Amadeus IV (Savoy)

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Amadeus IV of Savoy (* 1197 in Montmélian ; † July 13, 1253 ibid) was Count of Maurienne and Savoy and the eldest son of Thomas I.


Amadeus IV was married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Hugo III. (Burgundy) , Anne (Anna) von Burgund (1192–1243), with whom he had two daughters. Beatrice was born around 1223 and her first marriage was Manfred III. , Margrave of Saluzzo , and in second marriage Manfred , King of Naples and Sicily. The second daughter Margarethe married Boniface II , Marquis of Montferrat .

From his second marriage to Cecile von Baux († 1275), which he entered into in 1244, he had four children. Bonifaz (1244–1263), his only son, became Count of Savoy in 1253 at the age of nine. Beatrice the younger, called Contesson, first married Peter von Châlon, lord of Châteaubeslin. After his death she married Emmanuel, Prince of Castile. The third daughter, Eleonore, married Guichard d'Albon-Forez, Seigneur von Beaujeu, in 1269. Another daughter probably died as a child.

Amadeus IV was a loyal supporter of Emperor Frederick II. He tried to expand his influence in Burgundy and Piedmont . Due to the emperor's failures, he was neutral towards Pope Innocent IV , whereupon his brother Thomas II, Count of Piedmont, married a niece of the Pope, Beatrice Fieschi.


  • Bernard Demotz: Amadeus IV., Count of Savoy . In: Lexicon of the Middle Ages (LexMA). Volume 1, Artemis & Winkler, Munich / Zurich 1980, ISBN 3-7608-8901-8 , column 499 f.
  • Marie José: The House of Savoy. From the origins to the red count. Pro Castellione Foundation, Niedergesteln 1994.

Web links

  • Amadeus IV. Archived from the original on December 15, 2007 ; Retrieved June 1, 2012 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Foundations for Medieval Genealogy: Savoy
predecessor Office successor
Thomas I. Count of Savoy
Boniface I.