Person:Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (1)

Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia
  1. Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia1666 - 1732
  • HVittorio Amedeo II di Savoia1666 - 1732
  • WAnna Canalis1680 - 1769
m. 12 Aug 1730
Facts and Events
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 to Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes
Marriage to Anne Marie d'Orléans
Marriage 12 Aug 1730 to Anna Canalis
Death[1] 31 Oct 1732 Moncalieri, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Reference Number? Q209579?

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Victor Amadeus II (Vittorio Amedeo Francesco; 14 May 166631 October 1732) was Duke of Savoy from 1675 to 1730. He also held the titles of Prince of Piedmont, Duke of Montferrat, Marquis of Saluzzo and Count of Aosta, Moriana and Nice.

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, Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Nemours, was regent in the name of her nine-year-old son and would remain in de facto power until 1684 when Victor Amadeus banished her further involvement in the state.

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.

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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