Marie Jeanne of Savoy

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Marie Jeanne of Savoy
Duchess of Savoy
Tenure 20 May 1665 – 12 June 1675
Regent of Savoy
Tenure 12 June 1675 – 14 May 1680
Spouse Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy
Issue
Victor Amadeus II
Full name
Marie Jeanne Baptiste
House House of Savoy
Father Charles Amadeus of Savoy
Mother Élisabeth de Bourbon
Born 11 April 1644(1644-04-11)
Hôtel de Nemours, Paris, France
Died 15 March 1724(1724-03-15) (aged 79)
Palazzo Madama, Turin
Burial Sacra di San Michele, Turin

Marie Jeanne of Savoy (Marie Jeanne Baptiste; 11 April 1644 – 15 March 1724) was Duchess of Savoy as wife of Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy. She acted as Regent for her son Victor Amadeus II and was the sister of the Queen of Portugal.

Biography[change | edit source]

She was born a Princess of Savoy[1] in Paris. Married by proxy to Charles of Lorraine in 1662, Lorraine soon refused to recognise the union. Despite this, she married Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy in 1665 who was her second cousin once removed. The mother of the future Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia who saw the elevation of the House of Savoy to kings, she styled herself as Madama Reale or Madame Royale and acted as Regent of Savoy from 1675 in the name of her son Victor Amadeus II who was his successor. Her regency officially ended in 1680 but she maintained power for four years until her son banished her from further influence in the state.[2] She left a considerable architectural legacy in Turin and was responsible for the remodelling of the Palazzo Madama which was her private residence. At the time of her death she was the mother of the King of Sardinia as well as great grandmother of the King of Spain and King of France.

Issue[change | edit source]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[change | edit source]

Titles and styles[change | edit source]

  • 11 April 1644 – 20 May 1665 Her Serene Highness Mademoiselle de Nemours
  • 20 May 1665 – 12 June 1675 Her Highness the Duchess of Savoy
  • 12 June 1675 – 15 March 1724 Her Highness the Dowager Duchess of Savoy

References[change | edit source]

  1. van de Pas, Leo. "Marie Jeanne, Princess of Savoy". Genealogics .org. http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00003675&tree=LEO. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  2. Campbell Orr, 32

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