Today in History - October 16th. 1796 - King Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia

On June 26th. 1726, Victor Amadeus was born at the Royal Palace of Turin.

Victor Amadeus of Sardinia - Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia and Polyxena of
Hesse-Rotenburg.

As heir of the throne his birth was much greeted with joy. He also received
a proper and military education. Throughout his life, Victor Amadeus would
have a great interest in the state military. 

On May 31th. 1750, Victor Amadeus of Sardinia married the very noble
Maria Antonia, infante of Spain (youngest daughter of King Philip V of Spain).
Although, the marriage was arranged, this turned out happy. They had a loving
relationship and 12 children.

painting: the familie of Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia
Source picture: Wikipedia

On February 20th. 1773 Victor Amadeus became King of Sardinia. He
was very suspicious of anything innovative. However he tried to improve the
army and the administration. 

Victor Amadeus of Sardinia died on October 16th. 1796 due to an attack of
apoplexy. He was buried in the Basilica of Superga in Turin.

It looks like, once, I should visit Sardinia and Turin in northern Italy. 
Does anybody have some tips? 
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