History On This Day - May 9th. 1946 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicated

King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicated on May 9th. 1946 in
favor of his son King Umberto II.



Referendum

However in June 1946 a referendum was held in Italy. 52 percent of the 
voters chose for a Republic and the Kingdom of Italy was no more.

Once the referendum was validated all the members of the House of Savoy
were requested to leave Italy. 

Egypt

Victor Emmanuel exiled to Egypt. There he died on December 28th. 1947
at the age of 78. 

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