Princess Yolanda of Savoy
Princess Yolanda of Savoy (1 June 1901 – 16 October 1986) was the eldest daughter of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
|Countess of Bergolo|
Princess Yolanda between 1910 and 1915
|Born||1 June 1901|
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||16 October 1986 85) (aged|
Monumental Cemetery, Turin
|Spouse||Giorgio Carlo Calvi, Count of Bergolo|
|Issue||Maria Ludovica Calvi di Bergolo|
Giorgio Calvi di Bergolo
Vittoria Calvi di Bergolo
Guia-Anna Calvi di Bergolo
Pier Francesco Calvi, Count of Bergolo
|Father||Victor Emmanuel III of Italy|
|Mother||Elena of Montenegro|
She was born Principessa Iolanda Margherita Milena Elisabetta Romana Maria di Savoia (English: Princess Yolanda Margaret Milena Elizabeth Romaine Mary of Savoy) in Rome, Italy. As a young woman she was a great sportswoman, particularly interested in swimming and riding.
During the Great War, newspapers published reports of her engagement to the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII, who was serving in Italy in 1918. There was no basis for these rumors, but they were resurrected in 1919 when Yolanda joined her mother Elena of Montenegro, sister Princess Mafalda of Savoy, and the Duchess of Aosta (Princess Hélène of Orléans) on a visit to Paris, where the prince happened to be at the same time.
In 1946, Yolanda and her family went into voluntary exile with her father in Alexandria, Egypt. After King Victor Emmanuel's death, Yolanda and her family returned to Italy, where they lived at Castelporziano.
Marriage and children
- Maria Ludovica Calvi di Bergolo (24 January 1924, Turin – 19 July 2017, Rome) married Robert Gasche (born 1917, died unknown) in 1952 (div. 1975) and had issue:
- Huberto-Omar (b. 1954)
- Elena-Maria (Yela) (b. 1955)
- Giorgio (1 May 1925 – 7 May 1925)
- Vittoria (27 June 1927, Turin – March 1986, Garda), married in 1947 Guglielmo, Conte Guarienti di Brenzone
- Emanuela (b. 1948)
- Agostino (b. 1951)
- Guariente (b. 1954)
- Guja-Anna (b. 8 March 1930, Turin), married 1951 Carlo nob. dei conti Guarienti
- Maria-Fardivia (1952 – 1971)
- Delfinella (b. 1954)
Title, styles and honours
- 1 June 1900 – 9 April 1922: Her Royal Highness Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Princess of Italy
- 9 April 1922 - 25 February 1978: Her Royal Highness Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Princess of Italy, Countess of Bergolo
- 25 February 1978 - 16 October 1986: Her Royal Highness Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Princess of Italy, Dowager Countess of Bergolo
House of Savoy: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus
|Ancestors of Princess Yolanda of Savoy|
- "Iolanda's Wedding Festivities Start", New York Times, April 8, 1923, p. 3.
- "Iolanda and Calvi Meet Italian Court", New York Times, April 9, 1923, p. 19.
- "Iolanda Wedded to Her War Hero While Crowd Cheers", New York Times, April 10, 1923, p. 1 and 3.
- "Royal Wedding in Rome", The Times, April 10, 1923, p. 12.
- "Princess Yolanda's Wedding", The Times, April 12, 1923, p. 16.
- "Princes Jolanda" [obituary], New York Times, October 18, 1986, p. 9.
- Edward Hanson, The Wandering Princess [Fonthill Media, 2017], pp. 221, 227
- Nicolas Enache, La Descendance de Marie-Therese de Habsburg, Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme [Paris, 1996], pp. 201-202; Burke's Royal Families of the World [London, 1977], p. 367
- genmarenostrum.com, page with the Italian Royal family members' honours