They are a completely new line of descendants of William the Silent for me. They are also the only legitimate line of descent of his second wife Anna of Saxony.
The line from his first wife Anna of Buren died out with their daughter Maria. I always thought the line of Anna of Saxony died with Emilia's children but that line is still around. Making it the senior line of descendants of William the Silent.
The next line stems from his oldest daughter from his third marriage to Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier. Louise-Juliana married the elector of the Palts and through her most ruling European dynasties are descending from her father.
Her great-granddaughter was Elisabeth-Charlotte who became the second Madame and sister-in-law of Louis XIV.
The Dutch Royal line can trace it's ancestry through Louise-Juliana and three of the daughters of her half-brother Frederik Hendrik.
Louise Henriette, Albertine Agnes and Henrietta Catherina had their offspring intermarry with each other and those of aunt Louise-Juliana.
I've not been able to see any line of Emilia returning into the reigning dynasties yet.
: There are some registered descendants born
: up to 1963.
: I hate all those xx xx
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: I know Emilia of Orange-Nassau married a
: Portugese claimant and had a number of
: children but i've never heard of any
: grandchildren from her line.
: As far as i know her sons all became priests
: or monks. The daughters went with their
: mother to Geneva and some returned to act as
: court ladies to their aunt Amalia the
: princess of Orange, but i do not know of any
: of them marrying and having offspring.
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: Earlier, I asked about the descendants of
: Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, and
: it seemed that they really branched out:
: practically all the European royals living
: today, whether from reigning or non-reigning
: dynasties, are descended from these Catholic
: monarchs. The only potential exceptions are
: the Montenegrins and Albanians. Not sure
: about the Monegasques ...
: Anyhow, I just wanted to ask whether, in
: fact, the branching out could be attributed
: almost exclusively to their second daughter.
: The only other child through whom they have
: living descendants is their third daughter,
: the Infanta Maria (who became the queen of
: Portugal by marrying the widowed husband of
: her eldest sister). However, I believe that
: a number of the latter's descendants
: intermarried with those of her elder sister,
: the famous Infanta Juana (who married Philip
: of Burgundy). This should not be a
: surprise, given that royals have
: traditionally married their own kind: same
: rank, then, typically translated into blood
: That being said, I'm curious as to whether
: the Infanta Maria does, in fact, have direct
: descendants who are not also descended from
: that said sister. Is she perhaps
: responsible for another royal line surviving
: today? Or perhaps she was, at some point in
: the past, but the said line became extinct?
: Have these two lines of descent from
: Ferdinand and Isabella largely merged?
: From the 10 children of D.Manuel and
: D.Maria, only 4 left descendants.
: (A 5th son had two children who died in
: The descendance from their elder son, King
: D.João III became extinct with the death of
: their 2 grandsons, King D.Sebastião of
: Portugal and the illfated Prince D.Carlos of
: Eldest daughter, Infanta D.Isabel, married
: her cousin Emperor Carlos V and their
: descendants merged with Juana's.
: Next daughter, Infanta D.Beatriz, married
: the Duke of Savoy and her grandson married
: Felipe II's daughter, merging the 2 lines
: Infante D.Luis had a son, the ephemere King
: D.António I.
: He never married but his eldest son married
: William the Silent's daughter, Pss Emilia of
: Oranje, and left a large descendance in the
: Younger son, Infante D.Duarte, duke of
: Guimarães, left 2 daughters, D.Maria,
: duchess of Parma and D.Catarina, duchess of
: From D.Maria descend the farneses, whose
: last representant was Isabella, married to
: Felipe V of Spain and the dukes of Modena.
: From D.Catarina descend the present Royal
: Family of Bragança, the former kings of
: Portugal and Emperors of Brazil, the dukes
: of Lafões and many more noble families, from
: D.João VI's youngest daughter, Infanta D.Ana
: de Jesus Maria.
: Several ducal houses in Spain, e.g. the
: dukes of Escalona and Moya descend from
: D.Catarina, duchess of Bragança.
: Not sure if this line is not extinct.
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