Cecile of Baux

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Cecile of Baux (1230-1275), was a Countess Consort of Savoy; married in 1244 to Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy. She was the daughter of Barral of Baux and his wife Sibylle d'Anduze. She was the Regent of Savoy during the minority of her son, Boniface, Count of Savoy, from 1253 until 1259.

Family and Issue[edit]

On 18 Dec 1244, she married Amadeus as his second wife.[1] They had 4 children:

Regency[edit]

A year before her husband died, he wrote a will specifying that his brother, Thomas and Cecile would act as regents for Boniface, the heir to the County of Savoy.[2] When Thomas died in 1259, Cecile continued as regent in Savoy. In this role, one of her first acts was to relieve St-Germain-sur-Séez from various taxes in exchange for their work to guide travelers through the pass of Petit-St-Bernard. As regent, she had her own seal for authorizing documents.[3] Under her regency, Boniface's uncles, Peter II and Philip I continued their practice of acquiring territories and influence in surrounding regions in the name of the count.[4]

References[edit]

  • Cox, Eugene L. (1974). The Eagles of Savoy. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 0691052166. 
  1. ^ Cox 1974, p. 126.
  2. ^ Cox 1974, p. 224.
  3. ^ Cox 1974, p. 279-280.
  4. ^ Cox 1974, p. 289-291.

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.
Preceded by
Marguerite of Burgundy
Countess of Savoy
1244–1253
Succeeded by
Agnes of Faucigny