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3 Infamous Pretenders to the Throne

These may be the strangest cases of claims to power.

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  • The Romanov children in 1908. Numerous people impersonated Anastasia (second from left) over the years.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Anna Anderson

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  • Anna Anderson, left, and the Grand Duchess Anastasia, right.

    Photo Credit: Alchetron

The Many Louis XVIIs

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  • Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Pope Formosus and the Cadaver Synod

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  • Painting of Pope Formosus on trial and Stephen VI, 1870.

    Photo Credit: Wikipedia