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SAVOY, Count Humbert

SAVOY, Count Humbert

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  • Name SAVOY, Humbert 
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    Born 972  Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _TAG Temple 
    Died 1 Jul 1051 
    Buried Aft 1 Jul 1051  Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, Francia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I46439  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2020 

    Father GENEVA, Gerald ,   b. Abt 942 
    Mother  (Age ~ 0 years) 
    Family ID F19585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LENZBURG, Ancelie Von ,   b. 974, Lenzburg, Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1020, Chambéry, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1020 
    +1. SAVOY, Eudes ,   b. Abt 1002, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1057  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F19538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Humbert I, Count of Savoy

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      Humbert I
      Count of Savoy
      Humbert I of Savoy tomb.jpg
      The cenotaph of Humbert I of Savoy in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Cathedral
      Successor Amadeus I
      Born c. 980
      Died 1047 or 1048
      Buried Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Cathedral
      Noble family House of Savoy
      Spouse(s) Ancilla (?)
      Amadeus I
      Father Amadeus, Count of Belley
      Humbert I (Italian: Umberto I; c. 980 – 1042 or 1047 x 1048), better known as Humbert the White-Handed (French: Humbert aux blanches-mains) or Humbert Whitehand (Italian: Umberto Biancamano)[2] was the founder of the House of Savoy. Of obscure origins, his service to the German emperors Henry II and Conrad II was rewarded with the counties of Maurienne and Aosta and lands in Valais, all at the expense of local bishops and archbishops; the territory came to be known as the county of Savoy.

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      1 Biography
      1.1 Family
      1.2 Humbert and empire
      1.3 Marriage and children
      1.4 Death
      2 Notes
      3 References
      4 External links
      Humbert was the son of Amadeus, who may or may not have preceded him as count of Maurienne.[3] His brother was Bishop Otto of Belley. Humbert is the progenitor of the dynasty known as the House of Savoy. The origins of this dynasty are unknown, but Humbert's ancestors are variously said to have come from Saxony,[4] Burgundy or Provence. Given Humbert's close connections with Rudolf III of Burgundy,[5] it is likely that his family were Burgundian, and were descended either from the dukes of Vienne,[6] or from a Burgundian aristocratic family (such as the Guigonids, ancestors of the counts of Albon).[7]

      Humbert initially held lands around Belley and in the county of Sermorens,[8] before gaining lands in Aosta and Valais.[9]

      Humbert and empire[edit]
      After Rudolf III’s death (1032), Humbert I swore fealty to Emperor Conrad II.[10] He supported Conrad II in his campaigns against Odo II, Count of Blois and Archbishop Aribert of Milan.[11] In return, Conrad II appointed Humbert count of Savoy and granted him Maurienne, Chablais and perhaps Tarentaise.[12] These imperial grants to a loyal supporter secured key passes through the Alps, controlling trade between Italy and the rest of Europe, which would be the core of Savoy power for centuries.[13]

      Marriage and children[edit]
      Humbert married Ancilla (Auxilia or Ancilia). She may have been Ancilla of Lenzburg, the daughter of the master of ceremonies of Burgundy. Alternatively, Ancilla may have been a daughter of Anselm and Aldiud, and thus a member of a northern Italian dynasty known as the Anselmids.[14] With his wife, Humbert had at least four sons:

      Amadeus I (died 1056), Count of Savoy, successor
      Aymon (died 1054 or 1055), Bishop of Sion
      Burchard (died 1068 or 1069), Archbishop of Lyon
      Otto (died ca. 1057), Count of Savoy, successor of his brother
      Some authors believe that he had additional sons.

      Humbert is often said to have died c.1047/8 at Hermillon, a town in the Maurienne region of present-day Savoie, France.[15] More recently, it has been suggested that he died by 1042.[16]


      Humbert I 'Blanches-Mains' de Savoie, comte de Savoie
      Spanish: Dn. Humberto "de las manos blancas" de Saboya, comte de Savoie
      Also Known As: "Mãos Brancas", "Humbert Blanches-Mains", "Humberto "de las manos Blancas"", "Umberto I of /Savoy/", "aux Blanches Mains", "white hands", "Biancamano (Whitehand)", "Humbert aux blanches mains", "Humbert", "Humbert de Savoye"
      Birthdate: circa 970 (77)
      Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
      Death: July 01, 1047 (73-81)
      Place of Burial: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Rhône-Alpes, France
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Amadeus, Count of Belley and Savoy
      Husband of Auxilia Lenzbourgh
      Father of Amedee I "la Queue" Comte de Maurienne et de Chablais; Oddon Count of Savoy, Maurienne, and Chablais; Burchard of Savoy, Archbishop of Lyon; Costanza di Savoia; Osilie de Savoie and 1 other
      Occupation: Marquis, , comte de Maurienne, puis d'Aoste, comte de Bugey, de Chablais et de Sermorens., Count of Savoy, Conte di Savoia, Aloso Count of Maurienne, Nyon, Val D'Osta and Tarentoise., Comte, he is regarded as the founder of the dynasty of Savoy