Vittorio Emanuele III, re d'Italia (King of Italy)

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Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia, III

Nicknames: "Victor Emmanuel III of Italy", "Виктор Емануел III Савойски"
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Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Death: Died in Alexandria, Egypt
Place of Burial: Cattedrale di Santa Caterina, الاسكندرية, Egypt
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Son of Umberto I, re d'Italia and Margherita of Savoy, Queen consort of Italy
Husband of Jelena . Petrović Njegoš
Father of Iolanda Margherita Margherita Milena Elisabetta Romana Maria Calvi, Countess of Bergolo; Princess Mafalda of Savoy; Umberto II, re d'Italia (King of Italy); Царица Йоанна Савойска (Giovanna ot Italy) and Maria Francesca Anna Romana di Savoia

Occupation: King of Italy (1900-1946), King of Italy (July 29, 1900 - May 9, 1946); King of the Albanians (1939 - 1943); Emperor of Ethiopia (1936 - 1941)
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About Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia, III

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  • Victor Emmanuel was born in Naples, Italy. He was the only child of Umberto I, King of Italy, and his consort (first cousin by his grandfather Charles Albert of Sardinia, Princess Margherita of Savoy. Margherita was the daughter of the duke of Genoa.
  • Unlike his paternal first cousin's son, the 1.98 m (6 foot 6") tall Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta, Victor Emmanuel was short of stature even by 19th-century standards, to the point that today he would appear diminutive. He was just 1.53 m tall (just over 5 feet).[2] From birth, Victor Emmanuel was known by the title of Prince of Naples.

Ascension to the throne

  • On 29 July 1900, at the age of 30, Victor Emmanuel ascended the throne upon his father's assassination. The only advice that his father Umberto ever gave his heir was "Remember: to be a king, all you need to know is how to sign your name, read a newspaper, and mount a horse"[citation needed]. His early years showed evidence that, by the standards of the Savoy monarchy, he was a man committed to constitutional government. Indeed, even though his father was killed by an anarchist, the new King showed a commitment to constitutional freedoms.
  • Though Italy was a parliamentary democracy, under the Statuto Albertino, or constitution, the monarchy possessed considerable residual powers, including the right to appoint the Prime Minister, even if the individual in question did not command majority support in the Chamber of Deputies. A shy and somewhat withdrawn individual, the King hated the day-to-day stresses of Italian politics, though the country's chronic political instability forced him to intervene no less than ten times between 1900 and 1922 to solve parliamentary crises.
  • When World War I began, Italy remained neutral at first, despite being part of the Triple Alliance (albeit it was signed on defensive terms and Italy objected that the Sarajevo assassination did not qualify as aggression). However, in 1915, Italy signed several secret treaties committing to enter the war on the side of the Triple Entente. Most of the people opposed war, however, and the Italian Chamber of Deputies forced Prime Minister Antonio Salandra to resign. Victor Emmanuel, however, declined Salandra's resignation and made the decision himself for Italy to enter the war. He legally had the right to make this decision under the Statuto Albertino, popular opposition to the war notwithstanding. However, the corrupt and disorganised war effort, the stunning loss of life suffered by the Italian army, especially at the great defeat of Caporetto, and the economic depression that followed the war turned the King against what he perceived as an inefficient political bourgeoisie. Nevertheless, the King visited the various areas of northern Italy suffering repeated strikes and mortar hits from elements of the Austro-Hungarian/Italian fighting there, where he demonstrated considerable courage and care in personally visiting many people, with his wife the queen taking turns with nurses in caring for Italy's wounded. It was at this time, the period of World War I, that the King enjoyed genuine affection from the majority of his people.

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Vittorio Emanuele III, re d'Italia (King of Italy)'s Timeline

1869
November 11, 1869
Naples, Italy
1896
October 24, 1896
Age 26
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1901
June 1, 1901
Age 31
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1902
November 2, 1902
Age 32
Roma, Italia
1904
September 15, 1904
Age 34
Racconigi, Piemonte, Italia
1907
November 13, 1907
Age 38
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1914
December 26, 1914
Age 45
Roma, Lazio, Italia
1947
December 28, 1947
Age 78
Alexandria, Egypt
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Naples - Prince of Naples
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الاسكندرية, Egypt