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|
|Died||24 June 1253|
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
He married twice:
- Anne of Burgundy, daughter of Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy.
- Cecilia of Baux, "Passerose", daughter of Barral of Baux
Amadeus IVBorn: 1197 Died: 24 June 1253
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