Person:Umberto II of Italy (1)

Umberto II of Italy
b.15 Sep 1904
d.18 Mar 1983
Facts and Events
Name Umberto II of Italy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Sep 1904
Death[1] 18 Mar 1983
Reference Number? Q187149?


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Umberto II (; 15 September 190418 March 1983) was the last King of Italy. He reigned for 34 days, from 9 May 1946 to 12 June 1946, although he had been de facto head of state since 1944, and was nicknamed the May King.

Umberto was the only son among the five children of King Victor Emmanuel III and Queen Elena. In an effort to repair the monarchy's image after the fall of Benito Mussolini's regime, Victor Emmanuel transferred his powers to Umberto in 1944 while retaining the title of king. As a referendum was in preparation on the abolition of the monarchy in 1946, Victor Emmanuel abdicated his throne in favour of Umberto in the hope that his exit might bolster the monarchy. But the referendum passed, Italy was declared a republic, and Umberto lived out the rest of his life in exile in Cascais, on the Portuguese Riviera.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Umberto II of Italy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.