Victor Emmanuel I

/i man"yooh euhl/
1759-1824, king of Sardinia 1802-21.

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Italian Vittorio Emanuele

born July 24, 1759, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia
died Jan. 10, 1824, Moncalieri, near Turin

King of Sardinia (1802–21).

Son of Victor Amadeus III and great-grandson of Victor Amadeus II, he led Sardinian forces against the French (1792–97). He became duke of Savoy and king of Sardinia in 1802 when his brother Charles Emmanuel IV abdicated. His kingdom, except for the island of Sardinia, was occupied by France (1802–14), then restored with the addition of Genoa by the Congress of Vienna (1815). He abdicated in 1821 in favour of his brother Charles Felix (1765–1831).

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▪ king of Sardinia

born July 24, 1759, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia
died Jan. 10, 1824, Moncalieri, near Turin

      duke of Aosta, duke of Savoy, and king of Sardinia (1802–21) on his brother Charles Emmanuel IV's abdication.

      He participated in the First Coalition against Revolutionary France (1792–97). All his dominions save Sardinia were occupied by the French during 1802–14. His kingdom was later restored, with the addition of Genoa, by the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna (June 9, 1815), but he abdicated (1821) in favour of another brother, Charles Felix.

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