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Louis of Savoy

Louis (Ludovico or Lodovico in Italian, b.1413-d.1465) was the Duke of Savoy from 1440 to 1465.

He married Anne of Lusignano[?], titular heiress of Cyprus and Jerusalem and a daughter of a king of Cyprus. They had 6 children:

  1. Amedeo
  2. Louis (b.1436-d.1482), married Charlotte of Lusignano[?]
  3. Margaret (d.1483)
  4. Charlotte (b.1442-d.1483), married Louis XI of France
  5. Filippo
  6. Bona (b.1449-d.1503), married Galeazzo Marie Sforza, duke of Milan

In 1453 he received, from the Counts of Charmy[?], the Shroud of Turin, which would have been property of the house of Savoy until 1946, at the end of the Kingdom of Italy, when it became property of the Holy See.


preceded by Amedeo VIII
succeeded by Amedeo IX

See also: Kings of Savoy



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