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King Umberto Savoy II

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King Umberto Savoy II Famous memorial

Birth
Racconigi, Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
Death
18 Mar 1983 (aged 78)
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Burial
Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille, Departement de la Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Memorial ID
7030039 View Source

The Royal House of Savoy. His Majesty was the last King of Italy. His parents were King Victor Emmanuel III and Queen Eleana. Crown Prince Umberto married Princess Marie of the Belgians in 1930. In 1944, King Victor Emmanuel III appointed Crown Prince Umberto the Lieutenant-General of the realm. On May 9, 1946, the King abdicated in favor of the Crown Prince who became King Umberto II. In June, 1946 a referendum voted to abolish the monarchy by a close margin. King Umberto II did not abdicate, but left Italy to live in exile. King Umberto II lived for many years in Lisbon, Portugal. Queen Marie-Jose lived for many years in Geneva, Switzerland. King Umberto II is buried at the Abbey in Hautecombie, France beside Queen Marie-Jose Savoy.

The Royal House of Savoy. His Majesty was the last King of Italy. His parents were King Victor Emmanuel III and Queen Eleana. Crown Prince Umberto married Princess Marie of the Belgians in 1930. In 1944, King Victor Emmanuel III appointed Crown Prince Umberto the Lieutenant-General of the realm. On May 9, 1946, the King abdicated in favor of the Crown Prince who became King Umberto II. In June, 1946 a referendum voted to abolish the monarchy by a close margin. King Umberto II did not abdicate, but left Italy to live in exile. King Umberto II lived for many years in Lisbon, Portugal. Queen Marie-Jose lived for many years in Geneva, Switzerland. King Umberto II is buried at the Abbey in Hautecombie, France beside Queen Marie-Jose Savoy.

Bio by: John Hinkle


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Hinkle
  • Added: 23 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7030039
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7030039/umberto-savoy: accessed ), memorial page for King Umberto Savoy II (15 Sep 1904–18 Mar 1983), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7030039, citing Abbaye de Hautecombe, Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille, Departement de la Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France; Maintained by Find a Grave .