Amadeo I, King of Spain

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Amadeo I, King of Spain Gender: M
Amedeo Ferdinando Maria di Savoia
born on 30 May 1845 at 05:25 (= 05:25 AM )
Place Turin, Italy, 45n03, 7e40
Timezone LMT m7e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°24 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°55'

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Spanish king, the only one from the House of Savoy. He was the second son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy and 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, and sworn in the following year. Amadeo's reign was fraught with growing republicanism, Carlist rebellions in the north, and the Cuban independence movement. He abdicated and returned to Italy in 1873, and the First Spanish Republic was declared as a result.

Granted the hereditary title Duke of Aosta in the year of his birth, he founded the Aosta branch of Italy's royal House of Savoy, which is junior in agnatic descent to the branch descended from King Umberto I that reigned in Italy until 1900, but senior to the branch of the Dukes of Genoa.

On 30 May 1867 in Turin, he married Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo and they had three children. She died in 1876. In 1888 he married his French niece, Princess Maria Letizia Bonaparte, Duchess of Aosta (20 November 1866 – 25 October 1926), daughter of his sister Maria Clotilde and of Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, a nephew of Napoleon I. They had one child, Umberto (1889–1918), who died of the flu during the First World War.

Amadeo remained in Turin, Italy until his death at 5:50 PM on 18 January 1890. His friend Puccini composed the famous elegy for string quartet Crisantemi in his memory.

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  • Work : Gain social status 16 November 1870 in Madrid (Elected as King of Spain)
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  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 11 February 1873 in Madrid (Abdicated)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 January 1890 at 5:50 PM in Turin (Age 44)
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Source Notes

Originally this entry had 5 AM (rated B) with Eduardo Castellanos quoting biographical data in Amadeo de Saboya, rey de España by Gigi Speroni (Editorial Juventud, 1989).

On 4 March 2017, Sy Scholfield changed the time to 5:30 AM (rated A), having forwarded news report from Österreichischer Beobachter, 6 June 1845, p. 3: "Ihre königl. Hoheit die Frau Herzoginn von Savoyen ist am 30. Mai um halb 6 Uhr Morgens glücklich von einem Prinzen entbunden worden. Die erlauchte Wöchnerinn und der neugeborne Prinz befanden sich bei Abgang der letzten Nachrichten aus Turin vollkommen wohl."

(Her Royal Highness The Lady Duchess of Savoy, on 30 May, was happily delivered of a prince at half-before six [5:30] o'clock in the morning. The illustrious mother and the newborn Prince were perfectly well at the latest news from Turin).

Scholfield also quotes from Anales De La Real Academia Matritense De Heráldica y Genealogía VI (2000-2001), page 191:

"( S.M. Amadeo I ) , nacido en Turín poco antes de las 5,30 de la mañana del 30 de mayo de 1845 y fallecido en Turín a las seis menos diez de la tarde del 18 de enero de 1890."

(Translation: (H.M. Amadeo I), born in Turin shortly before 5.30 in the morning on 30 May 1845 and died in Turin at ten minutes to six in the afternoon on 18 January 1890).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (King of Spain)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Savoy)