Edward, Count of Savoy
Etching by Francesco Maria Ferrero di Lavriano (1702)
|Noble family||House of Savoy|
|Spouse(s)||Blance of Burgundy|
|Father||Amadeus V, Count of Savoy|
|Mother||Sybille of Bâgé|
Edward was born at Baugé. He was married to Blanche (Bianca) of Burgundy, daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy and Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy. They had a daughter, Joan, who married John III the Good, duke of Brittany.
In 1327, the residents of Maurienne revolted against their bishop-prince. The bishop asked Edward for help, and Edward agreed, provided that he gain the administrative control of the diocese. The bishop consented, and was restored. That same year, the bishop of Sion refused to pay him homage, which had been the custom since the time of Peter II, Count of Savoy. From then on, the bishop and the count paid each other homage on the bridge of Morge.
- Cox, Eugene L. (1967). The Green Count of Savoy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. LCCN 67-11030.
Edward, Count of SavoyBorn: 1284 Died: 1329
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