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Nicknames: ""le Pacifique"", "Amadeus VIII de Savoie", "Antipope Felix V", "Amadeus the Peaceful"
Birthplace: Chambéry, Savoie, Savoie, France
Death: Died in Geneva, Genève, Switzerland
Occupation: Duke Amedeo VIII "il Pacifico" of Savoy, Aosta, Moriana and Nice (1391-1434), Ct of Geneva (1401-34), 1st Duke of Savoy (1416-34), Principe del Piemonte (1418-34) -abdicated 7.11.1434, he retired to a hermitage on the lake of Geneva (where he styled hims
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About Amédée VIII (Felix V) de Savoia, Ducato di Savoia. Antipapa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipope_Felix_V

and in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A9d%C3%A9e_VIII_de_Savoie

Amadeus VIII (4 September 1383, Chambéry – 7 January 1451) was the son of Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry. He was surnamed the Peaceful and was the Count of Savoy from 1391 to 1416 and was elevated by Emperor Sigismund to the Duke of Savoy in 1416. Amadeus was also the antipope Felix V, elected by the Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence, from November 1439 to April 1449.

After the death of his father in 1391, his mother acted as a regent, because of his youth.

In 1418 his distant cousin Louis of Savoy-Achaea, his brother-in-law, the last male of the elder branch of House of Savoy, died, leaving Amadeus as his heir-general, thus finally uniting the male-lines of the House of Savoy.

He increased his dominions, encouraged several attempts to negotiate an end to the Hundred Years' War, and, after the death of his wife, retired from his position as Duke to become a hermit. Elected by the Council of Basel as an alternative Pope in opposition to Pope Eugene IV, Amadeus served as Felix V, regarded as an antipope, before stepping down to accept a Cardinal's hat instead[1].

Amadeus' image in history is marred by the account of him as a pontiff concerned with money, to avoid disadvantaging his heirs, found in the Commentaries of Pius II. Nor is there evidence that he intrigued to obtain the papal office, sending the bishops of Savoy to Basel for this purpose.

(Note on numbering: When numbering of the Popes began to be used, Antipope Felix II was counted as one of the Popes of that name. The second true Pope Felix is thus known by the number III, and the third true Pope Felix was given the number IV. It also affected the name taken by Amadeus, who would have been the fourth Pope Felix.)

Family and children

He married Mary of Burgundy (1380-1422), daughter of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and granddaughter of John II of France and had nine children:

  1. Margaret of Savoy (1405-1418)
  2. Anthony of Savoy (1407)
  3. Anthony of Savoy (1408)
  4. Margaret of Savoy (1410-1479) married to:
        1. Louis III, titular king of Naples;
        2. Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine;
        3. Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg.
  5. Mary of Savoy (1411-1469), married Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan.
  6. Amadeus of Savoy, Prince of Piemonte (1412-1431)
  7. Louis of Savoy (1413-1465), his successor
  8. Bonne of Savoy (1415-1430)
  9. Philip of Savoy, Count of Genève (1417-1444) unmarried.

Antipope Felix V, the last historical Antipope.

Papacy began 5 November 1439

Papacy ended 7 April 1449

Predecessor Benedict XIV (as Antipope)

Eugene IV (as Pope)

Successor Nicholas V (as Pope)

Opposed to Eugene IV and Nicholas V

Personal details

Birth name Amadeus VIII

Born 4 September 1383

Chambéry

Died 7 January 1451

Parents Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry

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Antipope Felix V

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Felix V

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Antipope Felix V, the last historical Antipope.

Papacy began 5 November 1439

Papacy ended 7 April 1449

Predecessor Benedict XIV (as Antipope)

Eugene IV (as Pope)

Successor Nicholas V (as Pope)

Opposed to Eugene IV and Nicholas V

Personal details

Birth name Amadeus VIII

Born 4 September 1383

Chambéry

Died 7 January 1451 (aged 67)

Parents Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry

Other Popes and Antipopes named Felix

Amadeus VIII (4 September 1383, Chambéry – 7 January 1451) was the son of Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry. He was surnamed the Peaceful and was the Count of Savoy from 1391 to 1416 and was elevated by Emperor Sigismund to the Duke of Savoy in 1416. Amadeus was also the antipope Felix V, elected by the Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence, from November 1439 to April 1449.[1]

After the death of his father in 1391, his mother acted as a regent, because of his youth.

In 1418 his distant cousin Louis of Savoy-Achaea, his brother-in-law, the last male of the elder branch of House of Savoy, died, leaving Amadeus as his heir-general, thus finally uniting the male-lines of the House of Savoy.

He increased his dominions, encouraged several attempts to negotiate an end to the Hundred Years' War, and, after the death of his wife, retired from his position as Duke to become a hermit. Elected by the Council of Basel as an alternative Pope in opposition to Pope Eugene IV, Amadeus served as Felix V, regarded as an antipope, before stepping down to accept a Cardinal's hat.[2][3]

Amadeus' image in history is marred by the account of him as a pontiff concerned with money, to avoid disadvantaging his heirs, found in the Commentaries of Pius II. Nor is there evidence that he intrigued to obtain the papal office, sending the bishops of Savoy to Basel for this purpose.

(Note on numbering: When numbering of the Popes began to be used, Antipope Felix II was counted as one of the Popes of that name. The second true Pope Felix is thus known by the number III, and the third true Pope Felix was given the number IV. It also affected the name taken by Amadeus, who would have been the fourth Pope Felix.)

Contents

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   * 1 Family and children
   * 2 Notes
   * 3 See also
   * 4 External links

[edit] Family and children

He married Mary of Burgundy (1380–1422), daughter of Philip the Bold,[4] Duke of Burgundy and granddaughter of John II of France and had nine children:

  1. Margaret of Savoy (1405–1418)
  2. Anthony of Savoy (1407)
  3. Anthony of Savoy (1408)
  4. Margaret of Savoy (1410–1479) married to:
        1. Louis III, titular king of Naples;
        2. Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine;
        3. Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg.
  5. Mary of Savoy (1411–1469), married Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan.
  6. Amadeus of Savoy, Prince of Piemonte (1412–1431)
  7. Louis of Savoy (1413–1465), his successor
  8. Bonne of Savoy (1415–1430)
  9. Philip of Savoy, Count of Genève (1417–1444) unmarried.

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ Coulombe, Charles A., Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes, (Kensington Publishing Corp., 2003), 318.
  2. ^ Coulombe, 319.
  3. ^ Pope Nicholas V named him Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina, dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals and perpetual legate in the Duchy of Savoy in April 1449
  4. ^ Vaughan, Richard, Philip the Bold: the formation of the Burgundian state, (Boydell Press, 2005), 53.

Papal styles of

Antipope Felix V

C o a Felice V (antipapa).svg

Reference style His Holiness

Spoken style Your Holiness

Religious style Holy Father

Posthumous style Unknown

[edit] See also

   * Louis Aleman

[edit] External links

   * Catholic Encyclopedia entry

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Amadeus VIII (4 September 1383 – 7 January 1451) was the son of Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry. He was surnamed the Peaceful and was the Count of Savoy from 1391 to 1416 and was elevated by Emperor Sigismund to the Duke of Savoy in 1416. Amadeus was also the antipope Felix V, elected by the Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence, from November 1439 to April 1449.

After the death of his father in 1391, his mother acted as a regent, because of his youth.

In 1418 his distant cousin Louis of Savoy-Achaea, his brother-in-law, the last male of the elder branch of House of Savoy, died, leaving Amadeus as his heir-general, thus finally uniting the male-lines of the House of Savoy.

He increased his dominions, encouraged several attempts to negotiate an end to the Hundred Years' War, and, after the death of his wife, retired from his position as Duke to become a hermit. Elected by the Council of Basel as an alternative Pope in opposition to Pope Eugene IV, Amadeus served as Felix V, regarded as an antipope, before stepping down to accept a Cardinal's hat instead[1].

Amadeus' image in history is marred by the account of him as a pontiff concerned with money, to avoid disadvantaging his heirs, found in the Commentaries of Pius II. Nor is there evidence that he intrigued to obtain the papal office, sending the bishops of Savoy to Basel for this purpose.

(Note on numbering: When numbering of the Popes began to be used, Antipope Felix II was counted as one of the Popes of that name. The second true Pope Felix is thus known by the number III, and the third true Pope Felix was given the number IV. It also affected the name taken by Amadeus, who would have been the fourth Pope Felix.)

Family and children

He married Mary of Burgundy (1380-1422), daughter of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and granddaughter of John II of France and had nine children:

Margaret of Savoy (1405-1418)

Anthony of Savoy (1407)

Anthony of Savoy (1408)

Margaret of Savoy (1410-1479) married to:

Louis III, titular king of Naples;

Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine;

Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg.

Mary of Savoy (1411-1469), married Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan.

Amadeus of Savoy, Prince of Piemonte (1412-1431)

Louis of Savoy (1413-1465), his successor

Bonne of Savoy (1415-1430)

Philip of Savoy, Count of Genève (1417-1444) unmarried.

See also

Louis Aleman

[edit]References

^ Pope Nicholas V named him Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina, dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals and perpetual legate in the Duchy of Savoy in April 1449

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Amédée VIII, duc de Savoie, prince de Piémont's Timeline

1383
September 4, 1383
Chambéry, Savoie, Savoie, France
1397
1397
Age 13
Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, France
1411
1411
Age 27
1412
1412
Age 28
1413
November 8, 1413
Age 30
Geneva, Suisse
1416
1416
Age 32
Morges, Vaud, Suisse
1417
1417
Age 33
1439
October 30, 1439
Age 56
Council Of Basle
1451
January 7, 1451
Age 67
Geneva, Genève, Switzerland
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Ripaille, Lake Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland