Last heir

the person to whom lands escheat for lack of an heir.
- Gen. xlix. 19.

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Other protesters waved posters of Prince Reza Pahlavi, the last heir apparent to the defunct monarchy of Iran.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Brazilian lyricist and novelist and the recipient of numerous international awards, Paulo Coelho, lashed out at fugitive Prince Reza Pahlavi, the last heir apparent to the defunct throne of the former Imperial State of Iran (1925-1979), for calling on foreign countries to meddle in Iran's internal affairs by supporting the recent riots and unrests.
The news of the Vazquez-Cruz wedding rocked the social scene not only because of the couple's social prominence, but also because it took place six months after the death of Vazquez's wife, Luisa 'Ising' Madrigal, the last heir of industrialist Vicente Madrigal, the turn-of-the-century tycoon who built a fortune in shipping, real estate and other businesses.
When the last heir of the estate, Winifred Bamford-Hesketh, died in 1924, the family decided to live elsewhere.
With the death of its last heir on Tuesday, a 400- year- old curse has come back to haunt the Wadiyar royals of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore.
when it split from the main business in 2007) would dissolve upon the death of the last heir who was alive at the founder's passing.
Busch IV, the chief executive and last heir to the vast Anheuser-Busch empire, has made no public comment since the events of December 19.
Saturday's events marked the end of four days of public and private mourning meant to emphasize Kennedy's 47 years in the Senate from Massachusetts, his standing as the foremost liberal Democrat of the late 20th century yet a legislator who courted compromise with Republicans, a family man and last heir to a dynasty that began in the years after World War II.
Other plays Herod, Ulysses, Nero and Faust (for Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree) followed to critical acclaim but The Last Heir, produced in 1908, was not a success.
Smart was the last heir to Parker Ranch, when Hawaii Business featured him in the December 1975 issue.
In this book, Sharon Linnea tells the story of Princess Ka`iulani, niece of Queen Lili`uokalani and last heir to the Hawaiian throne, whose reign was never to be.
He was in the apostolic succession, the last heir of the great New England tradition--Bancroft, Parkman, Prescott, Motley, Henry Adams--and there is no one to come after.