Umberto III , Count of Savoy
Facts and Events
||Umberto III , Count of Savoy
||Humbert III , Count of Savoy
||Avigliana, Torino, Piemonte, ItalyHouse of Savoy
||to Faidiva of Toulouse
||Carbonierres,Savoy,,Franceto Beatrice of Viennois
||Buttigliera Alta, Torino, Piemonte, ItalyFounded Monastery of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso Abbey
||4 MAR 1187/88
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Umberto III (1135, Avigliana, Piedmont – 1189), surnamed the Blessed, was Count of Savoy from 1148 to 1189. His parents were Amadeus III of Savoy and Mahaut (or Mafalda, or Matilda) of Albon, the sister of Guy IV of Dauphinois. His memorial day is March 4.
According to Cope
His first wife died young; his second marriage ended in divorce. Umberto gave up and became a Carthusian monk. However, the nobles and common people of Savoy begged him to marry yet again, which he reluctantly did. This third wife gave him two more daughters, and Umberto attempted to return to the monastic life yet again. Finally he was prevailed upon to marry for a fourth time, and this wife, Beatrice, produced the son who would ultimately succeed him.
In 1188 he founded the Monastery of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Umberto III, Count of Savoy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- HUMBERT de Savoie, son of AMEDEE III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his second wife Mathilde d'Albon [Viennois] (Avigliana 4 Aug 1136-Chambéry 4 Mar 1189, bur Abbaye de Hautecombe), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.