Tuesday, August 31, 2010

President Zogu seeks Italian princess as bride

August 31, 1928

In a dispatch from Athens, Greece, the Chicago Tribune reports today that President Ahmed Zogu, who will soon reign as king of Albania, wants to secure his throne with a marriage to an Italian princess. He is said to be in negotiations with Italy, "for the purpose of marrying one of the Italian princesses, whose name is not mentioned.'
A Roman cable, however, states that King Victor Emmanuel of Italy "has refused to consent his daughter's marriage to a Moslem."

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