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azadi

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The imperial Bonapartes:
Napoleon II, the only legitimate child of Napoleon, died childless in 1832. Napoleon IV, the only legitimate child of Napoleon III, died childless in 1879.

The Albanian Wieds:
The Albanian branch of the princely family of Wied is extinct. Wilhelm of Wied had two children, Carol Victor and Marie Eleonore. Marie Eleonore died childless in 1956, and Carol Victor died childless in 1973.

The royal Zogus:
The royal Zogu dynasty will die out if Prince Leka II dies childless. Prince Leka I, who died in 2011, is the only child of King Zog, and Prince Leka II is the only child of Prince Leka I.

The Greek Wittelsbachs:
Otto, the only Wittelsbach King of Greece, died childless in 1867.

The royal Senussis:
Idris as-Senussi, the only person to have been King of Libya, died childless in 1983.

The Iraqi Hashemites:

The Iraqi branch of the Hashemites is extinct in the male line, but living descendants of Rajiha, a daughter of King Faisal I of Iraq, exist. King Faisal II, the last King of Iraq, died childless, and Faisal II is the only child of King Ghazi, the second King of Iraq. The descendants of Rajiha bint Faisal don't claim the Iraqi throne. Two Hashemites currently claim the Iraqi throne. Ra'ad bin Zeid is a claimant to the Iraqi throne. He is the son of Prince Zeid, who was a brother of King Faisal I of Iraq. Sharif Ali bin al-Hussein is a claimant to the Iraqi throne. He is the son of Badia, who was a daughter of Ali of Hejaz, a brother of King Faisal I of Iraq.
I consider the Iraqi branch of the Hashemites extinct, because none of the current claimants to the Iraqi throne are descendants of a former king of Iraq. 
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The descendants of King Kamehameha I, who founded the kingdom of Hawaii, are also extinct in both male and female lines, I think. Whatever Hawaiian royal claims now persist, I believe, must trace back to island chieftains who preceded Kamehameha, who'd united the Hawaiian islands. 
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Not sure I would consider families that continue to exist in the male lineage to be extinct just because there are no direct descendants of the founder.

Whether you consider the son or grandson of Louis, Prince Napoleon as the heir to the Bonapartist claim, both are direct descendants of King Jeromé of Westphalia. So not only are they directly descended from a full sibling of Napoleon, but descend from a, albeit briefly, ruling monarch.

Hell, Jeromé was heir presumptive of the Second Empire until 1856 and was a Prince of France since 1852.
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Not sure I would consider families that continue to exist in the male lineage to be extinct just because there are no direct descendants of the founder.

Whether you consider the son or grandson of Louis, Prince Napoleon as the heir to the Bonapartist claim, both are direct descendants of King Jeromé of Westphalia. So not only are they directly descended from a full sibling of Napoleon, but descend from a, albeit briefly, ruling monarch.

Hell, Jeromé was heir presumptive of the Second Empire until 1856 and was a Prince of France since 1852.

I have never claimed, that the Bonaparte family is extinct, but I consider their claim to the throne of France to be extinct, because they aren't descended from a previous French monarch. I consider Napoleon to be the greatest monarch of France ever, and I will always defend Napoleon against Legitimist attacks. I'm not opposed to France remaining a republic, because republicanism is an important part of French national identity, and most Frenchmen despise the Capetians, while admiring Napoleon. France is very different from Germany and Russia concerning republicanism. Monarchism is insignificant in Germany, but republicanism isn't an important part of German national identity. Tsarist nostalgia is widespread in Russia. I consider restoration of former European monarchies to be impossible except in Russia and in the Balkans. My goals are preserving all current monarchies, restoring the Russian and Iranian monarchies and amending the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to allow the Länder of Germany to restore their monarchies.
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