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King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« on: June 18, 2005, 10:48:52 AM »
Prince Oddone was Duke of Monferrato, he was a bit deformed and in fact died very young at about 20 years old. But in his short life he was able to collect many antiquities and beautiful paintings of conteporary artists.

He used to live in Genoa Royal Palace and there he died.

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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005, 12:30:37 PM »
Oddone was not deformed he had a deviation of the spine.
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005, 12:32:10 PM »


Oddone is in the left side of this family portrait.

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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 11:14:32 AM »
Victor Emmanuel was born in Turin. During the reign of his father, Charles Albert, the kingdoms of Sardinia and Piedmont were united. Charles Albert went to war in 1848 against the Austrian Empire (which ruled most of northern Italy), but was defeated at the Battle of Novara the following year. Charles Albert abdicated and Victor Emmanuel became king of Sardinia–Piedmont on March 24, 1849.
Under his command, and with the skillful action of his minister, Count Cavour, the Kingdom of Sadinia grew to include whole Italy (1860 – 1870), and thus Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy became Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

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Born in Turin in 1820, first-born of Carlo Alberto and Maria Teresa of Tuscany. He was educated in the principles of absolute rule. He preferred to study military teachings, manifested a sanguine disposition, courage, and was as coarse as he was intransigent.

He married Austrian Maria Adelaide of Habsburg-Lorraine in 1842. It was a marriage born of political need and the couple were not happy. Vittorio Emanuele showed greater affection to other women and fell in love with Rosa Vercellana in 1847, with whom he created a second family.

In politics, he resisted his father's cautious liberalism and was contrary to the concession of the Statute in 1848. Nevertheless, he fought valiantly in the first Italian war of independence against Austria.

He came to the throne in 1849 after the defeat of his father in the battle of Novara. However, even though he was still a conservative, he refused to repeal the Statute as Vienna wanted. Instead, he supported the Italian Risorgimento and placed his trust in his main statesman, Prime-minister Camillo of Cavour. After the war of 1859, the annexation of Lombardy, and the expedition of Garibaldi's Thousand, that ended with the meeting between the King and Garibaldi at Teano, Vittorio Emanuele crowned the move towards Italian Unification by becoming the first King of Italy in 1861.

Circumstances forced him to transfer the capital from Turin to Florence in 1864, and then Rome, in 1870. However, he didn't enjoy living far from Piedmont or Rosina, whom he married in 1869. He died in Rome on January 9th 1878.

From: http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php  
      

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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2005, 04:38:27 AM »


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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2005, 05:22:22 AM »
King Vittorio Emanuele II when he was Duke of Savoia (heir to the throne).
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2005, 11:31:43 AM »

A beautiful portrait by Francesco Gonin.

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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005, 09:38:26 AM »
From left:

Maria Clotilde, Oddone, Umberto (I) and Amedeo first Duke of Aosta.
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2005, 12:10:40 PM »
There is a book called "Un fiorentino sul trono di Savoia", a very interesting theory about Vittorio Emanuele being the son of a butcher and not a Savoia. It would explain many traits of his character and appearance. I forgot to say that the butcher's family was from Florence. Still you can see the place where this supposed replacement for the real Vittorio Emanuele, who the author said  died in a palace fire, was born.
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2005, 06:46:52 AM »
I know this theory, the butcher's name was Tanaca. But I don't believe it, according to it the real Vittorio Emanuele died in a fire and he was changed with the son of Tanaca. It is quite impossible, becouse Carlo Alberto had another son of his own, Ferdinando, born in 1822.
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2005, 06:18:08 AM »
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2005, 10:45:11 AM »
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Re: King Vittorio Emmanuele II (1820-1878),and his family
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2005, 10:45:50 AM »
Oddone is represented in the Diana Gallery of the Venaria Reale Castle.
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