Prince Giuseppe, Count of Asti

Giuseppe of Savoy (Giuseppe Benedetto Maria Placido; 5 October 1766 29 October 1802) was a prince of Savoy. He was styled the Count of Moriana from birth but was later created the Count of Asti.[1]

Count of Asti
Prince Giuseppe, Count of Asti.
Born5 October 1766
Royal Palace of Turin, Turin
Died29 October 1802(1802-10-29) (aged 36)
Palazzo Carcassona, Sardinia
Full name
Giuseppe Benedetto Maria Placido di Savoia
HouseHouse of Savoy
FatherVictor Amadeus III
MotherMaria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain


Prince Giuseppe born at the Royal Palace of Turin, he was styled the Count of Moriana from birth. He was the youngest child of Victor Amadeus of Savoy (then styled as the "Duke of Savoy") and his wife, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain. To escape the threat of Napoleon I, Montferrat fled to Sardinia with his brothers the Duke of Aosta and Charles Felix of Sardinia where the trio lived in the Palazzo Carcassona.[2]

In June 1799 his brother Charles Emmanuel IV created his brother Maurice, the Governor of the province of Sassari but he later died of malaria on the island in 1799.[3] At the death of Montferrat, Asti became governor of Sassari in his brother's place. Catching malaria in 1802, Asti died of the disease having had a fit of convulsions and was buried at the Cathedral of Alghero.[4] His other brother Genoa later became the viceroy of Sardinia.


Titles and styles

  • 13 December 1762 19 June 1796 His Royal Highness the Count of Moriana
  • 19 June 1796 29 October 1802 His Royal Highness the Count of Asti


  1. "Savoia". Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  2. Memorie di religione, di morale e di letteratura, Eredi Soliani, 1833, p 115
  3. Bertolotti, Davide: Istoria della R. Casa di Savoia, Antonio Fontana, Turin, 1830, p 289
  4. Cibrario. Luigi: Origine e progressi delle instituzioni della monarchia di Savoia: sino alla costituzione del regno d'Italia, Parts 1-2, Cellini e c., 1869, p 450
  5. Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 26.
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