What is line of descent?

  • (noun): The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
    Synonyms: descent, lineage, filiation
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House Of Estridsen - Line of Descent - From Christopher I To Margaret I
... from 1385 (illegitimate) Erik Christoffersen Løvenbalk, his male line descendants, the Løvenbalk family, died out after 1598 Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein descends from him in the female line and ...

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