Aymon, Count of Savoy

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Aymon, Count of Savoy
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Coat of Arms of the Counts of Savoy
Spouse(s) Yolande Palaeologina of Montferrato
Noble family House of Savoy
Father Amadeus V, Count of Savoy
Mother Sybille of Bâgé
Born (1291-12-15)15 December 1291
Chambéry
Died 22 June 1343(1343-06-22) (aged 51)
Montmélian

Aymon (1291–1343), nicknamed the Peaceful, was Count of Savoy from 1329 to 1343.

Aymon was born in Chambéry. His father was Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, and he was the younger brother of Edward, Count of Savoy.

He contested the title Count of Savoy with his niece, Joan of Savoy since Savoy operated under Salic law and had never had a female ruler. Joan with the support of her husband, John III, Duke of Brittany defended Joan's claim. John and Joan had no issue. Eventually a settlement was reached whereby Aymon obtained the Countship in return for providing a monetary payment to Joan.

Aymon married Yolande Palaeologina of Montferrato granddaughter of Byzantine Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos and had 5 children, only 2 lived to adulthood:

  1. Amadeus VI (Amadeo VI) (1334–1383) the Green Count
  2. Bianca (1336–1388), married in 1350 to Galeazzo II Visconti, Lord of Milan.
  3. John (1338–1345), died young
  4. Catherine (1341), died young
  5. Louis (b. 24 December 1342), died young
Aymon, Count of Savoy
Born: 15 December 1291 Died: 22 June 1343
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Edward
Count of Savoy
1329–1343
Succeeded by
Amadeus VI