Amadeus VI

Amadeus VI

biographical name

(born 1334, Chambéry, Savoy [France]—died March 1, 1383, Castropignano [Italy]) Count of Savoy (1343–83). Ruler of Savoy from age 9, he significantly extended his kingdom's territory and power. By the 1350s, after adding lands on the Italian side, he held nearly the entire western Alps. He joined a Crusade against the Turks (1366) and restored John V Palaeologus to the Byzantine throne. A mediator of quarrels among Italian powers, he set out to rescue Queen Joan I of Naples from her enemies (1382) but died of plague during the expedition.

Variants of AMADEUS VI

Amadeus VI known as Amadeus the Green Count

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Amadeus VI, visit

Seen & Heard

What made you look up Amadeus VI? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.