Prince Filiberto, Duke of Genoa

Prince Filiberto
Duke of Genoa
Born (1895-03-10)10 March 1895
Died 7 September 1990(1990-09-07) (aged 95)
Spouse Princess Lydia of Arenberg
Full name
Filiberto Lodovico Massimiliano Emanuele Maria di Savoia-Genova
House House of Savoy-Genoa
Father Thomas, 2nd Duke of Genoa
Mother Princess Maria Isabella of Bavaria

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, 4th Duke of Genoa (Filiberto Lodovico Massimiliano Emanuele Maria; 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 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 1st Blackshirt 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, but held no major commands after Italy joined the Allies.

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.

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  1. Mockler, Anthony (2003). Haile Selassie's War. Signal Books. pp. 55, 102. ISBN 1-902669-53-3.
Prince Filiberto, Duke of Genoa
Born: 10 March 1895 Died: 7 September 1990
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Duke of Genoa
24 June 1963 7 September 1990
Succeeded by
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