Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy

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Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy
Spouse(s) Anne of Burgundy
Cecilia of Baux
Noble family House of Savoy
Father Thomas I of Savoy
Mother Margaret of Geneva
Born 1197
Died 24 June 1253(1253-06-24)

Amadeus IV (1197 – 24 June 1253) was Count of Savoy from 1233 to 1253.

Amadeus was born in Montmélian, Savoie. The legitimate heir of Thomas I of Savoy and Margaret of Geneva, he had however to fight with his brothers for the inheritance of Savoy lands after their father's death. His brothers Pietro and Aimone spurred a revolt in Aosta Valley against Amadeus, but he was able to crush it with the help of Manfred III of Saluzzo and Boniface II of Montferrat, who were his sons-in-law. Together with his brother Thomas, he fought against the communes of Turin and Pinerolo, but with uncertain results.

He was succeeded by his young son Boniface, who died soon.

Family and children[edit]

He married twice:

Amadeus IV
Born: 1197 Died: 24 June 1253
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Thomas I
Count of Savoy
1233–1253
Succeeded by
Boniface and
Thomas II