King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

Victor Emmanuel III Signed Citizenship Document


Victor Emmanuel III Signed Citizenship Document

 

2pp partly printed and partly handwritten document in Italian signed by King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III (1869-1947) as "Vittorio Emanuele" at center of second page. The bold and dark signature is enormous, measuring approximately 7" x 2".  Also cosigned by his Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Giovanni Giolitti (1842-1928) as "Giolitti," complete with a 5" long flourish. Stamped and numbered on both pages. The bifold watermarked cream paper is in good to very good condition. A 5" closed tear runs along the gutter, and there is isolated foxing and a few chipped edges. A large diagonal fold running across the lower right corner of the first page. Each page measures 9.75" x 15".

 

In Rome on March 7, 1909, King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III granted Italian citizenship to a 32-year-old former Austrian subject.

 

"Victor Emmanuel III, by the grace of God and the will of the nation King of Italy

 

In view of the request to obtain Italian citizenship presented by Mr. Francesco Kruszynski, born in Kendy (Krakow) on 23 October 1877 to Giovanni and Caterina Stanislau Flabdas, Austrian subjects residing in Salzano…

 

We have decreed and decree:

 

The aforementioned Mr. Francesco Kruszynski is granted Italian citizenship, under the observance of the conditions and formalities established by Article 10 of the Civil Code. This concession is subject to the payment of the tax established in No. 1 of the table annexed to the law of September 13, 1874…".

 

Victor Emmanuel III officially ruled as King of Italy between 1900-1946, although he essentially served as a puppet king to Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini between 1925-1943. Victor Emmanuel III also claimed sovereignty over Albania and Ethiopia during World War II. Today, Victor Emmanuel is criticized for accommodating Mussolini and the rise of the Fascists in Italy. Yet the king's ability to withstand so many tumultuous political changes during his reign certainly demonstrates his shrewdness and tenacity.

 

Giovanni Giolitti was the second-longest serving Prime Minister in Italian history, serving five terms in that office between 1892-1921.

 


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