Genealogy of the Royal Family of Italy1

House of Savoy


HM King Vittorio Emanuele II of ItalyHM Vittorio Emanuele II King of Italy, Prince of Savoy2
(Born as: Vittorio Emanuele Prince of Savoy-Carignano)
(Since April 27th, 1831:) HRH Vittorio Emanuele Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, Prince of Piedmont, Duke of Savoy
(Since March 23rd, 1849:) HM Vittorio Emanuele II King of Sardinia, Duke of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont
* Carignano Palace, Turin, March 14th, 1820
† Royal Palace of the Quirinale, Rome, January 9th, 1878
Heir to the Throne of Sardinia, April 27th, 1831
King of Sardinia, Duke of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont, March 23rd, 1849
King of Italy, March 17th, 1861

HI & RH Archduchess Adelheid of AustriaMarried:

  1. Chapel, Stupinigi Castle near Turin, April 12th, 1842:
    HI & RH
    Adelheid Franziska Marie Raineria Elisabeth Klothilde Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia
    * Milan, June 3rd, 1822
    † Turin, January 20th, 1855
  2. (morganatic) (religious) Cascine Vecchie di San Rossore near Pisa, November 7th, 1869:
    Rosa Teresa Vercellana ("Rosina")
    * Nice, June 11th, 1833
    † Spinola Palace, Mazzini Square, Pisa, December 27th, 1885
    Created Countess di Mirafiori e di Fontanafredda, April 11th, 1859

Children from the first marriage:

  1. HRH Ludovica Teresa Maria Clotilda Princess of Savoy, Princess of Sardinia
  2. HM Umberto I Rainerio Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio King of Italy, Prince of Savoy
  3. HRH Amedeo Ferdinando Maria Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, 1st Duke d'Aosta
  4. HRH Oddone Eugenio Maria Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, Duke de Montferrat
    * Racconigi Castle near Turin, July 11th, 1846
    † Turin, January 22nd, 1866
  5. HM Queen Maria Pia of Portugal née Princess of SavoyHRH Maria Pia Princess of Savoy, Princess of Sardinia
    * Turin, October 16th, 1847
    † Stupinigi Castle near Turin, July 5th, 1911

    HM King Luíz I of PortugalMarried:

    (by proxy) Turin, September 27th and (in person) Lisbon, October 6th, 1862:
    HM Dom
    Luíz I Filipe Maria Fernando Pedro de Alcántara António Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis João Augusto Júlio Volfando King of Portugal and the Algarves
    (Born as: HRH Dom Luíz Filipe Maria Fernando Pedro de Alcántara António Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis João Augusto Júlio Volfando Infante of Portugal, Duke de Porto)
    *
    Palácio das Necessidades, Lisbon, October 31st, 1838
    † Cidadela de Cascais, October 19th, 1889
    Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, November 15th, 1853
    King of Portugal, November 11th, 1861

  6. HRH Carlo Alberto Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, Duke de Chablais
    * Moncalieri Castle near Turin, June 2nd, 1851
    † Stupinigi Castle near Turin, June 28th, 1854
  7. HRH Vittorio Emanuele Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia
    * Turin, July 7th, 1852
    † Turin, July 7th, 1852
  8. HRH Vittorio Emanuele Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, Count di Geneva
    * Turin, January 8th, 1855
    † Turin, May 17th, 1855

Children from the second marriage:

  1. Vittoria Guerrieri ("Vitta")
  2. Emanuele Alberto Guerrieri ("Manulfo")
  3. Child
    * ?
    † at a young age

HM King Umberto IHM Umberto I Rainerio Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio King of Italy, Prince of Savoy2
(Born as: HRH Umberto Rainerio Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, Prince of Piedmont)
* Turin, March 14th, 1844
† (assassinated) Monza near Milan, July 29th, 1900
Heir to the Throne of Sardinia, March 28th, 1849; Heir to the Throne of Italy, March 17th, 1861
King of Italy, January 9th, 1878

HM Queen MargheritaMarried:

Duomo San Giovanni Battista, Turin, April 22nd, 1868:
HRH
Margherita Maria Teresa Giovanna Princess of Savoy-Genoa
* Turin, November 20th, 1851
† Bordighera near Imperia, Liguria, January 4th, 1926

Child from this marriage:

  1. HM Vittorio Emanuele III Ferdinando Maria Gennaro King of Italy, Prince of Savoy

HM King Vittorio Emanuele IIIHM Vittorio Emanuele III Ferdinando Maria Gennaro King of Italy, Prince of Savoy2
(Born as: HRH Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro Prince of Savoy, Prince of Sardinia, Prince of Naples)
(Since January 1st, 1890:) HRH Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro Prince Royal of Savoy, Prince of Naples
* Naples, November 11th, 1869
† Alexandria, December 28th, 1947
Heir to the Throne, January 9th, 1878
King of Italy, July 29th, 1900 (abdicated: Villa Maria Pia, Naples, May 9th, 1946); Emperor of Ethiopia, May 9th, 1936 (abdicated: September 3rd, 1943); King of Albania, April 16th, 1939 (abdicated: September 3rd, 1943)

HM Queen ElenaMarried:

(civil) Royal Palace of the Quirinale and (religious) Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, October 24th, 1896:
Elena Princess Petrovich Njegosh of Montenegro
* Cetinje, January 8th, 1873
† Clinique Saint-Côme, Montpellier, Hérault, November 28th, 1952

HRH Princess MafaldaChildren from this marriage:

  1. HRH Jolanda Margherita Milena Elisabetta Romana Maria Princess Royal of Savoy
  2. HRH Mafalda Maria Elisabetta Anna Romana Princess Royal of Savoy
    * Rome, November 19th, 1902
    † (concentration camp) Buchenwald near Weimar, August 28th, 1944

    Married:

    (civil and religious) Racconigi Castle near Turin, September 23rd, 1925:
    HRH
    Philipp Prince of Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse
    * Rumpenheim Castle near Offenbach, November 6th, 1896
    † Rome, October 25th, 1980
    Landgrave of Hesse, May 28th, 1940

  3. HM Umberto II Nicola Tommaso Giovanni Maria King of Italy, Prince of Savoy
  4. HM Queen Giovanna of the Bulgarians née Princess Royal of SavoyHRH Giovanna Elisabetta Antonia Romana Maria Princess Royal of Savoy
    * Rome, November 13th, 1907
    † Estoril, February 26th, 2000

    Married:

    HM King Boris III of the BulgariansSt. Franciscus of Assisi Church, Assisi, Umbria, October 25th, 1930:
    HM
    Boris III Klemens Robert Maria Pius Ludwig Stanislaus Xaver King of the Bulgarians
    (Born as: HH Boris Klemens Robert Maria Pius Ludwig Stanislaus Xaver Prince of Bulgaria, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Tirnovo)
    (Since October 5th, 1908:) HRH Boris Klemens Robert Maria Pius Ludwig Stanislaus Xaver Prince of Bulgaria, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Tirnovo
    * Sofia, January 30th, 1894
    † Royal Palace, Sofia, August 28th, 1943
    Prince of Tirnovo (= Crown Prince of Bulgaria), January 30th, 1894
    King of the Bulgarians, October 3rd, 1918

  5. HRH Princess Maria of Bourbon-Parma née Princess Royal of SavoyHRH Maria Francesca Anna Romana Princess Royal of Savoy
    * Rome, December 26th, 1914
    † Mandelieu near Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, December 4th, 2001

    Married:

    Paolina Chapel, Royal Palace of the Quirinale, Rome, January 23rd, 1939:
    HRH
    Louis Charles Marie Léopold Robert Prince of Bourbon-Parma
    * Schwarzau am Steinfelde, December 5th, 1899
    † Boulevard des Princes, Saint-Rémy, Mandelieu near Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, December 4th, 1967


HM King Umberto IIHM Umberto II Nicola Tommaso Giovanni Maria King of Italy, Prince of Savoy2
(Born as: HRH Umberto Nicola Tommaso Giovanni Maria Prince Royal of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont)
* Piedmont Castle, Racconigi, September 15th, 1904
† Room 609, Cantonal Hospital, Geneva, March 18th, 1983
Heir to the Throne, September 15th, 1904; Prince-Regent of Italy with the rank of Lieutenant-General, June 5th, 1944
King of Italy, May 9th, 1946 (the monarchy was abolished by plebiscite, June 2nd, 1946; the King left Italy to go into exile, June 13th, 1946)

HM Queen Marie-JoséMarried:

Paolina Chapel, Royal Palace of the Quirinale, Rome, January 8th, 1930:
HRH
Marie-José Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle Princess of Belgium, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony
(Since the end of World War I:) HRH Marie-José Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle Princess of Belgium
* Villa Osterrieth, Ostend, August 4th, 1906
† Room 609, Cantonal Hospital, Geneva, January 27th, 2001

Children from this marriage:

  1. HRH Maria Pia Elena Elisabetta Margherita Milena Mafalda Ludovica Tecla Gennara Princess Royal of Savoy
    * Naples, September 24th, 1934

    Married:

    Cascais, February 12th, 1955:
    HRH
    Aleksandar Prince of Serbia
    (Since October 3rd, 1929:) HRH Aleksandar Prince of Yugoslavia
    * White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, August 13th, 1924
    (Divorced: Versailles, Yvelines, December 1967)

  2. HRH Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of NaplesHRH Vittorio Emanuele Alberto Carlo Teodoro Umberto Bonifacio Amedeo Damiano Bernardino Gennaro Maria Prince Royal of Savoy, Prince of Naples, Duke of Savoy
    (Born as: HRH Vittorio Emanuele Alberto Carlo Teodoro Umberto Bonifacio Amedeo Damiano Bernardino Gennaro Maria Prince Royal of Savoy, Prince of Naples)
    * Naples, February 12th, 1937
    Heir to the Throne, May 9th, 1946
    Head of the Royal Family of Italy, March 18th, 1983; assumed the title Duke of Savoy, January 30th, 1984

    HRH Princess MarinaMarried:

    (civil) Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11th, 1970 and (religious) Italian Chapel, Dom Bosco Institute, Teheran, October 7th, 1971:
    Marina Ricolfi Doria
    * Cologny near Geneva, February 12th, 1935
    Created Duchess of Savoy, Princess of Naples, January 30th, 1984

    HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of PiedmontChild from this marriage:

    1. HRH Emanuele Filiberto Umberto Reza Ciro René Maria Prince Royal of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont
      (Born as: HRH Emanuele Filiberto Umberto Reza Ciro René Maria Prince Royal of Savoy, Prince of Venice)
      * Cantonal Hospital, Geneva, June 22nd, 1972
      Created Prince of Piedmont, January 30th, 1984
  3. HRH Maria Gabriella Giuseppa Aldegonda Adelaide Margherita Ludovica Felicita Gennara Princess Royal of Savoy ("Ella")
    * Royal Palace, Naples, February 24th, 1940

    Married:

    (civil) Sainte-Mesme, Yvelines, June 16th and (religious) Chapel of Château de Balsan, Eze, Alpes-Maritimes, June 21st, 1969:
    Robert Zellinger de Balkány
    * Iklód, August 4th, 1931
    (Divorced: Geneva, January 1990)

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Marie Elisabeth Zellinger de Balkány
      * Clinique "Montchoisy", Lausanne, March 2nd, 1972
  4. HRH Maria Beatrice Elena Margherita Ludovica Caterina Francisca Romana Princess Royal of Savoy ("Titi")

Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Ana Pereira, Sam Dotson, Erik Lamote, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Netty Leistra and Paul Theroff.
  2. The official titles of King Vittorio Emanuele II, King Umberto I, King Vittorio Emanuele III and King Umberto II were: King of Italy, Sardinia, Cyprus, Jerusalem and Armenia, Duke of Savoy, Prince of Carignano, Piedmont, Oneglia, Pirino, Trino, Prince and Perpetual Vicar of the Holy Roman Empire, Prince of Carmagnola, Montmellian with Arbin and Fancin, Prince Bailiff of the Duchy of Aosta, Prince of Chieri, Dronero, Crescentino, Riva di Chieri e Bana, Prince of Busca, of Bene, of Brà, Duke of Genoa, Monferrato, Chiablese, the Genovese, Piacenza, and Carignano Ivoy, Marquess in Italy, of Saluzzo, Ivrea, Susa, Ceva, Maro, Oristano, Cesena, Savona, Tarantasia, Borgomanero and Cureggio, Caselle, Rivoli, Pianezza, Govone, Salussola, Racconigi with Tegerone, Migliabruna and Motturone, Cavallermaggiore, Marene, Modane and of Landesbourg, Livorno Ferraris, Santhià, Aglié, Centallo, e Demonte, Desana, Ghemme, Vigone, and Villafranca (Piedmont), Count of Moriana, Barge, Villafranca, Ginevra, Nizza, Tenda, Romont, Asti, Alessandria, the Goceano, Novara, Tortona, Bobbio, Soissons, San Antioco (Sardinia), Pollenzo, Roccabruna, Tricerro, Bairo, Oregno, and the Apertole, Baron of Vaud and the Faucigny, Superior Lord of Monaco, of Roccabruna and of eleven twelfths of Mentone, Lord of Vercelli, Pinerolo, the Lomellina and Valle Sesia, Nobile Uomo and Patrician of Venice, Patrician of Ferrara

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Last updated: October 29th, 2001.

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