Margherita of Savoy
|Margherita of Savoy|
|Queen of Italy|
|Born||November 20, 1851|
|Died||January 4, 1926(aged 74)|
|Place of death||Bordighera|
|Consort||January 9, 1878 - July 29, 1900|
|Consort to||Umberto I|
|Children||Victor Emmanuel III|
|Father||Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa|
|Mother||Princess Elizabeth of Saxony|
Margherita di Savoia or Margaret of Savoy (born November 20, 1851 in Turin, died January 4, 1926 in Bordighera), was an Italian queen of the Kingdom of Italy during the reign (1878-1900) of her husband, Humbert I.
Family[change | change source]
She was a daughter of Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa and Elizabeth of Saxony. Her paternal grandparents were Charles Albert of Sardinia and Maria Theresa of Austria and Tuscany. Her maternal grandparents were John of Saxony and Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria.
Marriage and child[change | change source]
Life[change | change source]
On January 9, 1878, Humbert succeeded as the new King of Italy. She became his Queen consort and remained by his side for the rest of his reign. Humbert was assassinated by anarchist Gaetano Bresci on July 29, 1900.
In 1889 the pizza Margherita was named after her. It is the colors of the Italian flag. Red sauce, green basil and white cheese. After the pizza, a Peak was named like the queen, and then in 2007, the third highest mountain in Africa.
Politically she supported the Fascism.