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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Count Amadeus III of Savoy

On this date in our family history . . . the 1st day of April . . . in the year 1148 . . . Count Amadeus III of Savoy dies in Nicosia after falling ill on Cyprus . . . this Amadeus is a 24th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

History of Piedmont By Antonio Carlo Napoleone Gallenga: "his vow by a pilgrimage to Rome Amadeus III his son placed in happier circumstances was perhaps reminded of his father"

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge By Charles Knight: "1196 Amadeus III who has been sometimes styled Amadeus II received from Henry V of Germany the investiture of all Savoy as an Imperial county His predecessors were merely counts of Maurienne although they had extended their authority over the greater part of Savoy Amadeus recovered also in part his ancestorial Italian dominion and above all the city of Turin of which he was acknowledged lord in the year 1131 In hi diplomas Amadeus styles himself Count of Savoy Count of Turin and Marquis of Italy In 1140 Guy Count of Albon and Dauphin of Vienne having advanced by the valley of I ere and laid siege to Montme lian was defeated by Amadous and died of the wounds he received in the battle A.D 1149 1188 Humbert III called the Saint son of Amadeus 111 succeeded him as count of and marquis About the year 1147 Count Amadeus III "

The Historians' History of the World A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations as Recorded by the Great Writers of All Ages By Henry Smith Williams: "in the valley the Tarantaise and in 1091 this prince succeeded to the dignities of his grandmother Adelaide Amadeus III came to the throne in 1103 and in 1111 his states were created counties of the empire by Henry V On his way home from the crusades in 1149 Amadeus died at Nicosia and was succeeded by his son Humbert III The prince took the part of the "

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