Person:Thomas I, Count of Savoy (1)

Thomas I , Count of Savoy
d.1 MAR 1231/32 Aoste, Savoy, France
m. 1175
  1. Thomas I , Count of Savoy1178 - 1231
m. May 1195
  1. Amédée IV de Savoie, comte de Savoie1197 - 1253
  2. Humbert de Savoie1198 - 1223
  3. Thomas II of PiedmontAbt 1199 - 1259
  4. Aimon de SavoieAbt 1201 - 1242
  5. Peter II , Count of Savoy1203 - 1268
  6. Wilhelm de SavoieEst 1204 - 1239
  7. Beatrice of Savoy1205 - 1267
  8. HumbertAbt 1205 - 1223
  9. AymonAbt 1205 - 1237
  10. Philip I , Count of Savoy1207 - 1285
  11. Alice of Savoy1209 - 1277
  12. Alix de SavoieAbt 1210 -
  13. Agathe de SavoieAbt 1212 -
  14. Margareta de Savoie1212 - 1270
  15. Avita de SavoieEst 1214 -
  16. Boniface of SavoyAbt 1217 - 1270
Facts and Events
Name Thomas I , Count of Savoy
Alt Name Thomas de Maurienne Ct de Savoie
Alt Name Count Thomas of Savoy
Alt Name Thomas Of Savoy
Alt Name Thomas de Savoie, I
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1178 Carbonierres, Savoy, FranceHouse of Savoy
Marriage May 1195 Savoie, Franceto Marguerite of Geneva
Death? 1 MAR 1231/32 Aoste, Savoy, France
Alt Death? 20 JAN 1231/32 Aoste, Isère, France
Burial? 1 MAR 1231/32
Alt Death? 20 Jan 1233 Aoste,Isere,,France
Alt Death? 1 Mar 1233
Reference Number? Q548051?


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Thomas (Tommaso I; 1178 – 1 March 1233) was Count of Savoy from 1189 to 1233. He is sometimes numbered "Thomas I" to distinguish him from his son of the same name, who governed Savoy but was not count.

Thomas was born in Aiguebelle, the son of Humbert III of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. His birth was seen as miraculous; his monkish father had despaired of having a male heir after three wives. Count Humbert sought counsel from St. Anthelm, who blessed Humbert three times, and it was seen as a prophecy come true when Thomas was born shortly before Anthelm himself died on 26 June 1178. He was named in honour of Saint Thomas Becket.

Thomas was still a minor when his father died on 4 March 1189, and a council of regency was established, composed of his mother Beatrice, his father's cousin Boniface I of Montferrat, and the Bishop of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. He had reached his majority by August 1191. Thomas possessed the martial abilities, energy, and brilliance that his father lacked, and Savoy enjoyed a golden age under his leadership. Despite his youth he began the push northwest into new territories. In the same year he granted Aosta Valley the "Charte des Franchises", recognising the right to administrative and political autonomy. This right was maintained until the eve of the French Revolution. Later he conquered Vaud, Bugey, and Carignano. He supported the Hohenstaufens, and was known as "Thomas the Ghibelline" because of his career as Imperial Vicar of Lombardy.

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References
  1. Thomas I, Count of Savoy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. THOMAS de Maurienne, son of HUMBERT III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his fourth wife Béatrix de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] (Château de Carbonara 1178 after 26 Jun-Moncalieri 1 Mar 1233, bur Saint-Michel de la Cluse), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.