Rainier III


Rai·nier III

biographical name \rə-ˈnir, ra-, rā-\

Definition of RAINIER III

1923–2005 prince of Monaco (1949–2005)

Rainier III

biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born May 31, 1923, Monaco—died April 6, 2005, Monaco) Prince of Monaco (1949–2005), 31st in a line of hereditary rulers. He intensified, expanded, and diversified Monaco's enterprises, including its industry. Through land reclamation from the sea, he expanded the principality's territory by one-fifth. His most significant political reform was the promulgation of a new constitution, based on modern principles without repudiating tradition. His wedding to Grace Kelly in 1956 attracted worldwide attention.

Variants of RAINIER III

Rainier III orig. Rainier-Louis-Henri-Maxence-Bertrand de Grimaldi

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