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Prince Emanuele Filiberto
Duke of Aosta
Duke of Aosta
Predecessor Amedeo, 1st Duke
Successor Amedeo, 3rd Duke
Spouse Princess Hélène of Orléans
Issue
Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta
Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta
Full name
Emanuele Filiberto Vittorio Eugenio Alberto Genova Guiseppe Maria
House House of Savoy
Father Amadeo I of Spain
Mother Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna
Born 13 January 1869(1869-01-13)
Genoa
Died 4 July 1931 (aged 62)
Turin
Emanuel Filibert of Aosta
13 January 1869(1869-01-13) – 4 July 1931 (aged 62)
Allegiance Italy Italy
Service/branch Army
Rank Marshal of Italy
Commands held Italian Third Army
Battles/wars World War I

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy-Aosta, 2nd Duke of Aosta (13 January 1869 – 4 July 1931) was a member of House of Savoy, former Crown Prince of Spain and a cousin of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

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Biography

He was born in Genoa the eldest son of Prince Amadeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta and his first wife Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna. In 1870 his father was elected king of Spain and Emanuele Filiberto became the Crown Prince of Spain. His time as heir apparent would be short lived as his father abdicated and returned to Italy in 1873 after three years on the throne. In 1890 he succeeded to the title Duke of Aosta

During the First World War the Duke of Aosta commanded the Italian Third Army, and following the war he was promoted to the rank of Marshal of Italy by Benito Mussolini in 1926. Prince Emanuele Filiberto is buried in the cemetery of Redipuglia, together with thousands of soldiers of the Third Army.

Family and children

He was married to Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871 - 1951), daughter of Prince Philippe of Orléans and the Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain, and had two sons:

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References

  • Encyclopædia Britannica (1950)

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Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta
Born: 13 January 1869 Died: 4 July 1931
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Amadeo, 1st Duke of Aosta
Duke of Aosta Succeeded by
Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta
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