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    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.

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Amadeo I (1845 – 1890) was the only King of Spain from the House of Savoy. He was the second son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy & was known for most of his life as the Duke of Aosta, but reigned briefly as King of Spain from 1870 to 1873. He was elected by the Cortes as Spain's monarch in 1870, following the deposition of Isabella II, & sworn in the following year. He abdicated & returned to Italy in 1873, & the First Spanish Republic was declared as a result.

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy-Aosta, 2nd Duke of Aosta (13 January 1869 – 4 July 1931) was a member of the House of Savoy, Crown Prince of Spain from 1870 to 1873, and a cousin of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

From left: Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Aosta; Princess Hélène, Duchess of Aosta; Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta; Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta

A portrait of Prince Luigi Amadeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Abruzzi.

Maria Letizia Bonaparte (1866-1926) daughter of 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.

Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy-Aosta, Infante of Spain, Count of Turin Vittorio Emanuele Torino Giovanni Maria di Savoia-Aosta House of Savoy Born 24 November 1870, Turin Died 24 November 1946 (aged 76), Brussels

Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, born in 1943, claimant to the leadership of the House of Savoy #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

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.

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