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Amadeus V, Count of Savoy di Savoia

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Birthplace: Savoy, France
Death: Died in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas II, comte-régent de Savoie and Beatrice di Fieschi
Husband of Miribel "Sibylle" de Bauge-Bresse, Dame de Baugé, Comtesse de Bresse and Maria van Brabant
Father of Agnes de Savoie; Éléonore de Savoie; Edouard, comte de Savoie; Aymon, comte de Savoie; Etienne de Savoie, Comte de Savoie and 5 others
Brother of Tomasso III di Savoia, prince of Achaia; Éléonore de Savoie; Louis I de Savoie, baron de Vaud; Alix de Savoie; Konstanze de Savoie and 2 others

Occupation: Count of Savoy and Aosta (1285-1324), Imperial Vicar of Lombardy, etc.
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About Amadeus V, Count of Savoy di Savoia

Amadeus V, Count of Savoy

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Amadeus V (between 1249 and 1253, Le Bourget-du-Lac – 16 October 1323, Avignon), surnamed the Great for his wisdom and success as a ruler, was the Count of Savoy from 1285 to 1323. He established Chambéry as his seat. He was the son of Thomas II of Savoy and Beatrice di Fiechi.

Amadeus IV 'the Great' (reigned 1285-1323) succeeded his childless paternal uncle Philip I, Count of Savoy as Count of Savoy. Amadeus was a younger brother of Thomas III of Piedmont who had died in 1282. Thomas had been succeeded by his eldest son Philip I of Piedmont who had a stronger claim to the County than Amadeus. However Philip was about seven years old and at the time unable to press a claim.

Amadeus managed to secure the support of his nephew by offering Philip control of Turin and Pinerolo. Amadeus also secured the loyalty of his younger brother Louis by offering him Vaud as an hereditary barony.

On 1 October 1285, Amadeus was declared protector of Geneva after negotiations with the Bishop of Geneva. The hereditary title belonged to Amadeus II, Count of Geneva who was in conflift with the Bishop.

Through his marriage to Sybilla, Countess of Bugey and Bresse, he was able to incorporate these Burgundian districts into his states. Later expansion saw his dominions further increased.

In 1295, Amadeus acquired the fortress Château de Chambéry from its previous owner Hugh of La Rochette. He chose Chambéry as his main residence and in the following decorated it with paintings.

Among his successes was the Treaty of Annemasse which the Count of Geneva and the Dauphin of Viennois accepted subservient roles to him as his vassals. The treaty was the result of military victories over the both of them. In 1301, Amadeus also settled his dispute over control of Valais with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sion.

His reign ,however, also saw friction between the County of Savoy and the Duchy of Austria. He pursued an alliance with the Kingdom of France and received Maulévrier in Normandy as a result of initial good relations.

The eventual recovery of Lyon by the Kings of France alerted Amadeus to their expansionistic tendencies towards the regions by the Alps. He sought a powerful ally against potential hostility in Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. Henry was married to Margaret of Brabant, sister-in-law of Amadeus. The relation through marriage probably helped the alliance. Henry awarded Amadeus with the title of imperial vicar for the Kingdom of Italy and at least titular claim over the Asti region.

In 1315, Amadeus assisted the Knights Hospitaller in the defense of Rhodes against the Turks.

[edit]Family and children

He first married Sybille of Bage and had 8 children:

Bonne of Savoy, married John I of Viennois, dauphin of Viennois and Hugh of Burgundy, lord of Montbauson

John of Savoy

Beatrice of Savoy, married Manfred III of Saluzzo

Edoardo

Eleonor of Savoy, married William of Chalon, count of Auxerre and Tonnerre, Dreux IV of Mello and John I, count Forez - their children included Marguerite of Mello, who married John II of Chalon-Arlay

Margaret of Savoy, d. 1349, married to John I of Montferrat

Agnes of Savoy, d. 1372, married to William III of Geneva

Aimone

He married, secondly, Maria of Brabant who was a daughter of John I, Duke of Brabant and Margaret of Flanders. Her maternal grandparents were Guy of Dampierre and his first wife Matilda of Bethune. They had 4 children:

Maria of Savoy

Catherine of Savoy, d. 1336, married to Leopold I (duke of Austria and Styria)

Anna of Savoy, d. 1359, married to Byzantine Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos

Beatrice of Savoy (1310-1331), married in 1327 to Henry VI, Duke of Carinthia, count of Tirol

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Amadeus V (between 1249 and 1253 – 16 October 1323, Avignon), surnamed the Great for his wisdom and success as a ruler, was the Count of Savoy from 1285 to 1323. He established Chambéry as his seat. He was the son of Thomas II of Savoy and Beatrice Fieschi.

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   * 1 Biography
   * 2 Family and children
   * 3 Ancestry
   * 4 External links

[edit] Biography

Amadeus was born at Le Bourget-du-Lac, and succeeded his childless paternal uncle Philip I, Count of Savoy as Count of Savoy in 1285. Amadeus was a younger brother of Thomas III of Piedmont, who had died in 1282. Thomas had been succeeded by his eldest son Philip I of Piedmont who had a stronger claim to the County than Amadeus. However Philip was about seven years old and at the time unable to press a claim.

Amadeus managed to secure the support of his nephew by offering Philip control of Turin and Pinerolo. Amadeus also secured the loyalty of his younger brother Louis by offering him Vaud as an hereditary barony.

On 1 October 1285, Amadeus was declared protector of Geneva after negotiations with the Bishop of Geneva. The hereditary title belonged to Amadeus II, Count of Geneva who was in conflift with the Bishop.

Through his marriage to Sybilla, Countess of Bugey and Bresse, he was able to incorporate these Burgundian districts into his states. Later expansion saw his dominions further increased.

In 1295, Amadeus acquired the Chambéry fortress from its previous owner Hugh of La Rochette. He chose Chambéry as his main residence and in the following decorated it with paintings.

Among his successes was the Treaty of Annemasse which the Count of Geneva and the Dauphin of Viennois accepted subservient roles to him as his vassals. The treaty was the result of military victories over the both of them. In 1301, Amadeus also settled his dispute over control of Valais with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sion.

His reign, however, also saw friction between the County of Savoy and the Duchy of Austria. He pursued an alliance with the Kingdom of France and received Maulévrier in Normandy as a result of initial good relations.

The eventual recovery of Lyon by the Kings of France alerted Amadeus to their expansionistic tendencies towards the regions by the Alps. He sought a powerful ally against potential hostility in Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. Henry was married to Margaret of Brabant, sister-in-law of Amadeus. The relation through marriage probably helped the alliance. Henry awarded Amadeus with the title of imperial vicar for the Kingdom of Italy and at least titular claim over the Asti region.

In 1315, Amadeus assisted the Knights Hospitaller in the defense of Rhodes against the Turks.

[edit] Family and children

He first married Sybille of Bage and had 8 children:

  1. Bonne of Savoy, married John I of Viennois, dauphin of Viennois and Hugh of Burgundy, lord of Montbauson
  2. John of Savoy
  3. Beatrice of Savoy, married Manfred III of Saluzzo
  4. Edoardo
  5. Eleonor of Savoy, married William of Chalon, count of Auxerre and Tonnerre, Dreux IV of Mello and John I, count Forez - their children included Marguerite of Mello, who married John II of Chalon-Arlay
  6. Margaret of Savoy, d. 1349, married to John I of Montferrat
  7. Agnes of Savoy, d. 1372, married to William III of Geneva
  8. Aimone

He married, secondly, Maria of Brabant who was a daughter of John I, Duke of Brabant and Margaret of Flanders. Her maternal grandparents were Guy of Dampierre and his first wife Matilda of Bethune. They had 4 children:

  1. Maria of Savoy
  2. Catherine of Savoy, d. 1336, married to Leopold I (duke of Austria and Styria)
  3. Anna of Savoy, d. 1359, married to Byzantine Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos
  4. Beatrice of Savoy (1310-1331), married in 1327 to Henry VI, Duke of Carinthia, count of Tirol

External links

   * His listing in "Medieval lands" by Charles Cawley. The project "involves extracting and analysing detailed information from primary sources, including contemporary chronicles, cartularies, necrologies and testaments."

Preceded by

Philip I Count of Savoy

1285–1323 Succeeded by

Edward

This page was last modified on 29 July 2010 at 23:06.

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Amadeus V, Count of Savoy di Savoia's Timeline

1249
September 4, 1249
Savoy, France
1272
July 5, 1272
Age 22
1280
1280
Age 30
Italy
1280
Age 30
Italy
1284
1284
Age 34
Of, Burgundy, France
1284
Age 34
1284
Age 34
Chambery, Savoie, France
1291
December 15, 1291
Age 42
Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, Bourgogne, France
1304
April 1304
Age 54
Contract
1306
1306
Age 56
Torino, Torino, Italy