habsburgs

  1. Albert II of Germany dies earlier

    In 1437 Albert Habsburg was elected King of the Romans. After 130 years Habsburgs were back on German throne and kept it until their dynasty died out. But what if Albert predeceased his father-in-law Sigismund of Luxembourg, whom he succeeded on German (and also on Hungarian and Bohemian)...
  2. Habsburg Lorraine

    Title lacks hyphen, but that is not mistake, as POD is not about Das Haus Habsburg-Lothringen. IOTL Emperor Frederick III seeks for wife with connections to Kingdom of Naples (IDK why, perhaps to strenghten his claim to Hungary?) and before he married Eleanor of Portugal (niece of Alfonso V of...
  3. Geopolitical consequences of Habsburg PLC

    While Habsburg on the throne does not need to mean, that internal situation of PLC is drastically different (although to some degree it certainly would) foreign policy of PLC and its neighbors would certainly change grom the very beginning of Habsburg rule (which must start early after creation...
  4. kasumigenx

    The Shadow of the Handsome, a Habsburg timeline
    Threadmarks: Shadow of his own Brother

    On December 1481, Francis, the second son of Mary of Burgundy would survive infancy, and his mother, Mary of Burgundy would die of a fatal accident, his father would be secure of his own ascension to the Duchies of Austria and Burgundy in case his brother, Philip would die childless, he would...
  5. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: A Hungarian Attaturk who resists the Treaty of Trianon and occupation of Hungary

    What if a figure in Hungary akin to Attaturk arose in Hungary using the popular outrage by occupation of Hungarian land by the Entente and the Treaty of Trianon arose to power? Assuming Hungary remobilizes and resists the loss of its territory, what would be the effects of such a scenario...
  6. WI: HRE Matthias has a son

    What if Emperor Matthias and Anna of Tyrol have a son (Maximilian, b. 1612)? Max would be just 7 at the time of father's death. Would Matthias secure election of his son at least in Bohemia and Hungary? What about Imperial election? While Bohemia and Hungary had kids elected as kings before...
  7. Andrew III of Hungary has a son

    POD is simple-Elizabeth (b. 1291/92) daughter of last Arpad King of Hungary, is born as boy (Stephen). What would be consequences of that change? Hungary would have boy king after Andrew's death in 1301, who'd also need to deal with Angevin claim to Hungarian throne, OTL centralizing reforms...
  8. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Best Case Scenario for Austro-Hungarian/Habsburg Restoration After WW1

    Devise a scenario where the Habsburgs are restored to power after losing WWI> A pod that comes to mind is the Habsburg attempt at retaking the Hungarian Crown which fell through after Kaiser Karl's death in Portugal. What's the best the Habsburgs could do here assuming they manage to retake...
  9. RedKing

    What if Philip II of Spain and Queen Mary I of England had a daughter?

    In our timeline despite Mary's best efforts she failed to become pregnant with a child of hers and Philip II of Spain's. She would die without an heir and Queen Elizabeth would become Queen. But what if instead of having no issue Mary had a single daughter (whom we shall called Catherine) who is...
  10. RedKing

    What if Philip I of Castile died in 1500?

    So earlier today I was reading isabella's excellent Juana, the Heretic Queen when I had the thought, what if shortly after the birth of the future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Philip died in 1500. Could Joanna, as Queen of Castile rule in her own right without all the allegations of being mad...
  11. RedKing

    What if Joanna I dies in 1506 instead of Philip?

    So we all know about Juana la loca, the middle child of Queen Isabell and King Ferdinand and her husband Philip and how Philip died in 1506 while Joanna lived and was effectively robbed of her crown. So what if it was Joanna who died in 1506 instead of Philip? Would Philip just go home, since he...
  12. Questions: Archduchess Marie Valerie's renuncoation of rights to the throne

    Wasn't it nonsense? Youngest daughter of Franz Josef and Sissi had to renounce her rights to the throne when she married her cousin Franz Salvator from Tuscan branch of dynasty (as he lacked wealth or power). But that makes no sense IMHO. Austria had semi-Salic succession at the time, so Franz...
  13. AHQ - when did personal unions between large kingdoms become unlikely?

    I've seen a few threads on the Habsburgs and the possibility of countries uniting under a single monarch, and it got me thinking: when did the likelihood of personal unions between two existing countries fall by the wayside? In the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, there were some pretty...
  14. Spain-HRE personal union is short living

    Charles V, King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, dies in classic horse ridding accident in summer 1527 (the fact that it happened not long after Sacco di Roma would propably interpreted as God's wrath), Spanish throne and Low countries are inherited by his infant son Philip, Charles' wife...
  15. Would the Habsburgs had fared better or worse without Royal Hungary?

    POD: John Szapolyai achieves early victory against Ferdinand in 1527, who has to retreat from the country. An agreement is reached, which (once again) garantuees Habsburg succession upon the childless death of the hungarian king. This does not occur. Mostly focusing on Austria and the...
  16. kasumigenx

    DBWI: the two sons of Philip, Duke of Burgundy survives

    IOTL, Joanna of Castile only had four surviving daughters prior to her husband dying in 1508, he had two sons, Charles b. 1500 and Ferdinand b. 1503 who died in infancy and they have four daughters Eleanor I of Burgundy b. 1498 who married Frederick II, the Elector Palatinate b. 1482, this was a...
  17. DBWI:What if Poland survived to 2019

    So during Middle Ages there was a Slavic political entity known as a kingdom of Poland in Eastern Europe. It was founded by Mieszko I and dissolved during the rule of William I Habsburg (married to Hedwig d'Anjou), who lost control over northern parts of country (Greater Poland, Cuyavia) which...
  18. SavoyTruffle

    WI: a better 19th century for the Habsburgs

    The 19th century wasn't exactly the best of times for the House of Habsburg, with it beginning with Francis II being forced to renounce the title of Holy Roman Emperor, and though ultimately winning against Napoleon as part of the coalition against him, didn't quite make enough gains to make up...
  19. Daughters of Empress Claudia Felicitas live to adulthood

    Second wife of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold Habsburg had two short living daughters-Archduchess Anna Maria Josepha born in 1674 and Archduchess Maria Josepha Clementina born in 1675. So assuming that they're more lucky than IOTL and survived to adulthood, what would be their fate? @Vitruvius...
  20. Habsburg England instead of Habsburg Spain

    Habsburgs never inherited Spain (there are lots of ways to prevent Habsburg takeover, so that part is easy) but, thanks to chain of lucky marriages and unexpected deaths they're getting English throne around 1520*. Just like IOTL Habsburgs possesions were divided between Imperial/Austrian and...
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