Louis of Savoy

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Louis (Ludovico or Lodovico in Italian, b.1413-d.1465) was the Duke of Savoy from 1440 to 1465.

He married Anne of Lusignan (1419-1462), a heiress of Cyprus and Jerusalem (she was the secondary heiress all her lifetime, as her niece Queen Charlotte of Cyprus outlived her) and a daughter of King Janus of Cyprus. They had 6 children:

  1. Amadeus IX of Savoy (1435-1472)
  2. Louis (b.1436-d.1482), married Queen Regnant Charlotte of Cyprus.
  3. Philip II of Savoy (1438-1497)
  4. Margaret (1439-1483)
  5. Giano Count of Geneva (1440-1491)
  6. Pietro Bishop of Geneva (1440-1458)
  7. Janus Count of Faucigny, Governor of Nice. (1440-1491)
  8. Charlotte (b.1441-d.1483), married Louis XI of France
  9. Agnese (1445-1508)
  10. Giovanni Ludovico Bishop of Geneva (1447-1482)
  11. Bona (b.1449-d.1503), married Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan
  12. Giacomo Count of Romont (1450-1486)
  13. Francesco Archbishop of Auch & Bishop of Geneva (1454-1490).


In 1453 he received, from Margaret de Charny, the Shroud of Turin, which would be property of the house of Savoy until 1946, at the end of the Kingdom of Italy. The Shroud of Turin was bequeathed to the Holy See in 1983.


Preceded by:
Amadeus VIII
Duke of Savoy
1440-1465
Succeeded by:
Amadeus IX

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