Humbert II (Savoy)

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Humbert II of Maurienne or of Savoy, called the Strong or the Fat (* around 1060 in Carignano , † October 14, 1103 in Moutier , France) was Count of Savoy and the only son of Amadeus II and his wife Johanna von Geneva .


Humbert II was the sixth Count of Maurienne , also lord of Bugey , Aosta and Chablais, and from 1078 to 1080 Margrave of Susa and, as the son of Amadeus II, also Count of Savoy . He initially intended to take part in the First Crusade , but stayed in his homeland between 1098 and 1100 and died on September 18, 1103. He was with Gisela, a daughter of Count Wilhelm I of Burgundy , married, with whom he had several children:

Humbert's alliance policy was oriented towards France, where he was able to marry his daughter to the king - also in order to be able to defend the interests of the House of Savoy in Italy.


  • Marie José : La maison de Savoive. Michel, Paris 1962 (2 volumes)
    • The Sayoven house. From the origins to the red count. Pro Castellione Foundation, Darmstadt 1994.
  • CW Previte Orton: CHAPTER II. - Humbert II. In: The Early History of the House of Savoy. 1000-1233. Pp. 261-278. ( )

Individual evidence

  1. Jean Mayet: Les Ancêtres de Jean-François Millet. Mon Petit Éditeur, 2014, ISBN 978-2-342-02635-1 , p. 145. ( )
  2. a b Humbert II. The Fat Count of Savoy † 1103., accessed on November 22, 2015 .
  3. ^ Rosamond McKitterick (Ed.): The New Cambridge medieval history. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England] / New York, NY, USA 1995, ISBN 0521414105 , p. 549. ( )
predecessor Office successor
Amadeus II Count of Savoy
Amadeus III.