Elena of Montenegro (1873–1952)

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Elena of Montenegro (1873–1952)

Queen of Italy. Name variations: Helena of Italy; Helen of Montenegro; Helena of Montenegro; Helen Petrovitch-Njegos or Petrovich-Njegosh. Born on January 8, 1873; died in 1952; daughter of Queen Milena (1847–1923) and Nicholas (b. 1841), king of Montenegro (r. 1910–1918); married Victor Emmanuel III (1869–1947), king of Italy (r. 1900–1946, abdicated), on October 24, 1896; children: Yolanda Margherita (b. 1901); Umberto II (1904–1983), king of Italy (r. 1946); Mafalda of Hesse (1902–1944, who married Philip of Hesse); Giovanna of Italy (b. 1907, who married Boris III, king of Bulgaria); Maria (b. 1914).