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Re: The Salic Law
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Posted by Dag T. Hoelseth on 29/2/2020, 10:35:33, in reply to "The Salic Law
The controversy surrounding the recent *change* of succession law in the house of Savoy, by Prince Vittorio Emanuele, leads me to ask about the last time the Salic law was applied, in the various dynasties (restricting discussion to the first section of the ALMANACH DE GOTHA).
Obviously one should exclude Spain (and pre-Spain), Portugal, Brazil, England, and Scotland from the discussion, since the Salic law has never applied in any of those places. Of course, King Felipe V attempted to introduce this to Spain, and later on Infante Carlos, Count of Molina tried to claim the throne as the successor to his brother, King Fernando VII. But in the end, Carlism failed in Spain, just as Miguelism failed in Portugal.
Otherwise, I thought of going through the list of houses where the Salic or semi-Salic law applied (at least in the past, whatever might be said about the present) --
Norway: not since 1905, when the country acquired full independence and autonomy
I don't really understand what you are asking for, as you seem to list the opposite of what you write initially.
In Norway the Salic law (i.e. full agnatic succession) applied between 1814 and 1990.
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