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Prince Filiberto
Duke of Genoa, Duke of Pistoia
Spouse Princess Lydia of Arenberg
Full name
Italian: Filiberto Lodovico Massimiliano Emanuele Maria
Father Thomas, 2nd Duke of Genoa
Mother Princess Maria Isabella of Bavaria
Born 10 March 1895(1895-03-10)
Turin
Died 7 September 1990 (aged 95)
Lausanne

Prince Filiberto of Savoy-Genoa (10 March 1895 – 7 September 1990) was the fourth Duke of Genoa and a member of the House of Savoy.

Born in Turin, Prince Filiberto Lodovico Massimiliano Emanuele Maria of Savoy-Genoa was the second son of Prince Thomas of Savoy-Genoa, Duke of Genoa and his wife Princess Isabella of Bavaria (1863-1924). On 22 September 1904 he was given the title Duke of Pistoia.

Prince Filiberto pursed a career in the Royal Italian Army achieving the rank of General. A supporter of Benito Mussolini, he volunteered to serve in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War where he commanded the Blackshirts of the '23 March' Division. It was his division that raised the Italian flag over Amba Aradam.[1]When Italy joined World War II, he became commander of the Italian 7th Army.

Prince Filiberto married Princess Lydia of Arenberg (1905-1977) on 30 April 1928 in Turin. They had no children.

After the Second World War a referendum was held in Italy where a majority of people voted to abolish the monarchy. With the death of his brother Ferdinando on 24 June 1963 he succeeded to the title Duke of Genoa.

Prince Filiberto died in Lausanne, Switzerland. His youngest brother Eugenio succeeded to the title Duke of Genoa.

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Mockler, Anthony (2003). Haile Selassie's War. Signal Books. pp. 55, 102. ISBN 1902669533.  
Prince Filiberto, Duke of Genoa
Born: 10 March 1895 Died: 7 September 1990
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Ferdinando
Duke of Genoa
24 June 1963 – 7 September 1990
Succeeded by
Eugenio
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