Person:Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1)

Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
b.11 Nov 1869
d.28 Dec 1947
  1. Victor Emmanuel III of Italy1869 - 1947
  1. Princess Yolanda of Savoy1901 - 1986
  2. Princess Mafalda , of Savoy1902 - 1944
  3. Umberto II of Italy1904 - 1983
  4. Giovanna of Italy1907 - 2000
  5. Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy1914 - 2001
Facts and Events
Name Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Nov 1869
Death[1] 28 Dec 1947
Reference Number? Q150642?

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Victor Emmanuel III (Italian: Vittorio Emanuele III; 11 November 1869 – 28 December 1947) was King of Italy (29 July 1900 – 9 May 1946). In addition, he claimed the thrones of Ethiopia and Albania as Emperor of Ethiopia (1936–41) and King of the Albanians (1939–43), which were not recognised by all great powers. During his long reign (45 years), which began after the assassination of his father Umberto I, the Kingdom of Italy became involved in two World Wars. His reign also encompassed the birth, rise, and fall of Italian Fascism.

Victor Emmanuel abdicated his throne in 1946 to his son Umberto II, hoping to strengthen the support for the monarchy against an ultimately successful referendum to abolish it. He then went in exile to Alexandria, Egypt, where he died and was buried the following year.

He was nicknamed by the Italians as "Re soldato" (Soldier King) and "Re vittorioso" (Victorious King) after Italy was victorious in the First World War. He was also nicknamed "Sciaboletta" ("little sabre") due to his height of .

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