Marquis de Saint-Rambert
Other Titles and Honours
Marquis de Saint-Germain, 1576
Marchese di Peveragno
Marchese di Boves
Comte de Conflens
Seigneur de Saint-Rambert
Seigneur de Saint-Germain
Knight Grand Cross of the Orders of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus
Knight of the Order of the Holy Annunciation (Italy)
Governor of Asti, 1605-10†
Governor of Savoy, 1590
Lieutenant general of Savoy, 1589-91
Amedeo began his education in Monte Cassino under the scholar and poet
Antonio Scaramuccia, and Bartolomeo Capponi. He was granted an income from
the estate of Valentino by is father, and, after becoming captain of a
cavalry company, he received further income from the Saint Rambert commenda.
Later, he was granted further financial benefits by his half-brother. He
served his brother in Flanders, and in Brussels in 1588. Between 1588 and
1601, the duchy of Savoy was involved in almost constant military activity.
Amedeo assisted his brother in military operations in Savoy against French
aggressions, and also between 1586-89 when Duke Carlo Emanuele I attempted
to conquer Geneva. Amedeo was stationed in Chambéry in 1590 as governor,
working to arm units made up of Savoyards, Piedmontese, Spaniards and
Neapolitans. After the French invasion on Piedmont in 1592, he was
responsible for supplying intelligence obtained from Genevan prisoners. He
played a central role as lieutenant general of Savoy. Between 1595 1603, he
moved between Pinerolo, Montmélian, Chambéry and Mondovì, and took part in
the education of the Savoyan princes. He carried nominal duties as governor
of Asti during the last years of his life.
Place of birth: possibly Monte Cassino
Place of death: Turin
Place of burial: Church of San Michele della Chiusa, Turin
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2. Turin: chez Jean-Michel Briolo, 1778.
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della Enciclopedia italiana, 2018.
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Florence: Firenze Atheneum, 2005.