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Maria Teresa Princess of Austria-Tuscany
(1801-1855)
Ferdinand Duke of Genoa
(1822-1855)
Maria Elisabeth Princess von Saxony
(1830-1912)

Margherita Teresa Giovanna Princess of Savoy
(1851-1926)

 

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Umberto I King of Italy

Margherita Teresa Giovanna Princess of Savoy 1845

  • Born: 20 Nov 1851, Torino, Piemonte, Italy 1855
  • Marriage: Umberto I King of Italy on 22 Apr 1868 in Torino, Piemonte, Italy 1855
  • Died: 4 Jan 1926, Bordighera, Italy at age 74 1855

bullet   Another name for Margherita was Princess de Savoie Margherita.1855

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bullet  General Notes:

Margherita or Margaret of Savoy (born November 20, 1851 in Turin, died January 4, 1926 in Bordighera), was the Queen consort of Italy during the reign (1878-1900) of her husband, Humbert I.

She was the daughter of Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa and granddaughter of Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia.

She married her first cousin Humbert (Umberto) in 1868. On November 11 , 1869, Margherita gave birth to Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples, afterwards Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

Namesake of Pizza Margherita, her name means "daisy" in Italian.

She encouraged artists and writers and founded cultural institutions, notably the SocietÓ del Quartetto, and the Casa di Dante. She was a benefactor of many charities, especially the Red Cross.

It is said that the "Margherita" kind of pizza was named so as an homage to this Queen. 1848


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Margherita married Umberto I King of Italy, son of Victor Emmanuel II King of Italy and Maria Adelaide of Habsburg Archduchess of Austria, on 22 Apr 1868 in Torino, Piemonte, Italy.1855 (Umberto I King of Italy was born on 14 Mar 1844 in Turin, Piemonte, Italy,1845 died on 29 Jul 1900 in Monza, Italy 1845 and was buried in Pantheon Church (Rome, Lazio, Italy) 1856.). The cause of his death was Assassinated with four revolver shots by the Italo-American anarchist Gaetano Bresci in Monza.



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