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Vittorio Emanuele Savoy

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Vittorio Emanuele Savoy Famous memorial

Birth
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death
3 Feb 2024 (aged 86)
Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Burial
Superga, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Add to Map
Plot
Royal Crypt
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Italian Royalty. The only son of Umberto II, the last King of Italy, and his wife Marie-José of Belgium, he used the title Duke of Savoy and claimed the headship of the House of Savoy. These claims were disputed by supporters of his third cousin, Prince Aimone, 6th Duke of Aosta. He lived for most of his life in exile, following the constitutional referendum of 1946, which affirmed the abolition of the monarchy and the creation of the Italian Republic. On several occasions, he was the center of controversy in Italy and abroad due to a series of incidents. He was revealed to be a member of Propaganda Due (P2), the state within a state responsible for high-level corruption and political manipulation. In France, he was tried on a murder charge, of which he was cleared of unlawful killing but convicted of a firearms offence. On 23 October 2002, the provision in the constitution that barred male members of the former royal house from returning to Italy was repealed. As part of a deal with the government, Vittorio Emanuele signed an agreement renouncing all claims to the defunct throne and recognizing the Republic as the only lawful government of Italy. He was permitted to re-enter the country on 10 November 2002.
Italian Royalty. The only son of Umberto II, the last King of Italy, and his wife Marie-José of Belgium, he used the title Duke of Savoy and claimed the headship of the House of Savoy. These claims were disputed by supporters of his third cousin, Prince Aimone, 6th Duke of Aosta. He lived for most of his life in exile, following the constitutional referendum of 1946, which affirmed the abolition of the monarchy and the creation of the Italian Republic. On several occasions, he was the center of controversy in Italy and abroad due to a series of incidents. He was revealed to be a member of Propaganda Due (P2), the state within a state responsible for high-level corruption and political manipulation. In France, he was tried on a murder charge, of which he was cleared of unlawful killing but convicted of a firearms offence. On 23 October 2002, the provision in the constitution that barred male members of the former royal house from returning to Italy was repealed. As part of a deal with the government, Vittorio Emanuele signed an agreement renouncing all claims to the defunct throne and recognizing the Republic as the only lawful government of Italy. He was permitted to re-enter the country on 10 November 2002.

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  • Originally Created by: Italia
  • Added: Feb 3, 2024
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/263611664/vittorio_emanuele-savoy: accessed ), memorial page for Vittorio Emanuele Savoy (12 Feb 1937–3 Feb 2024), Find a Grave Memorial ID 263611664, citing Basilica di Superga, Superga, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.