Prince Maurizio, Duke of Montferrat

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Maurizio
Duke of Montferrat
Full name
Maurizio Giuseppe Maria di Savoia
Father Victor Amadeus III
Mother Maria Antonietta of Spain
Born 13 December 1762
Royal Palace of Turin, Turin
Died 1 September 1799(1799-09-01) (aged 36)
Palazzo Carcassona, Sardinia
Burial Cathedral of Alghero, Sardinia

Maurizio of Savoy (Maurizio Giuseppe Maria; 13 December 1762 – 1 September 1799) was a prince of Savoy and styled the Duke of Montferrat.[1]

Biography[edit]

Montferrat was born at the Royal Palace of Turin in 1762. He was the ninth child of Victor Amadeus of Savoy (then styled the "Duke of Savoy") and Maria Antonietta of Spain. He was styled the Duke of Montferrat from birth. The capital of Montferrat, Casale Monferrato, was the scene of great celebration at his birth in his honour.[2] As a royal prince, he received an appanage of 20 Million Piedmont scudo.[3]

In order to escape the threat of Napoleon I, Montferrat fled to Sardinia with his brothers the Duke of Aosta and Charles Felix of Sardinia where the trio lived in the Palazzo Carcassona.[4]

His oldest brother Charles Emmanuel IV fled to Rome. In June 1799 his brother Charles Emmanuel created him Governor of the province of Sassari. Montferrat died on the island in 1799.[5] He died of Malaria and was buried at the Cathedral of Alghero. His younger brother Giuseppe, Count of Asti also died of malaria in 1802.[1]

Ancestry[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 December 1762 – 1 September 1799 His Royal Highness the Duke of Montferrat

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Savoia". Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Conti. Vincenzo de: Notizie storiche della cittá di Casale del Monferrato, Volume 10, Tipografia Mantelli, 1841, p. 229
  3. ^ Regolo. Luciano: La reginella santa: tutto il racconto della vita di Maria Cristina di Savoia, sovrana delle Due Sicilie, Simonelli Editore, 2000, p. 450
  4. ^ Memorie di religione, di morale e di letteratura, Eredi Soliani, 1833, p. 115
  5. ^ Bertolotti, Davide: Istoria della R. Casa di Savoia, Antonio Fontana, Turin, 1830, p. 289