Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta (1889–1918) was a member of the Aosta branch of the House of Savoy & was styled the Count of Salemi. He was born in Turin, the fourth son of Prince Amadeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta, the only one by his second wife & niece Princess Marie Laetitia Bonaparte (1886–1926) the daughter of Prince Napoléon & Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy. His father, a former king of Spain, died when he was just a year old. Umberto died of Spanish flu a month before the end of the war. Princesses Mary, Princesses Maria, 1918 Influenza, Influenza Epidemic, Prince Umberto, Europe Royalty, Spanish Flu, Month, The
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Amadeo I, only King of Spain from the House of Savoy. Son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy. Parents were 1st cousins on both sides; Amadeo's 2nd wife was his niece, Princess Marie Laetitia Bonaparte. Their only child Umberto died of flu in 1918.
Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy-Aosta, 2nd Duke of Aosta (1869 – 1931) was a member of the House of Savoy, Crown Prince of Spain from 1870 to 1873, & a cousin of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. He was born in Genoa the eldest son of Prince Amadeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta & his first wife Donna Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo della Cisterna. In 1870 his father was elected king of Spain &Emanuele Filiberto became the Crown Prince of Spain.
Maria Letizia Bonaparte (1866-1926) Prince Napoléon and his wife Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy. In 1888 she married her maternal uncle, Prince Amadeo, Duke of Aosta, the former king of Spain.Maria Letizia became the Duchess of Aosta, She had one child, Umberto, who died of the flu in 1918.
Princess Helene of Orleans, dau. of Prince Philippe, Count of Paris. 1871-1951; married Prince Emanuele Filiberto Vittorio Eugenio Alberto Genova Giuseppe Maria, 2nd Duke of Aosta, head of cadet branch of house of Savoy. Children:Prince Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta,Prince Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta who briefly reigned as King Tomislav II of Croatia. Grandmother of the present duke, formerly husband of Princess Claude of France.
King Alfonso XIII of Spain was literally born a King since his father died before he was born. His mother served as regent until Alfonso turned 16. He abdicated to his son Juan at age 45 and died a month later. He is the grandfather of the current King Juan Carlos.