Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy

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Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy Gender: M
born on 12 January 1562 Jul.Cal. (22 Jan 1562 greg.) at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Rivoli, Italy, 45n04, 7e31
Timezone LMT m7e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°05' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°24 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 23°26'

Duke of Savoy Carlo Emanuele I


Italian nobleman known as The Great (il Grande), he was the Duke of Savoy from 1580 to 1630. He was nicknamed Testa d'feu ("the Hot-Headed") for his rashness and military aggression.

He was born in the Castle of Rivoli in Piedmont, the only child of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy and Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry. He became duke on 30 August 1580.

Well-educated, and intelligent, he spoke Italian, French and Spanish, as well as Latin. He proved an able warrior although short and hunchbacked. Being also ambitious and confident, he pursued a policy of expansion for his duchy, seeking to expand it into a kingdom.

In the autumn of 1588 he occupied the Marquisate of Saluzzo, and in 1602 attacked the city of Geneva. In the First Genoese-Savoyard War of 1625, Carlo Emanuele tried with the help of France to obtain access to the Mediterranean Sea at the expense of Genoa. After Spanish intervention, the status-quo was restored in the Treaty of Monçon.

The duke died suddenly of a stroke at Savigliano on 26 July 1630 at age 68. He was succeeded by his son Victor Amadeus (Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy).

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  • Death by Disease 26 July 1630 (greg.) (Stroke, age 68)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Rivoli cenni di storia e statistica [Outline of Rivoli history and statistics], Volume 11, by Filiberto Balegno (a spese dell'autore, 1872), pages 65-66: "Intesa che fu la gravidanza di madama la duchessa, le LL. AA. proposero far l'invernata nel Castello di Rivoli, ed alli 12 gennaio del 1562 ed alle ore dodeci dell'orologio italiano, S. D. M. le concesse il felice e desideratissimo parto del serenissimo principe a perpetua conservazione de suoi Stati e tranquillita del cristianesimo..."

(Translation: Aware of the pregnancy of Madame the Duchess, the LL. AA. they proposed to spend winter in the Castello di Rivoli, and on 12 January 1562 at twelve o'clock on the Italian clock, S. D. M. granted her the happy and much desired birth of the most serene prince in perpetual conservation of his States and tranquility of Christianity...).


  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash
  • Traits : Personality : Fiery
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (House of Savoy, Italy)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (21)