3rd Duc de Savoie
Other Titles and Honours
Principe di Piemonte, 1465-72†
Titular Prince of Achaia, 1465-72†
Duc de Chablais, 1465-72†
Duca d'Aosta, 1465-72†
Marchese di Susa, 1465-72†
Comte de Nice, 1465-72†
Comte de Genève, 1465-72†
Comte de Maurienne
Baron de Faucigny, 1465-72†
Baron de Vaud, 1465-72†
Baron de Gex, 1465-72†
Signore di Vercelli, 1465-72†
Seigneur de Bugey, 1465-72†
Seigneur de Beaufort, 1465-72†t
Seigneur de Fribourg, 1465-72†
Amadeus was living at Bourg en Bresse, when he received the news of his father's death in 1465, upon which he repaired to Chambéry, where he convoked the states of Savoy, and assumed the ducal crown, receiving the oath of allegiance of his subjects. In 1468, he contracted an alliance with Venice, as a precaution against the ambition of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan. Shortly after, Amadeus' poor health induced him to give up the care of the state to his wife, Yolande, whom he named regent. Upon this, Louis, count of Geneva, Philip, count of Bresse, and James, count of Romont, brothers of Amadeus, rose in arms, claiming the regency for themselves, and in 1471 surprised the castle of Montmélian, in which Amadeus was present, and took him to Chambéry, where they kept him under their own eye. Yolande escaped into Dauphiny, whence she applied to Louis XI of France for assistance. Louis sent some troops to the borders of Savoy, and an arrangement was soon after made by which Amadeus was restored to his wife, and a junta or council was appointed to consult with Yolande on state affairs. Amadeus, being attacked by epilepsy, crossed the Alps in quest of a milder climate, but died soon after.
Place of birth: Castle of Thonon
Place of marriage: Feurs en Forez, Loire
Place of death: Vercelli
Place of death: San Eusebio, Vercelli
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2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. The Biographical Dictionary, vol. 2.1. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1843.
3. C. Cawley. Medieval Lands - A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families. The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. ©2018.
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