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Monaco - Prince Charles III (20 June 1856 - 10 September 1889)

Charles III was Prince of Monaco and Duke of Valentinois from 20 June 1856 to his death. He was the founder of the famous casino in Monte Carlo, as his title in Monegasque and Italian was Carlo III. He was born in Paris Charles Honoré Grimaldi, the only son of Florestan I of Monaco and Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz.

He succeeded his father Prince Florestan I in 1856. During his reign, the towns of Menton and Roquebrune, constituting some 80 percent of Monegasque territory, were formally ceded to France, paving the way for formal French recognition of Monaco's independence. Rebellions in these towns, aided by the Kingdom of Sardinia, had exhausted Monaco's military resources for decades.

Prince Charles III died at Château de Marchais on 10 September 1889. He was succeeded by his son Albert I of Monaco.

Monaco - Prince Charles III: Coins Issued (5)
NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Francs 1878 unknown
Twenty Francs 1879 50,000 CHARLES III PRINCE...
One Hundred Francs 1882 5,000 CHARLES III PRINCE DE MONACO
One Hundred Francs 1884 15,000 CHARLES III PRINCE DE MONACO
One Hundred Francs 1886 15,000 CHARLES III PRINCE DE MONACO
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Prince Charles III: Details
CountryMonaco
From20 June 1856
To10 September 1889
Personal Information Prince Charles III of Monaco
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