|Alessandro III Ghazi|
|His Most Excellent Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the Istalians|
Alessandro III Ghazi
|Emperor of the Istalians|
|Reign||28 January 4756 - 30 March 4785|
|Enthronement||12 April 4756|
|Predecessor||Tommaso I Hassan|
|Born||31 August 4701|
|Died||30 March 4785|
|Spouse||Empress Consort Silvia of Istalia|
|House||House of Appiano De Borromei|
|Father||Tommaso I Hassan of Istalia|
Alessandro III Ghazi of Istalia (Alessandro Ghazi Nicola Michele Ben Hassan; Romula, 31 August 4701 - Romula, 30 March 4785) is Emperor of the Istalians and Monarch of the Istalian Empire since 28 January 4756 until his death.
Grand Prince Alessandro Ghazi was born at 11.17 a.m. on 31 August 4701 at the Deodato II Polyclinic of Romula, eldest son of Emperor Tommaso I Hassan and Empress Consort Clarissa. As usual for the birth of an imperial baby, 12-gun salutes welcomed the birth's announcement. Like his father, the child was registred with the surname Al Madyan-Appiano De Borromei although no changement in the Imperial Dynastic name was agreed by the at the time reigning Empress Michela I.
After attending compulsory school in the public "Comprehensive Institute Theophylact the Pious" in Via delle Scalinate, as soon as he graduated Prince Alessandro Ghazi showed great enthusiasm to begin his military training as soon as possible and thus at 16 he concluded his mandatory studies into the Military School of Reggio Ingris. Unlike his predecessors, however, who traditionally had privileged the Navy or the Air Force, Alessandro Ghazi far preferred the Army starting at very young age a profitable military career in the armored departments but then moving on to the Air Cavalry.
After almost four years of service, at 21 he began university studies in Political and Constitutional matters, as obviously required fpr the Crown Princes, although he asked to be able to study while continuing his military career. It was certainly a great effort so that the last year of studies had to devote himself entirely to university courses.
Once he graduated, he decided to marry Maria Angela Montessori and at the same time resumed his military career starting at 26 years the two-year course of Strategic Sciences followed by specialization in Strategic and Political Organizational Sciences. Climbing the military hierarchies, always demanding the maximum impartiality, he came to assume the operational command of some regiments, which often kept him away from the capital.
During this period he divorced but then he met and then married his second wife, Silvia Visentin, while in the meantime he followed the courses for the Army General Staff in which he entered active service at 41 years of age.
As his father's age progressed, the institutional commitments of Prince Alessandro Ghazi began to take more and more time and eventually, at 46 years of age, he had to definitively put aside the service commitments to fully devote himself to his institutional role, leaving the Army Staff in which he came to be part of Department of the use of forces and army operations with the rank of colonel with special assignments.
Since the early '50s he began to replace his father even on official visits outside the country and to support him virtually permanently in the conduct of institutional affairs, thus being himself fully ready to succeed to Tommaso I Hassan when he die in 4756.
Since the first year of his reign Alessandro III Ghazi has been nicknamed as "the Soldier Emperor" for his habit of wearing the Army uniform in fulfilling most of the institutional and public official commitments of the Crown. The Army's khaki uniform was also worn by the Emperor for his official portrait, proof of his profound respect and loyalty to this Armed Force.
Marriage and children Edit
Prince Alessandro Ghazi merried twice, to Maria Angela Montessori and Silvia Visentin.
He knew his first wife at the university and the relation was described as a great love, so much that just after both graduated they decided to marry. The Imperial Family considered Maria Angela an adeguate choice, also because she was the daughter of the president of a prestigious and very respectable law firm, and despite somebody considered a little premature the move, after less than two year of engagement, the couple got Emperor's blessing. Indeed this turned out to be actually a too hasty decision and in fact already after few months their married life proved to be progressively more difficult. A key issue was the military career and strudies by part of the Prince which were highly criticized by the Princess who she felt quite neglected. The couple tried to keep the marriage alive but during the next four years, charaterized also by extramarital affairs from both of them, finally Prince Alessandro Ghazi and Princess Maria Angela ended up to divorce.
Prince Alessandro knew Silvia Visentin instead at the beginning of 4729 when she started to work as employee of the Imperial Crown Household into the Household staff of his sister Princess Michela Sanaa.
Unlike with the previous marriage, both Prince Alessandro and Silvia were two mature adults and in fact their relation progressed more carefully. It was only in 4734 the engagement was officially announced, actually when Silvia discovered she was pregnant, however it was not at all a shotgun wedding but it was a veritable love marriage and the pregnancy just anticipated the inevitable.
The birth of Nicola in 4735 was welcomed with a tremendous joy and he was just the first of other two children: Princess Aida, born in 4737 and Prince Adriano, born in 4740.
Titles, Styles and HonorsEdit
Alessandro Ghazi was from birth an Istalian prince entitled to the style of Imperial Highness under Imperial Decree issued by Emperor Michele I in 4574, which recognizes the title and style to the children of the Imperial Grand Princes. Since the ascension to the throne of his father, he inherited the title of Duke of Marsama, created for his grand father Ghazi Ben Hassan Al Madyan by Emperor Alessandro II the day before his marriage with at the time Princess Michela, and has new heir apparent his title became His Imperial Highness the Imperial Grand Prince of the Crown Alessandro Ghazi of Istalia, Duke of Marsama.
At the time Prince Tommaso Hassan, to honor the memory of his father and his culture, named his children like his parents did for him, combining Istalian and Majatran onomastics. Prince Alessandro Ghazi full name is Alessandro Ghazi Nicola Michele, to which was added the majatran patronimic Ben Hassan and the family name bore first of all by his father, Al Madyan-Appiano De Borromei. Emperor Tommaso, however, to respect the will of his mother Empress Michela, maintained the dynastic name Appiano De Borromei.
When he succeeded to his father in 4756, he ascended to the Throne with the traditional and official treatment of the Istalian Emperors "Most Excellent Imperial Majesty", as "Alessandro III Ghazi, by the Will of the Nation and the Constitution of the Empire, Emperor of the Istalians, Protector and Guarantor of the Constitution, Defender of the Democratic Values, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Armed Forces of Istalia".
As Monarch of Istalia and head of the Imperial House, Alessandro III Ghazi was the Grand Master of all the Istalian dynastic and chivalry orders.