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Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy

The Blessed Amadeus IX (February 1, 1435, Thonon-les-Bains – March 30, 1472), surnamed the Happy was the Duke of Savoy from 1465 to 1472. He was the son of Louis, Duke of Savoy and Anne de Lusignan, daughter of Janus of Cyprus, King of Cyprus.

In 1452, he married Yolande of Valois (1434–1478), sister of Louis XI of France and daughter of Charles VII of France. Because of his epilepsy and retirement, she was left in control of the state.

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The couple had 10 children:

  1. Luigi (1453)
  2. Anna (1455–1480), married Frederick IV of Naples (1452–1504), prince of Altamura
  3. Carlo (1456–1471), Prince of Piedmont
  4. Luisa (1462–1503)
  5. Filiberto (1465–1482), oldest surviving son
  6. Bernardo (1467)
  7. Carlo (1468–1490)
  8. James Louis (1470–1485), Count of Genevois, France
  9. Gian Claudio Galeazzo (1472)
  10. Maria (c.1455-1511) married Philip of Baden-Hochberg (1454-1503)[1]

Amadeus IX was known for his charity and concern for the poor and was beatified in 1677. The Catholic Church venerates him with a liturgical feast on March 30.


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Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy
Born: 1 February 1435 Died: 30 March 1472
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke of Savoy
Succeeded by
Philibert I

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