Amadeo I of Spain

1845 - 1890

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Amadeo (Italian: Amedeo, sometimes latinized as Amadeus; 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 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, the usual title for a Savoy second son. He was elected by the Cortes 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 761,904 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Amadeo I of Spain is the 1,055th most popular politician (up from 1,127th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from Italy (up from 460th in 2019) and the 70th 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 1,055 out of 15,710Before him are Hua Guofeng, Alexander Kolchak, Decebalus, Onan, Vasili III of Russia, and Abū Lahab. After him are Amin al-Husseini, Sigismund I the Old, Engelbert Dollfuss, Xianfeng Emperor, Jugurtha, and Dagobert I.

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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, Élie Metchnikoff, Gabriel Fauré, and Carl Spitteler. After him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Gabriel Lippmann, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Nikola Pašić, 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 Joseph Merrick, Henri Nestlé, Gyula Andrássy, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Richard Francis Burton, and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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Among people born in Italy, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 449 out of 4,088Before him are Oriana Fallaci (1929), Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Clement III (1130), Gaius Maecenas (-68), Arturo Toscanini (1867), and Rudolph Valentino (1895). After him are Pope Marcellus I (255), Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Octavia the Younger (-69), Toto Cutugno (1943), Pope John IX (850), and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492).


Among politicians born in Italy, Amadeo I of Spain ranks 70Before him are Clara Petacci (1912), Lentulus Batiatus (-200), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Pietro Badoglio (1871), Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300), and Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430). After him are Octavia the Younger (-69), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Brennus (-500), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Britannicus (41), and Damocles (null).