Who married Blanche of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy?
Edward, Count of Savoy married Blanche of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy on October 10, 1307.
Blanche of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy
Bianca of Burgundy (1288 – July 1348), was a Countess consort of Savoy, daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy, and Agnes of France. She married in 1307 Edward, Count of Savoy. She was mother of Joan of Savoy.
In 1346 and 1347, she was an influence at the court of her nephew, Amadeus VI to pursue closer alliances with Burgundy to offset the pending sale of the Dauphiné to France. This led to his brief engagement with Joan of Burgundy, daughter of Philip of Burgundy and Joan I, Countess of Auvergne.
She died July 1348, perhaps from the Black Death.Read more...
Edward, Count of Savoy
Edward (1284–1329), surnamed the Liberal, was the Count of Savoy from 1323 to 1329. He was the son of Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, and his first wife Sybille of Bâgé.
Edward was born at Baugé. He was married to Blanche (Bianca) of Burgundy, daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy and Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy. They had a daughter, Joan, who married John III the Good, duke of Brittany.
In 1325, Edward was attacked at Varey by Guigues VIII of Viennois and Amadeus III of Geneva as he was besieging Varey castle. Guigues won the battle and Edward barely escaped.
In 1327, the residents of Maurienne revolted against their bishop-prince. The bishop asked Edward for help, and Edward agreed, provided that he gain the administrative control of the diocese. The bishop consented, and was restored. That same year, the bishop of Sion refused to pay him homage, which had been the custom since the time of Peter II, Count of Savoy. From then on, the bishop and the count paid each other homage on the bridge of Morge.
In 1328, he had wooden aqueducts built to bring fresh water directly into the courtyard of the castle at Chambéry. His death in 1329 was unexpected, and left the county to his brother, Aymon.Read more...