Stefano Casiraghi

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Stefano Casiraghi pictured with Princess Caroline in 1990

Stefano Casiraghi (August 9, 1960October 3, 1990) was a sportsman and heir to an Italian oil fortune. He was a son of Fernanda and Giancarlo Casiraghi and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco.

On December 29, 1983 he married the princess as her second husband. The couple had three children: Andrea born June 8, 1984, Charlotte born August 3, 1986 and Pierre born September 5, 1987. They are, respectively, second, fourth and third in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, after their mother, who is now HRH the Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco.

He was killed in a speed boating accident off the coast of Monaco on October 3, 1990 while defending his World Off-shore title. Only weeks earlier, he had escaped death when his boat blew up off the coast of Guernsey. He had planned to retire after his defence of the title in 1990. Stefano is buried in the Chapelle de la Paix in Monaco, which is also the resting place of his wife's paternal grandfather, Prince Pierre of Monaco.

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