Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
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Rainier III, Prince of Monaco

Prince
Male
Hometown Monacoville, Monaco
Death Place Monacoville, Monaco
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality Monacan
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Ethnicity White

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1923 Birth Born on May 31, 1923.

TWENTIES

1944 21 Years Old Rainier's maternal grandfather, Prince Louis II, had been a general in the French army during World War I. During World War II, in contradiction with the very Germanophile position of his grandfather Louis II, Rainier joined lately the Free French army in September 1944 as an artillery officer. … Read More
1949 26 Years Old On 9 May 1949, Rainier became the Sovereign Prince of Monaco on the death of Prince Louis II, his mother having renounced her rights to the throne in his favour in 1944. … Read More

THIRTIES

1956 33 Years Old After a year-long courtship described as containing "a good deal of rational appraisal on both sides" (The Times, 7 April 2005, page 59), Prince Rainier married Oscar-winning American actress Grace Kelly (1929–1982) in 1956. … Read More
1962 39 Years Old As Prince of Monaco, Rainier was also responsible for the principality's new constitution in 1962 which significantly reduced the power of the sovereign. (He suspended the previous Constitution in 1959, saying that it "has hindered the administrative and political life of the country.") The changes ended autocratic rule, placing power with the prince and a National Council of eighteen elected members. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2004 81 Years Old In the last three years of his life, Prince Rainier's health progressively declined. In early 2004, he was hospitalized for coronary problems. … Read More
On 7 March 2005, he was again hospitalized with a lung infection. … Read More
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