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Humbert II de Savoie Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie
(Abt 1072-1103)
Gisele de Bourgogne
(Abt 1075-After 1133)
Guigues [V] d'Albon Comte d'Albon
(Between 1050/1070-1125)
(-Between 1146/1147)
Amédée [III] de Savoie Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie
(Abt 1095-1148)
Mathilde d'Albon
(Between 1112/1116-After 1148)
Humbert III de Savoie Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie


Family Links

1. Faydive
2. Gertrude de Flandre
3. Klementia von Zähringen

  • Alix de Maurienne
  • Sophie de Maurienne
4. Béatrice de Vienne

Humbert III de Savoie Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie

  • Born: 4 Aug 1136, Avigliana (Veillane), Piemonte, 10051, IT 1
  • Marriage (1): Faydive on 3 Jan 1151 1
  • Marriage (2): Gertrude de Flandre about 1155 1
  • Marriage (3): Klementia von Zähringen in 1164 1
  • Marriage (4): Béatrice de Vienne about 1175 1
  • Died: 4 Mar 1189, Chambéry, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, 73000, FR aged 52 1

   Another name for Humbert was Humbert III "le Bienheureux" de Savoie.

  General Notes:

HUMBERT de Savoie, son of AMEDEE III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his second wife Mathilde d'Albon [Viennois] (Avigliana 4 Aug 1136-Chambéry 4 Mar 1189, bur Abbaye de Hautecombe). Robert of Torigny names "Humbertus comes Moriennæ" as "filius Amati comitis". "A. comes et marchio cum uxore sua M." donated property to the monastery of Ripalta, with the support of "eorum filio Umberto", by charter dated 9 Jan 1137. "Amedeus comes et marchio et Maies comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Maurice by charter dated 30 Mar 1143. "Amedeus comes et marchio et Majes comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" confirmed the rights of the monastery of Saint-Maurice d´Agaune by charter dated 30 Mar 1148. He succeeded in 1150 as HUMBERT III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie. "Humbertus Mauriacensis comes et marchio" donated "locum de Tyneres" Tinières to the abbey of Hautcrêt by charter dated 1150. He established close relations with Henry II King of England, negotiating the marriage of one of his daughters with the king's son John. He attempted to regain control over Turin and the surrounding lands, but came into conflict with Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" who was also extending his power in northern Italy. Although the emperor was obliged to withdraw in 1168, he returned in 1174, burned the town of Susa in revenge for its opposition during his first Italian expedition, and deprived Comte Humbert of supremacy over the bishoprics of Turin, Belley and Tarentaise, placing them under the direct control of the empire. Comte Humbert continued to fight and, after refusing a summons to attend an imperial tribunal, was condemned in his absence to banishment from the empire and confiscation of his lands. Heinrich VI King of Germany was attempting to enforce the sentence on behalf of his father the emperor, when Comte Humbert died. "Umbertus comes de Morienna" granted privileges to the monastery of Santa Maria di Staffarda by charter dated 28 Jun 1172, witnessed by "Rodulfus Alaman, Poncius de Confluent…". The dating clause of a charter dated 20 Oct 1188, which records an agreement between the bishop of Maurienne and the canons of his cathedral, names "Humberto comite presidente". The necrology of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne records the death "IV Non Mar" in 1189 of "dognus Humbertus…comes Maur. et marchio Italie". He was beatified in 1836.

m firstly (before 3 Jan 1151) FAYDIVE, daughter of --- (-[1154]). "Umbertus comes, Amedei comitis filius…cum uxore sua…Faidiva" donated property by charter dated 3 Jan 1151. The origins of Faydive are not known. Her unusual name suggests that she was Faydive de Toulouse, daughter of Alphonse I Jourdain Comte de Toulouse & his wife Faydive [Faydide] d'Uzès (-[1154]). However, she was not the only noble recorded with this name in south-western France during the early 12th century so this co-identity is not without doubt.

m secondly ([1155], divorced before 1162) as her first husband, GERTRUDE de Flandre, daughter of THIERRY I Count of Flanders & his second wife Sibylle d'Anjou (-3 Mar after 1186). The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Philippum, Matheum, Petrum et tres filias" as the children of "Theodericus filius ducis Alsatie [et] Sibillam", not naming the daughters but specifying that "quarum primogenita nupsit Amico comiti Intermontano". The Flandria Generosa names (in order) "Gertrudem et Margaretam" as the two daughters of Count Thierry & his second wife. The Flandria Generosa, in a later manuscript, names "Gertrudis primogenita" and her first husband "comiti de Moriana", from whom she was separated, and her second husband "Hugoni de Oisi", specifying that she later became a nun at "Mencinis". She married secondly (after 1158) as his first wife, Hugues [III] d'Oisy Châtelain de Cambrai, and became a nun at Messines in [1177]. Philippe Count of Flanders, on the point of leaving on crusade, declared that "sororis mee Gertrudis quondam Morianensis comitisse" had renounced her inheritance before becoming a nun, by charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 .

m thirdly (1164) as her second husband, KLEMENTIA von Zähringen, divorced wife of HEINRICH "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, daughter of KONRAD Herzog von Zähringen & his wife Clémence de Namur (-[1173/75]). The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "filiam ducis Zaringie, Clementiam" as wife of "Heinricus dux". The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to "filiam [uxorem]…dux Saxonum Henricus" as the daughter of "ducissam…Ciringiorum [filiam Godefridi comitis Namurcensi]". Heiress of Badenweiler, although her first husband sold these Swabian estates to Friedrich I "Barbarossa" King of Germany in 1158, receiving in exchange Herzberg, Scharzfels and Pöhlde south of the Harz. Her first marriage was arranged to confirm her father's alliance with the Welf party in southern Germany. The Annales Palidenses record the repudiation by "Heinricus dux" of his first wife "Bertoldi ducis Zaringe sorore". Her first husband repudiated Klementia because of the growing difficulties between her brother Duke Berthold IV and Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa", with whom Duke Heinrich was by then in close alliance. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.

m fourthly ([1175]) BEATRIX de Vienne, daughter of GERARD Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Guyonne de Salins (-8 Apr 1230). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to one of the unnamed sisters of "comitem Guilelmum Matisconensem sive Viennensem et Galterum de Salins et quemdam Gerardum et Stephanum Bisuntinensem electum" as mother of "comes Thomas de Sabaudia". "Thomas…Mauriannensis comes et marchio Italiæ" confirmed the donations made by "pater meus…[et] domini comitis Humberti…abavi mei" to the canons of Saint-Jean de Maurienne, with the advice of "B. matris mee et…tutore meo Bonifacio marchione Montisferrati", by charter dated 12 Jun 1189. The necrology of Hautecombe records the death of "Beatrix comitissa" 8 Apr 1230 .

Comte Humbert III & his third wife had two children: Alix and Sophie.

Comte Humbert III & his fourth wife had [two] children: Thomas and [a daughter] 1

Humbert married Faydive on 3 Jan 1151.1 (Faydive died about 1154 1.)

Humbert next married Gertrude de Flandre, daughter of Thierry I de Lorraine Comte de Flandre and Sibylle d'Anjou, about 1155.1 (Gertrude de Flandre was born about 1140 in Alsace, FR.)

Humbert next married Klementia von Zähringen, daughter of Konrad von Zähringen Herzog von Zähringen and Clémence de Namur, in 1164.1 (Klementia von Zähringen died between 1173 and 1175 1.)

Humbert next married Béatrice de Vienne, daughter of Géraud I de Mâcon Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne-en-Dauphiné and Maurette de Salins, about 1175.1 (Béatrice de Vienne died on 8 Apr 1230 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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