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Eugene Maurice de Savoie Carignan

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: June 6, 1673 (38)
Unna, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Tommaso Francesco di Savoia, principe di Carignano and Marie De Soissons de Bourbon-Soissons
Husband of Olympia Mancini, Royal Mistress of Louis XIV
Father of Louis Jules of Savoy; Emanuel Philibert of Savoy; Eugène François, prince de Savoie; Abbot Philippe; Marie Jeanne Lady of Soissons and 2 others
Brother of Louise Christine of Savoy; Emanuele Filiberto Amedeo di Savoia-Carignano; Cristina charlotta di savoia; Giuseppe Emanuele di savoia; Ferdinando di Savoia and 2 others

Occupation: comte de soissons
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About Eugène Maurice de Savoie Carignan, comte de Soissons,_Count_of_Soissons

Eugene Maurice of Savoy (French: Eugène Maurice de Savoie; March 2, 1635 – June 6, 1673) was count of Soissons, a French general and father of Prince Eugene of Savoy.


Eugene Maurice was born in Chambéry, Savoy. He was son of Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano and Marie de Bourbon, Countess of Soissons. He was grandson of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Catherine Micaela of Austria, daughter of Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of France, herself daughter of King Henry II and Catherine de' Medici.

He married on February 21, 1657 Olimpia Mancini, a niece of cardinal Mazarin, daughter of Michele Mancini and Geronima Mazarini.

He obtained high military posts through his wife's influence. He played a role in defeating the Spaniards at the battle of the Dunes in 1658, took part in the campaigns at Flanders (1667), Franche-Comté (1668) and Holland (1672), and was present as ambassador extraordinary of France at the coronation of Charles II of England.

He died at Unna in Westphalia in 1673, out of a deadly fever (although there were voices that he had been poisoned.


1.Louis Thomas, Count of Soissons (1657–1702) married Urania de La Cropte and had issue
2.Philippe, "Abbot of Soissons" (1659–1693) unmarried.
3.Louis Jules, Cavaliere of Savoy (1660–1683) killed at the battle of Petronell against the Turks known as the Cavaliere di Savoia
4.Emanuel Philibert, Count of Dreux (1662–1676) unmarried.
5.Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736) famous general.
6.Princess Marie Jeanne of Savoy (1665-1705) Mademoiselle de Soissons.
7.Princess Louise Philiberte of Savoy (1667–1726) Mademoiselle de Druex.
8.Princess Françoise of Savoy (1668–1671), Mademoiselle de Dreux.
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Eugène Maurice de Savoie Carignan, comte de Soissons's Timeline

March 2, 1635
Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Age 24
Age 26
October 18, 1663
Age 28
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
June 6, 1673
Age 38
Unna, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany