Prince Rainier III of Monaco

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Birthday
31, 1923
Birthplace
Monaco
Death Date
Apr 6, 2005 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1923
Birthplace
Monaco
Death Date
Apr 6, 2005 (81)

About

Ruler of Monaco for nearly 56 years, who made a number of reforms that lessened the economy's dependence on gambling.

Before Fame

Doing World War II, he fought for the Free French Army, which earned him a French Cross of War.

Trivia

He promoted Monaco as a tourist attraction and tax haven, and reduced the power of the royalty in making decisions.

Family Life

In 1956, he married American actress Grace Kelly. They had three children: Princess Caroline in 1957, Albert II in 1958, and Princess Stephanie in 1965.

Associated With

He remained married to actress Grace Kelly until her death in 1982.

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