Victor Emmanuel II of Italy facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsVittorio Emanuele II
Victor Emmanuel II
|King of Italy|
|Reign||17 March 1861 – 9 January 1878|
|King of Sardinia; Duke of Savoy|
|Reign||23 March 1849 – 17 March 1861|
|Born||14 March 1820
Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia
|Died||9 January 1878
Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy
(m. 1842; died 1855)
|Father||Charles Albert of Sardinia|
|Mother||Maria Theresa of Austria|
Victor Emmanuel II (Vittorio Emanuele Maria Alberto Eugenio Ferdinando Tommaso; 14 March 1820 – 9 January 1878) was king of Sardinia from 1849 until 17 March 1861. On that date, he took the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century. He held that title until his death in 1878. The Italians called him "Father of the Homeland" (Italian: Padre della Patria).
Victor Emmanuel was born at the Palazzo Carignano in Turin. He was born the heir to the title of Prince of Carignano, which was one of the most senior members of the Sardinian royal court behind the monarch himself. He became ruler of the Kingdom of Sardinia when his father abdicated.
Titles and styles
- 14 March 1820 - 23 March 1849: His Highness Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy
- 23 March 1849 – 17 March 1861: His Majesty The King of Sardinia
- 17 March 1861 – 9 January 1878: His Majesty The King of Italy
Images for kids
Tomb of Victor Emmanuel II in the Pantheon
In Spanish: Víctor Manuel II de Italia para niños
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