Cte Humbert II "le Renforcé" DE SAVOIE et de Maurienne
(Abt 1072-1103)
(Abt 1075-Aft 1133)
Cte Guigues V D' ALBON
(Abt 1060-1125)
Regina (Mathilde)
(-Abt 1147)
Cte Amadée DE MAURIENNE et de Savoie
(Abt 1095-1148)
Ctse Mathilde D' ALBON
(Abt 1114-Aft 1148)
Cte Humbert III DE SAVOIE et de Maurienne


Family Links

1. Faydiva DE TOULOUSE
2. Gertrude DE FLANDRE
3. Klementia VON ZÄHRINGEN

  • Alix DE MAURIENNE (d.y.)
  • Sophie (Eléonore) DE MAURIENNE
4. Beatrix DE VIENNE

Cte Humbert III DE SAVOIE et de Maurienne

  • Born: 4 Aug 1136, Avigliana, Turin, Italy
  • Married (1): Before 3 Jan 1150/1
  • Married (2): Abt 1155
  • Married (3): 1164
  • Married (4): Abt 1175
  • Died: 4 Mar 1188/9, Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

  Also known as Umberto III DI SAVOIA.

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Robert of Torigny names "Humbertus comes Moriennæ" as "filius Amati comitis". "A. comes et marchio cum uxore sua M." donated property to the monastery of Ripalta, with the support of "eorum filio Umberto", by charter dated 9 Jan 1137. "Amedeus comes et marchio et Maies comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Maurice by charter dated 30 Mar 1143. "Amedeus comes et marchio et Majes comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" confirmed the rights of the monastery of Saint-Maurice d´Agaune by charter dated 30 Mar 1148.

He succeeded in 1150 as HUMBERT III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie. "Humbertus Mauriacensis comes et marchio" donated "locum de Tyneres" {Tinières} to the abbey of Hautcrêt by charter dated 1150. He established close relations with Henry II King of England, negotiating the marriage of one of his daughters with the king's son John. He attempted to regain control over Turin and the surrounding lands, but came into conflict with Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" who was also extending his power in northern Italy. Although the emperor was obliged to withdraw in 1168, he returned in 1174, burned the town of Susa in revenge for its opposition during his first Italian expedition, and deprived Comte Humbert of supremacy over the bishoprics of Turin, Belley and Tarentaise, placing them under the direct control of the empire. Comte Humbert continued to fight and, after refusing a summons to attend an imperial tribunal, was condemned in his absence to banishment from the empire and confiscation of his lands. Heinrich VI King of Germany was attempting to enforce the sentence on behalf of his father the emperor, when Comte Humbert died. "Umbertus comes de Morienna" granted privileges to the monastery of Santa Maria di Staffarda by charter dated 28 Jun 1172, witnessed by "Rodulfus Alaman, Poncius de Confluent…". The dating clause of a charter dated 20 Oct 1188, which records an agreement between the bishop of Maurienne and the canons of his cathedral, names "Humberto comite presidente".

The necrology of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne records the death "IV Non Mar" in 1189 of "dognus Humbertus…comes Maur. et marchio Italie". He was beatified in 1836. 1

  Marriage Information:

Humbert married Faydiva DE TOULOUSE, probably daughter of Cte Alphonse I Jourdain DE TOULOUSE and Faydive D' UZÈS, before 3 Jan 1150/1. (Faydiva DE TOULOUSE died about 1154.)

  Marriage Information:

Humbert also married Gertrude DE FLANDRE, daughter of Cte Thierry I DE FLANDRE and Sibylle D' ANJOU, about 1155. (Gertrude DE FLANDRE died in 1186 after 3 March.)

  Marriage Information:

Humbert also married Klementia VON ZÄHRINGEN, daughter of Duke Konrad I VON ZÄHRINGEN and Clementia DE NAMUR, in 1164. (Klementia VON ZÄHRINGEN died between 1173 and 1175.)

  Marriage Information:

Humbert also married Beatrix DE VIENNE, daughter of Cte Geraud I DE MÂCON et de Vienne and Guyonne (Maurette) DE SALINS, about 1175. (Beatrix DE MÂCON was born about 1161 in Mâcon, Saone-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France and died on 8 Apr 1230.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Humbert de Savoie.

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