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Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy

Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy

Count of Savoy 1383-1391
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Count of Savoy 1383-1391
Occupations Aristocrat
Gender male
Birth February 24, 1360 (Chambéry)
Death November 1, 1391 (castle of Ripaille)
Mother: Bonne of Bourbon
Father: Amadeus VICount of Savoy
Spouse: Bonne of Berry
Children: Felix VBona di SavoiaJoan of SavoyHumbert de Savoie
The details

Amadeus VII (March 1360, Chambéry – 1 November 1391), known as the Red Count, was Count of Savoy from 1383 to 1391.
Amadeus was the son of Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Bourbon. Amadeus VII was known for his hospitality, for he would entertain people of all stations and never turned a person from his table without a meal.
He married Bonne of Berry, daughter of John, Duke of Berry, who was the younger brother of Charles V of France. They had three children:
Amadeus VIII, later known as Antipope Felix V, married Mary of Burgundy (1380–1422), daughter of Philip the Bold
Bonne (d. 1432) married to Louis of Piedmont, the final of the Savoy-Archaea Branch; see also Thomas II of Savoy
Joan (d. 1460) married to Giangiacomo Paleologo, marquis of Montferrat.

Upon his death at age 29 from tetanus, controversy arose because of his will. Amadeus VII left the important role of guardian of his son and heir, Amadeus VIII, to his own mother, a sister of the powerful Duke de Bourbon, instead of following the tradition of appointing the child's mother, who was a daughter of the equally powerful Duke de Berry. It took three months of negotiations to restore peace in the family.


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