Contempory knighthood in Italy

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Contempory knighthood in Italy

Postby msebastian10 » 29 Jul 2007, 10:48

Found this interesting article

http://www.maineworldnewsservice.com/ca ... ntempo.htm

Now, my great grandfather was a knight of the order of vittorio venetto, so i am wondering, as a direct decendant, do I inherit this title, and would I be entitled to use the title Cavaliere?

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Re: Contempory knighthood in Italy

Postby ricbru » 29 Jul 2007, 12:11

The title of Knight of Vittorio Veneto is not inheritable.
It was given to who fought hardly during WWI in order to get pieces of land from Austrian-Hungarian empire
Here there is the law (translate it by altavista babelfish)

http://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/fo ... eneto.html

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Re: Contempory knighthood in Italy

Postby msebastian10 » 30 Jul 2007, 00:04

hmm, still nothing in there to say it's not able to be inherited.

If you read the link I posted, in many parts of italy it mentions "theres a knight or a noble in every cafe"

Do you think a lot of it could be people not realising that they are not entitled to use thier ancestors knighthood?

Nice to know though, my great grandfather was a "Knight" in the eyes of the Italian Government.


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