Giovanna of Savoy

Giovanna Elisabetta Antonia Romana Maria, Princess of Savoy. In Bulgaria she was known as Queen Joanna.

Daughter of Vittorio Emanuele III King of Italy (1869-1947) and Jelena Princess of Montenegro (1873-1952).

Born: Rome 13. Nov 1907

Married: Assisi 25. Oct 1930 Boris III King of the Bulgarians (1894-1943), son of Ferdinand, King of the Bulgarians (1861-1948) by his first wife Maria Luisa, Princess of Bourbon-Parma (1870-1899).


Died: Estoril, Portugal 26. Feb 2000

Buried: Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi, Assisi

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten, Vol XV, Starke Verlag 1997; Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000