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1897 136) Autograph Of Princess Rebel Maria Letizia Bonaparte By Savoia


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1897 136) Autograph Of Princess Rebel Maria Letizia Bonaparte By Savoia:
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Original private handwritten card dated SAINT MORITZ 19 August 1897, cm. 9 x 15,5, on two sides, WITH BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN EMBLEM AND POLYCHROME ON THE HEAD. The text is ALL WRITTEN AND AUTOGRAPHED BY PRINCESS MARIA LETIZIA BONAPARTE, GRAND-DAUGHTER AND THEN MARRIED IN 1888 OF THE KING OF SPAIN (who reigned under the name of AMEDEO I from 1870 to 1873) AMEDEO DI SAVOIA.

It is very interesting because it concerns 'HIS DEAR VICTORY WORTHY OF THE NAME OF HIS POOR FATHER', to understand who this character was.

Perfectly preserved AND STILL CONTAINED IN ITS ORIGINAL ENVELOPE WITH THE SAME EMBLEM.

Rare autograph.


Forget Caroline and Stephanie of Monaco or Maria OLYMPIA of Greece: if a century ago there had been tabloids and social networks, the queen would have been Maria Letizia Bonaparte, granddaughter of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy on the maternal side (she was her grandfather) and of the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on his father's side (he was his great-uncle). History tends to pass on to us sober and severe princesses and queens, dedicated to prayer and charity, substantially unhappy because of the sacrifice made in the name of the dynasty and of husbands never up to par. So when you have in front of a princess who has lived, enjoyed herself, scandalized, you are amazed and amused.Maria Letizia Bonaparte is back in the news thanks to the reopening of the Castle of Moncalieri (TO), where she lived for a long time, before dying there on 25 October 1926. So let's find out, this rebellious princess, as the magazines of today would immediately define her, also to contrast her with the sad princess, who would have been her mother, Maria Clotilde of Savoy, religious, pious and severe, married to that woman-wasting, atheist and disenchanted, of Napoleon Giuseppe, son of Girolamo Bonaparte.

Maria Letizia (but she preferred the French spelling Laetitia) was born on December 20, 1866 in Paris and divided herself between the casual Paris of the salons and the severe Turin of the Savoy Court from the earliest years of her life. That she felt more Parisian than Turin was soon clear: from a very young age she began to show a cheerful and vital character, she had a soft and feminine body and did nothing to hide it, on the contrary, she loved sensual dresses, necklines and jewels that enhanced them. . Who knows what it must have been for her when, after the fall of the Empire, Princess Maria Clotilde and Prince Napoleon decided to separate and she had to follow her mother to Piedmont. They moved to the Castle of Moncalieri, on the outskirts of Turin. Maria Clotilde resumed dedicating herself to works of charity, Maria Letizia, in the prime of adolescence, began to look around. She was one of the most effervescent princesses in Europe, she could be an excellent tool for traditional dynastic weddings and when it was time it was decided to marry her to Emanuele Filiberto, her cousin and heir of the Duchy of Aosta. But things turned out differently and if there had already been British tabloids or royal watchers' forums on the Internet then!

Uncle Amedeo, the Duke of Aosta himself, who was king of Spain for a couple of years and who had kept mourning for too long, after losing his Rose of Turin, had set his sights on Maria Letizia. Princess Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo della Cisterna, beautiful and also pious, charitable and tending to the bigot, who died at 29 of consumption; he had dedicated himself to the education of their three children, still at an early age, Emanuele Filiberto, who would later become Duke of Aosta (and would marry the beautiful Helene d'Orleans), Vittorio Emanuele, count of Turin, and Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi. Now 41 years old, with grown children, it was time for Amedeo to take a wife again and the choice fell on the lively and irrepressible 21-year-old nephew. The news of the marriage between uncle and nephew was not well received by King Umberto I, nephew of the first and cousin of the second: not only the twenty years of age difference, but also the consanguinity, in a family that did not shine to expand the horizons of their marriages and always addressed the Infante of Spain, the archduchesses of Austria or the French princesses, ending up regularly marrying cousins, possibly first degree; above all King Umberto was worried about the too lively and often intolerant character of Maria Letizia, who did not like the rigor of the court, who looked too much at the young officers and who preferred to escape from the protocol on the saddle of his horses, for carefree rides that were not very suitable to a Savoy princess. But the boyfriends did not give up and marriage was.
But it only lasted a couple of years, the time to give birth to Umberto, to whom the uncle / sovereign cousin gave the title of Count of Salemi. Amedeo lost his life, at the age of 45, of bronchial pneumonia contracted in Portugal, where he had been sent to attend the funeral of his nephew, King Luis II. Widow at 24, with her whole life ahead, Maria Letizia did not lose heart, but she never married again. She was beautiful, young and appreciated, brilliant and cultured, the queen of the Belle Epoque salons and left behind the scents of languid officers and light loves. Had there been an Instagram or a Facebook in the early twentieth century, who knows what he would have told us. Around the age of 50, when any woman of her time would have hidden the mirrors of the house, she fell in love with an officer about twenty years younger, with whom she frequented the circuits of the beloved car races (a princess of the early twentieth century who follows the Grand Prix of the time with a passion that Charlene of Monaco can't even pretend, but isn't she enchanting?), She devoted herself to her beloved rides in the Turin hills and never hid, between the favorite Castle of Moncalieri and the ancient Savoy capital. . They remained together until her death in 1926, and it was he, the officer with an unknown name, who inherited her property (the Count of Salemi had died in 1918, aged only 29, struck, like thousands of people in those years, from the Spanish).

If you are looking for Maria Letizia, you will find unkind adjectives such as reckless, crazy, uncontrollable, rebellious, because a woman who lives her life without being pigeonholed and without worrying about the prejudices of her time is always dangerous and to be condemned, so that no one comes into head to imitate it. No, Maria Letizia was not a sober lady forced into charity and prayer by the bigotry and hypocrisy that has always accompanied the education of princesses of royal blood, for this alone she deserves all the admiration. If you go to visit the Castle of Moncalieri, an indulgent thought for her, the first rebel princess of the twentieth century.

(Laura Cardia)
Uncle Amedeo, the Duke of Aosta himself, who was king of Spain for a couple of years and who had kept mourning for too long, after losing his Rose of Turin, had set his sights on Maria Letizia. Princess Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo della Cisterna, beautiful and also pious, charitable and tending to the bigot, who died at 29 of consumption; he had dedicated himself to the education of their three children, still at an early age, Emanuele Filiberto, who would later become Duke of Aosta (and would marry the beautiful Helene d'Orleans), Vittorio Emanuele, count of Turin, and Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi. Now 41 years old, with grown children, it was time for Amedeo to take a wife again and the choice fell on the lively and irrepressible 21-year-old nephew. The news of the marriage between unc


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