Victor Emmanuel of Piedmont abdicates

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After the outbreak of revolution in his territories, Victor Emmanuel of Piedmont abdicates. However, in resistance to the rebels, he proclaims his brother Charles Felix, not their favoured candidate Charles Albert, as his successor.

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Editors. "Victor Emmanuel of Piedmont abdicates". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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