- Prince Eugène-Maurice of Savoy-Carignan
Eugène-Maurice of Savoy-Carignano (
March 2 1635- June 6 1673) was count of Soissons, a French general and father of Eugene of Savoy.
He was son of
Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignanoand Marie de Bourbon-Condé.He was grandson of Charles Emmanuel I of Savoyand Catherine Micaela of Spain, daughter of Philip II of Spainand Elizabeth of Valois, herself daughter to Henry II of Franceand Catherine de' Medici.
He married on
february 21 1657 Olimpia Mancini(1638 - 1708), a niece of cardinal Mazarin, daughter of Michele Mancini and Geronima Mazarini.
Their children are:
* Louis-Thomas (1657 - 1702), count of Soissons
* Philippe (1659 - 1693), abbot
* Louis-Jules (1660 - 1683), killed at the
battle of Petronellagainst the Turks.
* Emanuel-Philibert (1662 - 1676),
count of Dreux
* Eugène (1663 - 1736), general in the imperial army.
* Marie-Jeanne (1665 - 1705), lady of Soissons
* Louise-Philiberte (1667 - 1726), lady of Carignan
* Francoise (1668 - 1671), lady of Dreux
Life and career
Eugène-Maurice of Savoy-Carignano was born in
He obtained high military posts through his wife's influence. He played a role in defeating the Spaniards at the
battle of the Dunesin 1658, took part in the campaigns at Flanders (1667), Franche-Comte (1668) and Holland (1672), and was present as ambassador extraordinary of France at the coronation of Charles II of England. His wife led a scandalous life, and was accused of poisoning her husband and others.
He died at Wua in
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