Isabella of Savoy (11 March 1591 – 28 August 1626) was a daughter of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Catherine Michelle of Spain. Her maternal grandparents where Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of Valois, her paternal grandparents were Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy and Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry. She was the Hereditary Princess of Modena, dying before her husband succeeded to the Duchy of Modena in 1628.
Isabella was born in Turin to
Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and his wife Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, a daughter of Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of France.
Marriage [ edit ]
In Turin on 22 February 1608 she married
Alfonso, Hereditary Prince of Modena (son of Cesare d'Este and Virginia de' Medici), this was a happy marriage, Alfonso was loving and loyal towards his wife. Within two years Isabella bore Alfonso a son, Francesco who would one day succeed his father as Duke of Modena and Reggio. When Isabella died on 28 August 1626 Alfonso was heartbroken, he never remarried and died in 1644. She died as a result of childbirth and before her husband became duke so she was never Duchess of Modena.
Isabella and Alfonso had fourteen children in all:
Cesare d'Este (1609–1613), died in infancy;
Francesco d'Este (1610–1658), future Duke of Modena; married Maria Farnese, Vittoria Farnese d'Este and Lucrezia Barberini, all had issue; Obizzo d'Este (1611–1644), Bishop of Modena;
Caterina d'Este (1613–1628), nun;
Cesare d'Este (1614–1677), died unmarried;;
Alessandro d'Este (1615), died in infancy;;
Carlo Alessandro d'Este (1616–1679), died unmarried;;
Rinaldo d'Este (1618–1672) Cardinal;
Margherita d'Este (1619–1692), married Ferrante III Gonzaga, duca di Guastalla; Beatrice d'Este (1620), died in infancy;
Beatrice d'Este (1622–1623), died in infancy;
Filiberto d'Este (1623–1645);
Bonifazio d'Este (1624), died in infancy;
Anna Beatrice d'Este (1626–1690), married Alessandro II Pico della Mirandola and had issue; Isabella died giving birth to her.
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Isabella of Savoy
See also [ edit ]
Louise, Duchess of Nemours Philiberta, Duchess of Nemours
Antonia, Lady of Monaco
Claudina, Countess of Hornes
Yolande, Duchess of Savoy
Maria Vittoria, Countess of Cercenasco*
Isabella Luisa, Countess of Lagnasco*
Bianca, Countess Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga**
Mafalda, Baroness Lombardo di San Chirico**
* Princess of Savoy-Genoa
** Princess of Savoy-Aosta