Philippe II "Sans Terre", duc de Savoie

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Philippe de Savoie, comte de Baugé et de Bresse

Also Known As: "The Landless", "Senza Terra"
Birthplace: Chambéry, Savoie, Savoie, France
Death: November 07, 1497 (59)
Monastère de Lemens, Chambéry, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
Place of Burial: Chambrey, Mosselle, Lorraine, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis I, duke of Savoy and Anne of Cyprus
Husband of Margurite de Bourbon and Claudine de Savoie
Ex-partner of Libera Portoneri and Bonne di Romagnano
Father of Jeanne Antoinette de Savoie; Pierre de Savoie; René "le Grand Bâtard, comte de Savoie"; Claudine de Savoie; Marguerite de Savoie and 8 others
Brother of Amadeus IX, duke of Savoy; Louis de Savoie, comte de Genève; Marguerite de Savoie; Jean de Savoie, comte de Genève; Agnes de Savoie, Cometesse de Longueville and 4 others

Occupation: Signore del Bugey, Duca di Savoia, Principe di Piemonte e Conte d'Aosta, Moriana, Nizza e Bresse dal 1496 al 1497, Filippo II di Bresse, Duke of Savoy, comte de Bresse, puis duc de Savoie, prince de Piémont, comte d'Aoste et de Maurienne de 1496 à 1497
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Philippe II "Sans Terre", duc de Savoie


Philip II (5 February 1438 – 7 November 1497), surnamed the Landless, was the Duke of Savoy for a brief reign from 1496 to 1497.[1]


Philip was the granduncle of the previous duke Charles II, and the youngest surviving son of Duke Louis of Savoy and Anne of Cyprus. However, he was not the heir general of the previous duke, there being several females before him in the line of succession. To ensure male inheritance to the Savoy line, his eldest son Philibert was married to his cousin, the only sister of the deceased young Duke. However, the plan did not succeed: the girl died at age twelve. (Philip had already died in the meantime.) The children of the daughters of Philip's eldest brother Duke Amedeo IX of Savoy were next in line, and were entitled to the inheritance of the line of heirs-general, including Cyprus and Jerusalem. Despite the fact that Cyprus and Jerusalem did not bar succession in female line, Philip took those claims and used those titles as well. His male successors in Savoy also continued to do so, thus giving their ducal title a higher, royal titulary.

He spent most of his life as a junior member of the ducal family. His original apanage was the district of Bresse,[2] close to the French and Burgundian border, but it was lost and therefore Philip received his sobriquet "the Landless", or "Lackland".

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Philippe II "Sans Terre", duc de Savoie's Timeline

February 5, 1438
Chambéry, Savoie, Savoie, France
September 11, 1476
Pont-d'Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
April 10, 1480
Pont d'Ain, Ambronay, Rhône-Alpes, France
October 10, 1486
Le Château, Chazey Sur Ain, Ain, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France