Re Vittorio Emanuele III di Savoya

Re Vittorio Emanuele III di Savoya

Male 1869 - 1947  (78 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 77 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Vittorio Emanuele III di Savoya 
    Prefix Re 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 11 Nov 1869  Naples Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Dec 1947  Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5740  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2013 

    Father Re Umberto I di Savoya,   b. 14 Mar 1844, Turino, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1900, Monza Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Margherita Maria di Savoya,   b. 20 Nov 1851, Turino, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1926, Bordighera Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1868  Turino, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elena de Montenegro,   b. 8 Jan 1873, Cetinje Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1952, Montpellier, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1896  Rome Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Mafalda Maria Elisabetta Anna Romana di Savoya,   b. 19 Nov 1902, Roma, Latium, Italia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1944, KZ Buchenwald, Thüringen, D Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. Re Umberto II di Savoya,   b. 15 Sep 1904, Racconigi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1983, Genève, CH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Giovanna Elisabetta di Savoya,   b. 13 Nov 1907, Rome Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2000, Estoril, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Living
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F2486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1947 - Alexandria, Egypt Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Succeeded as King of Italy in 1900 on the assassination of his father, King Umberto I. Proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia in 1936 and King of Albania on April 16, 1939. Renounced the titles of Emperor of Ethiopia and King of Albania on September 3, 1943, at Brindisi.

      Commemorative Message of
      H.R.H.the Duke of Savoy
      for the Fiftieth Anniversary of
      the Death of
      King Vittorio Emanuele III


      Vittorio Emanuele III, King of Italy, died in Alexandria, Egypt on 28 December 1947. I wish to pay my respects to his memory and to remind everybody of his noble virtues as a loving father, a model husband, and a man of great culture.
      As Head of State, he was concerned exclusively with the common good, and open to reforms. He was always near his people, who saw him, together with Queen Elena, rush to the aid of those who suffered during natural disasters in Messina, Reggio Calabria and Avezzano.
      He was known as "The Soldier King" for having concluded the First World War victoriously with the liberation of Trent and Trieste, in this way completing the unification of the nation.
      I am confident that historians will eventually reach a more balanced verdict on his long reign during that difficult period when the monarchy had to co-exist with the Fascist regime.
      The 8 September marks the half-century of another event, the distorted account of which speaks of the King's flight from Rome. That version of history readily ignores the fact that Vittorio Emanuele III did not actually abandon Italy, but transferred the operational command to Brindisi, which was then the only part of Italy that was not occupied by foreign troops. It was in this way that he could guarantee the continuity of the State and justify the war of liberation, while avoiding the risk of total destruction and grave consequences for the city of Rome and its residents.
      The image of this King is still awaiting justice. The role of the Crown as neutral moderator deserves a deeper and more objective treatment, and from a historical perspective above partisan political debate.
      In my heartfeld remembrance of this Sovereign, I also wish to properly commemorate those who have died in the name of Italy in all of her wars and in many courageous ventures.

      Long live the united Italy.

      --Vittorio Emanuele, Geneva, 28 December 1997
      (Grandson)


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