Humbert I (Savoy)

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The tomb of Humbert I in the cathedral of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Humbert I of Savoy , called: Humbert with the white hands or Humbert white hands ; (* around 980 ; † around 1048 ) was the son of Amadeus Graf von Maurienne or Belley. Humbert is regarded as the progenitor of the House of Savoy .


Humbert married Ansilia, also Anzilla or Ancilla, a daughter of Count Anselm III. from Lenzburg in Valais . In 1032/33 he immediately recognized the sovereignty of Emperor Conrad II over the Kingdom of Burgundy , who granted him rights in Maurienne and Chablais (regions in what is now Haute-Savoie, France).

Four children arose from his marriage to Ansilia:

  • Amadeus I (1016-1051), who succeeded him
  • Aymon, also Aimo or Haimon (1015-1053 / 54) was bishop of Sitten in the county of Wallis (1040-1053) and abbot of St-Maurice-d'Agaune (from 1050)
  • Burkhard III. († 1068) was Archbishop of Lyon (1031-1036)
  • Otto or Odo (1021-1059 / 60) came to reign over Savoy after the death of his brother Amadeus.


  • Marie José: The House of Savoy. From the origins to the red count. Pro Castellione Foundation, Niedergesteln 1994.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Felice Carrone marchese di S. Tommaso: Tavole genealogiche della Real Casa di Savoia . Giuseppe Bocca, 1837, p. 2 (Italian, [accessed February 5, 2017]).
  2. Humbert I. White Hand Count of Savoy † 1048., accessed on 22 November 2015 .
  3. Humbert I. (albimanus and white hand; Graf) of Maurienne., archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; accessed on November 22, 2015 .
  4. General German Real Encyclopedia for the educated classes (= Conversations-Lexikon. In twelve volumes. R to Schu .) Brockhaus, 1836, p. 655. ( )
predecessor Office successor
- Count of Savoy
Amadeus I.