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After the death ( 1410 ) of Rupert , Wenceslas ' successor to the German crown , both Sigismund and Jobst were elected king by different factions , but at Jobst's death in 1411 Sigismund became German king .
The importance given in India to the birth of sons is to ensure that there will be a male descendant to perform the śrāddha ceremony after one's death . The rite is performed for the deceased father , grandfather , and great ...
The royal Stewarts had an unlucky history , dogged by sudden death ; and seven succeeded to the throne as minors . The direct male line terminated with the death of James V in 1542. His daughter Mary ( died 1587 ) , queen of Scots ...
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