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Luigi Vittorio Victor de Savoie Carignan, Principe di Carignano

Also Known As: "Louis Victor Prince of Carignano"
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Death: December 16, 1778 (57)
Turin, Piemonte, Italien
Place of Burial: Torino, Piemonte, Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae
Immediate Family:

Son of Vittorio Amedeo di Savoia, III. principe di Carignano and Maria Vittoria Francesca di Savoia, marchesa di Susa
Husband of Christine Henriette de Savoie Carignan
Father of Vittorio Amedeo di Savoia, V. principe di Carignano; Leopoldina Maria, principessa di Savoia-Carignano; Maria Gabriella, pricipessa de Savoia-Carignana; Maria Teresa di Savoia Carignano; Eugenio di Savoia Carignano, I. conte di Villafranca and 1 other
Brother of Anna Teresa di Savoia-Carignano and Lodovico Vittorio Savoia di Carignano

Occupation: prince de Carignano, Prince of Carignano
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Louis Victor, Prince of Carignan

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Louis Victor

Prince of Carignan

Spouse Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg



Victor Amadeo, Prince of Carignan

Leopoldina , Princess of Melfi

Gabrielle, Princess of Lobkowicz

Marie Louise, Princess of Lamballe

Caterina, Princess of Paliano

Eugenio, Count of Villafranca

Father Victor Amadeus, Prince of Carignan

Mother Maria Vittoria Francesca of Savoy

Born 25 September 1721(1721-09-25)

Hôtel de Soissons, Paris, France

Died 16 December 1778 (aged 57)

Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy

Louis Victor of Savoy, Prince of Carignan (25 September 1721, Paris – 16 December 1778) was a Savoyard Prince and the Prince of Carignan from 1741 till his death. He was Luigi-Vittorio di Savoia, principe di Carignano in Italian.



   * 1 Biography
   * 2 Issue
   * 3 Ancestry
   * 4 Titles, styles, honours and arms
         o 4.1 Titles and styles
   * 5 References
   * 6 See also

[edit] Biography

Luigi-Vittorio di Savoia was born at the Hôtel de Soissons[1] in Paris to the Prince Victor Amadeus of Savoy and his wife Maria Vittoria Francesca of Savoy. His father was a grandson of Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignan and thus a descendant of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain. He was doubly descended from the latter pair due his mother being an illegitimate daughter of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia and his mistress Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes.

One of five children, he was the second son of his parents; his older brother Joseph Victor Amadeus died in 1716 aged 5 months. Louis Victor was thus the heir to the so called House of Savoy-Carignan from birth. His older sister Anne Thérèse married the Frenchman Charles de Rohan and was Princess of Soubise by marriage. Anne Thérèse was the mother of Madame de Guéméné, governess to the children of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.

Louis Victor grew up in Paris, his father was an inveterate gambler. Heavily in debt, and sued by his sisters whose dowries he had gambled away, he fled to France where he lived such a luxurious life that his son was forced to sell the great fortune he owned in that country. He later moved to Piedmont, between Turin and Racconigi, where his father would establish relations with the greatest European families, such as the Bourbon, the Rohan and the Lorraine Armagnac in France, the Lobkowicz in Bohemia, and the Colonna and Doria Pamphili in Italy. Many of his daughters would later marry into these families.

On 4 May, 1740 Louis Victor married the Landgravine Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg; she was a Princess of Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg and was the sister of the then Kings deceased wife Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg (1706-1736). The couple would have many children; eight in total.

Their most famous child was Princess Maria Teresa Louisa of Savoia, better known as the princesse de Lamballe and best friend of Marie Antoinette.

Maria Teresa married in 1767 to the prince de Lamballe, heir to one of the largest fortunes of the era and great grandson of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan. Widowed the next year, Louis Victor's daughter was given a large fortune making her an extremely wealthy women in her own right.

In 1741, he lost his father and thus became the Prince of Carignan. The seigneury of Carignan had belonged to the Savoys since 1418, and the fact that it was part of Piedmont, only twenty km. south of Turin, meant that it could be a "princedom" for Thomas in name only, being endowed neither with independence nor revenues of substance.[2]

Louis Victor lost his wife in September, 1778. Louis Victor would follow on 16 December, 1778 dying at the Palazzo Carignano, the Turin residence of the Savoy-Carignan family. Since 1835 his wife's grave has been in Turin's Basilica of Superga, as is that of Louis Victor.

His present descendants include the pretending cousins Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples and Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta. There is also Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

[edit] Issue

   * Princess Charlotte Maria Luisa of Savoy (Turin, 17 August 1742 - 20 February, 1794) died unmarried; was a nun;
   * Prince Vittorio Amadeo of Savoy (Turin, 31 October 1743 - September 1780) married Joséphine de Lorraine and had issue;
   * Princess Leopoldina Maria of Savoy (Turin, 21 December 1744 – Rome, 17 April 1807) married Prince Andrea IV Doria Pamphili Landi, 8th Prince of Melfi and had issue;
   * Princess Polyxena Teresa of Savoy (Turin, 31 October 1746 - 20 December 1762) died unmarried;
   * Princess Gabrielle of Savoy (Turin, 17 May, 1748 - Vienna, 10 April, 1828) married Ferdinand Philipp Josef, Prince of Lobkowicz and had issue currant House of Lobkowicz descend from her;
   * Princess Maria Teresa Luisa of Savoy (Turin, 8 September 1749 – Paris, 3 September 1792) married Louis Alexandre Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Lamballe; murdered in the French Revolution;
   * Prince Tommaso of Savoy (Turin, 6 March, 1751 - 23 July, 1753)
   * Prince Eugenio of Savoy (Turin, 21 October 1753 - 30 June 1785) married Elisabeth Anne Magon Boisgarin and had issue;
   * Princess Caterina Maria Luisa Francesca of Savoy (Turin, 4 April 1762 - 4 September 1823) married Don Filippo Giuseppe Francesco Colonna, 9th Prince of Paliano, descendant of Marie Mancini[3]; had issue from which the present Princes of Paliano descend[3];

Titles and styles

   * 25 September 1721 - 4 April 1741 His Highness Prince Louis Victor of Savoy
   * 4 April 1740 - 16 December 1778 His Highness the Prince of Carignan

[edit] References

  1. ^ Once home of his ancestor Marie de Bourbon
  2. ^ "Carignano". Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition. 1911. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b van de Pas, Leo. "Landgräfin Christine von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-03-1. 

[edit] See also


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Princes of Carignan

Thomas Francis (1620-1656) · Emmanuel Philibert (1656-1709) · Victor Amadeus (1709-1741) · Louis Victor (1741-1778) · Vittorio Amadeo (1778-1780) · Charles Emmanuel (1780-1800) · Charles Albert (1800-1831)

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Luigi Vittorio di Savoia, IV. principe di Carignano's Timeline

September 25, 1721
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
September 25, 1721
- April 4, 1741
Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
September 30, 1721
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 4, 1741
- December 18, 1778
Age 19
Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
October 31, 1743
Age 22
Turin, Piemonte, Italien
December 24, 1744
Age 23
Torino, Torino, Italy
March 27, 1748
Age 26
Torino, Turin, Piemonte, Italy
September 8, 1749
Age 27
October 21, 1753
Age 32
Turin, Turin, Piedmont, Italy