Prince Rainier Iii
Prince Rainier III
Prince of Monaco
Real name: Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Rainier.
Date of birth:
Place of birth: Monaco.
His mother: Princess Charlotte, Louise, Juliette, Duchess of Valentinois, born September 30, 1898 at (Qasantina) Constantine, and deceased November 16, 1977
His father: Prince Pierre-Marie-Xavier-Antoine-Melchior,
Count of Polignac, born
1933 Prince Rainier III first went to school in England, at the Summerfield College in Saint Leonards on Sea and Stowe School at Buckingham.
1940 The Prince moved to Switzerland and attended the Château de Rosey College at Rolle. Later, in Montpellier, he
obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by studies in Paris at the School of
1944 The Crown Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince Louis II, renounced in favour of her son, the hereditary title and the succession to the throne of Monaco. That same year, the Prince signed up as a foreign volunteer in the French Army 1947, Mr. Léon Blum, President of the French Republic's interim Government, conferred him with the Knight's Cross and the Military Legion of Honour.
1949 Prince Rainier III succeeded from his grand father, Prince Louis II
1956 The Prince married Miss Grace-Patricia Kelly, an American actress he had met one year before.
1957 Princess Grace gave birth to their
first daughter: Princess Caroline, Louise, Marguerite, born
1958 Prince Albert, Alexandre, Louis, Pierre, Heir to the throne, was born
1965 Birth of their third child, Princesse Stéphanie, Marie, Elisabeth
1993 Prince Rainier obtained the inclusion of the Monaco Principality into the United Nations Organisation.
2005 The Prince died on April 6th, at the Centre Cardio-thoracique in Monaco, after having being hospitalized for over one month.