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  1. WI Francis of Austria, son of Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy, lives to adulthood?

    As says the title: WI Francis, the youngest son of Maximilian and Mary, who lived only little less then four months, had survived to adulthood? How could it affect Maximilian's plans for the marriages and alliances of the Habsburgs? Also, considering how odd was Mary's death, probably it would...
  2. WI Nero had died before Claudius?

    Calling the Roman experts here: if Nero had died before Claudius - maybe due to a disease or by accident, and around 40 AD, in order to not change too much the timeline - would the succession of Britannicus be uncontested? Or there would be more candidates pushing to be Emperor? Who could they...
  3. WI Joseph I dies during the siege of Landau (1702) ?

    I was reading about the War of the Spanish Succession and I've found this interesting piece of information about the Siege of Landau, the only military operation that then Archduke Joseph (later Emperor Joseph I) participated: So, WI Joseph had been shot instead of the gunner? How would it...
  4. WI Ferdinand I dies in 1518?

    I was reading about the Emperor Ferdinand I and I found an interesting information about his short visit to the Irish harbour of Kinsale in June 1518, after the ships that were transporting him and his entourage were blown off course by a storm during his voyage from Spain to the Netherlands...
  5. Were marriages between Christian and Muslim nobilities possible?

    Not exactly a WI, but I thought this one was the best forum to post it. I was reading about the suggested marriage of Joan of England to Al-Adil (the brother of Saladin) made by Richard I, and later I've read that Ismail Ibn Sharif, Sultan of Morocco, asked to marry Marie Anne de Bourbon, a...
  6. WI Louis XVI dies just before the Estates General are convened?

    Just an idea: Louis XVI has a hunting accident or something like that and dies sometime between the election of the Estates General of 1789 and their meeting on 5th May 1789 (let's say he dies in the last week of April that year). What could happen after that? Would the Estates General still...
  7. WI Charles XII dies or is captured in Poltava?

    As it says above: what would be the consequences for Sweden, Russia and the Great Northern War if Charles XII, instead of fleeing the battlefield and going into exile in the Ottoman Empire, is: a) killed during the battle; b) captured with other high ranking Swedes?
  8. The three daughters of Louis I of Hungary and Poland live to adulthood

    Maybe this was already discussed in older threads, but I couldn't find them. IOTL the inheritance of Louis I of Hungary and Poland was divided between his two daughters, Mary (who got Hungary) and Hedwig (who got Poland), not without a lot of political intrigue and conflict with other claimants...
  9. WI Louis II of Hungary has a son?

    As says the title. Let's say that by the time of the Battle of Mohács Louis II had a son by Mary of Austria (born anytime between 1521 and 1526). Assuming the king still dies, how an infant Jagellion heir affects politically Hungary, Bohemia, the Habsburgs and the Ottomans?
  10. WI Julius Caesar dies during the first invasion of Britain (55 BC)?

    As it says in the tin: what probably would happen if Julius Caesar dies during his first invasion of Britain in 55 BC? Let's say that his ship sinks due to a storm in the Channel, either before landing or during his return from Britain. What would happen in Gaul and in Rome?
  11. WI Carloman, brother of Charlemagne, lives longer?

    IOTL Carloman, the younger brother of Charlemagne, died in 771, aged only 20. At the time, he was entering an alliance with the Lombards against Charlemagne. So, WI he didn't die? Could he have defeated his brother? How would it affect the Frankish kingdom?
  12. WI Eleanor of Aquitaine's brother survives?

    Eleanor of Aquitaine's life is a common subject here in AH.com, generally in threads about alternate marriages, or alternate children. However, I would like to discuss a different POD here: the survival of her younger brother William. IOTL he died aged 4, and she became the heir of William X of...
  13. WI Isabella I of Castile had died before taking the throne?

    Just an idea: Isabella of Castile dies in 2 October 1470, during the birth of her first child (her daughter also named Isabella). The baby dies too. What happens next? She and Ferdinand had the backing of the nobles who opposed Henry IV of Castile and (later) Juana (called la Beltraneja). Now...
  14. WI Mary of Hungary didn't fall from a horse?

    In 1395, Queen Mary of Hungary fell from a horse. She was pregnant at the time, and with the trauma she gave birth to a stillborn son and died not long after it. So, WI she didn't ride that day, and survived, giving birth to a living son? How would it affect Hungary, her husband Sigismund and...
  15. WI Charles V dies during the conquest of Tunis in 1535?

    In June 1535 Charles V personally led the fleet and the army that conquered the city of Tunis from the Ottomans. So, WI he is injured and dies during or right after the battles or the capture of the city? Ferdinand I was already named his heir in the HRE, so probably no change in the succession...
  16. WI William III lives longer than Anne?

    As says in the tin. WI William's horse doesn't stumble into that molehill and the king lives to 1714 or 1715, surviving Anne? I don't think it's unlikely, as he would be around 65 by then, and he had relatives who reached similar ages: his grandfather Frederic Henry (63), his grandmother Amalia...
  17. WI Philip II of Spain dies in 1542?

    While still only 15 years old Philip II of Spain accompanied the Duke of Alba in the siege of Perpignan, in August 1542. So, suppose the young prince is wounded or get a disease and dies in late August or early September 1542. It wouldn't change the outcome of the 9th Italian War between the...
  18. WI Margaret of Valois dies in 1582?

    Apparently Margaret of Valois, the wife of Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV of France) got an illness in 1582 while in Metz. So, WI she had died that year? Would Henry remarry (and if yes, then who would he choose)?
  19. WI James II dies of smallpox in 1660?

    In 1660, after Charles II went back to England, two of his siblings died of smallpox: Henry, Duke of Gloucester (in September) and Mary, Princess Royal (in December). So, WI his other brother, James, Duke of York (the OTL James II) also died, let's say in December, together with Mary? I'm...
  20. WI the House of Barcelona doesn't die out (Peter of Aragon lives) ?

    Martin I of Aragon, the last king of the House of Barcelona, died in 1410 without surviving legitimate heirs, as his son Martin I of Sicily had died less than an year before. It caused a two years interregnum, when six candidates competed for the throne. Eventually, Ferdinand of Trastamara, a...
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