Talk:House of Lorraine

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The Habsburgs are a branch of the Lorraine?[edit]

I've seen at other article that both the House of Lorraine and the extinct House of Habsburg (I'm talking about the Habsburg, not the Lorraine-Habsburg) share a common male line ancestor and thus are part of the same dynast (just as the Bourbon and the Braganzas are part of the Capetian Dynasty). Is that correct? If yes, shouldn't be included in here? --Lecen (talk) 15:05, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Marie Theresa Habsburg wedded Francis Lorraine, and after the Habsburgs died out, the Lorraines claimed succession to the Habsburg name and titles. The Habsburg-Lorraines and Lorraines are one and the same, simply with a name change. A connection through a marriage. [tk] XANDERLIPTAK 22:31, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I've never heard that the extinct pre-1740 Habsburgs were descended in the male line from the House of Lorraine. There might have been 18th century efforts to claim such a connection in the distant past as part of an effort to legitimize the succession through Francis I and Maria Theresa's heirs, but I'm not aware of it. john k (talk) 23:54, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Bysantium Connection[edit]

What's that connection?-- (talk) 07:30, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Verb tense in lede[edit]

The House of Lorraine ... is one of the most important and was one of the longest-reigning royal houses in the history of Europe.

I question the present-tense verb is in the lede sentence. I don't believe they rule anywhere any longer, and thus can't be described as currently important. Suggest rewording:

"The House of Lorraine ... was one of the most important and longest-reigning royal houses in the history of Europe." Sca (talk) 16:41, 30 July 2014 (UTC)