Prince Filiberto, Duke of Genoa
|Duke of Genoa|
|Born||10 March 1895|
|Died||7 September 1990 95) (aged|
|Spouse||Princess Lydia of Arenberg|
|Father||Thomas, 2nd Duke of Genoa|
|Mother||Princess Maria Isabella of Bavaria|
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 pursued 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. 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 (1 April 1905 in Brussels – 23 July 1977 in Lausanne) on 30 April 1928 in Turin. She was a daughter of Engelbert-Marie, 9th Duke of Arenberg, and Princess Hedwige of Ligne. 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.
Titles and styles
- 10 March 1895 - 22 September 1904: His Royal Highness Prince Filiberto of Savoy-Genoa
- 22 September 1904 - 4 June 1963: His Royal Highness The Duke of Pistoia
- 4 June 1963 – 7 September 1990: His Royal Highness The Duke of Genoa
|Ancestors of Prince Filiberto, Duke of Genoa|
Prince Filiberto, Duke of GenoaBorn: 10 March 1895 Died: 7 September 1990
| Duke of Genoa
24 June 1963 – 7 September 1990