Ranieri III of Monaco was the Prince of Monaco. He was born on May 31, 1923, and served as the Prince of Monaco from 1949 till he died. It must be noted that he ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years.
Ranieri III of Monaco was born at the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. He was the son of Hereditary Princess Charlotte and Prince Pierre. Ranieri III of Monaco was the brain behind the transformation of Monaco’s economy.
He was able to change Monaco from a casino-gambling hub to become a tax Haven and cultural destination. He had a hand in the reforms of the Monaco’s constitution which limited the powers of sovereign rule.
He got married to American film star, Grace Kelly in 1956 and they had three children.
Ranieri III of Monaco had an elder sister, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy. The parents of Ranieri III of Monaco divorced in 1993. Concerning education,
Ranieri III of Monaco was educated in England and attended public schools of Summer fields in St. Leonards-on-sea, Sussex. After 1935, he was a student at Stowe School.
He also attended the Institut Le Rosey and Gstaad , Switzerland from 1939. In 1943, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree after graduating from the University of Montpellier in France.
Just before the birthday of Ranieri III of Monaco in 1944, his mother renounced her right to the Monegasque throne. Ranieri III of Monaco then became Prince Louis’s direct heir.
He joined the Free French Army in September 1994 in World War II. He served under General Joseph de Goislard de Monsabert as a second lieutenant. Ranieri III of Monaco received the French Croix de Guerre with a bronze star and was also given the rank of Legion of Honour in 1947.
Ranieri III of Monaco was promoted by the French Government as a Captain in April 1949 and a Colonel in December 1954.
After the demise of his grandfather, Ranieri III of Monaco became the Sovereign Prince of Monaco when he was just 25 years old.
Cause of Death of Ranieri III of Monaco
Ranieri III of Monaco was reported to have died in April 2005. The cause of his death was known to be complications relating to lung cancer. Ranieri III of Monaco was known to be a frequent smoker.