Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa
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|Duke of Genoa
Prince of Savoy-Genoa
|Duke of Genoa|
|Predecessor||Prince Ferdinand, 1st Duke|
|Successor||Prince Ferdinand, 3rd Duke|
|Spouse||Princess Isabella of Bavaria|
|Issue||Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa
Prince Filiberto, Duke of Genoa
Princess Bona Margherita
Prince Adalberto, Duke of Bergamo
Prince Eugenio, Duke of Genoa
|House||House of Savoy-Genoa|
|Father||Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa|
|Mother||Princess Elisabeth of Saxony|
6 February 1854|
Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia
|Died||15 April 1931
Turin, Kingdom of Italy
Prince Tommaso of Savoy, Duke of Genoa (Tommaso Alberto Vittorio; 6 February 1854 – 15 April 1931), also known as Thomas Albert Victor of Savoy, was an Italian royal prince, nephew of the King of Sardinia, who on 18 February 1861 became the first King of a united Italy. His cousin and brother-in-law Umberto I and his nephew Victor Emmanuel III became subsequent kings of Italy.
Prince Thomas was born in Turin as the second child and only son of Prince Ferdinand of Savoy, 1st Duke of Genoa, the second son of Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1798–1849, abdicated 1848) and his wife Maria Theresa of Austria-Tuscany (1801–55). Prince Thomas' mother was Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830–1912), daughter of King John I of Saxony (1801–73) and Princess Amalie of Bavaria (1801–77). Barely a year after his birth, on 10 February 1855, his father died and Prince Thomas inherited his title, becoming the 2nd Duke of Genoa. He was educated at Harrow.
With the accession of Victor Emmanuel II to the throne of Italy in 1861, Prince Tommaso, in common with all of the family members, became a prince of Italy.
During World War I the king, Victor Emanuel III, assumed the duties of Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and named the Duke of Genoa as Luogotenente, in which position he managed the civil affairs of the kingdom throughout the war.
Prince Thomas' elder sister Princess Margherita of Savoy-Genoa (1851–1926) married King Umberto I of Italy. Her only child was King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, who reigned starting from his father's murder in 1900.
Prince Thomas died in 1931, leaving six adult children.
Family and children
In 1883 at Nymphenburg, Bavaria, he was married to Princess Maria Isabella of Bavaria (1863–1924), the eldest daughter of the late Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828–1875) and Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain, Duchess of Bavaria (1834–1905), daughter of the Duke of Cadiz.
Their marriage produced the following children:
|Prince Ferdinando, 3rd Duke of Genoa and Prince of Udine||1884||1963||married Maria Luisa Alliaga Gandolfi dei conti di Ricaldone; no issue|
|Prince Filiberto, 4th Duke of Genoa and Duke of Pistoia||1895||1990||married Princess Lydia von Arenberg; no issue|
|Princess Bona Margherita of Savoy-Genoa||1896||1971||married Prince Konrad of Bavaria; had issue|
|Prince Adalberto, Duke of Bergamo||1898||1982||Italian general in WWII, no issue|
|Princess Adelaide of Savoy-Genoa||25 April 1904||8 February 1979||married Leone Massimo, Prince of Arsoli (great-grandson of Princess Caroline of Naples and Sicily)|
|Prince Eugenio, 5th Duke of Genoa and Duke of Ancona||13 March 1906||8 December 1996||married Princess Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies; had issue|
Ferdinand, 1st Duke of Genoa
|Duke of Genoa
Ferdinand, 3rd Duke of Genoa