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Victor Emmanuel III
Vittorio Emanuele III (c. 1915–1920).jpg
King of Italy
Reign 29 July 1900 – 9 May 1946
Coronation 29 July 1900
Predecessor Umberto I
Successor Umberto II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Reign 9 May 1936 – 5 May 1941
Predecessor Haile Selassie I
Successor Haile Selassie I
King of the Albanians
Reign 16 April 1939 – 8 September 1943
Predecessor Zog I
Successor Title abolished
Born (1869-11-11)11 November 1869
Naples, Kingdom of Italy
Died 28 December 1947(1947-12-28) (aged 78)
Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
Burial Saint Catherine's Cathedral, Alexandria, Egypt
Consort Elena of Montenegro
Issue Yolanda, Countess of Bergolo
Mafalda, Landgravine of Hesse
Umberto II
Giovanna, Queen of Bulgaria
Maria Francesca, Princess Luigi of Parma
Full name
Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia
House House of Savoy
Father Umberto I of Italy
Mother Margherita of Savoy
Religion None
Signature Victor Emmanuel III's signature

Victor Emmanuel III (11 November 1869 – 28 December 1947) was king of Italy from 29 July 1900 to 9 May 1946. He was the son and successor of King Umberto I. He was a member of the House of Savoy.

Early life

Victor was born in Naples. His mother was Queen Margherita of Savoy. He became king in 1900, at age 31, after his father was killed by Gaetano Bresci.


After World War I, Benito Mussolini started the March on Rome and Victor Emmanuel III supported him. Mussolini became the Prime Minister and dictator. Because people said Victor Emmanuel III had worked together with Mussolini too much, Italy became a republic in 1946.

Titles and styles

  • 11 November 1869 - 29 July 1900: His Royal Highness The Prince of Naples
  • 29 July 1900 - 9 May 1946: His Majesty The King of Italy
    • 9 May 1936 - 5 May 1941: His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Ethiopia
    • 16 April 1939 - 8 September 1943: His Majesty The King of the Albanians
  • 9 May 1946 - 28 December 1947 His Majesty King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

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