I have independently compiled a list of the 58 people who had a "better" claim to the Throne than George, Elector of Hanover in 1714. He only gained the Throne by the 1701 Act of Settlement. Amazingly I found when I joined here that my list tallied with the list compiled by a long standing member.
Anyway, number 51 on that list is Clemente of Modena. He was born on 20 April 1708, the third and youngest son of Rinaldo III, Duke of Modena, and is the only one on the list for whom I do not have a date of death. Some sources state he died in infancy, others that he lived until at least his mid teens, having entered the Church in 1719. The latest record I can find of him is on an Italian Royal Genealogical website which says :
"proposto di Santa Maria della Pomposa dal 1722. Arciprete di Bondeno dal 1722".
I know no Italian, so could someone please translate it for me. Also does anyone have a date of death for Clemente of Modena ?
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