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Beatrice di Savoia, contessa consorte di Provenza

Also Known As: "Beatrix Countess of Savoy", "Beatrice of Savoy", "Beatrice /De Savoie/", "**Beatrice of Savoy //", "Béatrice de Savoie", "comtesse consort de Provence", "**Beatrice of Savoy // (Geni Tree Match)"
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Birthplace: Chambéry, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
Death: Died in Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: France
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Daughter of Thomas I, comte de Savoie and Marguerite (Béatrix) de Genève
Wife of Raymond Bérenger IV, comte de Provence
Mother of Marguerite de Provence, reine consort de France; Eleanor of Provence, Queen consort of England; Sanchia of Provence, Queen of the Romans; Beatrice di Provenza, regina consorte di Sicilia; Raymond de Provence and 2 others
Sister of Thomas II, comte-régent de Savoie; Amadeus IV de Savoie, comte de Savoie; Guiscard de Savoie; Filippo I, comte de Savoie; Gugliermo de Savoie and 8 others
Half sister of Ebal de Challant, visconte di Aosta

Occupation: Countess consort of Provence, Celebrated with her husband for learning and literary taste, Grevinna av Savoy, Countess of Provence, Countess of Savoy, Countess of Province
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About Béatrice de Savoie, comtesse consort de Provence

Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267)[1], was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. She was Countess consort of Provence by her marriage to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.

Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny.

Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, Thomas II of Piedmont, Peter II, Count of Savoy, Philip I, Count of Savoy, Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury, Avita the Countess of Devon and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg.

Marriage Beatrice married on 5 June 1219 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings. Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy.[2]

Marguerite, Queen of France (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor, Queen of England (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia, Queen of Germany (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice, Queen of Sicily (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Raymond of Provence, died young References ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy ^ Cawley, Medieval Lands, Provence

-------------------- Beatriz de Saboya (1198-1266), era la hija de Tomás I de Saboya y de Margarita de Ginebra. Beatriz se casó el 5 de junio de 1219 con Ramón Berenguer V de Provenza. Beatriz era una mujer políticamente astuta, y con una belleza que fue comparada como una segunda Níobe por Mateo de París. Después de dos hijos gemelos, Ramón y Beatriz de Saboya tuvieron cuatro hijas, que todas se casaron con reyes:

Margarita de Provenza (1221-1295), esposa de Luis IX de Francia Leonor de Provenza (1223-1291), esposa de Enrique III de Inglaterra Sancha de Provenza (1228-1261), esposa de Ricardo de Cornualles, Conde de Cornwall Beatriz I de Provenza (1231-1267), esposa de Carlos I de Sicilia Obtenido de "http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatriz_de_Saboya"

-------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267)[1], was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. She was Countess consort of Provence by her marriage to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.

Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice of Savoy's mother, Marguerite was betrothed to Philip II of France. While Marguerite was travelling to France for her wedding, she was captured by Beatrice's father, Thomas. He took her back to Savoy and married her himself. Thomas' was excuse was that Philip II was already married, which was true.

Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, Thomas II of Piedmont, Peter II, Count of Savoy, Philip I, Count of Savoy, Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury, Avita the Countess of Devon and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg.

On 5 June 1219, Ramon married Beatrice of Savoy, daughter of Thomas I of Savoy. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened by Matthew Paris to that of a second Niobe. Along with two stillborn sons (1220 & 1225), Ramon and Beatrice had four daughters, all of whom married kings.

Marguerite of Provence (1221–1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor of Provence (1223–1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia of Provence (1228–1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice of Provence (1234–1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1198-1266), was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. Beatrice married on (5 June 1219) Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. After two stillborn sons, Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all married kings.

  1. Marguerite of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France
  2. Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England
  3. Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall
  4. Beatrice of Provence (1231-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily

-------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267), was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva . She was Countess consort of Provence by her marriage to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence . Family Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice of Savoy's mother, Marguerite was betrothed to Philip II of France . While Marguerite was travelling to France for her wedding, she was captured by Beatrice's father, Thomas. He took her back to Savoy and married her himself. Thomas' was excuse was that Philip II was already married, which was true. Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy , Thomas II of Piedmont , Peter II, Count of Savoy , Philip I, Count of Savoy, Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury , Avita the Countess of Devon and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg. Life Marriage Beatrice married on 5 June 1219 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provenc. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris . Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings . Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy. Marguerite, Queen of France (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor, Queen of England (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia, Queen of Germany (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice, Queen of Sicily (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Raymond of Provence, died young Widowhood When Berenguer had died on August 19, 1245, he left his youngest daughter, Provence. Beatrice became one of the most attractive heiresses in medieval Europe. Various suitors had tried to seize her, so Beatrice of Savoy placed the younger Beatrice in a safe fortress, secured the trust of its people then went to the Pope for his protection. In Cluny during December 1245, a secret discussion, between Pope Innocent IV Louis IX of France , his mother Blanche of Castile and his brother Charles of Anjou , took place. It was decided that in return for Louis IX supporting the Pope militarily, the Pope would allow Charles of Anjou, youngest brother to the French King,to marry Beatrice of Provence. But Provence was to never go to France outright through Charles. It was agreed that if Charles and Beatrice had children, the county would go to them, if there was no issue, then the county would go to Sanchia of Provence. If Sanchia died without an heir, Provence would go to the King of Aragon. Beatrice of Savoy who had been granted the usufruct of the county for her lifetime, according to her husbands will agreed to the marriage between Charles of Anjou and her youngest daughter, Beatrice. -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1198 – 1266), was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. Beatrice married on (5 June 1219) Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. After two stillborn sons, Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all married kings.

Marguerite of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice of Provence (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Savoy" -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267)[1], was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. She was Countess consort of Provence by her marriage to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.

Contents [hide] 1 Family 2 Life 2.1 Marriage 2.2 Widowhood 3 References


[edit] Family Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice of Savoy's mother, Marguerite was betrothed to Philip II of France. While Marguerite was travelling to France for her wedding, she was captured by Beatrice's father, Thomas. He took her back to Savoy and married her himself. Thomas' was excuse was that Philip II was already married, which was true.

Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, Thomas II of Piedmont, Peter II, Count of Savoy, Philip I, Count of Savoy, Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury, Avita the Countess of Devon and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg.

[edit] Life [edit] Marriage Beatrice married on 5 June 1219 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings. Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy.[2]

Marguerite, Queen of France (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor, Queen of England (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia, Queen of Germany (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice, Queen of Sicily (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Raymond of Provence, died young [edit] Widowhood When Berenguer had died on August 19, 1245, he left his youngest daughter, Provence. Beatrice became one of the most attractive heiresses in medieval Europe. Various suitors had tried to seize her, so Beatrice of Savoy placed the younger Beatrice in a safe fortress, secured the trust of its people then went to the Pope for his protection. In Cluny during December 1245, a secret discussion, between Pope Innocent IV, Louis IX of France, his mother Blanche of Castile and his brother Charles of Anjou, took place. It was decided that in return for Louis IX supporting the Pope militarily, the Pope would allow Charles of Anjou, youngest brother to the French King,to marry Beatrice of Provence. But Provence was to never go to France outright through Charles. It was agreed that if Charles and Beatrice had children, the county would go to them, if there was no issue, then the county would go to Sanchia of Provence. If Sanchia died without an heir, Provence would go to the King of Aragon.

Beatrice of Savoy who had been granted the usufruct of the county for her lifetime, according to her husbands will agreed to the marriage between Charles of Anjou and her youngest daughter, Beatrice.

[edit] References ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy ^ Cawley, Medieval Lands, Provence Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Savoy"

-------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267)[1], was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice married on 5 June 1219 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings. Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy.[2]

Marguerite of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice of Provence (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Raymond of Provence, died young

[edit] References ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy ^ Cawley, Medieval Lands, Provence Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Savoy"

-------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps03/ps03_416.htm

{W.H.Turton, "The Plantagenet Ancestry" (Balt.:Gen.Pub.Co.,1968), p. 60, places Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, 1197-1253, and wife Marguerite de Coligny, as Beatrice's parents, with Thomas I as her paternal grandfather.}

Weis' "Ancestral Roots. . ." (111:29), (133:27).

Europaische Stammtafeln ii, 190:

Stuart's "Royalty For Commoners" (54:26), (93:26) , (104:29), (133:27), (164:27).

References: [GENSERV],[AR7] -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For her niece, see Beatrice of Savoy (died 1292). Beatrice of Savoy (1198 – 1266), was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. Beatrice married on (5 June 1219) Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. After two stillborn sons, Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all married kings. Marguerite of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice of Provence (1231-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1198 – 1266), was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. Beatrice married on (5 June 1219) Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. After two stillborn sons, Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all married kings.

Marguerite of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice of Provence (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Savoy" -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. After two stillborn sons, Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all married kings. One daughter was our ancestor Eleanor of Provence, who married our ancestor King Henry III. -------------------- Aka Countess of Savoy. She was the daughter of Thomas, Count of Savoy & sister to Amadeus, Count of Savoy. Described as remarkably beautiful. Savoy lies between Italy & France.

Sources: The book, 'Kings & Queens of Great Britain' The book, 'Kings & Queens of Europe' -------------------- Shrewd and politically astute Very beautiful -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267)[1], was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. She was Countess consort of Provence by her marriage to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.

Contents [hide] 1 Family 2 Life 2.1 Marriage 2.2 Widowhood 3 References


[edit] Family Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice of Savoy's mother, Marguerite was betrothed to Philip II of France. While Marguerite was travelling to France for her wedding, she was captured by Beatrice's father, Thomas. He took her back to Savoy and married her himself. Thomas' was excuse was that Philip II was already married, which was true.

Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, Thomas II of Piedmont, Peter II, Count of Savoy, Philip I, Count of Savoy, Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury, Avita the Countess of Devon and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg.

[edit] Life [edit] Marriage Beatrice married on 5 June 1219 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings. Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy.[2]

1.Marguerite, Queen of France (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France 2.Eleanor, Queen of England (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England 3.Sanchia, Queen of Germany (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall 4.Beatrice, Queen of Sicily (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily 5.Raymond of Provence, died young [edit] Widowhood When Berenguer had died on 19 August 1245, he left his youngest daughter, Provence. Beatrice became one of the most attractive heiresses in medieval Europe. Various suitors had tried to seize her, so Beatrice of Savoy placed the younger Beatrice in a safe fortress, secured the trust of its people then went to the Pope for his protection. In Cluny during December 1245, a secret discussion, between Pope Innocent IV, Louis IX of France, his mother Blanche of Castile and his brother Charles of Anjou, took place. It was decided that in return for Louis IX supporting the Pope militarily, the Pope would allow Charles of Anjou, youngest brother to the French King,to marry Beatrice of Provence. But Provence was to never go to France outright through Charles. It was agreed that if Charles and Beatrice had children, the county would go to them, if there was no issue, then the county would go to Sanchia of Provence. If Sanchia died without an heir, Provence would go to the King of Aragon.

Beatrice of Savoy who had been granted the usufruct of the county for her lifetime, according to her husbands will agreed to the marriage between Charles of Anjou and her youngest daughter, Beatrice.

[edit] References 1.^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy 2.^ Cawley, Medieval Lands, Provence Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Savoy" Categories: 1205 births | 1267 deaths | House of Savoy | Medieval women -------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1198 – 1266), was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva. Beatrice married on 5 June 1219 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. After two stillborn sons, Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all married kings.

Marguerite of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX of France Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III of England Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall Beatrice of Provence (1234-1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Savoy"

-------------------- Béatrice de Savoie (1223-1259)

Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9atrice_de_Savoie_(1223-1259)

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH HER HALF SISTER

Béatrice de Savoie, née en 1223 et morte en 1259 est fille du comte Amédée IV de Savoie et d'Anne de Bourgogne (1192-1243), fille du duc Hugues III de Bourgogne et d'Agnès de Lorraine.

En 1233 elle est mariée au marquis Manfred III de Saluces (1210-1244) et lui donne un fils Thomas Ier de Saluces.

Après la mort de son époux, elle se remarie, en 1247 à Manfred Ier de Sicile (1232-1266).

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Amadeus IV of Savoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He married twice:

Anne of Burgundy, daughter of Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy.

Beatrice of Savoy (d. 1258), married firstly in 1233 Manfred, Margrave of Saluzzo (d. 1244), married secondly on April 21, 1247 Manfred of Sicily

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Amadeus V, Count of Savoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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 -------------------- Beatriz de Sabóia foi condessa da Provença foi tida como uma políticamente astuta e activa e que se afirmou ter uma beleza que podia ser comparada como uma segunda Níobe, comparação feita por Mateo de París. Depois dos seus dois filhos gémeos Raimundo e Beatriz de Sabóia, teve mais quatros filhos que fez casar com reis -------------------- Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy, and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice of Savoy's mother, Margaret was betrothed to Philip II of France. While Margaret was travelling to France for her wedding, she was captured by Beatrice's father, Thomas. He took her back to Savoy and married her himself. Thomas' excuse was that Philip II was already married, which was true.

Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, Thomas II of Piedmont, Peter II, Count of Savoy, Philip I, Count of Savoy, Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury, Avita the Countess of Devon and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg.

Marriage and issueBeatrice betrothed on 5 June 1219 to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence; they married in December 1220. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings. Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy.[2]

1.Margaret, Queen of France (1221–1295), wife of Louis IX of France 2.Eleanor, Queen of England (1223–1291), wife of Henry III of England 3.Sanchia, Queen of Germany (1228–1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall 4.Beatrice, Queen of Sicily (1234–1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily 5.Raymond of Provence, died young Beatrice came to England to see her third daughter Sanchia wedded to Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, brother-in-law of Eleanor. Beatrice's husband Ramon Berenguer IV was detained by state difficulties which his wife solved by getting a loan from her son-in-law Henry III of four thousand marks.

[edit] WidowhoodWhen Ramon Berenguer had died on 19 August 1245, he left Provence to his youngest daughter. Beatrice's daughter and namesake then became one of the most attractive heiresses in medieval Europe. Various suitors had tried to seize her, so Beatrice of Savoy placed the younger Beatrice in a safe fortress, secured the trust of its people then went to the Pope for his protection. In Cluny during December 1245, a secret discussion, between Pope Innocent IV, Louis IX of France, his mother Blanche of Castile and his brother Charles of Anjou, took place. It was decided that in return for Louis IX supporting the Pope militarily, the Pope would allow Charles of Anjou, youngest brother to the French King, to marry Beatrice of Provence. But Provence was to never go to France outright through Charles. It was agreed that if Charles and Beatrice had children, the county would go to them; if there was no issue, then the county would go to Sanchia of Provence. If Sanchia died without an heir, Provence would go to the King of Aragon.

The generally good relationship between the four sisters also did much to improve the relationship of the French and English kings. It brought about the Treaty of Paris, where differences were resolved.[3] Beatrice and all her four daughters participated in the talks.[4]

Beatrice of Savoy was granted the usufruct of the county of Provence for her lifetime, according to her husband's will. Beatrice outlived her third daughter Sanchia and came close to outliving her youngest daughter Beatrice, who died months after her mother (Beatrice the elder died in January, Beatrice the younger died in September). Beatrice of Savoy died on 4 January 1267

-------------------- Beatrice of Savoy (1205 – 4 January 1267) was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Margaret of Geneva. She was Countess consort of Provence by her marriage to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.

Her paternal grandparents were Humbert III, Count of Savoy, and Beatrice of Viennois. Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Geneva and Beatrice de Faucigny. Beatrice of Savoy's mother, Margaret was betrothed to Philip II of France. While Margaret was travelling to France for her wedding, she was captured by Beatrice's father, Thomas. He took her back to Savoy and married her himself. Thomas' excuse was that Philip II was already married, which was true.

Beatrice was the tenth of fourteen children born to her parents. Her siblings included: Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy; Thomas II of Piedmont; Peter II, Count of Savoy; Philip I, Count of Savoy; Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury; Avita the Countess of Devon; and Margherita of Savoy wife of Hartmann I of Kyburg.

Beatrice betrothed on 5 June 1219 to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence; they married in December 1220. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened to that of a second Niobe by Matthew Paris. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four daughters, who all lived to adulthood, and married kings. Their only son, Raymond died in early infancy.

  • Margaret, Queen of France (1221–1295), wife of Louis IX of France
  • Eleanor, Queen of England (1223–1291), wife of Henry III of England
  • Sanchia, Queen of Germany (1228–1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall
  • Beatrice, Queen of Sicily (1231–1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily
  • Raymond of Provence, died young

In 1242, Beatrice's brother Peter was sent to Provence by Henry III to negotiate the marriage of Sanchia to Richard. Another brother, Philip, escorted Beatrice and Sanchia to the English court in Gascony, arriving in May 1243. There they joined Henry, Eleanor, and their baby, Beatrice of England. Henry was very happy at this occasion and gave many gifts to the various relatives.

In November 1243, Beatrice and Sanchia travelled to England for the wedding. This wedding did much to strengthen the bond between Richard and Henry III. She further strengthened the unity of the English royal family by convincing Henry III to help pay the debts of his sister Eleanor and her husband Simon de Montfort, who had often been at odds with Henry. In January 1244, Beatrice negotiated a loan for her husband from Henry of four thousand marks, offering the king five Provençal castles as collateral.

When Ramon Berenguer died on 19 August 1245, he left Provence to his youngest daughter, and his widow was granted the usufruct of the county of Provence for her lifetime. Beatrice's daughter and namesake then became one of the most attractive heiresses in medieval Europe. Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor sent a fleet and James I of Aragon sent an army to seize her, so Beatrice placed herself and her daughter in a safe fortress in Aix, secured the trust of its people then sent to the Pope for his protection. The Pope was also a target for Frederick's military incursions in France. In Cluny during December 1245, a secret discussion, between Pope Innocent IV, Louis IX of France, his mother Blanche of Castile, and his brother Charles of Anjou, took place. It was decided that in return for Louis IX supporting the Pope militarily, the Pope would allow Charles of Anjou, youngest brother to the French King, to marry Beatrice of Provence. Mother and daughter were satisfied with this selection. But Provence was to never go to France outright through Charles. It was agreed that if Charles and Beatrice had children, the county would go to them; if there was no issue, then the county would go to Sanchia of Provence. If Sanchia died without an heir, Provence would go to the King of Aragon.

Henry protested the selection, arguing that he had not yet received the full dowry for Eleanor nor his brother for Sanchia. He also still had the castles in Provence against the loan he had made to the former count.

When Charles took over the administration of Provence in 1246, he did not respect Beatrice's rights within the county. She sought the aid of Barral of Baux and the Pope in protecting her rights within the area. The citizens of Marseille, Avignon, and Arles joined this resistance to Capetian control. In 1248, Charles began to seek peace with her so that he could join his brother's crusade. A temporary truce was reached to allow this.

In 1248, she travelled back to England with her brother Thomas, to see their family there.

In 1254, as Louis was returning from his crusade by way of Provence, Beatrice petitioned him for a more permanent resolution of the dispute with Charles. The French queen Margaret joined the petition, noting that Charles had not respected her dowry either. Beatrice travelled with them back to Paris. As the year progressed, Henry and his wife were invited to travel to Paris, and eventually all four daughters joined their mother there for Christmas.

The generally good relationship among the four sisters did much to improve the relationship of the French and English kings. It brought about the Treaty of Paris in 1259, where differences were resolved. Beatrice and all her four daughters participated in the talks. While the family was still gathered, Louis IX finally persuaded Beatrice to surrender her claims and control in Provence in exchange for a sizable pension to be paid to her. Charles also paid back the loan henry had made to the previous count, clearing his claims in the county.

In 1262, Beatrice was part of the family discussion to try again to bring peace between Henry and Simon de Montfort. When Henry was captured in 1264, Beatrice's brother Peter II, Count of Savoy took his army to join the efforts to free the king. He left Beatrice in charge of Savoy while he was gone.

Beatrice outlived her third daughter Sanchia and came close to outliving her youngest daughter Beatrice, who died months after her mother (Beatrice the elder died in January, Beatrice the younger died in September). Beatrice of Savoy died on 4 January 1267.

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Béatrice de Savoie, comtesse consort de Provence's Timeline

1205
1205
Chambéry, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
1220
December 1220
Age 15
Chambbery, Savoie, France
1221
1221
Age 16
Saint-Maime, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
1223
1223
Age 18
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Located southern France.

1225
1225
Age 20
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
1234
1234
Age 29
Aix en Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
1267
January 4, 1267
Age 62
Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1933
November 27, 1933
Age 62
November 27, 1933
Age 62
November 27, 1933
Age 62