Eugenio, Count of Villafranca
|Count of Villafranca|
21 October 1753|
Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
|Died||30 June 1785
Domart, Picardy, France
|Spouse||Elisabeth Anne Magon de Boisgarin|
|House||House of Savoy-Carignano|
|Father||Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano|
|Mother||Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg|
Eugenio of Savoy (Eugenio Ilarione; 21 October 1753 – 30 June 1785) was a Prince of the House of Savoy and the Count of Villafranca in his own right. He was the youngest brother of the famous princesse de Lamballe.
He was the founder of the Villafranca line which in turn was a cadet branch of the House of Savoy.
Born in Turin, he was the youngest son of the Louis Victor of Savoy and his German wife Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg. The eighth of nine children, he was the youngest brother of the famous Princess Maria Luisa of Savoy, princesse de Lamballe and friend of Marie Antoinette as well as the fifth Prince of Carignano.
He married Elisabeth Anne Magon de Boisgarin in Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, Brittany on 22 February 1781, the bride was twelve years younger than he. The union produced a son, Prince Giuseppe who succeeded Eugenio when he died in Domart, Picardy aged 31.
The now morganatic Villafranca line of the House of Savoy survives today, headed by Edoardo, Count of Villafranca-Soissons. His granddaughter Princess Maria Vittoria of Savoy married Prince Leopold, Count of Syracuse
- Prince Giuseppe Maria, Count of Villafranca, (30 October 1783 – 15 October 1825) married Pauline de Quélen de Stuer de Causade de La Vauguyon, daughter of Paul François de Quelen de La Vauguyon, and had issue:
- Eugenio Emmanuele, Count of Villafranca (14 April 1816 - 15 December 1888) married Felizita Crosio.
- Maria Gabriella, princess (18 September 1811 - 11 October 1827), married Vittorio Emanuele Massimo prince of Arsoli.
- Maria Vittoria Filiberta, princess (29 September 1814 - 26 June 1837), married Leopoldo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Syracuse.
|Ancestors of Eugenio, Count of Villafranca|
References and notes
- van de Pas, Leo. "Eugenio of Savoy". Genealogics .org. Retrieved 2010-02-16.