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Vittorio Emanuele <Italia, Re, III.>; 1869-1947   (view)   (view in production)

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"Victor Emmanuel III (Italian: Vittorio Emanuele III, Albanian: Viktor Emanueli III; 11 November 1869 – 28 December 1947) was the King of Italy from 29 July 1900 until his abdication on 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), claims not recognised by all the great powers. During his long reign (nearly 46 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 in favour of his son Umberto II, hoping to strengthen 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 called by the Italians the \"Re soldato\" (Soldier King) and, after Italy's victory in the First World War the \"Re vittorioso\" (Victorious King). He was also nicknamed \"Sciaboletta\" (\"little saber\") due to his height of 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1869-1947
Clippings: 19151986
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118804545
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q150642
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victor_Emmanuel_III_of_Italy
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/13103888

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