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Pierre I de Savoie
4th Comte de Savoie
(>1047–78)


Biographical

4th Comte de Savoie 1060–78†
Marchese di Torino 1060–78†
Marchese in Italia 1060–78†
Conte di Torino 1060–78†
Conte d'Aosta 1060–80
Comte de Maurienne 1060–80
Comte de Chablais 1060–80
Signore di Torino 1060–78†
Seigneur de Bas-Valais 1060–78†
Signore di Asti 1060–78†
Signore di Auriate 1060–78†
Signore di Bredulo 1060–78†
Signora di Brusaporcello 1060–78†
Signore di Alba 1060–78†
Signore di Albenga 1060–78†
Signore di Ventimiglia 1060–78†
Signore di San Dalmazio 1060–78†
Signore di Boves 1060–78†

Pierre was born between 1047 and 1049. With his wife, he donated churches to Oulx by charter in 1057. He succeeded his father in 1060 to the lands of Savoy, and also to the mark of Turin (with which he was invested in 1064), brought to the family by Adelaide of Turin, although she effectively remained the ruler for the rest of her life. Pierre is recorded as having made a donation to the abbey of San Benigno di Fruttuaria in 1064. He had a dispute with the Bishop of Asti, and he then assisted
the zealous anti-reformist, Bishop Cuthbert of Turin, who persecuted the Chiusan monks, helping him forcibly eject the abbot Benedict II from Monte Pirchiriano in 1078. Some three months later, Pierre was dead, and then the question of the succession arose as he had left only a daughter, Agnès. His brother, Amédée, was clearly his heir to the Savoyard lands, but the Italian mark allowed for female succession. Amédée, in any case, took control of the mark after his brother's death due to Agnès' young age and her unmarried status.

Son of Oddon I de Savoie and Adelaide of Turin. He married Agnès d'Aquitaine in 1064, and had issue.



 

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