Count of Savoy and Maurienne (1103-1148)

  • Born about 1092 - Maurienne, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
  • Deceased before April 1148 - Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Buried - Abbey of Mont-Sainte-Croix
  • Crusader, Second Crusade


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On the side of Gisela Of Burgundy ca 1075-1133/


Individual Note


Amadeus III of Savoy, the Crusader

Amadeus III of Savoy (1095–1148) was Count of Savoy and Maurienne from 1103 until his death. He was also known as the Crusader. [1]
He was the son of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, daughter of William I of Burgundy, and succeeded as count on the death of his father. Amadeus had a tendency to exaggerate his titles, and also claimed to be Duke ofLombardy, Duke of Burgundy, Duke of Chablais, and vicar of the Holy Roman Empire, the latter of which had been given to his father by Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
He helped restore the Abbey of St. Maurice of Augane, in which the former kings of Burgundy had been crowned, and of which he himself was abbot until 1147. He also founded the Abbey of St. Sulpicius in Bugey, Tamié Abbey in theBauges, and Hautecombe Abbey on the Lac du Bourget.
In 1128, Amadeus extended his realm, known as the "Old Chablais", by adding to it the region extending from the Arve to the Dranse d'Abondance, which came to be called the "New Chablais" with its capital at St. Moritz. Despite hismarriage to Mahaut, he still fought against his brother-in-law Guy, who was killed at the Battle of Montmeillan. Following this, King Louis VI of France, married to Amadeus' sister Adélaide de Maurienne, attempted to confiscateSavoy. Amadeus was saved by the intercession of Peter the Hermit, and by his promise to participate in Louis' planned crusade.
In 1147, he accompanied his nephew Louis VII of France and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine on the Second Crusade. He financed his expedition with help from a loan from the Abbey of St. Maurice. In his retinue were many barons fromSavoy, including the lords of Faucigny, Seyssel, La Chambre, Miolans, Montbel, Thoire, Montmayeur, Vienne, Viry, La Palude, Blonay, Chevron-Villette, Chignin, and Châtillon. Amadeus travelled south through Italy to Brindisi, wherehe crossed over to Durazzo, and marched east along the Via Egnatia to meet Louis at Constantinople in late 1147. After crossing into Anatolia, Amadeus, who was leading the vanguard, became separated from Louis near Laodicea, andLouis' forces were almost entirely destroyed.
Marching on to Adalia, Louis, Amadeus, and other barons decided to continue to Antioch by ship. On the journey, Amadeus fell ill on Cyprus, and died at Nicosia in April of 1148. He was buried in the Church of St. Croix in Nicosia.In Savoy, his son Humbert III succeeded him, under the regency of bishop Amadeus of Lausanne.

Family and children
He had no children with his first wife Adelaide. In 1123 he married Mahaut (or Mafalda, or Matilda) of Albon, the sister of Guy IV of Dauphinois, with whom he had ten children:
1. Elisa of Savoy (1120-?) married Humberto of Beaujeu
2. Mafalda (Mahaut), (1125-1158), married Alfonso I of Portugal
3. Agnes of Savoy (1125-1172), married William I, Count of Geneva
4. Humbert III (1136-1188)
5. John of Savoy
6. Peter of Savoy
7. William of Savoy
8. Margaret of Savoy (died 1157)
9. Isabella of Savoy
10. Juliana of Savoy (died 1194), abbess of St. André-le-Haut

Preceded by Humbert II
Count of Savoy 1103–1148
Succeeded by Humbert III


1. Adele de Savoy b: ABT 1124 in Maurienne, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
2. Maud (Matilda) de Savoy b: 1125 in Chambery, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
3. Humbert III "Le Saint" Comte de Savoy b: 1 AUG 1136 in Maurienne, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
1 _GCID A9899DF3-4EB2-4A83-99DC-B46F51B76F6C

_GCID: 9419CBC3-04F6-40B1-9A20-EF23CA8D896B


Address: Nicosia

Family Note

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Amadeo II de Maurienne Of Savoy, Comte de Savoie Marchese di Susa 1046- Jeanne Of Geneva ca 1040-ca 1095 William I "the Great" Of Burgundy, Count of Burgundy ca 1024-1087 Stephanie De Longwy ca 1035-1109

Humbert II "the Fat" Of Savoy, Count of Maurienne & Savoy ca 1062-1133 Gisela Of Burgundy ca 1075-1133/

Amadeo III Of Savoy, Count of Savoy and Maurienne ca 1092-/1148