Prince Maurice of Savoy

Maurice of Savoy (10 January 1593 4 October 1657, Turin) was a Prince of Savoy and a 17th-century cardinal.

Prince of Savoy
Born10 January 1593
Died4 October 1657(1657-10-04) (aged 64)
Vigno di Madama, Turin
Noble familyHouse of Savoy
Spouse(s)Princess Luisa Cristina of Savoy
FatherCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
MotherCatherine Michelle of Spain
ReligionRoman Catholicism


He was the son of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain. Aged 14, in 1607, he became cardinal and bishop of Vercelli. On 4 June 1627 he became the abbot of the monastery at Abondance and in 1637, on the death of his elder brother Victor Amadeus I, he and his brother Thomas claimed the regency of the duchy against Victor Amadeus's widow Christine Marie of France, but the king supported Christine and confirmed her as regent. In 1642 he left the clergy to become prince of Oneglia (1642) and marquis of Berzezio (1648). On 28 August 1642 he married his brother Victor Amadeus's daughter Louise-Christine of Savoy (1629-1692) in Turin.

It was Maurice who owned the future Villa della Regina and was an inhabitant of the future Palazzo Chiablese.



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