Italian Monarch. Royal House of Savoy. King Umberto I was King of Italy from Jan 9, 1878 to July 29, 1900. He became King upon the death of his father King Victor Emmanuel II. As a young man, the then Prince fought in the war with Austria to obtain the Austrian territories in Italy. After becoming King, Umberto I observed the constitution and parlamentary government. His Majesty actively enhanced his people's welfare. The King would financially and administratively assist the victims of earthquakes, floods & a cholera epidemic. The King was active in foreign policy. His Majesty agreed to the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary. The King attempted and failed to establish a colonial empire in north east Africa. King Umberto I was shot by Gaetano Bresci, an anarchist at Monza near Milan in 1900. Mr Bresci was impressed by the earlier assassination of President William McKinley by an anarchist. The King's son became King Victor Emmanuel III.
Bio by: John Hinkle
Maria-Margarita Teresa Giovanna Savoy-Genoa Savoy-Carignano
1851–1926 (m. 1968)
Victor Emmanuel Savoy-Carignan