Dean was childless but Cynthia was mother to a twenty-year-old college student.
His wife was an heiress; and on the death of his childless uncle, Hartmann VI.
Was childless, and the disposal of his inheritance became a question of great interest to the European powers.
Obliged, however, to flee to Pella in Macedonia, he established himself as an astrologer, and as such was consulted by the childless Olympias.
Antonio and Francesco both having died childless, the duchy passed to Charles of Bourbon (Don Carlos), infante of Spain, who, becoming king of Naples in 1734, surrendered Parma and Piacenza to Austria, but retained the artistic treasures of the Farnese dynasty which he had removed from Parma to Naples.