Amadeus of Savoy

"Amadeus of Savoy" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 26th April 2011

(Turin 1845-1890) 1st duke of Aosta and king of Spain; the 3rd son of Vittorio Emanuele II and Maria Adelaide d'Absburgo-Lorena. He took part in a battle of Custoza (1866) and received a military golden medal. In 1869 he became an Admiral and next year accepted the crown of Spain as a consequence of expulsion of Isabella II and Bourbon's dynasty in 1868.

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