7th Duc de Savoie
Other Titles and Honours
Titular King of Cyprus, 1496-97†
Titular King of Jerusalem, 1496-97†
Titular King of Armenia, 1496-97†
Principe di Piemonte, 1496-97†
Titular Prince of Achaia, 1496-97†
Duc de Chablais, 1496-97†
Duca d'Aosta, 1496-97†
Comte de Genève, 1496-97†
Comte de Nice, 1496-97†
Comte de Villars, 1496-97†
Marchese di Susa, 1496-97†
Baron de Faucigny, 1496-97†
Baron de Vaud, 1496-97†
Baron de Gex, 1490-96†
Seigneur de Bugey, 1496-97†
Seigneur de Beaufort, 1496-97†
Seigneur de Fribourg, 1496-97†
Comte de Lauragais
Comte de Villelongue
Comte de Valentinois
Comte de Diois
Conte di Terranova
Signore de Vercelli, 1496-97†
Seigneur de Bresse, 1460
Seigneur de Baugè
Seigneur de Dombes
Seigneur de Valbonne
Seigneur de Revermont
Seigneur de Chazey
Seigneur de Loyettes
Seigneur de Sagy
Seigneur de Cuisery
Seigneur de Sainte-Julie
Knight of the Order of Saint Michael (France)
Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spain)
Grand Chamberlain of France
Grand Master of the court France
Governor of Guyenne
Philippe gave himself the nickname 'Lackland' because he went for
twenty-two years without an appanage. In 1460, he obtained the county of
Bresse, but the Swiss deprived him of it. During the reigns of four
dukes before him, Philippe demonstrated his restless and violent nature.
He killed Jean de Varax, one of his mother's favourites, and his own
father feared him so much that he that he resorted to asking King Louis
XI of France to control him. The King had him locked away in the prison
of Loches. After taking part in the wars of the house of Burgundy, he
offered his sword to Charles VIII, who recognised his services in Italy
by appointing him his grand chamberlain and grand master of his court.
Philippe was appointed co-lieutenant general of Savoy and Piedmont for
Charles II, his great-nephew, and he proved to be very capable in
repelling disturbances and maintaining the peace. In 1496, he was was
peacefully acknowledged as the legitimate successor Charles II, and he
reigned only eighteen months.
Place of birth: Chambéry
Place of death: Turin
Place of burial: Hautecombe Abbey
1. A. Gallenga. History of Piedmont, vols 1 & 2. London: Chapman
and Hall, 1855.
2. K.M. Setton, ed. A History of the Crusades, vol. 2. Wisconsin:
Princeton University of Wisconsin Press, 1969.
3. S. Guichenon. Histoire généalogique de la royale maison de Savoie, vol.
2. Turin: chez Jean-Michel Briolo, 1778.
4. J.C.F. Hoefer. Nouvelle Biographie Générale, vol. 39 Paaw -
Philopémen. Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, 1862.