Mafalda, Princess of Savoy

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Mafalda, Princess of Savoy Gender: F
Mafalda Maria Elisabetta Anna Romana
born on 19 November 1902 at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Rome, Italy, 41n54, 12e29
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°45' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°07 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 22°49'

Princess of Savoy Mafalda


Italian royalty, the second daughter of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and his wife, the former Princess Elena Nikolaievna of Montenegro. The future King Umberto II of Italy was her younger brother.

On 23 September 1925, at Racconigi Castle, Mafalda married Prince Philipp of Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and grandson of German Emperor Frederick III. Prince Philipp and his brother Christoph, were members of the National Socialist (Nazi) party.

In September 1943, Mafalda was arrested in Bulgaria, on the orders of the Gestapo, ostensibly for subversive activities. She was transported to Munich for questioning, then to Berlin, and finally to Buchenwald concentration camp.

On 24 August 1944, the Allies bombed an ammunition factory inside Buchenwald. Princess Mafalda was seriously wounded and when the medical staff at the facility amputated her arm she bled profusely and never regained consciousness. Mafalda died during the night of 26–27 August 1944.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Birth Of An Italian Princess," Times, 20 November 1902, p. 5.


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