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Amadeo III

Male Abt 1095 - 1148  (~ 53 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Amadeo III was born about 1095 (son of Umberto II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy); died on 30 Aug 1148 in Cyprus; was buried in Church of St. Croix, Nicosia, Cyprus.


    Count of Savoy, Maurienne, and Turin. Died on crusade.

    "Amadeus had a tendency to exaggerate his titles, and also claimed to be Duke of Lombardy, 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." [Wikipedia]

    Amadeo married Mahaut of Albon in 1123. Mahaut (daughter of Guigues VIII of Albon and Matilda) died after 1145. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Agnes of Savoy died before 1172.
    2. Alix of Savoy
    3. Mafalda of Savoy was born about 1125 in Savoy, Italy; died on 4 Nov 1157 in Coimbra, Portugal; was buried in Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, Portugal.
    4. St. Umberto was born about 4 Aug 1136; died on 4 Mar 1189.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Umberto II of Savoy (son of Amadeo II of Savoy and Joan of Geneva); died on 14 Oct 1103.


    Called "the Fat." Count of Maurienne, Savoy, and Turin

    Umberto married Gisela of Burgundy about 1090. Gisela (daughter of William I "The Great" of Burgundy and Stephanie) was born about 1070; died after 1133. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Gisela of Burgundy was born about 1070 (daughter of William I "The Great" of Burgundy and Stephanie); died after 1133.


    Marchioness of Montferrat.

    1. Agnes of Savoy
    2. Alix of Savoy, Queen Consort of France was born about 1092; died on 18 Nov 1154; was buried in Abbey Church of Saint Pierre, Montmartre, Paris, France.
    3. 1. Amadeo III was born about 1095; died on 30 Aug 1148 in Cyprus; was buried in Church of St. Croix, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Amadeo II of Savoy was born about 1050 (son of Otto I of Savoy and Adelaide of Susa); died on 26 Jan 1080.


    Count of Maurienne and Savoy; Margrave of Susa.

    Amadeo married Joan of Geneva between 1065 and 1070. Joan (daughter of Gérold of Geneva and Gisele) died about 1095. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Joan of Geneva (daughter of Gérold of Geneva and Gisele); died about 1095.
    1. 2. Umberto II of Savoy died on 14 Oct 1103.
    2. Auxilie of Savoy

  3. 6.  William I "The Great" of Burgundy (son of Renaud I and Adélaïde of Normandy); died on 12 Nov 1087.


    Count of Burgundy and, from 1078, Count of Mâcon.

    Called "tête hardie", "the rash" or "the stubborn".

    William married Stephanie between 1049 and 1057. Stephanie died after 1092. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Stephanie died after 1092.


    The Wikipedia article about William I, Count of Burgundy, asserts (as of 29 Jun 2015) two wives for him, an "Etiennette de Longuy" that he married circa 1040 and a "Stephanie" that he married before his death in 1087. The article then lists one set of children for Stephanie and another set of "children of either Stephanie or Etiennette". This appears to be confused. [Note that as of 1 May 2016, Wikipedia's article appears to have been cleaned up and corrected.]

    According to Ancestral Roots, William had one wife, whom they identify as "Stephanie, parentage NN". They then note: "Prof. David H. Kelly believes her parentage unproven (2003). De Vajay, in Annales de Bourgogne vol. 32 (1960) 258-261, identifies Stephanie (Etiennette) as dau. of Clemence de Foix & Albert de Longwy, Duke of Lorraine, d. 1048. Clemence is identified as dau. of Bernard I Roger, Comte de Foix, d. 1035, & Garsinde de Bigorre; & Bernard as son of Roger I de Carcassonne & wife Adelaide. Moriarty, The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa, supplies pedigree charts for these families, but does not agree with de Vajay as to her identity. Garnier, Tableaux Généalogiques des Souverains de la France et de ses Grand Feudataires, table XXVIII, shows her as dau. of Raymond II, Count of Barcelona."

    1. Ermentrude of Burgundy died on 8 Mar 1105.
    2. Raymond of Burgundy was born about 1060; died on 26 Mar 1107; was buried in Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
    3. Stephen I of Burgundy was born in 1065; died in 1102 in Anatolia.
    4. Sibylla of Burgundy was born in 1065; died in 1101.
    5. Pope Callixtus II was born about 1065 in Burgundy, France; died on 13 Dec 1124 in Rome.
    6. 3. Gisela of Burgundy was born about 1070; died after 1133.
    7. Clementia of Burgundy was born about 1078; died about 1133.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Otto I of Savoy (son of Humbert I of Savoy and Ancilla); died between 19 Jan 1057 and 1060.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1060


    Count of Maurienne (Savoy) and Chablis. Margrave of Susa. Margrave of Turin.

    Otto married Adelaide of Susa about 1046. Adelaide (daughter of Olderich II Manfredo and Berta of Este) was born about 1015; died on 27 Dec 1091 in Canischio, Turino, Piedmont, Italy. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  Adelaide of Susa was born about 1015 (daughter of Olderich II Manfredo and Berta of Este); died on 27 Dec 1091 in Canischio, Turino, Piedmont, Italy.


    Also called Alix.

    Marchioness (Duchess) of Turin. Kick-ass eleventh-century woman who took no crap from anybody, evidently.

    From Wikipedia:

    Since the margravial title primarily had a military purpose at the time, it was thus was not considered suitable for a woman. Emperor Conrad II therefore arranged a marriage between Adelaide and his stepson, Herman IV, in January 1037. Herman was then invested as margrave of Turin. Herman died of the plague while fighting for Conrad II at Naples in July 1038.

    Adelaide remarried in order to secure her vast march. Probably in 1041, and certainly before 19 January 1042, Adelaide married Henry, Marquess of Montferrat. Henry died c. 1045 and left Adelaide a widow for the second time. Immediately, a third marriage was undertaken, this time to Otto of Savoy (1046). With Otto she had three sons, Peter I, Amadeus II, and Otto. The couple also had two daughters, Bertha, who married Henry IV of Germany, and Adelaide, who married Rudolf of Rheinfelden (who later opposed Henry as King of Germany). [...]

    In 1070 Adelaide captured and burned the city of Asti, which had rebelled against her.

    In 1069 Henry IV tried to repudiate Adelaide's daughter, Bertha, which caused Adelaide's relationship with the imperial family to cool. However, through the intervention of Bertha, Henry received Adelaide's support when he came to Italy to submit to Pope Gregory VII and Matilda of Tuscany at Canossa. In return for allowing him to travel through her lands, Henry gave Bugey to Adelaide. Adelaide and her son Amadeus then accompanied Henry IV and Bertha to Canossa, where Adelaide acted as an oath-helper, alongside Matilda and Albert Azzo II, Margrave of Milan, among others. Bishop Benzo of Alba sent several letters to Adelaide between 1080 and 1082, encouraging her to support Henry IV in the Italian wars which formed part of the Investiture Controversy. Adelaide's dealings with Henry IV became closer after this. She offered to mediate between him and Matilda and Tuscany, and may even have joined him on campaign.

    Adelaide made many donations to monasteries in the march of Turin. In 1064 she founded the monastery of Santa Maria at Pinerolo.

    Adelaide received letters from many of the leading churchmen of the day, including Pope Alexander II, Peter Damian, and Pope Gregory VII. These letters indicate that Adelaide sometimes supported Gregorian reform, but that at other times she did not. Peter Damian (writing in 1064) and Gregory VII (writing in 1073), relied upon Adelaide to enforce clerical celibacy and protect the monasteries of Fruttuaria and San Michele della Chiusa. By contrast, Alexander II (writing c. 1066/7) reproached Adelaide for her dealings with Guido da Velate the simoniac Archbishop of Milan. [...]

    Adelaide is a featured figure on Judy Chicago's installation piece The Dinner Party, being represented as one of the 999 names on the Heritage Floor.

    1. 4. Amadeo II of Savoy was born about 1050; died on 26 Jan 1080.
    2. Bertha of Turin was born in 1051; died on 27 Dec 1087 in Mainz, Hessen, Germany; was buried in Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Germany.
    3. Adelheid of Savoy was born about 1052; died in 1079.

  3. 10.  Gérold of Geneva (son of Gerard III and Bertha of Burgundy); died before 1080.


    Count of Geneva.

    Gérold married Gisele. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 11.  Gisele
    1. 5. Joan of Geneva died about 1095.

  5. 12.  Renaud I (son of Otto-William of Burgundy and Ermentrude de Roucy); died in 1057.


    Count of Burgundy.

    Renaud married Adélaïde of Normandy before 2 Nov 1023. Adélaïde (daughter of Richard II and Judith of Brittany) died after 1074. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 13.  Adélaïde of Normandy (daughter of Richard II and Judith of Brittany); died after 1074.


    Sometimes called Judith. "As for Judith being the same person as Adelais, there is no reason to doubt this: she was recorded as Renaud's wife named Adelais in 1023, well before occurring with her mother's name Judith in 1037 (perhaps the alternative was used to distinguish her from her step-mother-in-law Adelais), and she was still living nearly two decades after Renaud's death." [Peter Stewart, citation details below.]

    1. 6. William I "The Great" of Burgundy died on 12 Nov 1087.