Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia
Principe di Oneglia
Other Titles and Honours
Marchese di Finale, 1620
Marchese di Zuccarello, 1620
Signore di Oneglia, 1620
Signore del Marro, 1620
Signore di PrelЯ, 1620
Grand Prior of the Order of Castille and Leon, 1599
Viceroy of Sicily, 1621-24†
Commander of the Fleet (Spain), 1610
Abbot of San Michele della Chiusa
Destined for an ecclesiastical career, Emanuele Filiberto was sent to the royal court at
Madrid in 1603 to study the customs and politics of Spain as desired by his
grandfather, King Felipe II of Spain. He returned home in 1606. In 1610, he
was back in Madrid to pledge allegiance on behalf of his father to King
Felipe III who had been mulling an invasion of Piedmont. As commander of the Spanish fleet,
Emanuele Filiberto fought off the Turks who were
invading the coasts of Sicily in 1614. He excelled in his military and
political careers. He died from the plague, unmarried.
Place of birth: Turin
Place of death: Palermo
Place of burial: madrid
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