Charles I, Duke of Savoy
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Charles I (28 March 1468 Carignano, Piedmont – 13 March 1490 Pinerolo), called the Warrior, was the Duke of Savoy from 1482 to 1490 and titular king of Cyprus, Jerusalem, and Armenia from 1485 to 1490.
|Duke of Savoy|
|Reign||22 September 1482 – 13 March 1490|
|Born||28 March 1468|
|Died||13 March 1490 (aged 21)|
|Spouse||Blanche of Montferrat|
|Mother||Yolande of Valois|
Charles was 17 when Charlotte of Cyprus, titular Queen of Armenia and Jerusalem, surrendered her rights to Cyprus, Armenia, and Jerusalem to him. He was the next legitimate heir in line from King Janus of Cyprus and Armenia. The kingdom itself was held by the republic of Venice, but the Savoy dynasty continued to claim it.
Charles married Blanche Palaiologina (Bianca di Montferrato) (1472–1519), daughter of William VIII, Marquess of Montferrat. After Charles died from tuberculosis, Blanche was regent of the Duchy of Savoy from 1490 to 1496. They had:
- Yolande Louise of Savoy (1487–1499), married Philibert II of Savoy
- Charles John Amadeus of Savoy (1489–1496)
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Charles I, Duke of SavoyBorn: 29 March 1468 Died: 13 March 1490
| Duke of Savoy
|— TITULAR —|
King of Armenia,
Cyprus and Jerusalem