Count Humbert SAVOY, III
- Born: 1 Aug 1136, , Savoy, France
- Married: 1175
- Died: 4 Mar 1188-1189, , Savoy, France
Other names for Humbert were SAVOY Count and "The Holy".
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!"The Holy", Count of SAVOY 1148-1189.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XIV, p305:
 "Marriage was the only way by which Henry could provide for his youngest son a position equal to thatwhich he had given to the others, and this he was now planning to do by a marriage which would at the same time greatly increase his own power. The Counts of Maurienne in the kingdom of Burgundy had collected in their hands a variety of fiefs east of the Rhone extending from Geneva on the north over into the borders of Italy to Turin on the south until they commanded all the best passes of the western Alps. The reigning count, Humbert, had as yet no son. His elder daughter, a child a little younger than John, would be the heiress of his desirable lands...He undoubtedly looked forward to ruling the lands his son would acquire by the marriage as he ruled the lands of Geoffrey and of his other sons; and to command the westernAlps would mean not merely a clear road into Italy if he should wish one, but also, of more immediate value, a strategic position on the east from which he might hope to cut off the king of France from any further interference in the south like that which earlier in his reign had compelled him to drop his plans against Toulouse...
"...At Montferrand in Auvergne in February he met the Count of Maurienne, who brought his daughter with him, and there the treaty between them was drawn up and sworn to. At the same place appeared his former ally the king of Aragon and his former opponent the Count of Toulouse...From the moment of apparent triumph, however, dates the beginning of Henry's failure. Humbert of Maurienne, who was making so magnificent a provision for the young couple, naturally inquired what henry proposed to do for John. He was told that three of the more important Angevin castles with their lands would be granted him. But the nominal lord of thesecastles was the young king, and his consent was required. This he indignantly refused, and his anger was so great that peaceable conference with him was no longer possible. He was now brought to the pitch of rebellion, and as they reached Chinon on their return to Normandy, he rode off from his father and joined the king of France. On the news Eleanor sent Richard and Geoffrey to join their brother, but was herself arrested soon after and held in custody..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol X, p236, John of England: "...Henry II's plan (1173) to assign to his favourite son (whom he had nicknamed Lackland) extensive lands upon his marriage with the daughter of Humbert III, count of Maurienne (Savoy), was defeated by the rebellion the proposal provoked among John's elder brothers..."
p328: "...Before the close of this year, 1176, Henry arranged for another marriage to provide for his youngest son John, now ten years old. The infant heiress of Maurienne, to whom he had been years before betrothed, had died soon after, and no other suitable heiress had since been found whose wealth might be given him..."
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Humbert married Countess Beatrix Vienne SAVOY, daughter of Count Gerard VIENNE, I and Countess Guyenne Salins VIENNE, in 1175. (Countess Beatrix Vienne SAVOY was born about 1138 in , , France and died before 8 Apr 1230.)