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Mary of Burgundy, Duchess of Savoy


Mary of Burgundy, Duchess of Savoy

Mary of Burgundy
Duchess consort of Savoy

Spouse Amadeus VIII of Savoy
Margaret of Savoy
Anthony of Savoy
Anthony of Savoy
Margaret, Countess Palatine of the Rhine
Marie, Duchess of Milan
Amadeus of Savoy, Prince of Piemonte
Louis of Savoy
Bonne of Savoy
Philip of Savoy, Count of Genève
House House of Valois-Burgundy
House of Savoy
Father Philip the Bold
Mother Margaret III, Countess of Flanders
Born 1380
Dijon, Burgundy
Died 1422
Chateau of Thonon les Bains

Mary of Burgundy (French: Marie de Bourgogne; 1380–1422) was the eight of the nine children of Philip the Bold and his wife Margaret III, Countess of Flanders. She was Duchess of Savoy by her marriage to Amadeus VIII of Savoy, later known as Antipope Felix V.


Philip had made alliances with low county Bavarians, by marrying John to Margaret of Bavaria. Philip also made links with the Dukes of Austria and of Savoy, by marrying Catherine to Leopold IV of Austria, and Mary to Amadeus VIII Savoy, son of Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry. Their marriage was contracted 11 November 1386 in Sluis, Zeeland; married by proxy 30 October 1393 in Chalon-sur-Saône; in person at Arras May 1401.

Mary and Amadeus had nine children, with further descendants:

  1. Margaret of Savoy (1405–1418)
  2. Anthony of Savoy (1407)
  3. Anthony of Savoy (1408)
  4. Margaret of Savoy (1410–1479) married to:
    1. Louis III, titular king of Naples;
    2. Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine;
    3. Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg.
  5. Mary of Savoy (1411–1469), married Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan.
  6. Amadeus of Savoy, Prince of Piemonte (1412–1431)
  7. Louis of Savoy (1413–1465), his successor
  8. Bonne of Savoy (1415–1430)
  9. Philip of Savoy, Count of Genève (1417–1444) unmarried

In 1416, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor elevated Amadeus from Count to Duke of Savoy. Mary duly became Duchess. From then onwards Dukes ruled over Savoy.

The couple were married for thirty-six years before Mary died in 1422 at Chateau of Thonon les Bains.[1] She is buried in the Abbey of Hautecombe.[2]



Preceded by
Bonne of Berry
Duchess of Savoy
Succeeded by
Anne of Cyprus
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