Amadeus I of Geneva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amadeus I of Geneva
Count of Geneva
Blason comte Geneve ancien.svg
Coat of Arms of the Count of Geneva.[1]
Full name
Amadeus I of Geneva
Father Aymon I of Geneva
Mother Ida Faucigny

Amadeus I of Geneva (1098–1178) was count of Geneva. He succeeded his father in the county's government in 1128,[2][3] and remained count of Geneva until his death in 1178. Amadeus was the son of Aymon I of Geneva (the preceding count) and of Ida Faucigny.

Biography

During his lifetime Amadeus I added the city of Annecy to his territories, thereby increasing the power of his County.

He also sought the protection of the House of Zähringen, after losing the rights to the dioceses of Sion, Lausanne and Geneva. Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1156 granted the rights to Berthold IV of Zähringen instead.[4] However, Pope Alexander III took the bishop of Lausanne under his protection and superseded all claims to Lausanne, thereby reducing the power of the Duke of Zähringen. The three bishops of the dioceses in question, however, wanted to maintain autonomy from all parties concerned.

In 1162, Amadeus permitted the use of the land of Vaud, and the forests that belonged to him, by the Abbot of Haut-Crêt.

In 1178 Amadeus donated cannons to the capital of the St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva, and the vineyards and tithes collected in Bossey.[3]

Family

Amadeus was the son of Aymon I of Geneva (f. 1128) and Ida Faucigny, daughter of Sir Luís I of Faucigny.[5] For two years Amadeus was married to the Lady Matilde of Cuiseaux, daughter of Hugo I of Cuiseaux, with whom he had:

  1. William I of Geneva (1132–1196) was married to Margaret Beatriz of Faucigny with whom he had three children.

In a second marriage (1137), with Lady Beatriz de Domène, daughter of Pierre Ainar of Domène, he had:

  1. Sir Amedée of Gex.
  2. Beatrice of Geneva, married to Henry I of Faucigny, baron de Faucigny.
  3. Lady Margaret of Geneva (fl. 1160), countess of Geneva, and married to Henry I of Faucigny (1155–1197), baron of Faucigny.

See also

References

  1. ^ Armorial Genevois de J.B. BLAVIGNAC - Vitrail de l'abside de l'église du monastère royal de Brou (01 - Bourg en Bresse) - Armorial général, J.B. Rietstap. tome 1 page 759 (Comtes de Genevois)
  2. ^ Armorial Genevois de J.B. BLAVIGNAC - Vitrail de l'abside de l'église du monastère royal de Brou (01 - Bourg en Bresse) - Armorial général, J.B. Rietstap. Tome 1 page 759 (Comtes de Genevois), cité sur le site Sur le site de FranceGenWeb. Brasão utilizado até Aymon II de Genebra
  3. ^ a b Article « Le paradoxe religieux d'une commune coupée en deux » de Dominique Ernst, paru dans Le Dauphiné libéré du 1er avril 2008
  4. ^ Armorial Genevois de J.B. BLAVIGNAC - Vitrail de l'abside de l'église du monastère royal de Brou (01 - Bourg en Bresse) - Armorial général, J.B. Rietstap. Tome 1 page 759 (Comtes de Genevois), cité sur le site Sur le site de FranceGenWeb. Ce blason est utilisé jusqu'au règne de Amédée II de Genève.
  5. ^ Counts of Generva May 2012

External links

  • geneall.net.
Preceded by
Aymon I of Geneva
Count of Geneva
1128–1178
Succeeded by
William I of Geneva
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amadeus_I_of_Geneva&oldid=724761308"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeus_I_of_Geneva
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Amadeus I of Geneva"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA