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Victor Amadeus I
Duke of Savoy

Victor Amadeus I

Victor Amadeus I
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Victor Amadeus I (Italian: Vittorio Amedeo I di Savoia; 8 May 1587 – 7 October 1637) was the Duke of Savoy from 1630 to 1637. He was also known as the Lion of Susa.

Biography

Coat of Arms of the Dukes of Savoy after Victor Amadeus I.

He was born in Turin, Piedmont to Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Catherine Micaela of Spain, daughter of King Philip II of Spain. He spent much of his childhood in Madrid at the court of his grandfather Philip II. He stayed there until the king's death in 1598, when Victor Amadeus was eleven. When his brother, Filippo Emanuele, died in 1605, he became heir-apparent to the Duchy of Savoy and received the homage of the court at Racconigi on 21 January 1607.

Victor Amadeus became Duke of Savoy after his father's death in 1630. Charles Emmanuel's policies had brought a great instability in the relationships with both France and Spain, and troops were needed to defend the Duchy. As money was lacking to recruit mercenaries or train indigenous soldiers, Victor Amadeus signed a peace treaty with Spain.

With the Treaty of Cherasco, Savoy was forced to give Pinerolo to France. This gave France a strategic route into the heart of Savoy territory and on into the rest of Italy. The rulers of Savoy from that point resented this loss, and worked for decades with the goal of regaining that loss. Subsequently, under the direction of Cardinal Richelieu, Victor Amadeus attempted to create an anti-Spanish league in Italy. He achieved two victories against the Spanish: In 1636 in the Battle of Tornavento and on 8 September 1637 in the Battle of Mombaldone.

Death

On 25 September 1637, Victor Amadeus fell ill after a dinner offered by the Duke of Créqui. He was carried to Vercelli, where he died on 7 October, aged 50.

Marriage and issue

In 1619, he married Christine Marie of France (1606–1663), a daughter of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici. Following his death, she served as regent of the Duchy from 1637 to 1663. They had children including:

Ancestry

16. Philip II, Duke of Savoy
16. Philip II, Duke of Savoy
8. Charles III, Duke of Savoy
17. Claudine de Brosse
4. Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
18. Manuel I of Portugal
9. Beatrice of Portugal
19. Maria of Aragon
2. Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
20. Charles, Count of Angoulême
10. Francis I of France
21. Louise of Savoy
5. Margaret, Duchess of Berry
22. Louis XII of France
11. Claude, Duchess of Brittany
23. Anne, Duchess of Brittany
1. Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
24. Philip I of Castile
12. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
25. Joanna I of Castile
6. Philip II of Spain
26. Manuel I of Portugal (= 18)
13. Isabella of Portugal
27. Maria of Aragon (= 19)
3. Catherine Michelle of Austria
28. Francis I of France (= 10)
14. Henry II of France
29. Claude, Duchess of Brittany (= 11)
7. Elisabeth of Valois
30. Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
15. Catherine de' Medici
31. Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
16. Philip II, Duke of Savoy
8. Charles III, Duke of Savoy
17. Claudine de Brosse
4. Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
18. Manuel I of Portugal
9. Beatrice of Portugal
19. Maria of Aragon
2. Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
20. Charles, Count of Angoulême
10. Francis I of France
21. Louise of Savoy
5. Margaret, Duchess of Berry
22. Louis XII of France
11. Claude, Duchess of Brittany
23. Anne, Duchess of Brittany
1. Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
24. Philip I of Castile
12. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
25. Joanna I of Castile
6. Philip II of Spain
26. Manuel I of Portugal (= 18)
13. Isabella of Portugal
27. Maria of Aragon (= 19)
3. Catherine Michelle of Austria
28. Francis I of France (= 10)
14. Henry II of France
29. Claude, Duchess of Brittany (= 11)
7. Elisabeth of Valois
30. Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
15. Catherine de' Medici
31. Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
8. Charles III, Duke of Savoy
17. Claudine de Brosse
4. Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
18. Manuel I of Portugal
9. Beatrice of Portugal
19. Maria of Aragon
2. Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
20. Charles, Count of Angoulême
10. Francis I of France
21. Louise of Savoy
5. Margaret, Duchess of Berry
22. Louis XII of France
11. Claude, Duchess of Brittany
23. Anne, Duchess of Brittany
1. Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
24. Philip I of Castile
12. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
25. Joanna I of Castile
6. Philip II of Spain
26. Manuel I of Portugal (= 18)
13. Isabella of Portugal
27. Maria of Aragon (= 19)
3. Catherine Michelle of Austria
28. Francis I of France (= 10)
14. Henry II of France
29. Claude, Duchess of Brittany (= 11)
7. Elisabeth of Valois
30. Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
15. Catherine de' Medici
31. Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
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