Marquis de Saint-Rambert
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 (Italy)
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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