Margherita Queen Consort of Italy
- Category : 1851-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 4
Princess of Savoy by birth, and Queen consort of the Kingdom of Italy by marriage to Umberto I.
Margherita was the daughter of Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa and Princess Elisabeth of Saxony. Her father died in 1855, and her mother remarried morganatically to Major Nicholas Rapallo.
Margherita signed the wedding contract with her first cousin Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, on 21 April 1868 in Turin, followed the next day by one civilian and one religious wedding ceremony. After the wedding, the crown prince couple settled in Naples. On 11 November 1869, Margherita gave birth to Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, later Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy, in Capodimonte in Naples.
Margherita became queen of Italy upon the succession of Umberto to the throne 9 January 1878. On 29 July 1900, Umberto I, after the attempted murders by anarchists Giovanni Passannante and Pietro Acciarito, was killed by another anarchist, Gaetano Bresci.
Margherita died on 4 January 1926, aged 74, in Bordighera, Italy.