Information about King Umberto I of Italy

King Umberto I of Italy (14 March 1844 - 29 July 1900)

Umberto I (Italian: Umberto Ranieri Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio di Savoia), nicknamed the Good (Italian: il Buono), was the King of Italy from 9 January 1878 until his assassination on 29 July 1900.

Umberto's reign saw Italy attempt colonial expansion into the Horn of Africa, successfully gaining Eritrea and Somalia despite being defeated by Abyssinia at the Battle of Adowa in 1896. In 1882, he approved the Triple Alliance with the German Empire and Austria-Hungary.

He was deeply loathed in leftist circles because of his conservatism and support of the Bava-Beccaris massacre in Milan. He was especially hated by anarchists, who attempted an assassination on him during the first year of his reign. He was killed by another anarchist, Gaetano Bresci, two years after the Bava-Beccaris massacre.

King Umberto I of Italy reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
King Umberto I Flag of Italy Italy 9 January 1878 29 July 1900 2
King Umberto I of Italy Flag of Eritrea, Italian Eritrea, Italian 1890 29 July 1900
King Umberto I of Italy Flag of Somaliland, Italian Somaliland, Italian 1890 29 July 1900
Advertising
Bullion just a click away! SilverGoldBull.com
Bullion just a click away! SilverGoldBull.com
Advertising (helps this site)
Buy coins at Amazon