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Philibert II de Savoie
8th Duc de Savoie

Other names: the Fair


8th Duc de Savoie 1497–1504†
Titular King of Cyprus 1497–1504†
Titular King of Jerusalem 1497–1504†
Titular King of Armenia 1497–1504†
Principe di Piemonte 1497–1504†
Titular Prince of Achaia 1497–1504†
Duc de Chablais 1497–1504†
Duca d'Aosta 1497–1504†
Marchese di Susa 1497–1504†
Marchese in Italia 1497–1504†
Marchese di Ivrea 1497–1504†
Comte de Maurienne 1497–1504†
Comte de Nice 1497–1504†
Comte de Genevois 1497–1504†
Comte de Bresse 1497–1504†
Comte de Romont 1497–1504†
Baron de Faucigny 1497–1504†
Baron de Vaud 1497–1504†
Baron de Gex 1497–1504†
Signore di Vercelli 1497–1504†
Seigneur de Bugey 1497–1504†
Seigneur de Beaufort-sur-Doron 1497–1504†
Signore di Pinerolo 1497–1504†
Seigneur de Fribourg 1497–1504†
Patrician of Venice

Imperial Vicar of Italy

As duke, Philiberto was bribed by Louis XII of France into allowing him to pass through the duchy and invade Milan in 1499. He received Louis at Turin and accompanied him to Milan, and the city was conquered. Louis again requested passage in 1502 to assist his army in Naples, but this time Philibert refused, and instead, compelled him to follow a circuitous way across Dauphiny and Saluzzo. He maintained good relations with France despite the anti-French stance of his second wife Margaret of Austria, He had his half-brother René legitimised in 1497, although Margaret of Austria later arranged for this to be annulled because of René's support for France. Philibert managed to remain neutral during the French-Austrian conflict, and was powerful enough to preserve his territories, backed by a strong armament and by his high resolute spirit.

Place of birth: Pont d'Ain, Bresse
Place of first marriage: Turin
Place of second marriage: Romainmotier
Place of death: Pont d'Ain, Bresse
Place of burial: Notre-Dame de Brou

Son of Philippe II de Savoie and Marguerite de Bourbon. He was married firstly to Yolande de Savoie in 1486, and secondly to Margarete of Austria (Habsburg) in 1501. Neither marriage produced children.

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