Philip, Duke of Nemours

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Philip of Savoy, Duke of Nemours (1490 – 25 November 1533) was a French nobleman. He was a son of Philip II, Duke of Savoy, and his second wife Claudine de Brosse. He was a half-brother of Louise of Savoy, the mother of Francis I of France. He was the founder of the Nemours branch of the house of Savoy which eventually settled in France.

Philippe, Duke of Nemours
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Coat of Arms of the Dukes of Savoy after Emmanuel Philibert
Died(1533-11-25)25 November 1533
Noble familyHouse of Savoy
Spouse(s)Charlotte d'Orléans
FatherPhilip II, Duke of Savoy
MotherClaudine de Brosse

Originally destined for the priesthood, he was given the bishopric of Geneva at the age of five, but resigned it in 1510, when he was made count of Genevois. He served under Louis XII, with whom he was present at the battle of Agnadello (1509), under the emperor Charles V in 1520, and finally under his nephew, Francis I.

In 1528 Francis gave him the duchy of Nemours and married him to Charlotte of Orleans, a daughter of Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville.[1] They had two children:

Philip, Duke of Nemours
Born: 1490 Died: 25 November 1533
Preceded by
Louise of Savoy
Duke of Nemours
Succeeded by
Jacques of Savoy


  1. ^ Potter 1995, p. 373.


  • Potter, David (1995). A History of France, 1460-1560: The Emergence of a Nation State. St. Martin's Press.