Friday, January 5, 2018

Duke of Genoa engaged

January 5, 1938

Prince Ferdinando of Savoy, Duke of Genoa, is engaged to marry Countess Maria Luigia Alliaga Gandolfi dei Conti di Ricaldone, reports the Associated Press.

King Vittorio Emanuele has given his consent to the Duke, who is his second cousin.  The 58-year-old Duke of Genoa is an admiral in the "command of the Italian Fleet in the upper Adriatic area.

Countess Maria Luigia, 38, is described as a "famous Turinese beauty."  She and her sister, Alina, and her brother, Camillo, are the last descendants of an old Turinese noble family with close ties to the House of Savoy.

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