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Philippe I
13th Comte de Savoie

Other Titles and Honours

Comte de Franche Comté, 1267-79[2]
Principe di Piemonte, 1268-85†[1]
Duc de Chablais, 1268-85†[1]
Duca d'Aosta, 1268-85†[1]
Marchese di Susa, 1268-85†[1]
Seigneur de Faucigny, 1268-85†[1]
Seigneur de Chablais, 1268-85†[1]

Positions Held

Gonfalonier of the Church[2]
Archbishop of Lyon, 1246-67 res.[2]
Bishop of Valence, 1245-67 res.[2]

Main Events

Philippe was destined for a career in the Church, but resigned his religious appointments in 1267. As count, he defeated the Marquis of Montferrat and was able to assert his authority over Turin. He clashed with Emperor Rudolf of Habsburg over Swiss lands including Kyburg, Bern, Payerne, and other lands north of Lake Geneva, but this was settled through a treaty.[3]

Place of birth: Aiguebelle[2]
Place of death: Château de Roussillon, Bugey[2]
Place of burial: Hautecombe Abbey[2]



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

2. C. Cawley. Medieval Lands - A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families. The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. ©2018.

3. 1. E.L. Cox. The Eagles of Savoy: The House of Savoy in Thirteenth-Century Europe. Princeton University Press, 2015.

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