Henrik taught us earlier how the Scandinavian monarchs are descended from them. The Spanish line is obvious, through their grandson Charles V, Carlos I of Spain, as is the Luxembourg Grand Duke through his Bourbon-Parma ancestors.
Prince Albert was also a descendant of the Catholic Monarchs through one of their grandchildren, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor:
1. Isabel and Fernando
3. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
4. Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berge
5. Anna of Cleves
6. Countess Palatine Anna Maria of Neuburg, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar
7. John Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
8. Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
9. Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
10. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
11. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
12. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort
The Belgian line can be the same until 10. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. His son was Leopold I of Belgium.
I'm sure there are many more lines and links in every family.
: Can anyone name me good examples of Protestant
: royal descendants of King Ferdinand of
: Aragon and Queen Isabel of Castile? I've
: been trying to rack my brains in thinking of
: the possible genealogical connections for
: this ... That all Protestant royals today
: descend (generally speaking) from distant
: Catholic ancestors is a given: after all,
: the Reformation began in Western Europe,
: which until 1500 was all Catholic.
: As for Catholic royals descended from
: Protestants: given the traditionally strict
: emphasis on equal marriages, religion was
: something that European royals somehow
: managed to bend around, through conversions
: or dispensations. Indeed, had the late King
: Michael of Romania simply been willing to
: promise to raise all his prospective
: children in the Catholic faith, then he and
: Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma could easily
: have been granted a dispensation to marry,
: by Pope Pius XII.
: The marriages of Princess Henrietta of
: Nassau-Weilburg and Duchess Maria Dorothea
: of Wuerttemberg
: (great-great-granddaughters of King George
: II of Great Britain) to Habsburg archdukes
: (sons of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II), as
: well as the union of Princess Therese of
: Saxe-Hildburghausen and the prospective King
: Ludwig I of Bavaria, had important
: consequences in producing genealogical links
: between Catholic and Protestant royals.
: But the opposite is trickier --
: specifically, Protestant royals who
: potentially descend from Ferdinand and
: Isabel. Was Princess Mafalda of Italy (a
: daughter of King Vittorio Emmanuele III)
: possibly a descendant of the Catholic
: Majesties of Spain? If so, then her
: descendants might count, since I believe her
: children by the Protestant Prince Philipp of
: Hesse were raised in their father's faith.
: I know that neither child born to her
: sister, Princess Giovanna (who became Queen
: of the Bulgarians) was raised Catholic. In
: fact, her niece (Princess Marie Louise of
: Bulgaria, raised Orthodox) married a
: Protestant (a prince of Leiningen) and had
: children raised in the faith. The question
: is: was their father (the said Italian king)
: descended from Ferdinand and Isabel?
: Any other potential examples?
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