William I of Geneva

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William I of Geneva
Born c. 1132
Died (1195-07-25)25 July 1195
Château de Novel in Annecy
Spouse(s) Marguerite Beatrice de Faucigny
Agnes of Savoy
Beatrice de Vaupergue
Father Amadeus I of Geneva
Mother Matilda de Cuiseaux

William I of Geneva (c. 1132 – 25 July 1195) was Count of Geneva from 1178 to 1195, in succession to his father, Count Amadeus I of Geneva. William's mother was Amadeus' wife, Matilda de Cuiseaux.

He died at the Château de Novel in Annecy.



  1. ^ In 1195 William was escorting his daughter Marguerite to France for her intended wedding to King Philip II. Thomas of Savoy ambushed the party, carried off Marguerite and married her himself, producing some eight sons and six daughters.
  2. ^ Previte-Orton 1912, p. 313.


  • Previte-Orton, C.W. (1912). The Early History of the House of Savoy: 1000-1233. Cambridge University Press.
Preceded by
Amadeus I of Geneva
Count of Geneva
1178 - 1195
Succeeded by
Humbert of Geneva

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