Thomas I, Marquess of Saluzzo

Thomas I (1239–1296) was the fourth Marquess of Saluzzo from 1244 to his death. He succeeded his father Manfred III. He was also the grandson of Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy. Under the reign of Thomas, Saluzzo blossomed, achieving a greatness which had eluded his ancestors. He crafted a state the borders of which remained unchanged for over two centuries. He extended the march to include Carmagnola. He was often at odds with Asti and he was a prime enemy of Charles of Anjou and his Italian pretensions. During his tenure, he made Saluzzo a free city, giving it a podestà to govern in his name. He defended his castles and roccaforti (strongholds) vigorously and built many new ones in the cities.

Tomasso I
Marchese di Saluzzo
Reign1244–1296
PredecessorManfredo III
SuccessorManfredo IV
Born1239
Died1296
SpouseLuigia di Ceva
IssueManfredo IV
Alice FitzAlan, Countess of Arundel
HouseHouse of Aleramici
FatherManfredo III
MotherBeatrice of Savoy
Thomas I marquess of Saluzzo.
Armando Tallone, Tomaso I Marchese di Saluzzo, 1916

He married Luisa of Ceva.

He was succeeded by his son Manfred IV. Thomas also had a daughter, Alice of Saluzzo, who married Richard Fitzalan, 8th Earl of Arundel.

Thomas I, Marquess of Saluzzo
Born: 1239 Died: 1296
Preceded by
Manfred III
Marquess of Saluzzo
1244–1296
Succeeded by
Manfred IV