Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia

King of Sardinia

Date of Birth: 14-May-1666

Place of Birth: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Date of Death: 31-Oct-1732

Profession: politician

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia

  • Victor Amadeus II (Vittorio Amedeo Francesco; 14 May 1666 – 31 October 1732) was Duke of Savoy from 1675 to 1730.
  • He also held the titles of marquis of Saluzzo, duke of Montferrat, prince of Piedmont and count of Aosta, Moriana and Nice. Louis XIV organised his marriage in order to maintain French influence in the Duchy, but Victor Amadeus soon broke away from the influence of France.
  • At his father's death in 1675, his mother took over a regency in the name of her nine-year-old son and would remain in de facto power till 1684 when Victor Amadeus banished her further involvement in the state.Having fought in the War of the Spanish Succession, he became king of Sicily in 1713, but he was forced to exchange this title and instead became king of Sardinia.Victor Amadeus left a considerable cultural influence in Turin, remodeling the Royal Palace of Turin, Palace of Venaria, Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, as well as building the Basilica of Superga where he rests.

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