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Thomas III de Savoie
Conte di Piemonte
(1252-82)


Other Titles and Honours

Comte de Maurienne, 1259-82†[1]

Seigneur de Bugey[2]
Seigneur de Valromey[2]
Seigneur de Pierre-Châtel[2]
Seigneur de Seyssel[2]
Seigneur de Montfalcon[2]

Main Events

Thomas, along with his brother Amédée, had been taken hostage at the time of his father's captivity at Asti in 1257, and was released through the influence of his mother's family, the Fieschi. He acquired Pinerolo by 1272.
In 1280, he captured William VII, Marquis of Montferrat, and made him his prisoner. That year, William paid for his freedom by ceding to him Turin, Collegno, Grugliasco and other towns. Thomas claimed Turin as part of the heritage of his forefathers, and through these questionable means, he re-asserted the rights of his family over it, and it remained a permanen possession of the house of Savoy. He was expecting to inherit the other dominions of Savoy after the death of his uncle Count Philippe, but Thomas himself died before him.[3]

Place of death: San Ginesio[1]


 
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Sources

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

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

3. A. Gallenga. History of Piedmont, vols 1 & 2. London: Chapman and Hall, 1855.
 

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