Who was Heir to the Throne in Europe (1815-1914)?

“… Next in line, please!”

by Heidi Mehrkens & Sven Scheurer

Portrait of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (1858-1889) by Eugen Felix

This database provides information on European royal heirs in the long 19th century and the years (sometimes even decades) they spent waiting to succeed to the throne. We hope to give researchers a visual impression of the persistence of hereditary rule in Europe. The list will gradually be completed.

Database “Heirs to the Throne in Europe (1815-1914)”