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Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2002 AD

1915 – Geraldine Apponyi was born in Budapest, a daughter of the Hungarian nobleman Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy-Appony and his wife Gladys, daughter of John H. Stewart, the American consul at Antwerp.

1932 – At 17, staying at the Karolyi Palace in Budapest, Geraldine came out at a ball given by the Hungarian monarchists; one of several photographs taken of Geraldine at that ball would fix the direction of her life.

1938 – She married King Ahmet Zog I of the Albanians.

1939 – After only 388 days as Queen on Albanian soil, she and King Zog were forced to flee the country as Mussolini’s forces overran it. They lived the rest of their lives in exile.

2002 – Queen Geraldina return to Albania on June 28th.

         – Died on October 22nd in Albania.