BURIAL CHURCHES OF ALBANIAN SOVEREIGNS FROM A TO Z

 

ALEXANDRIA (EGYPT)

BURIED IN ST CATHERINE'S CATHEDRAL (Iskandariyya-El Mansheya, St Catherine Square):

 

King VICTOR EMMANUEL III (+1947)

 

 

BUCHAREST (RUMANIA)

BURIED IN THE LUTHERAN CHURCH (București, Biserica Luterana, Strada Luterana):

 

Prince WILLIAM OF WIED (+1945)

 

 

LICHTENSTEIN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CASTLE CHURCH (Lichtenstein in Sachsen, Schlosskirche, Schlossallee):

 

Princess SOPHIA OF SCHÖNBURG-WALDENBURG (+1936), consort of Prince William of Wied

 

 

MONTPELLIER (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE MUNICIPAL CEMETERY (Montpellier, Cimetière de Saint-Lazare, Avenue Saint-Lazare/Avenue de la Reine Hèlène d'Italie):

 

Queen HELENA OF MONTENEGRO (+1952), consort of King Victor Emmanuel III

 

 

TIRANA (ALBANIA)

BURIED IN THE MAUSOLEUM OF THE ALBANIAN ROYAL FAMILY

(Tirana, Mauzoleumi i Familjes Mbretërore Shqiptare):

 

1. King ZOG I (+1961)

 

2. Queen GERALDINE (+2002), consort of King Zog I

 

LIST OF ALBANIAN SOVEREIGNS 1914-1946

 

PRINCIPALITY OF ALBANIA 1914-1925:

HOUSE OF WIED

1914: WILLIAM OF WIED (Wilhelm von Wied; 1914-1925 nominally)

Born in 1876 in Neuwied, Germany.

Father: Prince Wilhelm of Wied. Mother: Princess Marie of the Netherlands.

Married in 1906 in Waldenburg, Saxony Princess SOPHIA of Schönburg-Waldenburg (*1885 Potsdam,+1936 Fântânele, Moldavia).

He was never crowned.

Deposed in 1914 and exiled in Austria and Rumania.

Died in 1945 in Predeal, Rumania.

Buried in the Lutheran Church in Bucharest.

His consort Princess Sophia was buried in the Church of Lichtenstein Castle, Saxony.

 

 

1914-1918/20: FOREIGN OCCUPATION (Austro-Italo-Greco-Serbian)

 

 

REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA 1925-1928

 

 

KINGDOM OF ALBANIA 1928-1946:

HOUSE OF ZOGOLLI

1928-1939: ZOG I

Born in 1895 in Burgajet.

Father: Xhemal Pasha Zogu. Mother: Sadije Toptani, Queen Mother from 1928.

Married in 1938 in Tirana Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagyappony (*1915 Budapest,+2002 Tirana).

He was enthroned in 1928 in the Albanian Parliament at Tirana.

Deposed in 1939 by Italian invasion and exiled in France (1939-1940), England (1940-1946), Egypt (1946-1955) and again in France (1955-1961).

Died in 1961 in Paris-Suresnes.

Buried in Thiais Cemetery in Paris-Thiais. In 2012 translated and reburied in the Royal Mausoleum in Tirana.

His Queen Geraldine was buried in Sharra Cemetery in Tirana. In 2012 reburied in the Royal Mausoleum in Tirana.

 

 

1939-1943: PERSONAL UNION WITH ITALY/ITALIAN OCCUPATION

 

 

HOUSE OF SAVOY-CARIGNAN

1939-1943: VICTOR EMMANUEL III (Viktor Emanueli III; King of Italy)

Born in 1869 in Naples.

Father: King Humbert I (Umberto I) of Italy. Mother: Queen Margaret (Margherita) of Savoy-Genoa.

Married in 1896 in Rome Princess HELENA (Elena) of Montenegro (*1873 Cetinje,+1952 Montpellier, France).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned:

-Humbert II (Umberto II, *1904,+1983; King of Italy),

-Giovanna (*1907,+2002; Queen of the Bulgarians).

Deposed in 1943. Exiled in Egypt from 1946.

Died in 1947 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Buried in St Catherine's Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt.

His Queen Helena of Montenegro was buried in the Municipal Cemetery in Montpellier, France.

 

 

1943-1944: GERMAN OCCUPATION

 

 

HOUSE OF ZOGOLLI

1943-1946: ZOG I (nominally)

 

 

REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA FROM 1946.

 

The tomb of Prince WILLIAM OF WIED in the Lutheran Church in Bucharest (Rumania)

 

Select Bibliography

Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol. I: Europe and Latin America, London 1977

 

Flaggen Aller Staaten der Erde, Leipzig [1934/37?]

Flags of All Nations, London 1930