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Royal Genealogy

Charles-Amédée de Savoie
Duc de Nemours
(1624-52)


Other Titles and Honours

Duc de Genevois[1]
Duc d'Aumale[1]
Marquis de Saint-Sorlin[1]
Marquis de Saint-Rambert[1]
Comte de Gisors[1]
Baron de Faucigny[1]
Baron de Beaufort[1]
Seigneur de Poncin[1]
Seigneur de Cerdon[1]
Seigneur de Bray-sur-Seine[1]

Positions Held

Colonel general of the Light Brigade[1]

Main Events

Charles-Amédée served in the army of Flanders in 1645, and in the following year, he commanded the light cavalry at the siege of Courtrai. In 1652, he took part in the war of the Fronde, and fought at Bléneau and at the Faubourg St Antoine, where he was wounded. That year, he was killed in a duel by his brother-in-law, François de Vendôme, duke of Beaufort.[2]


 
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Sources

1. S. Guichenon. Histoire généalogique de la royale maison de Savoie, vol. 3. Turin: chez Jean-Michel Briolo, 1778.

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, 11th edn, vol. 19. New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica Co., 1911.
 

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