Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice
Birth Name: Emanuele Filiberto Umberto Reza Ciro René Maria di Savoia
Place of Birth: Geneva, Switzerland
Date of Birth: 22 June, 1972
*father – European Royal, German, Italian, Montenegrin, Portuguese, French
*mother – Italian, some Swiss-French/Swiss-German and Swiss-French, distant French
Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice is a member of the House of Savoy. He is the only male-line grandson of Umberto II, the last King of Italy.
Emanuele Filiberto is the son of Marina, Princess of Naples (born Marina Ricolfi-Doria), and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, who has been Head of the House of Savoy (disputed), since 18 March, 1983. He is married to French actress Clotilde Courau, with whom he has two children.
Emanuele Filiberto is a second cousin of King Philippe of Belgium. Both are the great-grandchildren of Albert I of Belgium.
Emanuele Filiberto’s paternal grandfather was Umberto II of Italy (the son of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and of Elena of Montenegro). Umberto II was born in Castle of Racconigi, Racconigi, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, and was King of Italy, from 9 May, 1946 to 12 June, 1946. He was the last King of Italy. Emanuele Filiberto’s great-grandfather Victor Emmanuel III was born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy, and was King of Italy, from 29 July, 1900 to 9 May, 1946, Emperor of Ethiopia, from 9 May, 1936 to 5 May, 1941, and King of the Albanians, from 16 April, 1939 to 8 September, 1943. He was the son of Umberto I of Italy, who was King of Italy, from 9 January, 1878 to 29 July, 1900, and of Margherita of Savoy. Umberto I and Margherita were first cousins. Emanuele Filiberto’s great-grandmother Elena was born in Cetinje, Montenegro, and was the daughter of Nicholas I of Montenegro, who was Prince of Montenegro, from 13 August, 1860 to 28 August, 1910, and King of Montenegro, from 28 August, 1910 to 26 November, 1918; and of Milena of Montenegro, born Milena Vukotić.
Emanuele Filiberto’s paternal grandmother was Marie-José of Belgium (the daughter of Albert I of Belgium, and of Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium). Marie-José was born in Ostend, Kingdom of Belgium. Emanuele Filiberto’s great-grandfather Albert I was born in Brussels, Belgium, and was King of the Belgians, from 23 December, 1909 to 17 February, 1934. He was the son of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, and of Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, who was from Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Emanuele Filiberto’s great-grandmother Queen Elisabeth was born in Possenhofen Castle, Bavaria, German Empire, and was the daughter of Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, who was born in Possenhofen Castle, and of Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, who was born in Schloss Bronnbach.
Emanuele Filiberto’s maternal grandfather was René Italo Ricolfi Doria (the son of Marquis Giuseppe Silvio Ricolfi Doria and Victorina Pianzola). René was born in Cologny, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, and was a Swiss Olympic swimmer and industrialist, who co-founded food and confectionery company Doria. Giuseppe Silvio was the son of Marquis Francesco Adriano Ricolfi Doria, who was of Italian [Ligurian] descent, and of Countess Éveline de Claparède, who had Swiss-French, French, Swiss-German, and distant Italian, ancestry. One of her ancestors was scientist Jean-Louis Calandrini. Emanuele Filiberto’s great-grandmother Victorina was the daughter of Luigi Pianzola and Luisa Visconti.
Emanuele Filiberto’s maternal grandmother was Iris Amalia Benvenuti (the daughter of Eugenio Benvenuti and Anna Ferrari). Iris was born in Pallanza, Verbania, Piedmont, Italy, and was an owner of Doria. Eugenio was the son of Augusto Benvenuti and Marina Preziosi. Anna was the daughter of Antonio Ferrari and Luisa Gazzelli.