- Charles I, Duke of Savoy
Charles I (29 March 1468 Carignano, Piedmont – 13 March 1490 Pinerolo), surnamed the Warrior, was the Duke of Savoy from 1482 to 1490 and titular king of Cyprus, Jerusalem, and Armenia from 1485 to 1490.
Charles was related in two ways to the childless Queen Charlotte of Cyprus, titular Queen of Armenia and Jerusalem. Not only was she his father Amadeus' first cousin, in such a way that her rights would naturally descend to this line, but also she was the widow of Charles's paternal uncle Louis of Savoy, Count of Geneva (d. 1482). Charlotte however was without a kingdom, having been exiled in the 1460s from her own legitimate kingdom of Cyprus by her illegitimate half-brother.
This double relationship would serve Charles well, as in 1485, when he was 17, she surrendered her rights in Cyprus, Armenia, and Jerusalem to young Charles, her next legitimate heir in line from King Janus of Cyprus and Armenia. The kingdom itself was held by the republic of Venice, but the Savoy dynasty continued to claim it.
He married Blanche of Montferrat (Bianca di Montferrato) (1472–1519) who after Charles's death was the regent of the Duchy of Savoy from 1490 to 1496. They had two surviving children.
- Yolande Louise of Savoy (1487–1499), married Philibert II of Savoy.
- Charles John Amadeus of Savoy (1489–1496).
Ancestors of Charles I, Duke of Savoy 16. Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy 8. Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy 17. Bonne of Berry 4. Louis, Duke of Savoy 18. Philip the Bold 9. Mary of Burgundy 19. Margaret III, Countess of Flanders 2. Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy 20. James I of Cyprus 10. Janus of Cyprus 21. Helvis of Brunswick-Grubenhagen 5. Anne of Cyprus 22. John I, Count of La Marche 11. Charlotte of Bourbon-La Marche 23. Catherine of Vendôme 1. Charles I, Duke of Savoy 24. Charles V of France 12. Charles VI of France 25. Joanna of Bourbon 6. Charles VII of France 26. Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria 13. Isabeau of Bavaria 27. Taddaea Visconti 3. Yolande of Valois 28. Louis I of Naples 14. Louis II of Naples 29. Marie of Blois 7. Marie of Anjou 30. John I of Aragon 15. Yolande of Aragon 31. Violante de BarCharles I, Duke of SavoyBorn: 29 March 1468 Died: 13 March 1490 Regnal titles Preceded by
Duke of Savoy
Titles in pretence Preceded by
— TITULAR —
King of Armenia
King of Cyprus
King of Jerusalem
Charles IIAmadeus VIII (1416–1440) · Louis (1440–1465) · Amadeus IX (1465–1472) · Philibert I (1472–1482) · Charles I (1482–1490) · Charles II (1490–1496) · Philip II (1496–1497) · Philibert II (1497–1504) · Charles III (1504–1553) · Emmanuel Philibert (1553–1580) · Charles Emmanuel I (1580–1630) · Victor Amadeus I (1630–1637) · Francis Hyacinth (1637–1638) · Charles Emmanuel II (1638–1675) · Victor Amadeus II (1675–1730)
1st Generationnone 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th GenerationPrince Luigi · Carlo, Prince of Piedmont · Philibert, Duke of Savoy · Prince Bernardo · Charles, Duke of Savoy · James Louis, Count of Genevois · Prince Gian Claudio Galeazzo · Prince Girolamo · Philibert, Duke of Savoy · Charles, Duke of Savoy · Prince Louis · Philippe, Duke of Nemours · Prince Assolone · Prince Giovanni Amedeo · Prince Emanuele Filiberto Adriano · Prince Louis · Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy 5th GenerationCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy · Jacques, Duke of Nemours 6th Generation 7th Generation 8th Generation 9th GenerationVictor Amadeus, Prince of Piedmont · Charles Emmanuel III, King of Sardinia · Emanuele Philibert, Duke of Chablais · Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano · Eugenio, Count of Villafranca · Prince Tommaso · Emmanuel Thomas, Count of Soissons 10th GenerationVictor Amadeus, Duke of Aosta · Victor Amadeus III, King of Sardinia · Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta · Carlo, Duke of Chablais · Carlo, Duke of Aosta · Benedetto, Duke of Chablais · Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano · Prince Tommaso · Eugene Jean, Count of Soissons · Giuseppe Maria, Count of Villafranca 11th Generation 12th Generation 13th GenerationVictor Emmanuel II, King of Italy · Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa 14th Generation 15th Generation 16th GenerationUmberto II of Italy · Amedeo, Duke of Aosta*** · Aimone, Duke of Aosta*** 17th Generation 18th Generation 19th generationPrince Umberto*** · Prince Amedeo****member of a cadet branch of the House of Savoy
**Prince of Savoy-Genoa
***Prince of Savoy-Aosta
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