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  Savoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Savoy (French: Savoie, pronounced /savwa/; Franco-Provençal: Savouè; Italian: Savoia) is a region of western Europe that emerged, along with the free communes of Switzerland, following the collapse of the Frankish Kingdom of Burgundy.
Savoy was largely absorbed into France in 1860, as part of the political agreement with Napoleon III that brought about the unification of Italy.
The traditional capital remains Chambéry (Chiamberì), on the rivers Leysse and Albane, hosting the castle of the House of Savoy and the Savoyard senate.
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 House of Savoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Savoy was a dynasty of nobles who traditionally had their domain in Savoy, a region between Piedmont, Italy, France and French-speaking Switzerland.
Under the Constitution of the Italian Republic, male descendants of the House of Savoy were forbidden from entering Italy.
The house descended from Humbert I, Count of Sabaudia (or "Maurienne") (Italian Umberto I "Biancamano"), (1003–1047 or 1048), and includes the Counts of Savoy, the Dukes of Savoy, the Kings of Sardinia, and the Kings of Italy.
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 HOUSE OF SAVOY - LoveToKnow Article on HOUSE OF SAVOY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SAVOY, HOUSE OF, a dynasty which ruled over the territory of Savoy and Piedmont for nine centuries, and now reigns over the kingdom of Italy.
After the collapse of that monarchy its territories passed to the German kings, and Savoy was divided between the counts of Provence, of Albon, of Gex, of Bresse, of the Genevois, of Maurienne, the lords of Habsburg, of Zahringen, andc., and several prelates.
The founder of the house of Savoy is Tfmberto Biancamano (Humbert the White-handed), a feudal lord of uncertain but probably Teutonic descent, who in 1003 was count of Salmourenc in the Viennois, lh 1017 of Nyon on the h:nded.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: House of Savoy
Victor Emmanuel, prince of Naples, or Vittorio Emanuele Alberto Carlo Teodoro Umberto Bonifacio Amedeo Damiano Bernardino Gennaro Maria de Savoie, born February 12, 1937, is the head of the house of Savoy.
Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice and Piedmont, a member of the House of Savoy, is the second-in-line to the abolished throne of Italy.
Charles I (1468–1490), surnamed the Warrior, was the Duke of Savoy from 1482 to 1490 and titular king of Cyprus, Jerusalem, and Armenia from 1485 to 1490.
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 House of Savoy articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Savoy, house of SAVOY, HOUSE OF [Savoy, house of] dynasty of Western Europe that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th cent., the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
Eugene of Savoy EUGENE OF SAVOY [Eugene of Savoy] 1663-1736, prince of the house of Savoy, general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire.
Sardinia, kingdom of SARDINIA, KINGDOM OF [Sardinia, kingdom of] name given to the possessions of the house of Savoy (see Savoy, house of) in 1720, when the island of Sardinia was awarded (by the Treaty of London) to Duke Victor Amadeus II of Savoy to compensate him for the loss of Sicily to Austria.
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 The House of Savoy, 1939-1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amadeo, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Aosta (1898-1942).
Aimone, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Spoleto, Duke of Aosta, King Tomislav II of Croatia (1900-).
Adalberto, Prince of Savoy, Duke of Bergamo (1898-).
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 HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAVOY, KINGS OF ITALY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, became King of Sicily 1713 (by terms of the Treaty of Utrecht), but Sicily was returned to Austrian rule 1718 and then exchanged for the Kingdom of Sardinia 9 May 1720.
Charles Emmanuel IV (d 6 Oct 1819) was deposed as ruler of Piedmont and Savoy 1797, abdicated as King of Sardinia at Naples 4 Jun 1802, but succeeded as primogeniture representative of the Stuart dynasty on the death of titular King Henry IX, Cardinal Duke of York, 13 Jul 1807.
Charles Albert was succeeded by his eldest son, Victor Emmanuel I, who ceded Savoy and Nice to France 1858 in exchange for French support in the war with Austria, and led the movement for the unification of Italy.
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 House of Savoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 15th century, the house was raised to ducal status within the Holy Roman Empire, and in the 18th century it attained the royal title (first of the kingdom of Sicily, then of Sardinia).
The founder of the house of Savoy was Humbert I the Whitehanded (mid-11th century), who held the county of Savoy and other areas east of the Rhône River and south of Lake Geneva and who was probably of Burgundian origin.
At the beginning of the Risorgimento, the territory of the house of Savoy, centred on Piedmont, was unique among Italian states for its freedom from foreign influence and for its relative military strength.
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 house of Savoy
Savoy, house of, dynasty of Western Europe that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th cent., the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
house of Savoy: The Kingdom of Italy - The Kingdom of Italy In Charles Albert's reign the house of Savoy became the center of the...
house of Savoy: The Kingdom of Sardinia - The Kingdom of Sardinia After the acquisition of Sardinia, the political history of the dynasty...
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 Savoy, house of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
dynasty of Western Europe that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th cent., the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
In Charles Albert’s reign the house of Savoy became the center of the Risorgimento, the movement that led to the unification of Italy under his son, Victor Emmanuel II.
Savoy itself, however, was ceded to France in 1860.
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 Savoy House
See County of Savoy and Duchy of Savoy In 1714, as a consequence of the War of the Spanish Succession it was technically subsumed into the Kingdom of Sicily, then (after that island was traded to Spain for Sardinia) the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1720.
Savoie is one of the two ''départements'' of the region of Savoy that was annexed by France on March 24, 1860, the other being Haute-Savoie.
Born in Paris, and a prince of the House of Savoy, Eugene was the son of the Comte de Soissons, a French nobleman.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Savoy
Savoy, the Roman Sabaudia, was inhabited in antiquity by the Celtic Allobroges who were conquered by the Romans in the first century before Christ and gradually became Romanized.
The oldest possessions of the line of Savoy were the counties of Maurienne (the upper valley of the River Arc), Savoy (the district between Arc, Isère, and the middle course of the Rhone), and also Belley, with Bugey as its chief town.
During the French Revolution Savoy was occupied by the French, and by the Treaty of Nice in 1796 was surrendered to France together with Nice.
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 AllRefer.com - Savoy, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Savoy was inhabited by the Allobroges at the time Julius Caesar conquered the region.
It became part of the first kingdom of Burgundy (5th cent.) and later of the kingdom of Arles (10th cent.), after which it was ceded to the Holy Roman Empire.
In the 11th cent., Humbert the Whitehanded, a lord of Arles, consolidated the various feudal territories of the region, and from then on the region's history is closely linked with the house of Savoy (see Savoy, house of).
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 SAVOY, HOUSE OF - Online Information article about SAVOY, HOUSE OF
" prince, or chief of the house," from O.H.G. heim, the Eng.
Eugene of Savoy (1706), and eventually driven from the country.
Richelieu, to govern Savoy, but her quarrels with her brothers-in-law led to civil war, in which the latter obtained the help of Spain, and Christina that of France.
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 Savoy, France
Most of this area is occupied by the magnificent Savoy Alps, extending between Lake Geneva and the Isère valley and rising to a height of 4,807 m/15,772ft in Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps.
In 1101 the Counts of Savoy gained the status of Counts of the Empire and in 1416 became Dukes of Savoy.
After the unification of Italy the House of Savoy ceded Savoy and Nice to France in recognition of French military assistance, and this transfer was confirmed by a plebiscite in 1860.
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 Savoia - The Royal House of Savoy
The Savoys were custodians of a mystical sword and an equally mystical robe, the "Shroud of Turin." Descended in the direct male line from a tenth-century vassal of the Holy Roman Emperor, the Savoys ruled the Alpine state of Aosta, as well as Savoy, where they established themselves at Chambery.
By the eighteenth century, the Savoys were kings of Sicily and then Sardinia, and it was under their aegis that the Italian states were united by 1871.
Today, the House of Savoy remains one of the oldest royal dynasties, but also one of Europe's smallest, with only four dynasts ("men who would be king").
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 Italian Orthodox Royalty - Sicilia Ortodossa
The House of Savoy had ruled in northern Italy (Piedmont) for centuries.
By 1870, the Savoys had united Italy, bringing to Italians the first sense of religious freedom to exist since the early Middle Ages.
The Savoys' links to Orthodoxy, and particularly to the smaller churches of the Balkans, may have become better known in Italy had the country remained a monarchy after 1946.
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 Savoy
Savoy is also name of a region of Europe traditionally in the north-western part of Italy, but largely absorbed into France (Savoie) in 1860 as part of a large-scale political deal that brought about the unification of Italy.
From 1416 to 1714 it was the main portion of the independent Duchy of Savoy.
Sardinia was economically and politically moribund in comparison to Savoy and Piedmont, but traditionally had the title "King" associated with its possession (Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae), hence the redubbing.
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 House of Savoy - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Savoy, House of, north Italian dynasty that became the royal family of Italy.
The house was founded by a Burgundian nobleman, Humbert the...
Italy is governed by a constitution that came into effect on January 1, 1948.
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 Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
field marshal and statesman of the Carignan line of the House of Savoy, who, in the service of the Austrian Holy Roman emperor, made his name as one of the greatest soldiers of his generation.
Eugene was the youngest son of the Comte de Soissons, of the House of Savoy-Carignan, and of Olympia Mancini, a niece of Cardinal Mazarin.
His paternal ancestors were the dukes of Savoy, who later became kings of Sardinia, Sicily, and eventually of all Italy, while on his mother's side the family included not only Roman patricians but also hatters, valets, and humble artisans.
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 Savoy House - Mission Style Ceiling Fans
Their collections feature motor housings with exquisite details, unique blades, sophisticated finishes and intricate, textured glass to create your individual style.
Savoy house offers a large selection of hand held remotes and wall controls.
Most of the remotes and wall controls can be used to operate all the Savoy House fans unless noted in the descriptions.
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 1.4 Marconi House and Savoy Hill production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The main source for conditions in the studio in Marconi House, beyond Arthur Burrows and B.B.C. archive photographs, is Cecil Lewis.
Marconi House was also the Studio for the following: the 'birth' of B.B.C. radio drama (both the 25 December 1922 'The True Story of Father Christmas', and 16 February 1923), and for the variety and other items until the move into Savoy Hill.
The Marconi House studio was originally a cinematograph theatre and was situated at the top floor of the building overlooking the Strand and the river.
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 About the Savoy Ballroom
The Savoy was appropriately nicknamed, "The home of happy feet," and it was also known among the regular patrons as "the Track" for the elongated shape of the dance floor.
A long succession of dance fads were launched from the Savoy that swept the nation and overseas in response to ever changing music trends from dixieland, ragtime, jazz, blues, swing, stomp, boogie-woogie, bop to countless peabody, waltz, one-step, two-step and rhumba variations.
Among the countless dance styles originated and developed at the Savoy were: The Flying Charleston, The Lindy Hop, The Stomp, The Big Apple, Jitterbug Jive, Peckin', Snakehips, Rhumboogie and intricate variations of the Peabody, the Shimmy, Mambo, etc..
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 Telegraph | News | House of Savoy may return
Carlo Giovanardi, minister for relations with parliament, told the upper house's constitutional affairs committee that the government of the Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, favoured abolishing a constitutional ban against the male line returning to Italy.
Although one of the two houses of parliament approved it, the complex procedure stalled.
Mr Giovanardi told the committee that the return of the Savoys was allowed by the European Convention of Human Rights.
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 Italian Royal Couple - Prince Emmanuel Philibert and Princess Clotilde of Savoy Raise Funds For Hurricane Victims at ...
They participated in events organized by the American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which is part of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy and is among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world.
The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States and Canada, is part of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, and is among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world.
Italian Royal Couple-Prince Emmanuel Philibert and Princess Clotilde of Savoy, the Prince and Princess of Venice at BALLO DI SAVOIA in New York City.
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