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Amadeo I of Spain

1845 - 1890

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Amadeo (Italian: Amedeo, sometimes latinized as Amadeus; full name: Amedeo Ferdinando Maria di Savoia; 30 May 1845 – 18 January 1890) was an Italian prince who reigned as King of Spain from 1870 to 1873. The first and only King of Spain to come from the House of Savoy, he was the second son of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and was known for most of his life as the Duke of Aosta, the usual title for a second son in the Savoyard dynasty. He was elected by the Cortes Generales as Spain's monarch in 1870, following the deposition of Isabel II, and was sworn in the following year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amadeo I of Spain has received more than 871,025 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Amadeo I of Spain is the 1,004th most popular politician (up from 1,054th in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 449th in 2019) and the 64th most popular Italian Politician.

Amedeo I of Spain is most famous for his rule over the Kingdom of Italy. He was the son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy and Maria Sofia of Austria. He was also the grandson of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria.

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Among politicians, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 1,004 out of 15,577Before him are Gudea, John I Tzimiskes, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, John VIII Palaiologos, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, and Randal Cremer. After him are Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ptolemy VI Philometor, John II of Portugal, Ælfweard of Wessex, and Empress Gi.

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Among people born in 1845, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 9Before him are Georg Cantor, Ludwig II of Bavaria, George I of Greece, Gabriel Fauré, Gabriel Lippmann, and Carl Spitteler. After him are Élie Metchnikoff, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Paul Vidal de La Blache, and Edmond James de Rothschild. Among people deceased in 1890, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 7Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Heinrich Schliemann, Carlo Collodi, Sitting Bull, César Franck, and William III of the Netherlands. After him are Gyula Andrássy, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Henri Nestlé, Joseph Merrick, Richard Francis Burton, and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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Among people born in Italy, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 422 out of 4,668Before him are Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Pope Nicholas III (1215), Dino Zoff (1942), Tinto Brass (1933), Philolaus (-470), and Pope Marcellus I (255). After him are Clara Petacci (1912), Hippasus (-600), Pope Benedict III (810), Pope Sergius IV (970), Pope Marinus II (932), and Pope Celestine IV (1200).


Among politicians born in Italy, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 64Before him are Gordian III (225), Pietro Badoglio (1871), Cato the Younger (-95), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), Charles I of Hungary (1288), and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492). After him are Clara Petacci (1912), Petronius Maximus (396), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Scipio Aemilianus (-185), and Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416).