Umberto III DI SAVOIA Comte de Savoie et de Maurienne
Beatrix DE MÂCON
(Abt 1161-Bef 1230)
Guillaume I DE GENÈVE Count of Geneva
(Between 1131-1196)
Thomas DE MAURIENNE Count of Savoy, Aosta and Moriana
Beatrix (Marguerite) DE GENÈVE
(Abt 1180-1257)
Beatrix DE SAVOIE Countess of Savoy
(Abt 1205-1266)


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Ramón IV BÉRENGAR Count of Provence

Beatrix DE SAVOIE Countess of Savoy

  • Born: Abt 1205, Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Married: Dec 1220, Dez, France
  • Died: Dec 1266, Aragón, Spain

   Research Notes:

Alternate death date: 4 Jan 1267.

Matthew of Paris names her as daughter of "comitis Sabaldiĉ Thomĉ iam mortui, sororem comitis Sabaldiĉ adhuc viventis Amidei", when he records the marriage of her daughter to Henry III King of England. It is improbable that she was born much later than 1205 as she gave birth to her first child in 1221. The contract of marriage between "Thomas…comes Sabaldie et marchio in Ytalia…filia sua" and "Raimundi Berengarii…comitis Provinciĉ et Forcalquerii" is dated 5 Jun 1219, and names "A. et V. filii Thomĉ comitis et A. cometissa uxor eius" as guarantors. She transformed the court at Aix into one of the most celebrated in Europe. After quarrelling with her son-in-law Charles Comte d'Anjou over the usufruct of the county of Provence she retired to Echelles in Savoy. The marriage of her daughter Eléonore with Henry III King of England in 1236 signalled the establishment of close ties between the English court and the house of Savoy, the foreign immigrants becoming increasingly unpopular in England and contributing to the difficulties experienced by the king with his barons. The testament of "Beatricis relictĉ Raimundi Berengarii comitis Provinciĉ", dated 14 Jan 1264, confirms her previous testaments appointing "Reginarum filiarum suarum Margarethĉ Franciĉ et Alienorĉ Angliĉ, fratrum suorum Bonifacii archiepiscopi Cantuar. et Petri comitis Sabaudiĉ" as her heirs, chooses burial "in hospitali Scalarum", and adds bequests to "Philippo electo Lugdun. fratri suo altero…Agneti comitissĉ Sabaudiĉ dominiĉ Fuciniaci, Cĉciliĉ relictĉ Amedei Sabaudiĉ comitis, Beatrici relictĉ Thomĉ de Sabaudia comitis...Contissoni…Eleonorĉ aliĉ filiĉ Thomĉ comitis…Contissoni dominĉ Medullionis nepti suĉ…Margarithĉ matri marchionis Montisferrati nepti suĉ, Rodulpho archiepiscopo Tarantas, A. episcopo de Dyone consanguineo testatricis, Petro episcopo Hereford…filiabus Rodolphi et Henrici de Gebennis, et filiĉ domini de Camera" as well as numerous bequests to religious institutions, orders "Contissona filia Amedei comitis…Eleonorĉ filiĉ Thomĉ fratris sui" to fulfil religious bequests, and appoints "Johannem archiepiscopum Viennensem et Rodulphum Tarantasiensem, Philippum electum Lugdun. fratrem suum, episcopum Gratianopolitanum, Humbertum abbatem Altacumbĉ et Stephanum archidiaconum Cantaruensium" as her executors. A second testament of "Beatrix relicta…Dom. Reymundi Berengarii comitis provinciĉ", dated 22 Feb 1264, chooses burial "in ecclesia Hospitalis S. Joannis Hierosolymitani", adds bequests to "Thomam Amedeum et Ludovicum filios quondam Dom. Thome fratris mei…Alienore filie predicti comitis Thome…filie Contissone de Medullione…filie domini de Camera…Beringarie filie Dom. Benedicti de Castellione…Beatrice Andegavie comitisse". The testament of "Bonifacius archiepiscopus Cantuarensis", dated 11 Oct 1264, made bequests to "sorori suĉ comitissĉ Provinciĉ…sorori suĉ alterĉ comitissĉ de Quiborc…" A second necrology of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne records the death "II Non Jan" of "vidua dna comitssa Provincie".

   Marriage Information:

Beatrix married Ramón IV BÉRENGAR Count of Provence, son of Alfonso III 'El Castro' ALFONSEZ Count of Provence, Prince of Aragón and Gersinda II DE SABRAN Comtesse de Forcalquier, in Dec 1220 in Dez, France. (Ramón IV BÉRENGAR Count of Provence was born in 1198 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France and died on 19 Aug 1245 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France.)

   Marriage Notes:

Betrothed 5 Jun 1219

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