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Legend of the Leg End - Victor Emmanuel II King of Italy KG 714

Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy, KG #714 (apptd 1855)

 

 

A kingpin for the Italian Wars of Independence, where Knights of the Garter controlled all sides of the battles.

 

Second Italian War of Independence (1859)

Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, KG #713 (apptd 1855)

Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy, KG #714 (apptd 1855)

 

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Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, KG #754 (apptd 1867)

Third Italian War of Independence (1866)

 

Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy, KG #714 (apptd 1855)

 

vs

Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, KG #754 (apptd 1867)

 

Order of the Knights of the Garter.

Founded 1348, Woodstock, Oxford, England.

An elite ‘British’ Order limited to 24 knights at any one time…

 

 

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Uploaded on September 29, 2020