Emmanuel Philibert, Duke o Savoy

Emmanuel Philibert, Duke o Savoy 8 Julie 1528 – 30 August 1580) wis Duke o Savoy frae 1553 tae 1580. He is remembered for the Italianisation o the Hoose o Savoy, as he recovered the savoyard state which haed been invaded an occupied bi Fraunce while he wis a child) following the Battle o Saunt Quentin in 1557 an subsequently moved the capital tae Turin an made Italian the official language in Piedmont.

Emmanuel Philibert
Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy (1580).jpg
Duke o Savoy
Ring17 August 1553 – 30 August 1580
PredecessorCharles III
SuccessorCharles Emmanuel I
Born8 July 1528
Château de Chambéry, Chambéry
Dee'd30 August 1580(1580-08-30) (aged 52)
Ducal Pailace, Turin, Italy
BuirialChapel o the Haly Shroud
SpouseMarguerite o Fraunce
IssueCharles Emmanuel I, Duke o Savoy
Full name
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia
HooseHoose o Savoy (main line)
FaitherCharles III o Savoy
MitherInfanta Beatrice o Portugal
ReleegionRoman Catholic
SeegnaturEmmanuel Philibert's signature
Lesser coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy (1890).svg


He wis a suitor o Leddy Elizabeth Tudor but they niver mairit. He mairit Marguerite o Fraunce, dochter o Francis I o Fraunce on 9 Julie 1559.


  1. Charles Emmanuel I, Duke o Savoy mairit Caterina Micaela o Austrick, Infanta o Spain an haed issue.

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