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o***@gmail.com
2014-02-02 22:20:30 UTC
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Yes, that's a typo there Louis, of course I meant that the present Duke of Edinburgh has lived to see the birth of his great-grandson,Prince George of Cambridge.

Regarding Grand-Duke Jean of Luxembourg, he has lived to see his great-grandsons through his grandson, Prince Louis; who are excluded from the succession to the throne.
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2014-02-02 23:11:17 UTC
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*Oscar II of Sweden lived to see the birth of his great-grandson, the father of the current King Carl XVI Gustaf
Louis Epstein
2014-02-03 00:21:42 UTC
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*Oscar II of Sweden lived to see the birth of his great-grandson, the father of the current King Carl XVI Gustaf
Would you count Prince Luitpold,Regent of Bavaria (1821-1912) living to
see the birth of his great-grandsons Hereditary Prince Luitpold(1901-14)
Prince Albrecht (1905-96),and Prince Rudolf(1909-12)?
(Rudolf and their mother actually died before Prince Luitpold).

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Louis Epstein
2014-02-03 00:09:23 UTC
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Yes, that's a typo there Louis, of course I meant that the present Duke of Edinburgh has lived to see the birth of his great-grandson,Prince George of Cambridge.
Regarding Grand-Duke Jean of Luxembourg, he has lived to see his
great-grandsons through his grandson, Prince Louis; who are excluded
from the succession to the throne.
So you are not strictly concerned with the lineal heirs,
though you do want four generations of males (so Queen
Victoria seeing four children born to George V does not
count,nor her other great-grandchildren born before 1901).

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2014-02-03 01:01:59 UTC
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No, I was just counting the agnatic line, which would include the Bavarian example.

Did Christian IX of Denmark live to see the birth of the future King Olav V of Norway and future Kings Georgios II and Pavlos I of the Hellenes?
Louis Epstein
2014-02-03 07:52:54 UTC
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No, I was just counting the agnatic line, which would include the Bavarian example.
Did Christian IX of Denmark
died January 1906
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live to see the birth of the future King Olav V of Norway
Yes,born July 1903
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and future Kings Georgios II and Pavlos I of the Hellenes?
Yes,born 1890 and 1901.

(Christian born 1818,George I (Vilhelm) born 1845,Constantine 1868,
George 1890...is that the youngest great-grandfather listed?)

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2014-02-03 01:02:46 UTC
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No, I was just counting the agnatic line, which would include the Bavarian example.

Did Christian IX of Denmark live to see the birth of the future King Olav V of Norway and future Kings Georgios II and Pavlos I of the Hellenes?
Louis Epstein
2014-02-04 05:35:13 UTC
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*Wilhelm I of Germany and Prussia lived to see the birth of the future Crown Prince Wilhelm
After his deposition,Wilhelm II lived past the birth of the two eldest
sons of his grandson Prince Louis-Ferdinand.

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2017-08-26 16:04:23 UTC
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In addition; Oscar II of Sweden lived to see the birth of his great-grandson; the father of the present King.

I think what's astonishing as regards Christian IX is that; by the time of his death, his son (George I) was on the throne of Greece, his grandson (Haakon VII) was on the throne of Norway, and his daughter (Alexandra) was consort to the King of Britain.
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2017-08-26 19:38:33 UTC
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In addition; Oscar II of Sweden lived to see the birth of his
great-grandson; the father of the present King.
Victoria of the UK died with much older royal great-grandchildren
than Oscar II had.
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I think what's astonishing as regards Christian IX is that; by the time
of his death, his son (George I) was on the throne of Greece, his
grandson (Haakon VII) was on the throne of Norway, and his daughter
(Alexandra) was consort to the King of Britain.
How close has any royal house gotten to 5 generations in direct
descent starting with a monarch?

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