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  Monaco - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Principality of Monaco or Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco or Monaco), also known as Munegu or Principatu de Munegu in Monegasque, is a city state and the second-smallest country in the world, wedged in between the Mediterranean Sea and France along the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur (The Blue Coast).
Monaco was re-founded in 1215 as a colony of Genoa.
Monaco has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi since 1297, when François Grimaldi seized the fortress protecting the famous rock while dressed up as a Franciscan monk; the only exception to this was from 1789 to 1814, when Monaco was under French control.
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 Encyclopedia: Rainier III of Monaco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Prince Rainier III (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi) (born May 31, 1923), is the hereditary Prince and head of state of the Principality of Monaco.
On May 9, 1949, Rainier became the Prince of Monaco on the death of his grandfather, Louis II.
As Prince, Rainier III was responsible for Monaco's new constitution in 1962 that significantly reduced the power of the sovereign.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rainier-III-of-Monaco   (446 words)

 Louis II, Prince of Monaco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Louis II of Monaco (July 12, 1870 – May 9, 1949) was the Sovereign Prince of Monaco from June 26, 1922 until May 9, 1949.
Charlotte was formally adopted by Louis in 1919, and became Charlotte Louise Juliette Grimaldi, Hereditary Princess of Monaco, and Duchess of Valentinois.
Prince Louis died in 1949 and is buried at the in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Louis_II,_Prince_of_Monaco   (1117 words)

 Albert I, Prince of Monaco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On September 21, 1869, Prince Albert was married to Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton (1850-1922), of Lanarkshire, Scotland, a daughter of the 11th Duke of Hamilton and his royal wife, Princess Marie of Baden.
Despite the initial success of Prince Albert and Princess Alice, in 1902 this marriage too ended, due to the princess's affair with the composer Isidore de Lara, a liaison that resulted in the princess publicly being slapped in the face by her husband during an evening at the opera.
Prince Albert I of Monaco died on June 26, 1922 in Paris, France and was succeeded by his son, Louis II.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Albert_I,_Prince_of_Monaco   (811 words)

In 1191, Monaco was given to Genoa by the Emperor Henry VI, a donation confirmed by Frederic II in 1220 and 1241, and by the comte de Provence in 1262.
Nevertheless, the princes of Monaco maintained ties with France; Honoré (1778-1841), the eldest son of Honoré IV, was made a duke-peer under the Restoration (Napoleon had made him a baron in 1810); he succeeded his father as Honoré V in 1819 but continued to sit in the French House of Lords.
The territory of the principality of Monaco is unalienable.
www.heraldica.org /topics/national/monaco.htm   (9000 words)

 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born in Algeria, his mother was the only child of Prince Louis II and his mistress, Marie Juliette Louvet; she was later legitimized through formal adoption and subsequently named heiress to the throne of Monaco.
The prince was a direct descendant of Stephanie de Beauharnais, an adopted daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte, and of William Thomas Beckford, the scandalous 18th century English collector, tastemaker, writer, and eccentric.
As Prince of Monaco, Rainier III also was responsible for the principality's new constitution in 1962 which significantly reduced the power of the sovereign.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rainier_III,_Prince_of_Monaco   (1540 words)

Born in Algeria, his mother was the only child of Prince Louis II and his partner, Marie_Juliette_Louvet; she was later legitimized through formal adoption and subsequently named heiress to the throne of Monaco.
The prince was a direct descendant of Stéphanie_de_Beauharnais, an adopted daughter of Napoleon_Bonaparte, and of William_Thomas_Beckford, the scandalous 18th_century English collector, tastemaker, writer, and eccentric.
Built in the 19th_century and also known as Monaco_Cathedral, the neo-Romanesque structure is the resting place of 17 previous sovereign princes of Monaco and several of their wives; it also is where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married in 1956.
www.flowergods.com /Rainier_III,_Prince_of_Monaco   (1337 words)

 The 700 Years of Grimaldi
In the scientific sector, the endeavors of Prince Albert I, are pursued at the Oceanographic museum, the Prehistoric Anthropology Museum, the Observatory Grotto, the Exotic Gardens, and at the CIESM.
Hereditary Prince Albert, Alexandre, Louis, Pierre, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14, 1958.
Prince Albert's godfather was the late Prince Louis de Polignac, and godmother the late Her Majesty Queen Victoria-Eugenia of Spain.
www3.monaco.mc /monaco/700ans/grimaldi.html   (2684 words)

 ABC News: Prince Rainier of Monaco Placed in ICU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Prince Rainier of Monaco attends the closing ceremony of the 27th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, in this Jan. 21, 2003, file photo.
Monaco, a tiny principality famous for its casinos, Formula One Grand Prix and tax breaks that attract the rich and famous, is nestled on the Mediterranean Coast between Italy and the French Riviera.
Monaco changed its succession law in 2002 to allow power to pass from a reigning prince who has no descendants to his siblings.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=603948&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (356 words)

 Monaco Prays For Prince Rainier
Hospital officials in Monaco say the principality's leader, Prince Rainier III, remains in intensive care with heart, kidney and breathing problems, and that his condition is "worrying." Rainier, 81, is the oldest monarch in Europe and one of its longest-reigning monarchs, as well.
At Monaco Cathedral, where the prince married the American actress Grace Kelly in 1956, some worshippers sat in pews with copies of Monaco Matin newspaper before Mass began.
The Prince has been in and out of hospital since late 2003, but his condition is steadily worsening and most people think it can only be a matter of time now, maybe days, maybe weeks, months at the very best.
www.pro-networks.org /forum/about51925.html   (535 words)

 Prince Rainier of Monaco dies at 81
MONACO -- Prince Rainier III, whose marriage to American film star Grace Kelly brought elegance and glamour to one of Europe's oldest dynasties, died Wednesday at the hospital treating him for heart, kidney and breathing problems.
Prince Rainier's public appearances grew increasingly rare as his health deteriorated, although he attended Monaco's top social event, the Red Cross Ball, in August 2004.
Monaco had been preparing for the demise of its prince for several years.
www.suntimes.com /output/obituaries/06xrain.html   (289 words)

 Prince Rainier of Monaco Laid to Rest
The prince's children and the rest of the funeral party walked behind the coffin, which was draped in a red and white flag emblazoned with the coat of arms of the Grimaldi family.
The prince will be buried beside her tonight in the Grimaldi family crypt, during a private service attended only by close family.
Most of Monaco's 32,000 residents have only known the rule of Prince Rainier, and the royal family is popular in the principality.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/4-15-2005-68595.asp   (448 words)

The Principality of Monaco is the second smallest sovereign state in the world (the smallest being Vatican), with an area of 151 hectares, and the most crowded one.
Monaco is still a fiscal paradise: the Monegasque citizens and the non-French foreign inhabitants of Monaco do not pay any income tax.
Princely flag, at the same time standard of the Prince and state ensign, private individuals are also allowed to fly it on land.
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 Prince Rainier Of Monaco Dies
She became Princess Grace of Monaco and abruptly ended her acting career, a decision which at the time could have seemed plausible in only the most fanciful of her silver screen roles.
Shortly after his return to Monaco, at the age of 26, his mother renounced her right to the throne and in November 1949 he succeeded his grandfather Prince Louis II as monarch of the principality, which is smaller than London's Hyde Park.
In 1993, Monaco celebrated one of its defining moments, as it became the 183rd member of the United Nations.
www.rense.com /general63/monn.htm   (828 words)

 Monaco Royalty: Prince Rainier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Prince Rainier III assended to the throne in 1949.
During the course of his reign, one of the longest in the history of Monaco, the Prince intensified, expanded and diversified the enterprises committed to during the preceding three reigns: from the political, diplomatic, international, economic and social domains, to the educational, scientific, cultural, communications and sports domains.
Prince Rainier in 1997 led his family onto the famous pink balcony of the palace to mark the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldis' continuing rule.
histclo.hispeed.com /royal/mon/royal-mon-ran.htm   (1925 words)

 Prince Rainier of Monaco Dies at Age 81   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Prince Rainier III, who reshaped Monaco and worked to overcome its reputation as "a sunny place for shady people," died Wednesday, leaving the throne to Prince Albert II, his only son with actress Grace Kelly.
During Rainier's reign, Monaco expanded its territory by 20 percent with land reclaimed from the sea — allowing the government to boast that Monaco was the only country to grow so much by peaceful means.
Her third husband, German prince Ernst August of Hanover, was ordered to pay more than $440,000 in 2001 for yelling at an editor of a newspaper that reported he had urinated in public.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2005/04/06/international/i054049D66.DTL   (1349 words)

 Monaco (08/05)
Monaco is divided into four sections: Monaco-Ville, the old city on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean; La Condamine, the section along the port; Monte-Carlo, the principal residential and resort area; and Fontvieille, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea.
Monaco does not publish the figures for unemployment, but in 1998 the rate was estimated to be at 3.1%.
Monaco is noted for its activity in the field of marine sciences.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3397.htm   (2106 words)

 Monaco Royalty: Prince Rainier's family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
H.S.H. Prince Albert, Heir to the Throne, Marquis of Baux, was born in Monaco on March 14, 1958.
On her death, the Prince was left to raise the children, which in the case of the girls proved to be a difficult undertaking.
The Prince found this to be a difficult undertaking, especially in the case of his two girls.
histclo.hispeed.com /royal/mon/rain/rain-fam.htm   (882 words)

 WJLA - Monaco's Prince Rainier on Respirator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Prince Rainier III is suffering from cardiac and kidney failure and has been placed on a respirator, the palace said Wednesday.
Crown Prince Albert, 47 - his heir - traveled from abroad to visit his father, as did 48-year-old Princess Caroline, an official familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.
Monaco's constitution was revised in 2002 to allow the unmarried Albert to succeed his father despite his lack of heirs.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0305/215507.html   (433 words)

 ABC News: Monaco's Aging Prince Remains in ICU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Prince Rainier of Monaco waves to the crowd during the Monaco National Day parade at the Monaco Palace, in this Nov. 19, 2003, file photo.
MONACO Mar 23, 2005 —; Prince Rainier III remained in the intensive care unit of a hospital in this Mediterranean principality for a second day Wednesday battling a respiratory infection, and a palace spokesman said the monarch's condition was serious.
The prince was having problems breathing, a palace spokesman said, suggesting that the condition was serious.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=606885   (399 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Monaco anxious over prince's health
She agrees that the prince would be sorely missed, but says that few here hold out much hope that he can recover from his current illness.
Monaco has changed much under the reign of the world's second-longest serving monarch (only the Thai king has been on the throne for longer).
Prince Rainier defended it - at times vigorously, but always with consummate diplomacy - from French attempts to re-assert its claim to this rocky strip of land on the Riviera.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4383527.stm   (613 words)

 Articles - Louis II, Prince of Monaco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A political crisis loomed for the Prince because without any other heir, the throne of Monaco would pass to his first cousin, the duke of Urach, a German nobleman who was a son of Prince Albert's aunt, Princess Florestine of Monaco.
While Prince Louis' sympathies were strongly pro-French, he tried to keep Monaco neutral during World War II but supported the Vichy France government of his old army colleague, Marshall Pétain.
Prince Louis died in 1949 and is buried at the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
www.gaple.com /articles/Louis_II,_Prince_of_Monaco?mySession=53878cff7934b06b240aadaa2e975834   (1200 words)

 Prince takes Monaco throne
Monaco's Prince Albert II poses for photographers inside the the 17th century Royal palace.
Prince Albert II received the blessing that marked his formal accession to the throne of the Mediterranean microstate, synonymous with high living and jet-set glamour.
Kneeling before the archbishop of Monaco, Prince Albert II received the blessing that marked his formal accession to the throne of the Mediterranean microstate, synonymous with high living and jet-set glamour.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=52215   (867 words)

 The 700 Years of Grimaldi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 1997, the Principality of Monaco celebrates the 700 years reign of the Grimaldi dynasty.
Surmounting the trials and tribulations of history and throughout the dark periods of foreign domination, the Principality has managed to affirm its identity and preserved its independence throughout the centuries due to the wise guidance of its Princes.
The Grimaldi dynasty has bequeathed Lords and then Princes to the Principality, illustrious in their many domains, who wrote the most enticing pages in the history of Monaco.
www3.monaco.mc /monaco/700ans   (282 words)

 Albert II Prince of Monaco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Albert has also developed personal contacts with the representatives of the Monaco's economic sector and assisted his father in his activities of representation in a concomitant manner.
In 2005, upon the death of his father, he became the reigning prince of Monaco.
He assumes the chairmanship of various federations and organisations and is among others president of the Monegasque Red Cross, vice-president of the Princess Grace Foundation, president of the Television Festival of Monte-Carlo and head of the delegation of Monaco at the United Nations General Assembly.
www.nettyroyal.nl /albert.html   (287 words)

 GrandPrix.com > News > Prince Rainier of Monaco
GrandPrix.com > News > Prince Rainier of Monaco
He had been on the throne of Monaco for 56 years having succeeded his grandfather Prince Louis II in May 1949, at the age of 26, his mother Princess Charlotte having decided to renounce the crown in his favour.
Under his rule Monaco boomed and the Prince was a great supporter of the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monte Carlo Rally.
www.grandprix.com /ns/ns14549.html   (194 words)

 USATODAY.com - Prince Albert: Monaco feels orphaned after father's death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
MONACO (AP) — Monaco's new ruler, Prince Albert II, said Sunday the recent death of his father left residents of this tiny Riviera principality feeling orphaned and united in a profound sense of loss.
It was the first public reaction by Albert since the death of his father, Prince Rainier III, on Wednesday.
Viewing of Rainier's body was to be opened to Monegasque citizens on Tuesday ahead of his Friday funeral, which is expected to draw leaders and royalty from around the world.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-04-10-monaco-princealbert_x.htm?csp=34   (307 words)

 HELLO! Profiles
Born in 1923 to parents Prince Pierre and Princess Charlotte, the young prince studied in England, Switzerland and France before joining the French army as a foreign serviceman in 1944.
The year after they were married Princess Caroline was born, and Prince Rainier's new bride gave the people of Monaco their heir to the throne, Prince Albert, the following year.
The magical status Monaco acquired under the reign of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace was shattered in 1982 when the universally adored princess was killed in a motoring accident.
www.hellomagazine.com /profiles/princerainier   (603 words)

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