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Beatrice of Vienne (1160–1230) was a Countess of Savoy by marriage to Humbert III, Count of Savoy.

Beatrice of Viennois
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Born1160
Vienne, France
Died1230
Champagne-et-Fontaine, Aquitaine, France
Noble familyHouse of Ivrea
Spouse(s)Humbert III, Count of Savoy
FatherGéraud I, Count of Mâcon
MotherMaurette de Salins

BiographyEdit

Beatrice was born in 1160 in Vienne, France, the second child of Géraud I of Mâcon and Maurette de Salins. She was descended from the House of Mâcon and had seven siblings.

After the death of Humbert III, Count of Savoy's third wife, Clementia of Zähringen, in 1175, Humbert was inconsolable and refused to remarry; however, he had no male heir. His advisers persuaded him to wed Beatrice the following year.[1] Beatrice gave birth to Thomas, Count of Savoy in 1178.[2]

Beatrice died in 1230 in Champagne-et-Fontaine, Aquitaine, France.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blanchard, Claudius (1874). Histoire de l'abbaye d'Hautecombe en Savoie avec pièces justificatives inédites [History of Hautecombe Abbey in Savoie with Unpublished Supporting Documents] (in French). Chambéry: F. Puthod. pp. 98–101. OCLC 29033857.
  2. ^ Boucharlat, Alain (1997). La Fontaine de Siloé [The Fountain of Siloé] (in French). p. 17. ISBN 978-2862532219.
Beatrice of Viennois
Born: 1160 Died: 1230
Preceded by
Clementia of Zähringen
Countess of Savoy
1176–1189
Succeeded by
Margaret of Geneva