Marie Jeanne of Savoy
Marie Jeanne of Savoy (Marie Jeanne Baptiste; 11 April 1644 – 15 March 1724) was Duchess of Savoy as wife of Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy. She acted as Regent for her son Victor Amadeus II and was the sister of the Queen of Portugal.
|Marie Jeanne of Savoy|
|Duchess of Savoy|
|Tenure||20 May 1665 – 12 June 1675|
|Regent of Savoy|
|Tenure||12 June 1675 – 14 May 1680|
|Born||11 April 1644|
Hôtel de Nemours, Paris, France
|Died||15 March 1724 (aged 79)|
Palazzo Madama, Turin
Sacra di San Michele, Turin
|Spouse||Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy|
|Issue||Victor Amadeus II, King of Sardinia|
|House||House of Savoy|
|Father||Charles Amadeus, Duke of Nemours|
|Mother||Élisabeth de Bourbon|
She was born a Princess of Savoy in Paris. Married by proxy to Charles of Lorraine in 1662, Lorraine soon refused to recognise the union. Despite this, she married Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy in 1665 who was her second cousin once removed. The mother of the future Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia who saw the elevation of the House of Savoy to kings, she styled herself as Madama Reale or Madame Royale and acted as Regent of Savoy from 1675 in the name of her son Victor Amadeus II who was his successor. Her regency officially ended in 1680 but she maintained power for four years until her son banished her from further influence in the state. She left a considerable architectural legacy in Turin and was responsible for the remodelling of the Palazzo Madama which was her private residence. At the time of her death she was the mother of the King of Sardinia as well as great grandmother of the King of Spain and King of France as well as the mother of the King of Sardinia.
Her name in French would be translated as Marie "Jeanne Baptiste de Savoie" whereas in Italian it would translate as "Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia". The addition of Nemours to either is incorrect and holds no relevance to her other than she was a daughter of a duke of Nemours. The French version of her name is used more than its Italian variant. Therefore she is known as simply Marie Jeanne of Savoy.
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