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Who Would Be King?

Henri, Count of Paris and Head of the House of Orléans, died today. He was one of several people who might have been king of France if history had gone in a different direction. The Orléanist pretenders are the senior male-line descendants of King Louise Philippe, the last king of France (although he used the title "King of the French"). The descendants of Louise Philippe I also include the current king of the Belgians, the former tsars of Bulgaria, and the current heir to the imperial throne of Brazil.

Here's a family tree chart that explains it all. Click for a better view or to download (free): 


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