Person:Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (1)

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Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia
  1. Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia1666 - 1732
  • HVittorio Amedeo II di Savoia1666 - 1732
  • W.  Anna Canalis (add)
m. 12 Aug 1730
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Name Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia
Alt Name Vittorio Amedeo II de Sardinia
Alt Name Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia
Alt Name Victor Amadeus II of Savoy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 May 1666 Torino, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Marriage 12 Aug 1730 to Anna Canalis (add)
Death[1] 31 Oct 1732 Moncalieri, Torino, Piemonte, Italy


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Victor Amadeus II (Vittorio Amedeo Sebastiano; 14 May 1666 – 31 October 1732) was Duke of Savoy from 1675 to 1730. He also held the titles of marquis of Saluzzo, duke of Montferrat, prince of Piedmont, count of Aosta, Moriana and Nizza. Louis XIV organised his marriage in order to maintain French influence in the Duchy but Victor Amadeus soon broke away from the influence of France. At his father's death in 1675, his mother took over a regency in the name of her nine-year-old son and would remain in de facto power till 1684 when Victor Amadeus banished her further involvement in the state.[1] Having fought in the War of the Spanish Succession, he became king of Sicily in 1713 but he was forced to exchange this title and instead became king of Sardinia to which his direct descendants claim as part of the Kingdom of Italy. Victor Amadeus left a considerable cultural influence in Turin remodeling the Royal Palace of Turin, Palace of Venaria, Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi as well as building the Basilica of Superga where he rests.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).