Prince Adalberto, Duke of Bergamo

Prince Adalberto of Savoy, Duke of Bergamo (Adalberto Luitpoldo Elena Giuseppe Maria) (19 March 1898 15 December 1982) was an Italian General and a member of the Genoa branch of the House of Savoy.

Prince Adalberto
Duke of Bergamo
Born(1898-03-19)19 March 1898
Turin
Died15 December 1982(1982-12-15) (aged 84)
Turin
Burial
Full name
Adalberto Luitpoldo Elena Giuseppe Maria di Savoia
HouseHouse of Savoy (Genoa branch)
FatherThomas, 2nd Duke of Genoa
MotherPrincess Isabella of Bavaria

Born in Turin, Prince Adalberto was the fourth son of Prince Thomas of Savoy, Duke of Genoa and his wife Princess Isabella of Bavaria (1863–1924). On 22 September 1904 he was given the title Duke of Bergamo.

Prince Adalberto pursued a career in the Royal Italian Army achieving the rank of General.
He fought in the First World War on the Montello in October 1917 and in Vallagarina in February 1918. In 1936 he commanded the Italian 24 Infantry Division Gran Sasso during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War and later the 58th Infantry Division Legnano.

When Italy joined World War II, he became commander of the Italian 8th Army (1940–1942), and in 1943 of the 7th Army.

After the war he lived a fairly anonymous life until his death in 1982. Prince Adalberto never married and had no children.

Ancestry

References

Biography of General Prince Adalberto Leopoldo Elena Giuseppe Duke of Bergamo

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