National Anthem of the Kingdom of Italy (1861-1943) "Marcia Reale d'Ordinanza"
26th October 1860: Garibaldi hands southern Italy to Victor Emmanuel
King Umberto and Family - 1946
The Kingdom of Italy was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy—until 1946—when a constitutional referendum led civil discontent to abandon the monarchy and form the modern Italian Republic. The state was founded as a result of the unification of Italy under the influence of the Kingdom of Sardinia, which can be considered its legal predecessor state.