Victor Amadeus I Duke Of SAVOY

Male 1587 - 1637  (50 years)

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  • Name Victor Amadeus I Duke Of SAVOY  [1
    Born 08 May 1587  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 Oct 1637  [1
    • Victor Amadeus I (Italian: Vittorio Amedeo I di Savoia, May 8, 1587 ? October 7, 1637) was the Duke of Savoy from 1630 to 1637. He was also titular King of Cyprus and Jerusalem.

      He was born in Turin to Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Catherine Micaela of Spain. He spent much of his childhood at the Spanish court in Madrid. When his brother prince Filippo Emanuele died, he became legitimate heir to the duchy and received the loyalty swore of the court at Racconigi on January 21, 1607.

      After a crisis with relationships with Spain, he was married to Louis XIII of France's daughter Christine Marie.

      Coat of Arms of the Dukes of Savoy after Victor Amadeus I.Victor Amadeus became Duke of Savoy after his father's death in 1630. Charles Emmanuel's policies had brought a great instability in the relationships with France and Spain, and troops were needed to defend the Duchy. As money was lacking to recruit mercenaries or train indigenous soldiers, Victor Amadeus signed a peace treaty with Spain. With the Treaty of Cherasco, Savoy was given back Pinerolo, although, according to a secret point of the agreement, that important stronghold was to remain to France in exchange of Geneve.

      Subsequently, under the direction of Cardinal Richelieu, Victor Amadeus attempted to create an anti-Spanish league in Italy. In 1637 he crushed a Spanish army at battle of Mombaldone.

      On September 25 of that year, Victor Amadeus fell ill after a dinner offered by the Duke of CrÈqui. Carried to Turin, he died here on October 7.
    Person ID I48257  Main Tree

    Family Christine Marie Duchess Of SAVOY,   b. 12 Feb 1606,   d. 27 Dec 1663  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1619  [1
     1. Carlo Emanuele Of SAVOY,   b. 1634,   d. 1675  (Age 41 years)  [Natural]
     2. Adelaide Henrietta Of SAVOY,   b. 1636,   d. 1676  (Age 40 years)  [Natural]
     3. Margaret Yolande Of SAVOY,   b. 1635,   d. 1663  (Age 28 years)  [Natural]
     4. Francesco Giacinto Of SAVOY,   b. 1632,   d. 1638  (Age 6 years)  [Natural]
     5. Louis Amadeus Of SAVOY,   b. 1622,   d. 1628  (Age 6 years)  [Natural]
     6. Louise Christine Of SAVOY,   b. 1629,   d. 1692  (Age 63 years)  [Natural]
     7. Caterine Beatrice Of SAVOY,   b. 1636,   d. 1637  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F17509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.