Umberto I., born March 14, 1844, the eldest son of King Vittorio Emanuele II. of Italy and of Archduchess Adelaide of Austria. Succeeded to the throne on the death of his father, January 9, 1878. Married, April 22, 1868, to Queen Margherita, born November 20, 1851, the only daughter of the late Prince Ferdinando of Piedmont, Duke of Genoa.
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