|King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy|
While watching the English - Canadian TV series, the Tudors the other night I started thinking about the Italian Monarchy and Royal Surnames of Italy and found some interesting sites detailing the lives of the Italian Royal Family.
Allan Raymonds Monarchies of Europe website gives a detailed time line of the Royal Italian Families which include descendants of Queen Victoria. There's some wonderful information on the families including links to King Victor Emmanuel II who belonged to the House of Savoy-Carignano, obituary.
Victor Emmanuel II was born Vittorio Emanuele Maria Alberto Eugenio Ferdinando Tommaso, eldest son of Charles Albert of Sardinia and Maria Theresa of Austria on 14 March 1820 in Torino, Piemonte, Italy and died 9 January 1878 in Rome Lazio Italy. From 1849 to 1861, he was King of of Piedmont, Savoy, and Sardinia and on 17 March 1861 he assumed King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy, a title he held until his death in 1878.
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Emmanuel_II , http://www.djhooker.com/48/22874.htm,