Albert III

Albert III
Emperor of Gaullica
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Emperor of Gaullica
Reign19 July 1860 – 7 March 1920
PredecessorEvelin
SuccessorAlbert IV
Born11 September 1854
Château de Villairs, Verlois
Died3 September 1961(1961-09-03) (aged 106)
Verlois, Gaullica
WifeStéphanie
IssueAlbert IV
Princess Nicole
Prince Philippe
Princess Anne
Jean-Claude Montercardé
Full name
Albert Montefort Pierre Charles Letoux Henri Ricteford Harront Montecardé et Gaullicanous
HouseHouse of Montecardé
FatherPrince Thomas
MotherEvelin I
ReligionSolarian Catholic
President of Gaullica
In office
6 September, 1936 – 6 September, 1948

Albert III (Albert Montefort Pierre Charles Letoux Henri Ricteford Harront Montecardé et Gaullicanous; 11 September 1854 - 3 September 1961) was Emperor of Gaullica and its Dominions from 19 July 1860 until his ousting by his son and the Parti Populaire on the 7 March 1920.

Albert was born during the reign of his mother, Empress Evelin, as her eldest child. Officially becoming Emperor at the age of six, following his mother's death giving birth to a set of twins, much of Albert's childhood was focused on his training for the throne by his regency council. This council was composed of numerous figures, including his father Prince Thomas. As a young teenager, before the end of his regency council, Albert toured the Gaullican Empire to become 'acquainted with the lands belonging to the Gaullican Crown.'

After becoming Emperor of Gaullica, Albert oversaw the expansion of the Gaullican Empire, numerous technological developments, the final stages of the Seizing of Coius and numerous conflicts and political games that would, eventually, culminate into the Great War. Albert's reign, long and tumultuous, also witnessed the economic crises of the mid 1910s and the rise of the National Functionalist Popular Party. His refusal to grant the National Functionalists their democratic right to lead a majority in the Senate ultimately led in his own son and heir leading a coup d'etat against him.

For the next 16 years of his life, Albert and the majority of his close family lived in exile: first in Caldia and then in Cassier, despite it being part of the Gaullican Empire. Prior, and during, the Great War Albert became a symbol for anti-functionalist propaganda on both republican and legitamist circles and towards the end of the war had rallied enough support to lead a 'Free Gaullican Army' against the National Functionalists. Albert and his loyalists were overseen as the de-facto interim government of occupied Gaullica and, to the concern of many who oversaw Gaullica's transition into a republic, was the first elected president on a CLU ticket.

Much of the concerns about a monarchist revival were squashed by Albert, who viewed his position as president as atonement for his 'sins in the years before the Great War.' Albert's tenure as president of Gaullica was seen as a large factor in a normalisation of relations with the rest of Euclea in the after-war years, including its participation in the Solarian War and the formation of the Euclean Community.

Post-presidency, Albert featured predominantly in documentaries and books and became the honourary head of the 'Gaullican Heritage Society.' He spent much of the remainder of his life overseeing some modicum of state diplomacy, public and charitable events and even social galas before dying in 1961 at the age of 106 - 8 days before his 107th birthday.

Early Life

Education

Reign

Exile to Caldia

Flight to Cassier

Role in the Great War

Return to Gaullica

First President of Gaullica

Later Life

Death

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