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Re: Reversionary succession
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I wonder if Tuscany would apply.
Leopold was Grand-Duke of Tuscany until he was called to succeed his brother Joseph II in the imperial throne as Leopold II.
When he moved to Vienna, he renounced the tuscan crown and left his 2nd son Ferdinand as successor.
I suppose if Ferdinand had died childless, the succession would have revert to Leopold's line.
Have there been cases of this in European royal history, other than in Romania and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha? As I understand it, in each of these places an oldest son in a family conditionally renounced his rights to the throne. That is: he allowed himself get passed over in favor of his younger brothers, with the agreement that the succession would revert to his line, in the event that their dynastic lines became extinct.