Otto, Count of Savoy

Otto (or Othon in French, Oddone in Italian) (1010/1020 – c. 1057) was a Count of Savoy from 1051 (or 1056) until his death.

He substantially enlarged his lands through his marriage. After this acquisition the House of Savoy concentrated their expansion efforts towards Italy instead of outside the Alps as they had done before. Savoy's lands occupied much of modern Savoy and Piedmont, although several other small states could be found between them.

Family

He was son of Humbert, the first Count of Savoy, and his wife Ancilla of Lenzburg, and ascended the throne after the death of his elder brother, Amadeus I of Savoy.

In 1046 he married Adelaide, heiress of Turin and Susa. They had five children:


Otto I, Count of Savoy
Born: 1010 or 1020 Died: c. 1057
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Amadeus I
Count of Savoy
1051 or 1056 – c. 1057
Succeeded by
Peter I
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